Apple iPad Air, Apple A7, iOS 8, 9.7", Wi-Fi, 32GB, Space Grey

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With its all new design, the iPad Air is packed with advanced technology, yet, somehow, thinner and lighter than ever before. It features a 9.7-inch Retina display, 64-bit A7 chip and ultra-fast wireless, with access to over 500,000 of your favourite apps directly from the app store.

All-new design
iPad Air has been carefully crafted to deliver a sleeker, thinner iPad without compromising on technology. It’s just 7.5mm thin and weighs less than half a kilo, with the weight perfectly distributed to sit comfortably in your hands. An aluminium unibody ensures that the iPad Air feels solid yet light in your hand, while thinner bezels ensure that the astounding Retina display takes your focus. The familiar Home, volume, Sleep/Wake buttons and Side Switch are wonderfully refined and durable thanks to their metallic construction.

Smooth performance
Combining Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip and M7 coprocessor in the iPad Air gives you more speed and performance to do what you want, without compromising on battery life. The A7 allows apps and games to run faster and respond quicker, with superior support for more detailed graphics and visual effects, comparable to those only previously seen on desktop computers and games consoles. The 64-bit architecture supports both the older apps that you love as well as newer, more robust apps that make more possible on an iPad Air. The M7 coprocessor measures motion through the gyroscope, accelerometer and compass, to enable apps to give you a better experience on the go. This allows iPad Air to maintain the same great battery life that you expect from an iPad.

iOS 7- a new perspective
iPad Air will arrive in your hands with iOS 7 installed. iOS 7 has been redesigned with a beautiful new look, easy-to-use interface, amazing features and improved security. Smarter multitasking, Control Centre and AirDrop combined with iCloud makes using an iPad even simpler than ever. And with apps like iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote included, you’re in a better position than ever to enjoy the best of iPad.

Details that matter
The astonishing 9.7-inch Retina display comprises of 3.1 million pixels at a resolution of 2048x1536, displaying incredible detail in your photos and videos and ensuring that text looks sharp and well defined. The thinner bezel on iPad Air makes the display more prominent than ever, with images brought to life right in front of you thanks to an expansive colour palette.

Faster Wi-Fi
iPad Air features two antennas and MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple Output) technology to help you get the most out of your router and internet connection. MIMO combines with dual-band wireless, delivering download speeds that are potentially twice as fast as previous generations, reaching up to 300Mbps.

Capture it in HD
Dual cameras on iPad Air give you plenty to smile for. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera is great for online video chats, with a next-generation backside illuminated sensor with larger pixels helping to brighten your calls and selfies, even in low-light. On the back of iPad Air, a 5 megapixel iSight camera will help you snap your shot or full HD video at a moment’s notice, with the A7 processor making the adjustments needed to ensure a great picture or video automatically.

Please Note: Your new iPad will arrive with iOS 7 installed. iOS 8 can be installed over Wi-Fi or a cellular connection by opening the Settings app, tapping on 'General' and then selecting 'Software Update' and 'Download'.
Alternatively, you can connect your iPad to your internet enabled computer running iTunes by opening iTunes, selecting your iPad, clicking 'Check for Updates' and then 'Download and Update'.

Accessories Included
USB to lightning adapter, USB plug
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 10 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Yes - 4.0
Brand
Apple
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
Dimensions
H240 x W169.5 x D7.5 mm
Ethernet Port Information Allows a connection to a router via a cable (available separately).
NO
Finish
Space Grey
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
PowerVR G6430
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Shared
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
32GB
Headphone socket
YES
Location Services
NO
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
1GB
Memory Card Slots Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
NO
Model name / number
MD786B/A
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
NO
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Apple iOS 8
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) Information The resolution of an image within a certain space. The more pixels per inch, the higher the detail on the screen.
264PPI
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
Apple Lightning Port
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
Dual-core Apple A7 with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
1.3GHz
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Gloss
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
2048 x 1536 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
9.7"
Screen Type
LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology
Sensors
Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope
Shop by Type
Tablets
SIM Card Type Information The size of SIM card required
Wi-Fi Only
Sound
Built-in speaker
Touch Screen
YES
Voice Recognition
YES- Siri
Webcam (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
1.2 megapixel FaceTime HD Camera
Webcam (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
5 megapixel iSight Camera
Weight
469g
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
NO
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n; dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO

