Apple has launched its iPad Air – thinner, lighter, more powerful than before.
It has 9.7-inch Retina display with a smaller bezel and is 43 per cent thinner than the previous model, making it more comfortable to hold. It also has a 5MP camera and dual microphones for the first time.
Apple announced that the device will become available in mid-December in four colours – silver, white, ‘space grey’ and black.
Prices will start from $499 for a 16GB model with UK prices starting at £399.
The tablet is 7.5mm thick and weighs just 1lb, compared to the 1.4lb previous model, making it the ‘lightest full size tablet in the world’.
The tablet also has Apple’s A7 chip, that was just launched in the iPhone 5S and is twice as fast as before.The graphics are 72 per cent faster than the very first iPad.
It’s almost a year to to the day since Apple’s CEO Tim Cook unveiled Apple’s first generation iPad mini.