Apple iPad Air Review

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) newest edition to its full-size tablet line, the iPad Air, has recently hit the shelves. With the tablet market expected to be highly contested this holiday season, we asked a few Fools their impressions of Apple's new product.

Eric Bleeker believes the iPad Air was a large step forward from its predecessor. In addition, it also closed the gap with the iPad mini in design and features. Eric also notes that Apple's retail store foot traffic was brisk on the iPad Air's release date, indicating ample demand for the product.

Evan Niu is impressed with the $500 starting price. Apple increased the price of the iPad mini this iteration, but kept the price stable for the iPad Air. Although tablet prices have dropped, Apple has focused on delivering value at the $500 price point.

Jamal Carnette feels the iPad Air has a competitive advantage with this model in the larger tablet space.

In today's episode of Tech Teardown, Jamal Carnette talks iPad Air with Eric Bleeker, CFA and Evan Niu, CFA.

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  • Report this Comment On November 17, 2013, at 8:44 PM, secularinvestor wrote:

    The panel discussed two strong features of the iPad Air: weight and Retina Screen.

    However they missed perhaps the most significant new feature namely the super fast and powerful 64 bit processor, which gives both the iPhone 4 S and both the iPad Mini and iPad Air a huge advantage over the competition, who have yet again been left trailing in Apple's wake.

    Only Apple offers 64 bit mobile processors which are like jet engines compared to the competition's out of date piston engined 32 bit technology.

    iPhones and iPads already provide users with far greater choice and far higher quality Apps than Android or Windows. The A7 64 bit chips creates the platform which allows developers to increase even further the quality, speed and graphics capability of iOS Apps, in ways that the outdated 32 bit technology just cannot compete. Already developers are producing a stream of new Apps to take advantage of the 64 bit extra speed and power.

    iOS already offers the greatest range of games. The 64 bit A7 makes the iPad Air the ultimate mobile gaming machine. We can expect torrent of new 64 bit capable games with outstanding graphics and speed.

  • Report this Comment On November 19, 2013, at 8:18 PM, TMFJCar wrote:

    @Secularinvestor,

    Did you mean iPhone 5s? The 4s did not use the A7 64-bit processor. Thanks

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