Apple Launched Thinner & Lighter iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Displayby jay.m October 23, 2013 0 comments
Tim Cook & company revealed a new generation of tablets with thinner & lighter iPad Air and much awaited iPad mini with retina display.
With iPad Air, Apple seems to have managed to revive interest in the large iPad front with reduced dimension, weight as well as price. As expected iPad Air is 20% thinner with 7.5mm thickness as compared to iPad 4 with 9.4 mm. It also is 28% lighter and weighs about 469 grams (WiFi). Apple claims the iPad Air as the thinnest full-sized tablet in the world.
On the iPad mini front, it comes with a retina display and twice the screen resolution than the previous version. Otherwise the device carries almost the same specs as its large tablet. iPad mini with retina display will come in Silver and Space Grey colors.
|Features||iPad (late 2012)||iPad Air|
|CPU||1 GHz dual-core Apple A6X||64-bit Apple A7 with M7 motion coprocessor|
|Dimensions||241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm||240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm|
|Weight (WiFi)||652 grams (1.44 pounds)||469 grams (1 pound)|
|Weight (Cellular)||662 grams (1.46 pounds)||478 grams (1.05 pounds)|
|Battery||42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer||32.4-watt-hour lithium polymer|
|Features||iPad mini||iPad mini with Retina display|
|Display||7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD||7.9-inch Retina display|
|Resolution||1,024 x 768||2,048 x 1,536|
|Pixel Density||163 ppi||326 ppi|
|CPU||1 GHz dual-core Apple A5||64-bit Apple A7 with M7 motion coprocessor|
|Dimensions||200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm||200 x 134.7 x 7.5mm|
|Weight (WiFi)||308 grams (0.68 pounds)||331 grams (0.73 pounds)|
|Weight (Cellular)||312 grams (0.69 pounds)||341 pounds (0.75)|
|Battery||16.3-watt-hour lithium polymer||23.8-watt-hour lithium polymer|
With the launch of iPad mini with retina display & iPad Air, Apple has covered enough pricing points to give rival tablet makers fits.
Apple will retain the iPad mini that was launched last year but with a reduced price. However the company will phase out the fourth generation iPad that arrived in October last year.