Apple iPad Air and iPad mini to conquer tablet market

Apple iPad Air tablet with 9.7-inch Retina display and iPad mini with 7.9-inch Retina display are set to conquer the tablet market thanks to their design, performance and user friendly interface.

The devices major, which also announced iPad mini tablet on Tuesday in the U.S. mobile market, said Apple iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad.

Both tablets are aimed at developed and developing markets. Apple iPad Air will be priced at $499, while the price of iPad mini is $399. Nokia Lumia 2520, which will hit stands in the fourth quarter, will cost you $499.

Besides its measurement, iPad Air has several appealing attractions.

iPad Air

iPad Air’s Retina display makes web pages, text, images and video look sharp and realistic. A7 chip allows the battery to be even smaller, helping reduce the overall volume by 24 percent from the previous generation while doubling its performance and maintaining up to 10-hour battery life.

Apple claims that the new iPads feature Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, and the newly-designed iOS 7.

What's new with Apple iPad mini

iPad mini

Apple new iPad mini with Retina display features 3.1 million pixels (2048-by-1536 resolution) into its 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, for a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.

The 7.9-inch Retina display of iPad mini is 35 percent larger than screens on 7-inch tablets.

The A7 chip in iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display offers 64-bit desktop-class architecture, advanced graphics and improved image signal processing from previous generations.

With up to twice the CPU and graphics performance on iPad Air, and up to four times the CPU and eight times the graphics performance on iPad mini with Retina display, almost everything you do is faster and better than ever, Apple said.

The A7 chip’s 64-bit architecture and support for OpenGL ES version 3.0 unlocks game console-like visual effects. The new iPads feature the M7 motion coprocessor that gathers data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass to offload work from the A7 for improved power efficiency.

iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display now have a next generation FaceTime HD camera with improved backside illumination sensors featuring larger pixels for better low-light performance.

iPad Air specifications

The iSight camera with 5MP sensor and advanced optics, combined with iOS 7 and the image signal processing of A7, further improves still image and video capture on iPad bringing faster auto-focus, up to three times video zoom, five times still zoom, better dynamic range and automatic image and video stabilization.

iPad Air with Wi-Fi models will be priced at $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 32GB model, $699 for the 64GB model and $799 for the 128GB model.

iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be priced at $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 32GB model, $829 for the 64GB model and $929 for the 128GB model.

iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi models will be priced at $399 for the 16GB model, $499 for the 32GB model, $599 for the 64GB model and $699 for the 128GB model.

iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be priced at $529 for the 16GB model, $629 for the 32GB model, $729 for the 64GB model and $829 for the 128GB model.

Anand B
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