Apple iPad Air, Apple A7, iOS 7, 9.7”, Wi-Fi & Cellular, 128GB, 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. And with iPad Air with Cellular, you can connect to mobile networks for up to 4G LTE internet access, all you’ll need is a compatible SIM card from your network provider.

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: To use cellular connectivity, you will require a separate SIM card. Network charges may apply when using a 4G LTE or HSPA+ data plan. Please see your network's terms and conditions for further information.

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 solid state drive has fewer moving parts so allows for a quicker start up as well as providing more security if your computer is dropped.
128GB
Headphone socket
YES
Location Services
GPS, GLONASS
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
1GB
Memory Card Slot Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
NO
Model name / number
ME987B/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 7
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
SIM Card Type Information The size of SIM card required
Nano-SIM
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
478g
Wireless Display Information Allows wireless data streaming to a WiDi-enabled TV.
NO
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11a/b/g/n; dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and MIMO, Cellular via SIM card

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Apple iPad Air, Apple A7, iOS 7, 9.7”, Wi-Fi & Cellular, 128GB, Space Grey 5 5 3 3
iPad 128Gb I would recommend this to anyone with a large photo library. Also much lighter that the previous iPads 28 January 2014
The more you use it the better it gets If you had an earlier iPad, this doesn't seem like a big leap until you use it. It's really fast, and incredibly thin and light. Superb display as always, and everything "just works". I use it all the time throughout the day and just find I appreciate it more all the time. Doesn't run Microsoft Office natively if that's what you need but there are lots of alternative programs, and, honestly, why buy an iPad to run Office. Get more out of life instead. 31 December 2013
It's even better than previous iPads fast extra appts etc This is the best invention no longer carry bags of files papers search engin wonderful 25 December 2013
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£739.00


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