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Apple announces iPad Air


Apple has announced the iPad Air.

The new tablet weights in at just one pound, is 7.5mm thick, with a 9.7-inch Retina display and has a 43% smaller bezel.

In addition, there’s a two fold increase in rendering, apps load two times faster, MIMO technology is included inside for faster WiFi and the tablet is eight times faster than the first gen-iPads, while the graphics are 72 times faster as well. The new iPad also contains 64-bit architecture with over 1 billion transistors and a new M7 and the new A7 chip inside. Finally, it also has a five megapixel iSight camera that’s capable of shooting 1080p video and can last for 10 hours when fully charged.

As you'd expect, a new iPad Mini was also revealed, with a Retina display and a A7 chip making the CPU up to 4 times faster and graphics up to 8 times faster. It’s also got 10 hours of battery life, MIMO and a 5MP camera.

iPad Air standard comes in 16Gb, 32GB, 64Gb and 128GB for $499, $599, $699, and $799 respectively. iPad Mini will be priced at $399 like iPad Air, it comes in silver, white, gray and black.

In addition, a new thinner version of the 13-inch Macbook also be released,  weighing in at just 3.46 pounds and being 0.71 inches thin. The new Macbook is also 60% faster with 802.11 AC Wifi, Thunderbolt 2 port, Maverick OS and has up to nine hours of battery life even though the Haswell chip inside with Intel Iris makes it 90% faster than the last generation.

A new15 inch version also ships today, with 8 hours of battery life, and an option of GeForce GT discrete graphics. The 15 inch is powered by an Intel Crystalwell chip with Iris Pro graphics.

Finally, a new Mac Pro was also announced with next-gen Intel Xeon e5 at four, six, eight or 12 cores, 1866MHz DDR inside with an AMD FirePro and dual 384-bit memory buses and up to 12GB of GDDR5 DRAM. Storage is flash based at up to 1TB and cam be expanded via Thunderbolt 2. The Pro allows for up to three 4K displays to be plugged into it, and has HDMI 4.1 for HDTVs; has four USB 3 ports and six ThunderBolt 2 ports.

Thanks, VG247.

Edited On 22 Oct, 2013

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