Apple seems to have another hit on its hands with the launch of its iPad Air device as hundreds of eager fans queued to get the tablet in London on Friday.
Queues were forming at the Stratford Apple store from 7am this morning as eager fans waited patiently to get their hands on the device (pictured above).
The device, unveiled two weeks ago alongside the iPad Mini 2, is touted by Apple as being thinner, lighter and faster than previous iPad devices. The iPad Air features a 43 percent smaller bezel to help shrink the tablet's footprint down while keeping its 9.7in screen size. Apple claims it is 20 percent thinner than its last generation iPad 4, measuring 7.5mm thick and weighs 180g lighter than the iPad 4 at 450g.
The iPad Air's Retina display remains the same size, with a 2048x1536 pixel resolution, but the other improvements are the first major design overhaul since the iPad 2 was released in March 2011.
On the inside, the iPad Air features the 64bit A7 processor as seen in the new iPhone 5S, which Apple says is eight times faster and has 72 times better graphics performance than the processor in previous iPad models.
Pricing for the iPad Air with WiFi is:
- £399 for 16GB
- £479 for 32GB
- £559 for 64GB
- £639 for 128GB
The WiFi and mobile data version costs:
- £499 for 16GB
- £579 for 32GB
- £659 for 64GB
- £739 for 128GB
Check back on V3 soon for a full review of the iPad Air. Meanwhile, take a look over our iPad Air first impressions in our blog.
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