Apple iPad Air

Announced:
Oct 22, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 1, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

9.2
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Display

Display size:

9.7 inches

Resolution:

2048 x 1536 pixels

Pixel density:

264 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

71.65 %

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 33 mm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front:

1.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)

Weight:

16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Colors:

Black, Gray, Silver, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Apple A7

Processor:

Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU:

PowerVR G6430

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

128 GB

OS:

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device

Location:

A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity:

8820 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 22, 2013

FCC ID value:

BCGA1475 link

FCC measured SAR:

Body:

1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.33 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP price:

$ 929

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi 16GB

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

16.54 oz (469 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Internal storage:

16 GB

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

MSRP price:

$ 499

Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi 32GB

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

16.54 oz (469 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Internal storage:

32 GB

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

MSRP price:

$ 599

Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi 64GB

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

16.54 oz (469 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Internal storage:

64 GB

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

MSRP price:

$ 699

Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi 128GB

Wi-Fi only

Differences from the main variant:

Weight:

16.54 oz (469 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Internal storage:

128 GB

Location:

Wi-Fi positioning

MSRP price:

$ 799

Apple iPad Air 32GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

32 GB

MSRP price:

$ 729

Apple iPad Air 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 829

Apple iPad Air 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

16 GB

MSRP price:

$ 629

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Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

Description

The iPad Air is Apple's fifth generation full-sized iPad tablet, and the name is definitelly fitting for this remarkable device. It is only 7.5 millimeters thin and weighs just 469 grams, making it the lightest slate of this size. Its screen is identical to the one we know from its predecessor - a 9.7-inch Retina Display with oleophobic coating and resolution of 1536 by 2048 pixels. Under the hood, Apple has chosen to install its A7 chip, which is the very same 64-bit SoC powering the iPhone 5s. As a result, the new iPad is two times faster than the previous model. With the 5MP iSight camera, one can take detailed photos and 1080p Full HD videos, while the FaceTime HD front-facing snapper is ideal for video chats and self portraits. Connecting to the internet is done either via Wi-Fi, or over a 4G LTE network, should you choose a cellular-enabled iPad Air model. Apple's iOS 7 operating system is loaded onto the tablet, with iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps included at no cost.

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