Apple just took the stage for its iPad event and announced the fifth generation iPad, otherwise known as the iPad Air.
It called the update the “biggest step yet.” Apple said it measures just 7.5mm thin, 20 percent thinner than the fourth generation iPad. It also weighs just 1 pound. Like the iPhone 5s, it has a new 64-bit A7 processor and the new M7 co-processor inside.
The iPad Air is 72x faster than the original iPad – talk about progress. The iPad Air also features a 5-megapixel iSight camera, a 1080p front-facing camera with better low-light performance, Siri, dual-microphones and more. It will be available in silver, white, space gray and black, and it will sport roughly 10 hours of battery life.
The WiFi version will sell for $499, while the cellular capable device will cost $629.