Apple unveils the iPad Air, what’s new with it?

Apple just unveiled their latest iPad products recently and the one replacing the previous generation iPad is the thinner and lighter iPad Air. So how does it differ from last year’s iPad with Retina Display?

iPad Air

Obviously, the main difference would be its weight and sexier body. It now looks more like a big iPad mini with its slim bezels and is now just 7.5mm thin (from 9.4mm). It’s also lighter for almost half a pound from the previous generation. Next would have to be the power. It’s now equipped with the same 64-bit Apple A7 processor with M7 motion coprocessor as that of the iPhone 5.

Unfortunately, the difference seems to end there. It has the same Retina Display, same 5-megapixel iSight camera, and same 10-hour battery life as that of the previous iPad despite having a smaller battery. But the mere fact that Apple made the iPad thinner, lighter and powerful without sacrificing battery life makes it a compelling reason to finally upgrade your iPad from two years ago.

We’ll keep you posted on how much this will retail once it officially hits our shores this year.

Here’s a rundown of the specs comparison:

iPad with Retina Display iPad Air
9.7-inch Retina display, 2048 x 1536 9.7-inch Retina display, 2048 x 1536
1 GHz dual-core Apple A6X 64-bit Apple A7 with M7 motion coprocessor
1GB RAM ??
16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB
5-megapixel iSight camera 5-megapixel iSight camera
1.2-megapixel front camera 1.2-megapixel front camera
Dual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi Dual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi
LTE LTE
Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm 240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm
652 grams (1.44 pounds) 469 grams (1 pound)
42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer 32.4-watt-hour lithium polymer
SRP: starts at Php22,990 for 16GB WiFi SRP: TBD
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