The iPad Air is the lightest full-size tablet in the world, clocking in at just one pound, but won't be skimping on power as it will run on a 64-bit A7 chip. While the iPad Air retains the traditional 9.7-inch display, the bezel will be slightly smaller. The overall package will be just 7.5mm thin; 20% thinner than the previous iteration.
The iPad Air will feature the M7 motion co-processor alongside the A7 processor, allowing for up to 8x faster performance and an incredible 72x graphics performance, according to Apple. The iPad Air will be twice as fast at opening files as its predecessor.
On the camera front, the iPad Air will feature a 5-megapixel iSight camera; be capable of recording 1080p HD video; feature a new FaceTime HD camera with larger pixels; and will have dual microphones. Apple also stated that the iPad Air will have a 10-hour battery life.
The iPad Air will be available in silver and white, space grey, and black for $519 for the 16 GB model with Wi-Fi and $649 for the 16 GB model with Wi-Fi and Cellular. The iPad Air will launch in 41 countries on Nov. 1.