Delivery

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Free

Standard delivery in time for Christmas

Free

Next, named or Saturday UK delivery

£6.95

Next/named day UK delivery pre-10.30am

£9.95

International delivery not available

Returns

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Q & As

Apple iPad Air, Apple A7, iOS 7, 9.7", Wi-Fi, 32GB 4.8 5 83 83
Apple iPad Collected my Apple iPad from my local Waitrose store after just 3 days of ordering it online with John Lewis. I am absolutely thrilled with the iPad on which you have given me a 3 year guarantee (I also purchased the 3 year Added Care Insurance) and the speed with which you expedited my order. This was the first time I had ordered anything from you and I will certainly use John Lewis again and recommend you to my friends and family. A big thank you! 16 December 2014
Apple iPad Air What can I say but smitten with all Apple products. This an upgrade for an iPad 2 and fantastic. The screen is clear and as with all Mac's easy to use. iCloud is bliss connecting all my Ma'c together. The camera is very good and so handy to be able to work on Numbers and know that it is also updating the main spreadsheets on the iMac. Would never buy anything but Apple 09 December 2014
iPad air I bought this iPad air for my wife. She is apsolutly thrilled with it. It is so fast with its speed of function that she only uses her laptop for storage only. Great price for the product and it came with a 3year guarantee. I ordered the iPad on line and picked it up from john lewis liverpool. It was so easy. Well done... 09 December 2014
Excellent product - enhances my life considerably! Excellent product - as expected. Great screen and camera, useful for all manner of things. Great customer service from John Lewis, even came with a free 3 year guarantee. 09 December 2014
Excellent Product I was reluctant to move to an iPad but so glad I did. It is easy to use and everything is self explanatory. Easy to set up and use. The only downside is the length of time it takes to charge. Everything from my iphone moved over effortlessly. I would recommend this product. 09 December 2014
Smaller, lighter, better? I bought my iPad Air to replace a iPad 3 retina and immediately noticed that it is much lighter and although the useable area of the screen is the same size the margins are narrower and the whole thing is smaller and neater. This may not be noticed by a buyer new to an iPad but to me it is a big improvement. I cannot say I nociced any difference in picture quality but it seems to respond more quickly to input and as I bought a 32gb version has double the storage I had before. I was very impressed with the video and wifi performance following a recent holiday when I downloaded content fron bbc I player to watch offline and also later online watching live films and programs on Sky go . Overall I am happy with my purchase although I wonder if I should have gone the extra and bought the new iPad air2. 09 December 2014
The Apple of My Eye, I ♥️ My iPad My husband has just bought me an iPad Air as an early Christmas present. I havent used it much yet but all I can say is if it gives me the same brilliant service that my first iPad(2) gave me for three years, I will be very happy. The iPad Air is lighter, thinner and slightly smaller than the older iPads and seems easier to hold. I had considered the Mini but like the bigger screen of the iPad Air. I agree with the previous reviewer, please do not think that there are no instructions etc as all you do with your new Ipad is switch it on and follow the instructions on screen. You can also download a comprehensive manual from the Apple website and store it on your iBook app. Great service as usual from John Lewis with an extra years warrenty,. Sadly just missed the 3 year warranty offer but still excellent value offered by John Lewis. 03 December 2014
3 year guarantee I bought this 32 GB iPad Air before going to the US. Why not buy one there then? Well, you only get one year guarantee if you buy it from an Apple store in the US (same here), and JL includes a 3 year guarantee. Most electronic goods don't fail during the first year, so one year guarantee is practically useless. This iPad comes with iOS7, but I have not updated it with iOS8, because I prefer the former, I won't elaborate this here. I use it when travelling, so much lighter and quick to use than my laptop, and also when I have a lazy morning, i.e. reclining in bed, half watching the TV, half surfing the Internet, while sipping a cup of coffee. Of course, the iPad Air 2 is a tad better, as it is supposed to be faster and have a sharper screen, but in reality it is hardly noticeable, same with the camera. But obviously, if you have the cash, go for it. I forgot to mention first that it weighs 30 g less than the original Air, is slightly thinner and has finger print recognition, but personally I think it is more a gimmick than anything else. For the person who complained that there was no instructions: you only need to switch it on and follow the setup on the screen, it is very simple, that's the beauty of the iPad. 24 November 2014
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£359.00


Product code :

86060502

Colour :

Space Grey


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