Apple Announces New iPad Air and iPad Mini at October Apple Special Event

Apple has just announced the impending arrival of their new flagship tablet the iPad Air, as well as a new and upgraded version of the iPad Mini a few minutes ago at the October Apple Special Event.

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iPad Air

iPad Air

Weighing just 1.4lbs, Apple is calling this the lightest full-sized tablet ever. It’s powered by Apple’s A7 chip, the same chip found in the recently released iPhone 5S. With 64 bit desktop class architecture, this is the most powerful iPad to date. In fact, it is said to be 8 times faster than the first iPad in terms of CPU performance.

The feature list is extensive:

Retina display
5MP iSight Camera
1080HD Video
New HD FaceTime HD Camera with larger pixels
Improved backside illumination
Dual Microphones
10 Hour Battery Life
MIMO Wi-Fi
Expanded LTE Support

Prices start at $499 for the 16GB Wifi Version. It comes in silver and white or space grey and black. The iPad Air will be available at Apple stores world wide starting November 1. Sadly, the Philippines is not included in the official list but expect it to arrive soon.

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iPad Mini

ipad Mini

The new iPad Mini is a 7.9 inch tablet with the same A7 chip that comes in the iPad Air and the iPhone 5S. The most requested feature for the new iPad Mini was a Retina Display and Apple customers will not be disappointed. Aside from a new 2048 x 1536 Retina Display, this 64 bit powerhouse comes with a host of new features.

7.9 inch, 2048 x 1536 Retina Display
A7 Chip
MIMO Wi-Fi
Expanded LTE Support
5MP iSight Camera
10 hour battery life

The new iPad Mini was also given a price drop. Prices for the older version started at $329
but you can get the new iPad Mini for as low as $299. Like the iPad Air, the new Mini also comes in either silver and white, or space grey and black. While the new Mini is scheduled to be released later this November, no exact date was given.

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New  iPad Covers

New iPad Covers

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