Apple iPad Air specs, comparisons, faq, opinions

Apple iPad Air
  • Released 2013, November 01 469g (Wi-Fi) / 478g (3G/LTE), 7.5mm thickness iOS 7, up to iPadOS 12.4.6 16GB/32GB/128GB storage, no card slot
  • Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) Nano-SIM About 392 USD
  • 9.7" 1536x2048 pixels
  • 5MP 1080p
  • 1GB RAM Apple A7
  • 8820mAh Li-Po

Apple iPad Air overview

Apple iPad Air is a tablet that runs on iOS / iPadOS. It was released on 2013, November 01. Apple iPad Air has 9.7 inch, IPS LCD, a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels screen with Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating. It uses Apple A7 (28 nm) chipset, Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) CPU, PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) GPU. It supports 2G, 3G, 4G networks with Nano-SIM. It has 5MP Single main camera, 1.2MP Single selfie camera. It uses Li-Po 8600 mAh, non-removable (32.4 Wh) battery. The price of Apple iPad Air is about 392 USD.

Score the key features of Apple iPad Air compared to the other tablets on the market:

  • CPU Cores: 28 / 100 points
  • Camera pixels: 28 / 100 points
  • Screen resolution: 78 / 100 points
  • Battery capacity: 91 / 100 points
  • Price: 41 / 100 points

Apple iPad Air full specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps

LAUNCH

Announced 2013, October 22. Released 2013, November 01
Status Discontinued

BODY

Dimensions 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 in)
Weight 469 g (Wi-Fi) / 478 g (3G/LTE) (1.03 lb)
Build Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM

DISPLAY

Type IPS LCD
Size 9.7 inches, 291.4 cm2 (~71.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~264 ppi density)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

PLATFORM

OS iOS 7, upgradable to iPadOS 12.4.6
Chipset Apple A7 (28 nm)
CPU Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
GPU PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)

MEMORY

Card slot No
Internal 16GB 1GB RAM, 32GB 1GB RAM, 64GB 1GB RAM, 128GB 1GB RAM

MAIN CAMERA

Single 5 MP, f/2.4, 33mm (standard), AF
Features HDR
Video [email protected]

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 1.2 MP
Features face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
Video [email protected]

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes

COMMUNICATIONS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE model only)
NFC No
Radio No
USB Lightning, USB 2.0

FEATURES

Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass
  Siri natural language commands and dictation

BATTERY

Type Li-Po 8600 mAh, non-removable (32.4 Wh)
Talk time Up to 10 h (multimedia)

MISCELLANEOUS

Colors Space Gray, Silver
Models A1474, A1475, A1476, iPad4,1, iPad4,2, iPad4,3
SAR 1.18 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.99 W/kg (body)
Price About 392 USD

TESTS

Performance Basemark X: 13597
Display Contrast ratio: 968:1 (nominal) / 2.504:1 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 67dB / Noise 65dB / Ring 76dB
Audio quality Noise -93.9dB / Crosstalk -89.9dB

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