Apple announces new iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display
If you were thinking of nabbing an iPad in the next few days, don’t. Wait until Friday November 1 when Apple launches its next tranche of slimmer, better tablets. The newly named iPad Air is not only smaller by several millimetres, it’s also much lighter (less than 0.5 kg) and quite a bit thinner (7.5mm). Rather cleverly, its new, upgraded Retina display can also tell if your thumb is simply resting on the display or actually interacting with it. The iPad Air comes with an all-new A7 chip – said to be twice as fast as the current model – and an improved wi-fi receiver. Prices start at £399.
As to be expected, the iPad Mini has also been given a facelift and now includes an ultra-sharp 7.9-inch Retina display and the same super-fast A7 chip. Its wi-fi as also been improved which is most welcome news as the current model is pretty woeful in that department. The iPad Mini Retina launches later in November with prices starting at £319.
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