Apple unveiled its latest range of lighter and thinner iPad Air and experts were quick to marvel at the innovation with some also finding it to be a larger version of the iPad Mini.
David Pierce from theverge.com said that the iPad Air looks and feels like a larger, but not that larger iPad Mini, yet it is beautiful with cleaner bezels, a much thinner profile and sharper, boxier edges.
The iPad Air weighs one pound and is said to be a ‘screaming fast iPad’ that is eight times faster than the original device launched in 2010.
Chris Davis from slashgear.com expressed absolute wonder at the latest Apple innovation and said that despite many considering Apple’s ‘You have to feel it to believe it’ commentary as hyperbole, the iPad Air gives out that wow factor.
However, Cnet was to point that Apple missed out on some features in the latest iPad Air, like a larger screen with higher resolution, a higher-megapixel camera, or laptoplike accessories.
The tech site further noted that the iPad Air has a 5-megapixel iSight camera on the rear that Apple claims to take improved low-light shots, while the refreshed FaceTime HD camera, gives clearer pictures.
Tech site Mashable reported that the latest iPad Air is ‘fast, fun and gorgeous’ adding that for the first time, one can comfortably hold a full-sized iPad in one hand with no strain whatsoever.
It further said that if one holds their thumb on the edge of the screen, the device understands that one is just resting it and hence, no more accidentally flicking forward a few pages in iBooks or Kindle.
Matthew Panzarino, techcrunch.com appeared equally pleased with the latest iPad and said that for a user who wanted a lighter tablet but didn’t want to compromise on the screen size by moving to an iPad Mini, would find Air as a better option.
The iPad Air will hit the stores on November 1 and start at 499 dollars.