Apple iPad Air Set for Nov 1 Launch Starting at $499

Appla iPad Air Set for Nov 1 Launch Starting at $499

Source: Apple, Inc.

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – During its highly anticipated product unveil on Tuesday, Apple debuted the iPad Air – a device the company says is 20% thinner than the iPad 4.

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.