Apple has officially announced the latest generation of its iPad tablet with a new name called iPad Air. This tablet has also a new slimmer design than all the previous generation which comes with a new thinner bezel which is 43 percent thinner than its predecessor. The iPad Air is also much lighter, weighing just 1 pound, compared to 1.4 pounds for the previous 9.7-inch iPad. The Apple iPad Air will also be powered by the latest Apple A7 64-bit processor that launched in the iPhone 5S, along with the same M7 motion co-processor. In terms of display, it will use the same 9.7 inch Retina Display and comes with a HD FaceTime camera on the front, and a 5 megapixel iSight camera on the back that is capable of full HD video in 1080p as well as dual microphones.
This latest tablet from Apple will launch in the US and UK, and other countries this coming November 1. It’ll cost $499 for the 16 GB model with Wi-Fi, and $629 with 4G LTE, and as always, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB of storage will be available in $100 increments. Buyers have the options to choose from silver and space gray, the same colors as the iPhone 5S, although there is no gold color option like the 5S. This is the first major redesign of Apple’s flagship tablet since the iPad 2 was released in March 2011.