iPad Air


The Apple iPad Air (1st Air Generation) is a tablet that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2013 to 2016 as part of the iPad series. The tablet has been introduced on October 22, 2013, and its price started at $499.

The first generation of iPad Air features Dual-Core 1.4 GHz 64-bit Apple A7 processor with Quad-Core graphics, Apple M7 motion coprocessor, 1 GB of RAM, 9.7″ high-resolution Retina multi-touch widescreen LCD IPS Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB or 128 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual camera system; front 1.2 Mpix FaceTime HD camera, and rear 5.0 Mpix camera with 1080p video recording capability, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, Lightning port, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and an optional version with GPS, and 4G / LTE data capability.

The iPad Air marked the first major design change for the iPad since the iPad 2; it has a thinner design that is 7.5 millimeters thick and has a smaller screen bezel similar to the iPad mini. Apple reduced the overall volume for the iPad Air by using thinner components resulting in a 22% reduction in weight over the iPad 2. It retains the same 9.7-inch screen as the previous iPad model. 

The new front-facing camera is capable of video in 720p HD, includes face detection, and backside illumination. The rear camera received an upgrade as well; now being called the iSight camera, in addition to the same functions as the front camera it also contains a 5 Mpix CMOS, hybrid IR filter, and a fixed ƒ/2.4 aperture. The device was available in space gray and silver colors.

This iPad has been discontinued on March 21, 2016, and has been replaced by the iPad Air 2.

Today iPad Air is 8 years old!

iPad Air
Source: pinterest.com – iPad Air

iPad Air Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 22, 2013
ReleasedNovember 1, 2013
DiscontinuedOctober 16, 2014 (64 GB and 128 GB)
March 21, 2016 (16 GB and 32 GB)
Model IdentifieriPad4,1
iPad4,2
Model NumberA1474 (Wi-Fi)
A1475 (Worldwide)
A1476 (China)
EMC2647
2646
Order NumberMD785LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MD786LL/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MD787LL/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MD898LL/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MD788LL/A (16 GB White Wi-Fi)
MD789LL/A (32 GB White Wi-Fi)
MD790LL/A (64 GB White Wi-Fi)
ME906LL/A (128 GB White Wi-Fi)
ME991LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular AT&T)
MF003LL/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular AT&T)
MF009LL/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular AT&T)
MF015LL/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular AT&T)
ME997LL/A (16 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular AT&T)
MF529LL/A (32 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular AT&T)
MF012LL/A (64 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular AT&T)
MF018LL/A (128 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular AT&T)
MF020LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular Sprint)
MF024LL/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular Sprint)
MF026LL/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular Sprint)
MF028LL/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular Sprint)
MF021LL/A (16 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular Sprint)
MF025LL/A (32 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular Sprint)
MF027LL/A (64 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular Sprint)
MF029LL/A (128 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular Sprint)
ME993LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular Verizon)
MF004LL/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular Verizon)
MF010LL/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular Verizon)
MF016LL/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular Verizon)
ME999LL/A (16 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular Verizon)
MF532LL/A (32 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular Verizon)
MF013LL/A (64 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular Verizon)
MF019LL/A (128 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular Verizon)
MF496LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular T-mobile)
MF520LL/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular T-mobile)
MF534LL/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular T-mobile)
MF558LL/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular T-mobile)
MF502LL/A (16 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular T-mobile)
MF527LL/A (32 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular T-mobile)
MF539LL/A (64 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular T-mobile)
MF563LL/A (128 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular T-mobile)
MD785CH/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular China Mobile)
MD768CH/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular China Mobile)
MD787CH/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular China Mobile)
ME898CH/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular China Mobile)
MD788CH/A (16 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular China Mobile)
MD789CH/A (32 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular China Mobile)
MD790CH/A (64 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular China Mobile)
ME906CH/A (128 GB White Wi-Fi + Cellular China Mobile)
Original Price$499 (16 GB Wi-Fi)
$599 (32 GB Wi-Fi)
$699 (64 GB Wi-Fi)
$799 (128 GB Wi-Fi)
$629 (16 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$729 (32 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$829 (64 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$929 (128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
ColorsSpace Gray
White
Weight1 – 1.05 Ibs. – 453 – 476 Grams
Dimensions9.4” H x 6.6” W x 0.29″ D
23.87 cm H x 16.76 cm W x 0.73 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorApple A7
Processor Speed1.4 GHz
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
CoprocessorApple M7 motion
Cache64 KB L1
1 MB L2

Storage

Storage16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB

Memory

Memory1 GB LPDDR3

Graphics

Graphics CardPowerVR G6430
Number of Cores4

Display

Display9.7″ Retina widescreen LCD IPS Display
Resolution2048 x 1536
Pixel Density264 ppi
InputMulti-Touch

Controls

ButtonsVolume + / –
Home
Sleep / Wake up
Silence / Rotation

Sensors

SensorsAmbient light
Accelerometer
Three-axis gyroscope

Connections

Networks*A1475:
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 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)

A1476:
UMTS (WCDMA)/​HSPA+/​DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
TD-SCDMA (1900 (F), 2000 (A))
FDD-LTE (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40)
Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n dual-channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and MIMO
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
SIM slotnano-SIM*
Ports1 – Lightning port
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
Camera1 – 1.2 Mpix front FaceTime HD camera
1 – 5.0 Mpix rear camera
LocationAssisted GPS*
GLONASS*
Digital compass
Audio In2 – Microphones
Audio Out2 – Stereo Speakers
*Cellular version only

Media

Audio FormatsHE-AAC (V1 and V2)
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)
MP3 VBR
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
Apple Lossless
AIFF
WAV
Video FormatsH.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Software

Original OSiOS 7.0.3
Maximum OSiOS 12.4.8
Intelligent AssistantSiri
AirDropSupported
HandoffSupported
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later

Power

Battery32.4 W Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity8827 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
Power AdapterApple 10W USB Power Adapter

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