Daily Israel Report

Apple unveils lighter iPad Air

The iPad Air will have the same 9.7-inch screen as previous iPads and pack the same A7 processing chip that's in the iPhone 5S
By Uzi Baruch
First Publish: 10/22/2013, 10:35 PM

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Apple announced a new line of iPads on Tuesday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco - the iPad Air and second-generation iPad mini.

The iPad Air is 43 percent thinner than the previous generation at 7.5 mm thin and weighs just 1 pound. Inside the iPad Air runs on Apple's A7 chip, has a 64-bit desktop architecture, includes the M7 chip that was introduced with the iPhone 5S.

Apple's new iPad will have a 5 megapixel camera, 1080p HD video and keep the 9.7-inch Retina display. The iPad Air will replace the full-sized iPad, but Apple will still make the iPad 2 available for $399. The iPad Air goes on sale Nov. 1, starting at $499 for a 16 GB model.

The iPad mini now comes with Retina display at 2,048 x 1,536 pixel resolution, an A7 chip and will be priced starting at $399 for a 16 GB model. Apple says it will be available in November.

Both iPads come in silver and space gray.