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iPad Air (iPad 5th-generation) and You | FAQs, Questions, Other Info

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  1. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Q: What generation is the iPad Air?
    A: 5th generation.

    Q: What CPU does it have?
    A: The iPad Air has an A7 processor. It’s up to 2x faster than the previous A6 in both CPU and graphics performance and it supports OpenGL ES 3.0

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    Q: How much RAM does the iPad Air have?
    A: 1 GB which is enough to run all your favorite applications without skipping a beat. Which is the same amount of RAM that the iPhone 5s, 5 and previous iPads have.

    Q: Does it have a retina display?
    A: Yes, with a display resolution of 2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch.

    Q: What is the screen size of the iPad Air?
    A: 9.7".

    Q: Does it support 4G LTE or cellular connectivity?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Does the iPad Air support 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) and HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA cellular data?
    A: Yes, with a bunch tons of carriers!

    Q: Will my carrier support LTE?
    A: That's up to your carrier and the LTE's frequency.

    Q:Does the iPad Air support nano-SIM cards?
    A: Yes, but only in the Wi-Fi + Cellular models.

    Q: How much is it?
    A: In the US:
    W-Fi only
    • $499 for 16 GB
    • $599 for 32 GB
    • $699 for 64 GB
    • $799 for 128 GB
    Wi-Fi + Cellular
    • $629 for 16 GB
    • $729 for 32 GB
    • $829 for 64 GB
    • $929 for 128 GB
    Q:What are the dimensions and weight of the iPad Air?
    A:

    W-Fi only
    • Height: 9.4 inches (240 mm)
    • Width: 6.6 inches (169.5 mm)
    • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.5 mm)
    • Weight: 1 pound (469 g)
    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)
    Q: How many megapixels are the cameras?
    A: The front-facing 'FaceTime HD' camera takes 1.2MP photos and HD video (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio. The back camera has a 5-megapixel iSight camera with Autofocus, Face detection, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, ƒ/2.4 aperture. Both cameras support Backside illumination, Tap to focus video or still images, Tap to control exposure for video or still images and Photo and video geotagging.

    Q: Does the iPad Air have a fingerprint sensor or Touch ID?
    A: No, only the iPhone 5s has Touch ID.

    Q: Does the iPad Air have the M7 coprocessor?
    A: Yes, the iPad 5th generation has the M7.

    Q: Does it come in different colors?
    A: Yes. Grey and White models.

    Q: Does it include the new EarPod headphones in the box?
    A: No. But it does support it.

    Q: Does the iPad with Retina display support Lightning?
    A: Yes and it includes a Lightning to USB 2.0 Cable in the box.

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    Q: Will my old accessories work with Lightning?
    A: Not out of the box. You'll need to purchase a $30 adapter.

    Q: Does the iPad Air support USB 3.0?
    A: No. But it does however support USB 2.0.

    Q: Does the iPad Air have 802.11ac Wi-Fi?
    A: No, it does not support gigabit or 802.11ac Wi-Fi. It does however have 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi and MIMO

    Q: Does the iPad Air have an ambient light sensor?
    A: Yes.

    Q: How long does the battery last?
    A: 10 hours.

    Q: What version of iTunes is required?
    A: iTunes 11.1

    Q: Can it be jailbroken?
    A: Not yet.

    Q: Does it support GPS?
    A: Yes, but only in the Wi-Fi + Cellular models. But a digital compass is included in both the Wi-Fi only model and Wi-Fi + Cellular models.

    Q: Does it support NFC?
    A: No.

    Q: What version of iOS does it run?
    A: iOS 7.0.

    Q: Does the iPad Air have an IPS panel for better viewing angels?
    A: Yes, it does have an IPS panel.

    Q: Does the iPad Air feature in-cell touch panel?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Does the iPad Air have Siri and Voice Dictation?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Does the iPad Air support AirPlay Mirroring?
    A: Yes.

    Q: Does the iPad Air do FaceTime?
    A: Yes, it can FaceTime with any Mac or iOS device supporting FaceTime.

    Q: What is different from the new iPad (4th-generation)?
    A: It is twice as fast as the new iPad with the all new A7 chip, it is thinner and lighter than the previous generation.

    Q: Does the iPad Air support "Smart Covers" or "Smart Cases"?
    A: Yes, but only with cases that are designed for the iPad Air and not the iPad mini.

    Q: Whats a "Smart Cover"?
    A: A Smart Cover is Apple's cover for the iPad. Instead of a full case they just have a cover for the screen that clips on easily and magnetizes with the side of the device. The Smart Case is a case that covers both the front and back of the iPad. Both of these cases feature a sleep and wake function that wakes or sleeps iPad when opened or closed. Learn more about them here.

    Q: Where can I find more information on the iPad Air?
    A: You can find more information at Apple.com http://www.apple.com/ipad

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  2. SilverShip

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    Q: Does the iPad Air have the M7 coprocessor?
    A: Yes, the iPad has the M7 allowing you to ensor on the home button allowing you to unlock your device with your fingerprint and for allowing iTunes purchases with your fingerprint.

    Thanks again, a FAQ that interests me
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    Small typo there. Also, I think it should be noted that the iPad Air officially supports T-Mobile now.

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