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Sales of the newest full-size Apple iPad Air tablet started on Friday, November 1st. The new apple tablet is thinner and lighter than the previous model of iPad. There are also some improvements on design, processor, battery and cameras.
iPad Air Price
The price range for the newest Apple iPad tablet is between $499 to $929 depending on their internal memory capacity as well as networking capabilities.
The cost of Wi-Fi only iPad Air with 16GB of internal memory starts from $499. The price tag starts from $629 on models equipped by additional cellular module.
iPad Air Technical Details
Apple introduced iPad Air the newest generation of iPad last week. It is a fifth generation of Apple full size 9.7- inch tablet.
iPad Air Design
The design of iPad 5 is similar to the one iPad-mini has. The frame around the screen of the table become thinner changing the gadget look to more compact. Glass touch screen of the previous iPad model was replaced by GF2 film based touch screen. As a results of the innovation the body of 5th generation of Apple tablet become thinner 7.5 mm vs 9.4 mm and the overall weight decrease from 652g to 453g
iPad Air colors
Newest iPad will be available in white, silver and dark gray colors. Currently there is no plans to release iPad Air in golden color as it was with iPhone 5S.
iPad Air processor and display
The new device come with famous 9.7 inches high resolution Retina display. New A7 64-biy processor was designed keeping the new iPad generation in mind and therefore we could expect superior graphics performance of the gadget. A7 processor was introduced with iPhone 5S. However it did not have a chance to demonstrate the full power due to the screen size limitations of iPone 5S.
iPad Air Battery
According to Apple the battery life of iPad Air is about 10 hours. Those who already had worked with the new gadget noted the power of batteries. The most of experts claiming that the gadget could work 12 to 13 hours with enabled Wi-Fi.
iPad Air Camera
iPad Air come with improved 5 megapixel iSight camera.
iPad Air other details
The tablet is available with the various range of internal storage starting from 16GB and up to 128 GB.
iPad Air Accessories
IPad Air tablets were just released for the sale but there are tons of accessories already available for them. Here are two of them that are ranked #1 on Amazon Best Sellers list. They are :
- MoKo Apple iPad Air Case – Slim-Fit Case with Stand for 5th Generation of Apple Tablets
- Apple iPad Air (Apple iPad 5) Screen Protector
PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE IN CASE YOU WISH TO PROCEED TO THE DETAILED PAGE OF THE PRODUCT ON AMAZON WEB SITE.
Apple and Samsung are developing tablets with a diagonal of 12 inch
According to DigiTimes and some other internet sources Apple and Samsung are going to release a 12 inch tablet pc. Rumors that Apple is going to release the so-called iPad maxi first appeared in the media a few months ago. Back in July, the business newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple and its suppliers are testing the 13-inch iPad. Similar information came from research company DisplaySearch. According to DisplaySearch Apple may release a tablet with a screen diagonal of 12.9 ” and a resolution of 2732 × 2048 pixels .
iPad maxi by Apple in collaboration with Quanta Computer
Apple is working on the development of iPad maxi – 12 inch iPad in collaboration with Quanta Computer. Current version of iPad equipped by 9.7-inch display. In addition to participating in the development of iPad maxi Quanta Computer is also working on development of iWatch – Apple version of smart watches.
Quanta Computer is the world’s largest manufacturer of tablets on Android platform. In particular, the company manufactures Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7. Quanta Computer was collaborated with Apple while working on development of iPod in 2006 as well as the latest line of MacBook Air laptops.
Large 12-inch tablet pc by Samsung
Unlike Apple Samsung is developing large 12-inch tablet pc on its own. Samsung was not able to get desired support on development from Google because Google is concentrated its efforts on development of compact 7-inch tablet pc models
iPad maxi and Samsung large tablet market perspective
Release of large tablets by Apple and Samsung may boost sales on the tablets market. On the other hand the boost on sales of large tablets could have negative impact on sales of other products such as laptops, smaller tablet pc and ultra-books.
iPad maxi and large Samsung tablets have a potential to become a new trend in the market of gadgets. There is no doubt that other brands will follow Apple and Samsung in case of release of large tablets. Toshiba already released the first large tablet with 13.3- inch display. Toshiba Excite 13 has been released in June of this year.
