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iPad Air vs. iPad 4: What has Apple Changed?

At its October media event in San Francisco, Apple announced the iPad Air, the successor to the iPad 4. After all the rumors and leaks, Apple’s fifth 9.7-inch tablet is finally official.

Before you run out and buy it, assuming you’re not interested in Android or Windows 8, you might want to see what you’re getting for your hard-earned cash. As such, we’ve put together a table to show you what exactly Apple has changed.


iPad 4iPad Air
Storage16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Price$499, $599, $699, $799$499, $599, $699, $799
Price with LTE$629, $729, $829, $929$629, $729, $829, $929
Display9.7-inch, 2048×1536, 264 ppi9.7-inch, 2048×1536, 264 ppi
ProcessorDual-core A6X64-bit A7
Rear Camera5MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture5MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Video Recording1080p1080p
Front Camera1.2MP photos, 720p video1.2MP photos, 720p video
FaceTimeOver Wi-Fi or cellularOver Wi-Fi or cellular
Browsing time on cellularUp to 9 hoursUp to 9 hours
Browsing time on Wi-FiUp to 10 hoursUp to 10 hours
Height9.50 inches (241.2 mm)9.4 inches (240 mm)
Width7.31 inches (185.7 mm)6.6 inches (169.5 mm)
Depth0.37 inch (9.4 mm)0.29 inch (7.5 mm)
Weight for Wi-Fi1.44 pounds (652 g)1 pound (469 g)
Weight for LTE1.46 pounds (662 g)1.05 pounds (478 g)
ColorsBlack, WhiteSpace Gray, Silver

Given that the iPad Air’s pricing remains unchanged from the iPad 4, you’re basically paying the same amount for a lighter but more powerful tablet. The iPad Air ships on November 1 in 41 countries.

Credit: Mashable


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