The California tech giant Apple’s latest addition to its iPad line up, the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display hit Indian stores today officially bringing in all the new features, raising the bar in tablet industry.
iPad Air Features
The iPad Air is the most advanced iPad Apple has ever made and it destroys the competition like Nexus 7 tablets with its multi core processor benchmark.
iPad Air’s design has been changed by its predecessors making it lighter, slimmer and easy to handle in one hand.
The iPad Air is 7.5mm thin, with the weight, less then half a kilo. Of course, it features a retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536. It is thinner then the pencil you use.
The bezel around the iPad Air is smaller then the previous generation iPads. It makes much easier to handle it with one hand without affecting the working of iPad due to thumb touching on the screen.
The iPad Air is powered by the A7 processor and a new chip called M7 co processor. The A7 chip powers a desktop class 64 bit architecture which is twice as fast in CPU as well as graphics then the previous gen iPads.
The M7 motion coprocessor assists the A7 chip by collecting data from the gyroscope, accelerometer and compass and brings in a new delight in your iPad Air without losing battery life.
Despite having a horse powered processor and coprocessor, iPad Air gives up to 10 hours of incredible battery life, increased by 1 hours from its previous generation.
The iPad Air has an increased connectivity. The twice as fast Wifi with dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n Wi‑Fi and MIMO, download speeds can reach up to 300 Mbps.
iPad Air with Wi‑Fi + Cellular lets you connect to the Internet even if you’re away from a Wi‑Fi signal. iPad Air also supports the most number of mobile networks then any other mobile device in the world.
Camera and Mic
The new iteration of iPad, the iPad Air has the same 5 megapixel iSight camera as on iPad 4, allowing you to shoot 1080p videos. No changes are made to the FaceTime camera.
iPad Air has dual microphone placed at the top and back of the device giving much accurate voice during FaceTime by compressing the background noise much efficiently.
Undoubtedly, iPad Air runs on the latest and completely redesigned operating system, the iOS 7. The device looks much sleeker, clean and flat which gives you a sense of simplicity.
iPad Air now comes with 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and the highest model with 128GB both in White and Space grey models.
Overview of iPad Air
iPad Air Price in India
The iPad Air price in India starts from Rs. 35,900 for the starting model.
Wifi only models
16GB Wifi only – Rs. 35,900
32GB Wifi only – Rs. 42,900
64GB Wifi only – Rs. 49,900
128Gb Wifi only – Rs. 56,900
Wifi + Cellular models
16GB Wifi + Cellular – Rs. 44,900
32GB Wifi + Cellular – Rs. 51,900
64GB Wifi + Cellular – Rs. 58,900
128Gb Wifi + Cellular – Rs. 65,900
Apple might also start the buyback program with the new iPad just like it did for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. We recommend you get your hands on in any of the Apple store near you before buying.
If you do not own an iPad, this is the time you buy, and if you own an iPad 3 or iPad 4, we don’t think you should be so early to get your new iPad and wait for the prices to go down in a few months.
Let us know what you think about the new iPad air and what are the factors that would make you buy one in the comments below.
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