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iPad Air facts for kids
|Release date||November 1, 2013|
|Discontinued||March 21, 2016|
|Operating system||Original: iOS 7.0.3
Current: iOS 12.4.8
|Power||Built-in rechargeable Li-Po battery
32.4 W⋅h (117 kJ)
|System-on-chip used||Apple A9 with 64-bit architecture and Apple M9 motion co-processor|
|Memory||2 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
|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|
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 and was upgraded to other versions later. The iPad Air contains the 64-bit Apple A7 processor and another M7 coprocessor. Apple released the iPad Air on November 1, 2013. Sadly, it can’t support iPadOS.
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.
Its successor, the iPad Air 2, was announced on October 16, 2014.
The iPad Air can run iOS 12. It can act as a mobile hotspot, sharing its internet connection over Wifi, USB, or Bluetooth. It can have access to the App Store, where users can buy and download mobile applications onto their device.