Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi)

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Let's murder a metaphor. In June of 2010, two months after Apple had shipped the first iPad, Steve Jobs sat on stage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D8 conference and compared tablets and PCs to cars and trucks. “PCs are going to be like trucks,” said Jobs. "They’re still going to be around. They’re still going to have a lot of value. But they’re going to be used by like one out of x people.” Jobs predicted that the vast majority of people will eventually use tablets as a...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.3 inches
Weight 1 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 9.7 inches
Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 7
Media streaming AirPlay
CPU brand Apple

Tech Specs

Hardware

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

Display

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

Software

Operating system iOS
Launch OS version 7
Media streaming AirPlay

Processor

CPU brand Apple
CPU model A7

Storage

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

Connectivity

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

Front Camera

Effective pixels 1.2 megapixels
Video resolution 720p

Rear Camera

Effective pixels 5 megapixels
Video resolution 1080p

Ports

Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Lightning

Sensors

Sensors Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 32.4 Wh
Quoted use time 10 hr

Recent News

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7.7

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  • Speakers 8
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  • Battery life 9
  • Ecosystem 9
  • Dock 6

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by miikkakiiskinen (Currently owns)

    Based on 6 months of use this table have served me well. However the king of tablets isn't perfect yet almost there. The biggest issue in my opinion is the price. You would expect more when you compare it to Android tablets. I feel like I paid extra for Apple sign.
    With beautiful retina screen everything looks pretty good until you go out to the sun where your screen isn't get any brighter like Nokia mobile devices. Also as minus I have had issues with connecting with Bluetooth with non Apple devices. When I took my Ipad Air to store they were not able/willing to do much about this issue.
    With thousands of usable apps you can do pretty much anything with iPad Air. Simple but great design makes it easy to hold. iPad Air is very quick to use and perfect to use specially when out of office.
    Camera could be better , low light pictures are quite sad to look at. iOS need better update badly.
    Comparing to pricing of Android tablets is iPad Air too expensive. If you like Apple products you will love this one too. If you are not convinced I would wait for the next version with better camera and iOS update.

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    Reviewed by forwardisstilltheonlyway (Currently owns)

    I got the iPad Air recently, I have to say I'm disappointed with the quality of the thing. I already have a iPad 3rd gen, nexus 7, S4 and iPhone 5, all of which are built like tanks compared to this. It feels like a tablet you would buy from Maplin (cheap, weird electronics UK).

    Both the front and back feel like plastic, if you tap the middle of the screen it sounds hollow. The 3rd gen iPad, nexus 7, s4 and iPhone 5 all feel and sound solid. I don't think we can talk about Apple 'build quality' any more, Jobs wouldn't have let this out of the factory.

    And no, I don't have a dodgy unit, its on the Apple discussion forums as well, people are returning it for the 4th Gen instead.

    iOS 7 lags more than 6, all my other devices (yes, even the android ones) are smoother. Battery life is awesome, camera is meh!

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    Reviewed by danielfoe_ (Currently owns)

    I have my iPad Air for 2 days now and I'm loving it so far.
    The only real downside is iOS 7 which sometimes acts very ridiculous in some places in the UI.
    Apps quit for no reason and I even got a full Reboot of the iPad after changing a Wallpaper. Never had any similar issues with my 1 year old iPhone 5 running iOS 6.
    I really can't wait until Apple is finally launching iOS 7.1 (which is hopefully fixing the most bug, and I'm sure that a lot more bugs are coming to us in the future of iOS7).
    And at the end I want to mention that my iPad Air's screen has a black shadow on the left side (which is not really dark but it is definitely noticeable and since I realised that it is there I constantly looking for it.
    In case it gets worse I'm going to replace it. But for now it is to less reason to drive to an Apple Store and argue with an Apple Employee.
    By the way. I live in Austria so there are no Geniuses and we to not even have real Apple Stores. Just Retailers.

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