The Apple team proudly introduced its latest product development yesterday, the ultra-thin, light and quick-processing Apple iPad Air. It was an unprecedented move based on last year’s unveiling of the iPad Mini, which catered to the diminutive technology market. The iPad Air, on the other hand, is an advancement on the original iPad. Instead of quirky new features, the new model has been rebuilt from the inside out to be faster and higher performance.
The full-size iPad is 9.7 inches in length and only 7.5 millimeters thick, with a total weight on only one pound. One of the most outstanding features of the iPad Air model is the reduced bezel around the screen, which makes the high-definition display more prominent than in the older models.
Phil Schiller, the senior vice president of Apple Inc., told the audience at the press release that the latest release from his company is “the lightest full-sized tablet in the world…[a] screaming fast iPad.”
The iPad brand has always been marketed for its efficient size, weight and also its high quality screen resolution. With the iPad Air, the display is now based on the cutting-edge Retina technology featured in the smaller models. The resolution is 2048 by 1536 pixels; that’s more than 3 million pixels in the entire display, which means your content is much sharper and easier to interact with.
The inner features of the new iPad Air include the A7 chip and the OpenGL ES version 3.0. The A7 chip is responsible for the advanced speed of the new tablet, and Apple is particularly proud of how quick its new product works. With the A7 technology, not only is internet browsing more smooth and efficient, but gaming is much more approachable than ever before. The iPad Air is also capable of running many more applications simultaneously, as well as saving more to its memory. As for OpenGL ES, the addition lends the new Apple iPad Air more expressive graphics, akin to those normally expected of desktop computers or game consoles.
Although the new iPad Air is the most powerful of its brand, Apple insists that it will still carry a charge for up to 10 hours. The longevity of the tablet’s battery is apparently due to its new A7 chip processor; thanks to incredible efficiency inside the tablet, the Apple iPad Air is twice as powerful as its predecessor but will lack none of the battery life.
Although Apple expects its new tablet to be a hit, the company will still be selling older models of the brand. The previous versions, iPad 2 and iPad Mini, will remain on sale from just over US $300. When the Apple iPad Air comes onto the market next month, customers will be able to buy an iPad Mini for the lowest price on record. Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook remarked that “Other companies would be incredibly proud to have just one of these products.”
The iPad Air will begin shipping at the beginning of November.
Written by Mandy Gardner