Wired reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPad Air: An immensely powerful tablet

“The iPad Air isn’t just a waifish version of last year’s tablet. Inside, it features the company’s new 64-bit A7 processor — the very same one you’ll find in the iPhone 5s — along with storage capacities of up to 128 GB,” Christina Bonnington writes for Wired. “It’s an immensely powerful tablet. And while the battery is smaller (32.9 WHr versus the previous generation’s 42.5), it still manages to crank out the same 10-hours plus of battery life.”

“You can definitely get that 10 hours of battery life Apple promises, and that’s watching HD video streams. If you’re doing lower-intensity tasks like web browsing and reading ebooks, that battery will stretch even further,” Bonnington writes. “For those that use their tablets just an hour or two a night, you’ll likely get a week or more of use before needing to recharge.”

Bonnington writes, “Apple’s latest tablet, as it exists, is definitely one of the best (if not the best) tablet out there right now. However, I can’t help but feel that it could be even better. Where’s my TouchID? [sic] How about a bigger, better camera on this late 2013 tablet? I suppose this opens the opportunity for an iPad Pro, with such premium features. Or just next year’s Air. But I can’t help but want them now.”

Read more in the full review here.

Related articles:
The Verge reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPad Air: The best gets better – November 4, 2013
Ars Technica reviews Apple’s 64-bit iPad Air: Very impressive – November 4, 2013
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


    1. Every single review is effusive about the iPad Air. But, they all have one complaint, which I find very funny.

      “It doesn’t have Touch ID.”

      It’s comical that the one complaint they have with the iPad Air is about something that didn’t exist until 2 months ago.

  1. Dagnabit! It is the best out there. Sick of Samsung Trolls posting BS everywhere and using market sure as a defining data for Samsung winning the tablet wars and Apple losing it already!

  2. As “marketing gimmicks” go, this 64 bit processor has turned out to be a hell of a crowd pleaser. The reviews are so overwhelmingly positive that Apple haters are struggling to find any negativity that they can latch on to.

  3. I can’t help but feel there would be a market of people willing to pay for a “pro” version with a bigger battery – even if it meant a bit of extra weight/size. I’ve obviously not done the cost benefit analysis though, after all they’ve figured it’s better to keep selling the now quite old iPad 2 rather than stepping down the 3 or 4.

    1. Yep. I’m in that market. Just for the screen size. Literally seeing an 8 1/2 X 11″ page on screen would be soooooo nice for some things.

      I don’t want my phone to be any larger than it already is, though. 😛

      1. I suppose at some point they’re going to hit a point when going thinner is either not going to be possible or not worth the reduction and they’d be better off just putting in more battery anyway. I do sometime wonder how they decide between size reduction and battery. Why not reduce it by x% less and add more battery?

  4. “It’s an immensely powerful tablet. ”

    “An iPad Air reportedly exploded in a Vodafone shop in Australia, bursting into flames and causing the store to be exacuated,”
    EOL. Exploding Out Loud. Apple lover.

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