Apple Launches New iPads

Also says 170 million have been sold and that they account for 81% of tablet usage
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Apple unveiled new iPads at a San Francisco press event, 
including the iPad Air that it is billing as the lightest full size tablet
 available and a new version of iPad Mini that has the much higher resolution 
Retina Display.

The iPad Air is 43% narrower, 20% thinner and weighs in at 
only one pound. It comes with the A7 chip used in the iPhone 5S, which is two
 times faster than the previous generation and 72 times faster than the original 
iPad in terms of GPU performance.

It also has a 5MB iSight camera that can produce 1080P HD
 video.

Pricing for the iPad Air starts at $499 for 16GB with Wi-Fi;
 the cellular 4G LTE version starts at $629. It is expected to go on sale on November 
1.

The biggest upgrade to the smaller less costly iPad Mini is
 the addition of a Retina display, but it is also has a faster processor that is four
 times faster than last year's model and eight times faster at graphics tasks. 
Pricing starts at $399 for 16GB and will be available in November.

Apple also unveiled some user statistics. It announced that
 over 170 million have been sold and that they account for 81% of tablet usage.

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