Apple has announced iPad Air, featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display in a new thinner and lighter design. Weighing in at just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad. The new iPad Air features the Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with faster built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7

iPad Air also features a next generation FaceTime HD camera with improved backside illumination sensors with larger pixels for better low-light performance. The iSight camera with 5MP sensor and advanced optics, combined with iOS 7 and the image signal processing of A7, further improves still image and video capture on iPad bringing faster auto-focus, up to three times video zoom, five times still zoom, better dynamic range, and automatic image and video stabilization.

iPad Air with will be available in silver or space gray starting on November 1 for a suggested retail price of $499 USD for the 16GB model, $599 USD for the 32GB model, $699 USD for the 64GB model, and $799 USD for the 128GB model.

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