Apple IPad Air, MD788LL/A 16GB, Wifi, 9.7 in LCD (White with Silver)
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The power of lightness.
A ton of advanced technology. In just one pound.
You have to hold iPad Air to believe it. It’s just 7.5 millimeters thin and weighs just one pound. The stunning Retina display sits inside thinner bezels, so all you see is your content. And an incredible amount of power lies inside the sleek enclosure. So you can do so much more. With so much less.
- 1 pound.
- 28% lighter.
- 20% thinner.
Desktop-class architecture. No desktop required.
The new A7 chip in iPad Air was designed with 64-bit architecture. It delivers killer performance — up to two times faster CPU and graphics performance than its predecessor — without sacrificing battery life. So you get incredible power in a device you can take with you wherever you go.
- Up to 2x CPU performance.
- Up to 2x graphics performance.
- Up to 10 hours of battery. (1)
Do more in more places.
iPad Air keeps you connected faster than ever. In more locations than ever. Using two antennas instead of one and MIMO technology, iPad Air delivers up to twice the Wi-Fi performance of its predecessor. And the Wi-Fi + Cellular model supports more LTE bands than ever, so you can make quick, easy connections the world over.(2)
- 2 antennas.
- Up to 2x faster Wi-Fi.
It comes ready to work. And play.
iPad apps are like no other. Because they’re designed just for iPad, they look amazing and use every pixel of the beautiful display. iPad Air comes with great built-in apps for the everyday things you do, like checking email and surfing the web. To help you be even more creative and productive, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are now available for free. And over 475,000 other incredible iPad apps are just a tap away in the App Store.(3) With apps like these, iPad Air can do just about anything — which means you can, too.
iPad Air and iOS 7.
Beautiful design. Beautifully integrated.
iOS 7 was designed to take advantage of 64-bit architecture. So it’s every bit as advanced as the iPad Air it runs on. And with new features like smarter multitasking, Control Center, and AirDrop, iOS 7 makes the experience of using iPad Air even more beautiful and simple. Because iOS 7 and iPad Air weren’t just designed to work together, they were designed to enhance one another.
iPad Air Smart Cover and Smart Case.
Make iPad Air even more brilliant.
The redesigned Smart Cover and Smart Case are a perfect fit for iPad Air. They automatically wake it when opened and put it to sleep when closed. They also fold to create a great stand for reading, viewing, and typing. And they come in a whole range of colors. So they don’t just work smart, they look smart.(4)
1. Battery life varies by use and configuration.
2. Data plan sold separately. LTE is available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds will vary based on site conditions.
3. Refers to the total number worldwide. Not all content is available in all countries.
4. The Smart Cover and Smart Case are sold separately.
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
64-bit computing: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Battery life (max): 10 h
Battery technology: Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Bluetooth version: 4.0
Built-in microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Bundled software: Safari\nMail\niBooks\nFaceTime\niTunes Store\nApp Store\nSiri\nPhoto Booth\nGame Center
Cables included: Lightning
Card reader integrated: No
Colour of product: Silver
Compatible memory cards: No
Data network: No
Depth: 7.5 mm
Digital zoom: 3x
Display diagonal: 24.6 cm (9.7")
Display resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels
Display technology: IPS
Document formats supported: DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass: Yes
Form factor: Slate
Frequency range: 20 - 20000 Hz
Front camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric): 1.2 MP
GPS (satellite): No
Headphone connectivity: 3.5 mm
Headphone out: Yes
Height: 24 cm
Image formats supported: GIF, JPG, TIF
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
Internal storage capacity: 16 GB
Keyboard supplied: No
Kids tablet: No
LED backlight: Yes
Lightning connector: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Operating system installed: iOS
Operating system version: 7
Operating temperature (T-T): 0 - 35 °C
Processor family: Apple
Processor model: A7
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric): 5 MP
Storage media: Flash
Touch technology: Multi-touch
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats: H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video formats supported: AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes: 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Voice call: Yes
Weight: 469 g
Wi-Fi data rate (max): 300 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi standard: IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards: IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Width: 16.9 cm
Windows operating systems supported: Yes
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Top Customer Reviews
Weight savings are very noticeable with the Air at 469g compared to the 652g of the iPad 4. That's 28% lighter. The difference feels more pronounced though because in truth the iPad 4 was a tad too heavy. The Air is much more manageable in the hand and feels somehow more like half the weight. The difference is actually between "a little too heavy" and "quite light". The Air is nearly 2mm thinner and whilst this is pleasing I think the weight drop is the more noticeable change.
When working off the same wireless network, same distance away, the Air opens websites slightly quicker, perhaps up to 1 second quicker. That is not a lot but when surfing it speeds things up somewhat. If you stream an HD video then not only does it open faster but the buffer on the Air establishes a greater margin than on the 4. In other words the Air is less likely to stall and more able to stream higher definition content.
The speakers on the Air are noticeably better. They are less tinny in general and have more bass than the 4 although neither are exactly Hi Fi.
The Air looks smaller than previous iPads as when in landscape, the outer upper and lower border is narrower making it 16mm smaller than the iPad 4. Same actual screen size though.
The screen images are the same quality on the Air and the 4. Same screen so not very surprising. I cannot detect a snappier or smoother response, both screens seem to be the same. Cameras appear to be the same also.
About a year ago after much musing and hesitation I bought an iPad 4.Read more ›
Also take a look at the latest iPad - search for "iPad Air 2"
Apple confused issues last year by releasing two versions within 6 months of each other; the 3rd and 4th generations weren't too different from each other but upset a lot of earlier adopters and I'm sure have had a few of those hesitating before making the jump here in case we get another update in early 2014.
So it's with that in mind that I'm writing this review.
I use iPads to surf the net, play music online, play the occasional game, make a bit of music, watch online videos and listen to the radio at home, so I don't need more than 16gb and wifi.
The iPad Air is a far more beautiful item than the last two generations and feels a lot lighter and smaller than I was expecting and so you're far less likely to bop yourself in the nose or mouth when your arm gives way whilst lying on your back watching something.
The wifi is also better, I found myself waiting for a site to open before noticing that it actually done so in the blink of an eye. Nice.
GarageBand has been revamped with loads more tracks and the new 64bit processor handles complex projects easily. Aside from that there are no new apps to take advantage of the new release.
And that's the crux I guess, should you wait for 6 months until a load of smart new apps have appeared? And by then there could be an iPad 6 (or 'iPad Air 2'...) with trendy fingerprint sensor, new cameras and that cool slow motion thing? I'll be gutted if Apple release that, because I won't be upgrading for at least another 18 months.Read more ›
It is very responsive, loading web pages and streaming videos and using apps are noticeably faster, and also Siri is faster on the Air. The lower weight is obviously the main thing, and it is extremely comfortable to hold, even for long periods - the slick back does make it slightly slippery though. The 'official' cases are pretty good, even just the Smart Cover, as they have a screen friendly cleaning layer, and come in some nice colours too.
Even though the cost of larger capacity iPads May be silly, I do recommend going for the 32GB version. You only get 12.85GB on the 16GB version, and considering The Avengers film in HD is 6.5GB, (most films are not this big) it changes how you think about apps, movies and music. Apple stated you could get 10 hours of films, apps etc, I managed 10 hours streaming NFL and 5 hours using apps and internet, as well as 10 hours in standby, for a total of 25 hours of on time, which is mighty impressive for something this light!
I do like this product, and would recommend it to anyone (barring the new iPad Mini 2) but I really don't think there is any need to upgrade for it, but if you have money floating around, there aren't many other tablets that do all this so we'll for the price.
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