Saturday, 7 December 2013

The iPad Air is already here in Malaysia!


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In case you haven’t noticed, the iPad Air has finally arrived in Malaysia! It was launched last Thursday, 5th December 2013.

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Apple has done it again. It’s really amazing how Apple keeps getting innovative in launching new products. I’ve been eyeing the MacBook Air for quite some time now (this is actually my next target) as I now want my gadget for writing and photo editing to be more ‘mobile-friendly’. I’m happy with my MacBook Pro but it  can be heavy to bring around.


Anyway, back to iPad Air. I have an iPad 2 for my son and it can also get heavy to bring around. So if you are the type of person who is very dependent on your iPad to get things done, the iPad Air is perfect!


What to expect from the amazing iPad Air:

All-new design
iPad Air weighs less than half a kilo, and it’s 20 per cent thinner.2 But even though it’s extremely light, it has a refined aluminium unibody enclosure that feels solid and durable in your hand.


9.7-inch Retina display
Photos and videos look incredibly detailed and text is razor sharp on the stunning Retina display, which features over 3.1 million pixels — a million more than an HDTV.


A7 chip
The powerful and power-efficient A7 chip with 64-bit architecture makes everything remarkably responsive — while still delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.


Ultra-fast wireless
Now you can get up to 2x faster Wi-Fi performance using 802.11n with MIMO.4 And the Wi-Fi + Cellular model supports more networks for fast connections the world over.


Powerful apps included
iPad comes with great apps for sending email, browsing the web and making video calls. It also includes apps that let you do amazing things with your photos, movies, music, documents, spreadsheets and presentations.


Over 475,000 apps on the App Store
No matter what you love to do, there’s probably an app for that. And because these apps are made specifically for iPad, they take full advantage of its advanced technologies.


What’s the difference in storage sizes?
iPad Air comes in four storage sizes: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The term “GB” stands for gigabytes. The more gigabytes you have, the more content you can store on your iPad — apps, HD videos, movies, photos, books, magazines, and more. If, for example, you have a large music library or you frequently download HD movies, it’s a good idea to consider an iPad with a larger storage capacity. If you have a relatively small music or photo library or rarely make or buy movies, an iPad with a smaller capacity may be better for you. Of course, over time you will add more content to your iPad, so you’ll want to think about how your storage needs may evolve.


What will you get inside the iPad Air box:
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Lightning to USB Cable
12W USB Power Adapter

iOS 7
iOS is even easier to use with features like Control Centre, AirDrop and smarter multitasking. And because it’s designed for iPad, everything not only looks beautiful, it runs beautifully.

Limited warranty
Every iPad Air comes with complimentary telephone technical support for 90 days from your iPad Air purchase date and a one-year limited warranty.


You even have the option to purchase the new iPad Air online at http://store.apple.com/my/ipad and enjoy free shipping on orders above RM250.


As usual, there are 2 colors: Space Grey and Silver (no price difference on color). I’d choose Space Grey…
 
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iPad Air comes in Space Grey and Silver


You have options on sizes and prices for WiFi model: 16GB (RM1599), 32GB (RM1929), 64GB (RM2249) and 128GB (RM2579). If you are the type who stores loads of data, files, videos, photos and software on your iPad, then you might need to consider the bigger sizes. But if you’re like me whose iPad is for entertaining and teaching your child with occasional usage for work, 16GB will do.
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Models with WiFi + Cellular are slightly more expensive:
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Comparing the iPad Air to my iPad 2:

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Main differences of the iPad Air from iPad 2 are the following:
  1. Superb lightness of 135g than iPad 2
  2. Definitely better Retina display and resolution
  3. Thinner dimension, making it easier to slip into a bag or envelope
  4. A7 chip on iPad Air
  5. Better Facetime HD camera and features
  6. iSight camera
  7. Lighting connector which makes iPad Air faster to charge than iPad 2
  8. Nano-Sim vs Micro Sim



The iPad Air will definitely be a great gadget to have and even a wonderful gift for our loved ones. By the way, when you order online, you can add FREE custom engraving to the iPad. Say ‘I love you’ or ‘Thank You’ or ‘Happy Anniversary’ in high-tech style!
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For more info, visit http://store.apple.com/my or call 1800-80-6419