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Apple renamed its flagship iPad to emphasize just how much tinier the device got in its second major design update. The iPad Air looks exactly like its smaller sibling, the iPad mini, trimming off the thick side bezels that the larger iPad has had since its inception. Its lighter and faster, but otherwise the same iPad you've known — just a lot more portable.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 1, 2013
  • Price at launch: $499.00


  • Height: 9.4 inches
  • Width: 6.6 inches
  • Thickness: 0.3 inches
  • Weight: 1 pounds
  • Color: Silver / White, Gray / Black
  • Speakers: Stereo


  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 2048 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1536 px
  • PPI: 264
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes


  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 7
  • Media streaming: AirPlay


  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A7


  • Internal size: 16 GB, 128 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB


  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0


  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Lightning


Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer


  • Capacity: 32.4 Wh
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr


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