The new iPad Air is unbelievably thin and light. And yet it’s so much more powerful and capable. With the A7 chip, advanced wireless, and great apps for productivity and creativity — all beautifully integrated with iOS 7 — iPad Air lets you do more than you ever imagined. In more places than you ever imagined.
Over the past three years, we’ve been inspired by stories of how iPad has transformed the way people play, work, learn, create, and connect. So when we designed iPad Air, we started by thinking about its purpose. How you’ll hold it, what you’ll do with it, where you’ll take it. And we built on the idea that iPad is defined by how people use it. iPad Air is far more powerful and capable, and yet it’s even thinner and even more unobtrusive. So it can do whatever you want it to do. And be whatever you want it to be.
Compose your own rock ballad. Polish a presentation. Say (and wave) hello to a faraway friend. With lots of great Apple-designed apps built in, and more you can download from the App Store, there’s no limit to what you — and your iPad — can do.
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Be creative. Be productive. Be entertained. There are over 475,000 apps that turn your iPad into anything you want it to be. Explore a few of our favorites here.
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iPad Air is impossibly thin but incredibly solid thanks to its aluminum unibody design. It dropped almost a quarter of the volume of the previous-generation iPad. So it weighs just one gravity-defying pound. But what makes iPad Air truly remarkable is that it packs so much more power and capability into its sleek enclosure. So you can do even more with it, while carrying even less with you.
iPad has always been about the display. And that’s even more true with iPad Air. Because we reduced the width of the device, along with the bezels on the sides of the display. But the size of the stunning Retina display is exactly the same. So your content fills your view more than ever. With a 2048-by-1536 resolution and over 3.1 million pixels, photos and videos pop with detail and text looks razor sharp. Pixels are indiscernible. So all you see is what you want to see.
The new Apple-designed A7 chip brings 64-bit desktop-class architecture to iPad. That means up to twice the CPU speed and graphics performance for everything you do. And still up to 10 hours of battery life to study, play, build, and create whatever you want, all you want.
Your new favorite app, book, or movie. Your next FaceTime call or iMessage. Ultrafast wireless lets you access the things you love, right from iPad Air. So more than ever, you can stay in sync and in touch.
iPad Air is the perfect everyday companion. Because it comes with apps that help you do the everyday things you love to do, like check your email, talk to Mom over FaceTime, or consult Siri to settle a bet. And now iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free with iPad Air.3 So you can write the next great novel, nail your presentation, and compose a score for your home movie — all from your iPad Air. And all these apps are optimized for 64-bit architecture. So they run smoothly and powerfully, and make iPad Air — and you — more capable than ever. From the moment you turn it on.
Plan a road trip. Study whale migration. Draw blueprints for a building. Or repel a zombie invasion. For anything and everything you do, there’s an iPad app. And new ones are always being added in the App Store. iPad apps are so much easier to use and love because they aren’t just stretched-out phone apps. They feel like they’re made for iPad — because they are made for iPad. They take advantage of every pixel on the Retina display and leverage technologies like the gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass. And with the incredible potential of 64-bit architecture, this is just the beginning for what you’ll be able to do (and explore, and study, and draw, and zap) with iPad Air.
Sometimes it’s nice to put a face to the conversation. And with FaceTime video calls on iPad Air, your conversations never looked better. Make a video call over Wi-Fi or cellular and see (or show) every expression on the beautiful display.4 And now the FaceTime HD camera features a next-generation backside illumination sensor with larger pixels. Which brightens up all your FaceTime chats, selfies, and group Photo Booth shots, even in low-light situations.
iPad Air hears where you’re coming from. That’s because it has two microphones. And they don’t just collect more sound — they work together to capture better sound by suppressing audio from the source you’re not focused on. So the audio on FaceTime calls is improved because there’s less background noise. Your video recordings sound clearer. And Siri is even better at recognizing what you’re saying.
Because iOS 7 was designed for iPad Air, everything not only looks beautiful, it runs beautifully. And iOS 7 introduces great new features, such as smarter multitasking, AirDrop, and Control Center, that make the things you do every day even easier, faster, and more enjoyable. It’s everything you love about iOS. Made even easier to love.
iCloud keeps all your content synced across all your devices — automatically. It’s seamlessly integrated with your devices, so you can start a Pages document on your Mac and finish polishing it on your iPad Air. The pictures you shoot with your iPhone appear instantly on iPad Air thanks to iCloud Photo Sharing. Or start watching a movie on iPad Air on the train and pick up right where you left off at home on your Apple TV.
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Go from the small screen to the big one with AirPlay. You can wirelessly stream movies from iTunes and all the great stuff on your iPad Air to your HDTV via Apple TV. Turn on AirPlay Mirroring and show photos from your road trip, blast aliens with your friends, or give a class presentation. You can even play DJ by streaming playlists from your iPad Air to AirPlay-enabled speakers over Wi-Fi.