Apple introduced the ‘iPad Air’ and ‘iPad Mini 2’ at a press conference Oct. 22 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
The iPad Air will weigh one pound, but will be 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the ‘iPad 4’.
The Air, which will use the iOs7 system, promises to be 20% less in volume.
The iPad Mini 2 will feature a new retina display and will only weigh 0.73 pounds, with a depth is only 0.29 inches.
The biggest development for the iPad Mini is the retina display, with a resolution of 1024-by-768 to 2048-by-1536. That’s 326 pixels per inch.
The iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 mostly follow the design philosophy from Jonathan Ive. Ive’s frames are thinner and the tablet will have more integration then before.
Still, skeptics argue Apple is not following Steve Job’s idea because Jonathan Ive and Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, have changed the look and direction of the company.