iPad Air FAQ: Your Questions Answered
Everything you need to know about Apple's recently announced new hardware.
Apple has just announced the iPad Air at its October 22 reveal event, held at the Arts Theater in San Francisco. If you missed out on the live stream, here's everything you need to know about this exciting new device.
We'll be updating this article as and when new details arrive, so bookmark this page and come back later to be kept up to date with all the latest information about the iPad Air.
What is Apple calling its latest iPad?
The name of the next iteration of Apple's flagship, full-sized tablet is the iPad Air.
How much will the new iPad Air cost?
The starting model of the iPad Air costs $499 for the 16GB, WiFi edition.
When will the new iPad Air be released?
The iPad Air will be released on November 1st.
How much does the new iPad Air weigh?
The new iPad Air weighs only 1.0 pounds, compared to the 1.4 pound weight of the previous model.
Does the new iPad Air have a Retina screen?
Yes, and the dimensions are the same as previous Retina devices.
What are the screen dimensions of the iPad Air?
The screen dimensions of the iPad Air are the same as previous Retina devices: 2048x1536.
How long does the iPad Air battery last?
As with previous models, Apple has confirmed that the iPad Air will have a battery life of around 10 hours.
What's the camera resolution of the iPad Air?
The camera of the iPad Air uses a 5MP camera, capable of recording 1080p HD video. There is improved illumination and dual microphones to enhance the Facetime experience.
What processor is used in the iPad Air?
The iPad Air features the 64 bit A7 chip featured in the iPhone 5S. Graphics performance is twice that of the previous iPad, the CPU is 8x faster than the original iPad, and the graphics performance is 72x that of the original iPad.
How much storage does the iPad Air have?
Not all models have been confirmed yet, but the $499 model features 16GB of storage.
Which carriers have been announced for the iPad Air?
Carriers have not yet been announced for the iPad Air. Enhanced LTE supprt will be included though.
Where can I buy the iPad Air?
The iPad Air will be available to purchase from Apple stores globally when the hardware is released. For the first time, the iPad Air will be available to purchase in China at launch.
Will the new iPad Air include Apple's Touch ID fingerprint system?
Apple has not yet confirmed whether the iPad Air will include the Touch ID system.
Which color options are available for the iPad Air?
iPad Air will be available in a Silver/White and a Gray/Black edition.