Just a month after releasing two new iPhones on the market, Apple will launch a new full sized iPad re-branded with a new name: the iPad Air. Is this iPad any different from the previous iPads? Oh yeah! The newest addition to the iPad family keeps to the same 9.7 inch retina display that we’ve come to know and love but is now much thinner and lighter, weighing in at just 1 pound or 450grams. Following the iPad Mini’s design, the device has dramatically changed featuring a smaller bezel around the screen, meaning it will be much easier and more comfortable to hold. The iPad Air comes with a 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion co-processor, the same as in the iPhone 5s, which Apple claims to be 8 times faster than previous iPads. It also has a 5mp iSight camera and a HD FaceTime front-facing camera as well as 10 hours of battery life.
The iPad Air will be available in silver and white and space grey and black and will come with iOS7 pre-installed.
This major re-design is the first since Apple unveiled the iPad 2 so whether you own the 4th generation iPad or the first, you should definitely consider upgrading to the new, impressive and much improved iPad Air.
The iPad Air WiFi model will start off at HKD$3888 and the WiFi+Cellular model will cost HKD$4888.
Where to buy?
Reservations will go live on October 30th (Thursday) at 8am local time, allowing customers to reserve their iPad Air for pick-up on October 31st (Friday). To reserve,click here. You will still need to queue up on launch day even if you’ve reserved the day before, but at least you’ll have the peace of mind knowing your wait will be worthwhile. You could also skip the queues and order one online from the Apple Store here.