Apple iPad mini – the smaller version of the Apple tablet may be presented today.
There were a lot of rumors about a 7-inch iPad tablet last months. The idea of iPad Mini was not very exiting at the beginning. It was not clear why Apple should reduce the size of their very popular tablets. However after successful launch of 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire including Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 the idea become more popular and clear. Market needs more compact, portable, powerful and yet affordable tablet.
On September 12 Apple is going to release iPhone 5 the next generation of Apple’s smartphone. There is a chance that the company may introduce iPad mini tablet on the same event. According to rumors iPad mini comes with 7.85-inch display with the same aspect ratio and resolution as in the case of iPad 2. iPad mini should support all existing applications for the iPad tablets. So the use the same resolution like in iPad 2, i.e. 1024 by 768 pixels makes perfect sense. These way HD applications will not be affected.
Retina display with resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels is going to be a key difference between iPad 3 and the iPad mini. Apple is going to follow the Amazon practice and we might see the approach similar to Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in terms of quality and specifications of displays. Higher price models will get most technologically advanced displays. On other hands cheaper models will get more affordable, good quality displays.
The smaller tablet does not need the same frame as his “big brother.” According to numerous rumors, the iPad Mini design is more similar to the iPod Touch than to the iPad 3.
Most likely the price of IPad mini will not exceed $299. This will allow the iPad Mini to compete with other popular tablets such as Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7. It might be a little more expensive. But in any case, the price should not exceed $399 of iPad 2 16GB.
If the iPad Mini is just a smaller version of the big iPad, but cheaper and with a small screen, then who will buy the iPad 2? Most likely iPad Mini will be targeted for a specific audience, while maintaining a certain set of features and functions – like the iPod Nano and Mini compared to the iPod Touch.
IPad Mini may come with two built-in cameras. Front camera may be used for FaceTime video calls just like in case of the iPhone.
The new smaller docking port debuts with iPhone 5 and in the future it might be used on all iOS devices. It makes perfect sense to use the smaller size port with iPad Mini because of the reduced size of the device.
Any way we will get more details soon. May be in a couple of hours. Stay with us.
Apple iPad mini manufactured by Foxconn?
According to recent rumors a new Apple 7.85 inch iPad mini tablet is going to be manufactured in the Brazilian Foxconn factory. Sales of Apple iPad mini should start this fall. iPad mini should be ready to go before Christmas Eve. The estimated cost of Apple iPad mini is somewhere between $200 to $300. Such price will put a serious pressure on the sales of competitor’s tablets. The main competitors of Apple iPad mini are Amazon Kindle Fire and recently released Google Nexus 7.
Apple iPad mini should come with smaller 7.85-inch screen versus to the current version of Apple iPad 3. The founder of Apple CEO Steve Jobs did not like the idea of producing such small tablets because the size of the display put physical limitations on the size of images and therefore negatively impact touch screen user experience. There were also concerns about applications availability and performance of such small devices. Hopefully Apple successfully worked out on mentioned issues and we will see a superior quality brand new device from Apple as always.
Apple iPad mini vs iPhone 5
According to the recent research of CouponCodes4u the presentation of both iPhone 5 and iPad mini at the same time may have serious negative consequences for sales of the next generation of Apple smartphone. There were a lot of rumors in regards of the release date of new Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini. The most of sources believe that both devices will be presented on the special event in October.
CouponCodes4u interviewed 1873 Americans and ask them to choose what would they spend their money for iPad mini or iPhone 5. 78% of them choose iPad mini dispute the fact that the majority of them (77%) are already own Apple iPhone and instead of upgrading the Apple iPhone they decided to go with the new iPad mini. The main reason for choosing iPad mini was too little difference between iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S.
20% of people who choose iPhone 5 were saying that iPad mini is completely useless and they would use iPhone more often even if they had both devices available at the same time.
CouponCodes4u survey clearly shows that Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini compete each other and releasing them at the same time may have negative impact on sales of both Apple gadgets.