Today, Apple announced their new iPad. With 170 million iPads sold worldwide it has been a game-changing success for the Cupertino based tech company. Currently, the iPad is the best tablet computer for watching movies. This is true largely because of the number of quality movie apps that are available for iOS devices.
The fifth generation Apple tablet is named the iPad Air. The iPad Air is 20% thinner than the fourth generation iPad and weighs only 1 pound. Apple claims that it is the lightest full size tablet in the world.
It features Apple’s new A7 processor. According to their presentation the A7 is 8x faster than the original iPad. The iPad Air will have 72x faster graphics when compared to the original iPad. It has a 5MP, HD FaceTime camera. And the iPad Air will have 10 hours of battery life. It will cost $499 and it will become available for purchase on November 1st.
Apple also announced their new iPad Mini. The significant upgrade to this device is its display. The iPad Mini now features a Retina Display with 2048x 1536 resolution. That is more pixels than a high definition television. The pricing for this device will start at $399.
Apple also announced that all iLife and iWork apps will now be free with every iPad purchase. This includes iMovie, Garageband, iPhoto, Pages, Numbers and Keynote.