Screen Shot 2013-10-22 at 2.55.32 PMEarlier today, Apple announced, as they usually do, a multitude of new innovations and their usual Modus Operandi of making everything smarter, sharper and faster and in their latest conference, they did not disappoint. Apple announced many great things like price drops on the newer Macbook models of laptop computers, their newest version of their award winning operating system, Mavericks, which will be completely free,  and even more information on their new super-powered computer the Mac Pro. In the climax of their grand conference in California, Apple announced the newest model of iPad dubbed the iPad Air on top of an announcement for the new model of the iPad Mini with a new retina display. Leaked images crept into the internet of the outer casing and most outlets already knew the dimensions of the new products.

Today Apple announced that the new iPad Air will be the thinnest and lightest full sized iPad yet. It features a smaller bezel, which shrinks the footprint of the tablet down without compromising on screen size. The screen size remains unchanged, and the body retains its strength and durability throughout. Apple announced that it’s 20 percent thinner at only 7.5mm thick, and weighs just 1.0 pound (28 percent less than the previous iPad). The screen will be a 9.7-inch Retina Display with 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution. The iPad Air will be featuring the 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion coprocessor, which Apple says is 8 times faster and has 72 times better graphics performance than the old processor.

The iPad Air will also have a 5-megapixel iSight camera and FaceTime HD front-facing camera and 10 hour battery life. The iPad Air will be available in silver and white and space grey and black color options starting at $499 in dozens of countries on November 1st. An LTE version will be available starting at $629. Apple also plans to keep the older iPad 2 in the lineup for $399. All of the new iPads will be shipping with iOS 7, along with their line of iWork and iLife apps which will be free for newer iPad and iPhone models.

Apple also announced the iPad Mini with a new retina display and similar specifications to the iPad Air with the A7 processor and 10 hour battery life.

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Will you be getting yourself the new iPad Air? Is this the iPad everyone must have and need. What would you be using one for? Sound off in the comments below and stay tuned for more on Apple’s newest innovations on RTV.