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iPad Air
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Developer Apple Inc.
Manufacturer Foxconn
Product family iPad
Type Tablet computer
Release date November 1, 2013[1]
Operating system Original: iOS 7.0.3
Current: iOS 8.1.1, released November 17, 2014 (2014-11-17)
Power Built-in rechargeable Li-Po battery
32.4 W·h (117 kJ)
System-on-chip used Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture and Apple M7 motion co-processor
Memory 1 GB RAM [2]
Storage 16, 32, 64 or 128 GB flash memory
Display 9.7 inches (250 mm) 2,048 × 1,536 px color IPS LCD display at (264 ppi) with a 4:3 aspect ratio, oleophobic coating
Input Multi-touch screen, headset controls, M7 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone
Camera Front: 1.2 MP, 720p HD
Rear: 5.0 MP AF, iSight with Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR filter, video stabilisation, face detection, HDR, ƒ/2.4 aperture
Online services App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center
Dimensions 240 mm (9.4 in) (h)
169.5 mm (6.67 in) (w)
7.5 mm (0.30 in) (d)
Weight Wi-Fi: 469 g (1.034 lb)
Wi-Fi + Cellular: 478 g (1.054 lb)
Predecessor iPad (4th generation)
Successor iPad Air 2

The iPad Air is the fifth type of iPad made by Apple Inc. It was announced at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013.[3] It first came with iOS 7 installed on it, but now has iOS 8. The iPad Air contains the 64-bit Apple A7 processor and another M7 coprocessor. Apple released the iPad Air on November 1, 2013.[1]

The iPad Air is 7.5 millimeters thick, which is thinner than both the iPad 2 and the iPad Mini. It has a smaller screen bezel which looks like the one on the iPad Mini. However, it still uses the same 9.7-inch Retina Display as the previous iPad model.[4] It runs the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system, iOS 8.


The iPad Air was first announced at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 22, 2013.[5] The name of the event was "We still have a lot to cover."[6]


The iPad Air can run the newest operating system, iOS 7. It can act as a mobile hotspot, sharing its internet connection over Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth. It can have access to the App Store, where users can buy and download mobile applications onto their device.