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iPad Air
Apple iPad Air Logo.svg
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Developer Apple Inc.
Manufacturer Foxconn
Product family iPad
Type Tablet computer
Release date November 1, 2013
Operating system Original: iOS 7.0.3
Current: iOS 8.1.1, released November 17, 2014 (2014-11-17)
Power Built-in rechargeable Li-Po battery
32.4 W⋅h (117 kJ)
System-on-chip used Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture and Apple M7 motion co-processor
Memory 1 GB RAM
Storage 16, 32, 64 or 128 GB flash memory
Display 9.7 inches (250 mm) 2,048 × 1,536 px color IPS LCD display at (264 ppi) with a 4:3 aspect ratio, oleophobic coating
Input Multi-touch screen, headset controls, M7 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone
Camera Front: 1.2 MP, 720p HD
Rear: 5.0 MP AF, iSight with Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR filter, video stabilisation, face detection, HDR, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Connectivity
Wi-Fi: and Wi-Fi + Cellular:
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and MIMO

Bluetooth 4.0

Wi-Fi + Cellular:
GPS & GLONASS
GSM
UMTS / HSDPA
850, 1900, 2100 MHz
GSM / EDGE
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA
CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A
800, 1900 MHz
GSM
LTE
700, 2100 MHz
UMTS / HSDPA/HSPA+ / DC-HSDPA
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
GSM / EDGE
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA
LTE
700 MHz
CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A
800, 1900 MHz
UMTS / HSDPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
GSM / EDGE
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Online services App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center
Dimensions 240 mm (9.4 in) (h)
169.5 mm (6.67 in) (w)
7.5 mm (0.30 in) (d)
Weight Wi-Fi: 469 g (1.034 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 478 g (1.054 lb)
Predecessor iPad (4th generation)
Successor iPad Air 2
Website www.apple.com/ipad-air

The iPad Air is the fifth type of iPad made by Apple Inc. It was announced at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013. It first came with iOS 7 installed on it, but now has iOS 8. The iPad Air contains the 64-bit Apple A7 processor and another M7 coprocessor. Apple released the iPad Air on November 1, 2013.

The iPad Air is 7.5 millimeters thick, which is thinner than both the iPad 2 and the iPad Mini. It has a smaller screen bezel which looks like the one on the iPad Mini. However, it still uses the same 9.7-inch Retina Display as the previous iPad model. It runs the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system, iOS 8.

History

The iPad Air was first announced at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013. The name of the event was "We still have a lot to cover."

Features

The iPad Air can run the newest operating system, iOS 7. It can act as a mobile hotspot, sharing its internet connection over Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth. It can have access to the App Store, where users can buy and download mobile applications onto their device.