iPad Air Tech Specs


Apple has just unveiled the highly anticipated 5th generation iPad called iPad Air, and we’ve the full spec sheet for you to cast your eyes over.

The shorter version: iPad Air sports an iPad-mini like design and comes packed with new features and improvements such as faster 64-bit A7 chip, new M7 motion processor, support for more LTE bands and with dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n Wi-Fi and MIMO. It’s also 28% lighter and 20% thinner and has 24% less volume than iPad 4.

Here’s the long version:

Models Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • Height: 9.4 inches (240 mm)
  • Width: 6.6 inches (169.5 mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.5 mm)
Weight 1.05 pounds (478 g)
  • Retina display
  • 9.7‑inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 ppi
Chip A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor
RAM 1GB? (to be confirmed)
iSight Camera
  • 5MP photos
  • Autofocus
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Tap to focus video
  • or still images
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging
  • HDR photos
FaceTime Camera
  • 1.2MP photos
  • 720p HD video
  • FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or cellular5
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging
Video Recording
  • 1080p HD
  • video recording
  • Video stabilization
  • Face detection
  • Tap to focus
  • while recording
  • Backside illumination
  • 3x video zoom
Battery Capacity 32 Whr (mAh to be confirmed)
Battery Life Wi-Fi model:

  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music

Wi-Fi+Cellular model:

  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using cellular data network
  • Wi‑Fi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
  •     Three-axis gyro
  •     Accelerometer
  •     Ambient light sensor
Location Wi-Fi model:

  • Wi‑Fi
  • Digital compass

Wi-Fi+Cellular model:

  • Wi‑Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS
  • Cellular
Connector Lightning
Colors Silver, Space Gray
Storage 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB
  • $499 for 16GB [Wi-Fi only], $629 [Wi-Fi+Cellular]
  • $599 for 32GB [Wi-Fi only], $729 [Wi-Fi+Cellular]
  • $699 for 64GB [Wi-Fi only], $829 [Wi-Fi+Cellular]
  • $799 for 128GB [Wi-Fi only], $929 [Wi-Fi+Cellular]

Please note that there are still some unknowns about iPad Air such as the amount of RAM and capacity of the battery. We’ll probably have to wait for benchmark results and iPad Air to be disassembled to get those details. We’ll update the post as soon as we get the information.

Let us know what you think of the new iPad Air in the comments below.

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Categories: iPad 5, iPad Air, New iPad

  • Sbmessages

    What’s the story with the RAM? I thought they would up it to 2 gigs.

    • Gautam

      We are assuming that the A7 chip will come with only 1GB RAM, same as the iPhone 5s.

      • Max Buschkopf

        Ughh, that hurts… 1GB was manageable in the last model, but I don’t know if it will be for this one. Apps are getting bigger and better, and with some newer memory intensive apps, my current iPad 4 starts to slow down overall likely due to RAM bottleneck. I’m not gonna shell out 600 more dollars if that is going to happen again, so I’m really hoping they went with at least some kind of upgrade.

    • Kiwiholden

      Apple never talks about RAM, they seem to be happy having just as much as they need.

  • Dave

    Touch id?

    • Gautam

      No Touch ID

      • Dave

        Hmmm … I don’t get why this wasn’t included

        • Gautam

          Couple of possible reasons:
          1. They seem to be having supply constraints for the Touch, which is already impacting iPhone 5s supply, so it wouldn’t make sense to launch a device with the same tech.
          2. They want it as an exclusive feature for 5s, as its their flagship device.

          • Dave

            I figured they would want the touch Id for their iPads as that would be yet another difference between their products and the competition, oh well… There’s always next year

  • Valdemars Magone

    With 1 GB of RAM they just kill a chance for developers to create apps with future hardware requirements. No point for buying new gadgets if apps and hardware stay the same.