All about Apple's new iPad Air and iPad mini

All about Apple's new iPad Air and iPad mini
The new iPad Air and iPad mini are here, and they are simply marvelous. If you have missed some of the news about Apple's new tablets, now's the time to catch up by reading through all of the coverage we've dedicated to the new iPads.

So, here's the deal: just as expected, we got two new iPads. The full-sized iPad Air (with a new, cool name) will continue to treat us to the beautiful 9.7" high-resolution display, but will do so using the faster, 64-bit A7 chipset. More importantly, though, it'll have a brand new external design, with thin side bezels, lighter weight and thinner profile. It's absolutely a looker, but perhaps even more importantly, it'll be easier to hold and use due to its more compact and lighter design, and that's pretty big as far as 10" tablets go. Meanwhile, we have the new iPad mini 2, which may not introduce any visible changes to its exterior, but improves crucial components such as the screen resolution and the processor. Thankfully, both tablets will be available quite soon - the iPad Air (starts at $499) will go on sale on November 1, while the iPad mini 2 (starts at $399) will join it a bit later in November. Check our our coverage for tons of additional information, specs comparisons and more!

Apple iPad Air specs, release date, price and features



Apple iPad mini 2 specs, release date, price and features



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iPad Air
  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 8820 mAh
iPad mini 2
  • Display 7.9" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 6471 mAh

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15 Comments

1. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Its not even worth the upgrade of my iPad 4.

2. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Their nice Ray, but I won't say Marvelous in the sense that Apple didn't show anything ground breaking or new. The 64bit processor (Nice but on the 5s) The iPad min having a higher display ( great it finally caught up to all the other HD offerings in the 7 inch market place). They are solid upgrades and Apple like. One thing that I would have to say is marvelous is the naming . I like the sound of iPad air. Goes along with the mac air book.

6. papss unregistered

I love his enthusiasm for Apple in this article... then turn to his wp articles for the robot version of himself.

3. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I can see it now, people be selling iPad Air on craigslist and when the iFoamers open the box it's empty - iPad Air so light you don't even know you're holding it!

11. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Then it becomes "iAir. :)

4. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It is nice that there is just one model for all carriers. Hence I can purchase it with a Verizon SIM ... if I don't like the prices from Verizon ... I can move to T-Mobile later ... for example. I am disappointed it did not have Touch ID. The screen on Mini is going to look amazing.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Impatiently waiting for my mini2.

7. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

I'd rather get Tablet Z, it's thinner and waterproof. Pretty much the same weight

8. imparanoic

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

Xperia tablet z is still better. PS3 controller support. NFC. Waterproof. Sd card up to 64gb. And additional usb to go up to 256gb. The storage without premium. However. IPad will sell and it's forte is fashion and simplicity. Great for mass market esp old age pensioners

13. JoeDirt

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

ever heard of ibeacon? ever heard of Bluetooth LE? NFC is already a dead technology. I wouldn't get excited about it.

9. azafirster

Posts: 44; Member since: May 01, 2012

Admin, I have a question, whats the difference between iPad Air and iPad Mini 2? None of your comparison articles has this. Apart from the obvious, the size, whats the difference?

10. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Nothing........ maybe price

12. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Sincerely, this thing looks like an LG Gpad...Apple moving away from near "Square" tables to rectangular shapes.

15. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

I don't think you were right about saying this.. this thing does have the same shape as the older iPad mini.. and everybody knows that the first iPad mini is older than the Gpad.. so I think you should say the LG Gpad looks like this thing :)

14. yaso.progadgets

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

It's look amazing...wait for the mini..

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