Aside from simply being thinner, the iPad Air is 28% lighter as well. The device features an Apple A7 chip, a 9.7-inch Retina display, faster Wi-Fi and expanded LTE.
“iPad Air with its 9.7-inch Retina display weighs just one pound and packs the incredible performance of iOS 7 running on a 64-bit desktop-class Apple A7 chip, and delivers all-day battery life in the lightest full-sized tablet in the world,” stated Apple Senior VP of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller in a company press release.
The iPad Air is set to arrive November 1st starting at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB and $799 for 128GB.
Meanwhile, the Cupertino-based tech giant also unveiled a new iPad mini with a 7.9-inch retina display. The new iPad mini is expected to arrive sometime later next month.