Apple took the stage today here in San Francisco to announce the new iPad lineup that we’ve all be waiting for. The star of the show, of course, was the new iPad Air that features a thinner design, faster processor, and just about everything we’ve been expecting and more from the next generation iPad.
The iPad Air serves as one of the best larger tablets in the world for those who want a full screen experience. The updates to the tablet may seem a bit modest, but you can bet your butt that it will be the best-selling iPad Apple has produced. The new design of the iPad has the world’s most popular tablet looking better than ever.
The iPad Air ships with the expected 9.7 inch Retina display, but is a bit thinner (7.5mm) and lighter than its predecessor. The iPad Air only weighs one pound and Apple has shrunk the bezels of the tablet down by 47%! The iPad Air will also ship with the new A7 CPU, M7 coprocessor, 5 megapixel iSight camera, Facetime HD front-facing camera, and more.
The tablet will retain the same price point as its predecessor, starting at $499 for the WiFi only model and $629 with WiFi and cellular.
The new iPad Air will be available on November 1st and will come in white and silver and space gray and black. If you’re still not looking to shell out $500 for the new iPad, you can still grab the iPad 2, which has received a discounted price of $399 and the first iPad Mini’s price has dropped to $299.