iPad Air

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iPad Air
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Developer Apple Inc.
Manufacturer Foxconn
Product family iPad
Type Tablet computer
Release date November 1, 2013[1]
Operating system Original: iOS 7.0.3
Current: iOS 8.1.1, released November 17, 2014 (2014-11-17)
Power Built-in rechargeable Li-Po battery
32.4 W⋅h (117 kJ)
System-on-chip used Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture and Apple M7 motion co-processor
Memory 1 GB RAM [2]
Storage 16, 32, 64 or 128 GB flash memory
Display 9.7 inches (250 mm) 2,048 × 1,536 px color IPS LCD display at (264 ppi) with a 4:3 aspect ratio, oleophobic coating
Input Multi-touch screen, headset controls, M7 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone
Camera Front: 1.2 MP, 720p HD
Rear: 5.0 MP AF, iSight with Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR filter, video stabilisation, face detection, HDR, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Online services App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center
Dimensions 240 mm (9.4 in) (h)
169.5 mm (6.67 in) (w)
7.5 mm (0.30 in) (d)
Weight Wi-Fi: 469 g (1.034 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 478 g (1.054 lb)
Predecessor iPad (4th generation)
Successor iPad Air 2
Website www.apple.com/ipad-air

The iPad Air is the fifth type of iPad made by Apple Inc. It was announced at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013.[3] It first came with iOS 7 installed on it and was upgraded to other versions later. The iPad Air contains the 64-bit Apple A7 processor and another M7 coprocessor. Apple released the iPad Air on November 1, 2013.[1]

The iPad Air is 7.5 millimeters thick, which is thinner than both the iPad 2 and the iPad Mini. It has a smaller screen bezel which looks like the one on the iPad Mini. However, it still uses the same 9.7-inch Retina Display as the previous iPad model.[4]

History[change | change source]

The iPad Air was first announced at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013.[5] The name of the event was "We still have a lot to cover."[6]

Features[change | change source]

The iPad Air can run iOS 7. It can act as a mobile hotspot, sharing its internet connection over Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth. It can have access to the App Store, where users can buy and download mobile applications onto their device.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 iPad "Buy iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display" Check |url= value (help). Apple Store (US). Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  2. "Apple iPad Air and new iPad mini 2 with Retina still spot 1 GB of RAM, service chat reveals". www.phonearena.com. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  3. "Apple decks out venue for iPad event next week". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  4. Souppouris, Aaron (September 10, 2013). "iOS 7 will come to iPhones and iPads on September 18th". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  5. "Apple decks out venue for iPad event next week". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
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