“I’ve been using the iPad Air, which goes on sale Nov. 1, for a week now, and it’s hands-down the best tablet on the market,” Rich Jaroslovsky writes for Bloomberg News.
“Apple has recrafted the hardware and packed in new software and services that make it more useful for creating content, not just consuming it,” Jaroslovsky writes. “The screen is the same 9.7 inches, but at just one pound, the Air is 28 percent lighter. In fact, it’s now just five ounces more than the latest iPad mini [with Retina display], which grew marginally heavier to accommodate a bigger battery.”
“The Air maintains its wide lead in both the number of tablet-specific apps available — 475,000 — and in their quality. And Apple is upping the iPad’s value proposition by making its iWorks productivity and iLife creativity apps free to purchasers of new devices,” Jaroslovsky writes. “The Apple apps work the way Office should. Using Pages, the equivalent of Microsoft Word, I was able to create and edit a document that I saved to Apple’s iCloud service and opened on a Mac. I also shared it with a non-Apple-using colleague. By clicking on a link, he opened the document in his browser, using a Web-based version of Pages to make changes I could immediately see on the iPad.”
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Bloomberg News reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPad Air: Hands-down the best tablet on the market – October 30, 2013
CNET reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPad Air: The best full-size tablet, Editors’ Choice – October 30, 2013
AnandTech reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPad Air: In a completely different league – October 30, 2013
USA Today’s Baig reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPad Air: Best of breed, superior to each and every rival – October 30, 2013
Mossberg reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPad Air: ‘The best tablet I’ve ever reviewed’ – October 29, 2013
Fox News reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPad Air: Best in class – October 29, 2013
The Independent reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPad Air: Super-light and most powerful – October 29, 2013