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Apple officially announces the new iPad Air

The day is finally here when Apple officially unveiled the latest iPad – the fifth successor of one of the most famous tablets in the world, now known as the iPad Air. Tim Cook is on the stage, but as a Steve Jobs fan, I am sure a lot of people including myself missed him. Anyway, let’s get back to the new iPad Air.

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It’s the thinnest, lightest and fastest iPad so far, and it comes with 43% smaller bezel and it is only 7.5mm thin and weighs only 1 pound. It features Apple A7 processor- up to 8 times faster than previous generation, Retina Display, 5MP iSight Camera which also makes 1080p video as well,  its 72x faster than the original iPad in GPU performance, and 10 hours batter life. It is available for $499 for 16GB wiFi and Cellular for $629. Apple will start shipping it on November 1st.

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More than 170 million iPads are sold so far, and around 475,000 iPad apps are available on the App Store. Tim Cook said that the iPad is about ‘quality, not quantity’. Apple showed a video in which people are using iPad in their everyday work life like fixing windmills, and harvesting crops, speed skating, sports,surgery, construction, animation, art, playing with kids, concerts, making music — and once again, taking photos with a giant tablet.

Also, 200 million devices were upgraded to iOS7 on first day, which is a huge number. Apple’s executive also told us about the Macbook Air, which is called “close to perfection as consumer notebook gets” by Wired – and introduced the upgraded versions of the Macbook Pro. They ended the Macbook coverage by saying that “MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina Display, that’s our notebook lineup”. Apple also praised their customers by saying “We have amazing customers, and we built this so that they can do things that we can’t imagine.”

This is it for today folks – the most anticipated Apple product was the new iPad. It looks great, and we are sure that it will set some new records for Apple, just like every time. Are you planning to grab the new iPad? Tell us about it in the comment box below.

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