Apple Ipad Air: Lighter, Slimmer, Faster, Better?

The new iPad has 40% less edge and the weight is his name. While the iPhone 5 S is set to the same CPU power, it waives fingerprint sensor and a better camera.

Honestly, I’m pleasantly surprised. Were the last iPads of only upgrades in terms of display resolution and processor, one also chooses for the now fifth version of the ur-tablets for a major overhaul of the unibody enclosure, leading immediately to a name change resulted. The light now 469 grams and 7.5 mm slim device is called “Apple iPad air” in allusion to the MacBook series now. As the framework to the 9.7 “-IPS display falls 40% smaller than the predecessor, which the retina screen is better revealed.”

8 x better graphics…

This continues raising with 2.048 x 1.536 pixels (264 ppi), has a total more than 3.1 million pixel. Driven is the tablet now by an A7 processor with 64 bit architecture, the one already by the Apple iPhone 5 S knows.

The CPU should be up to 4 x faster, the GPU up to 8 x faster than its predecessor. There are the M7 coprocessor, which controlled the movements and thus energy-saving effect, which should lead to a maximum of 10 hours battery life.

As the operating system is installed the iOS 7 tailored to the 64 bit processor, a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and background-illuminated sensor, 1080 p video, f/2.4 aperture serves as the camera continues to back. The cam is perhaps the biggest criticism of the iPad air: technically it would have been easily possible, to implement the great 8-megapixel iSight camera of 5 S, but you can see here may be no equivalent need for the tablet.

But the nunmal so it often looks odd to outsiders, if you take photos with its flat computer through the area for Tablet users, who have no other camera at hand, is a practical possibility. Anyway, the 5-megapixel camera probably at most meets the demands of unambitionierter hobby photographer. A 1.2 MP front-facing camera for HD FaceTime call is at front, also are now two microphones on board for a better conversation quality.

No LTE for O2 customers

The remaining features quickly listed: 32.4 W battery, lightning connection, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n (2.4 & 5 GHz), A-GPS, and optional LTE, where only the frequencies are supported by T-Mobile and Vodafone in Germany. Wi-Fi is up to twice as fast as previously through an additional antenna. The Additionally available smart cover and case was smart to revised and put into hibernation when folding to the iPad air and waking it from same again.

The Apple iPad air will be released on November 1st in space grey and silver. The variant without LTE and 16 GB storage costs €479, for each doubling of memory, you have to pay €90 on it, the 128 GB version costs so €749. One wants his iPad air with mobile module, so expect to do so again €120 per variant, here go the prices accordingly for €599.

Self-cannibalization iPad mini 2

With the iPad air has managed Apple in my eyes again to bring something really new on the market, because no other tablet in the 10-inch range is so light and thin like the iPad air, and for users, which is a lot of mobility, such properties are very important. However, it has the Apple iPad mini 2 an in-house competitor’s product, which is certainly no less interesting for the buyer due to the sharper display, lower price and lower weight.