Looks just like a larger iPad mini, just like the leaks.
Thinner, lighter, more powerful -- Schiller says.
New name for the iPad. So it's the iPad Air.
iPad Air is the name! Wow, does that mean iPad Pro is in the works?
Schiller: Today we think we have the biggest step yet (in updating the iPad).
Apple finally announces the launch of its next-gen iPad.
9.7-inch Retina Display with narrower side bezel (43 percent smaller).
Oh, the fifth-generation iPad is called the iPad Air.
Thinner, lighter, more powerful -- and a new name -- iPad Air.
Or, is the bigger iPad staying around...? Maybe I should stop tying and let Phil tell me.
Now 7.5mm down from 9.4mm. 20 percent thinner, Schiller says.
Still a 9.7-inch display. But with a smaller bezel -- 43% thinner.
This happened with much work, Schiller says. Now weighs 1 pound, down from 1.9 lbs.
Gone from 9.4mm to 7.5mm thick. That's a 20% reduction.
It's the lightest full sized tablet in the world Schiller boasts.
It weighs 1 pound on the nose. "The lightest full-size tablet in the world." I'm guessing some of you are frantically fact-checking that as I type.
Last iPad was 1.4 pounds. New one is just 1 pound.
This is the same chip that's in the iPhone 5S. 64-bit, and comes with M7 motion coprocessor. This is 2x the processor on the previous generation, with 2x faster graphics.
Not an A7X chip, as some had expected, the same A7 as the 5S. Again, perhaps room for a Pro?
Will have the same A7 chip as the new iPhone 5s.
Same 64-bit chip. And also has the new M7 motion co-processor.
BTW, yes, the bezels are much thinner -- on the sides, at least. Just like the mini.
Appe promising 2X the processing performance as previous iPad.
It's 72x faster than the original iPad in GPU performance, Schiller notes. New version gets 2x increase in rendering, and 2x as fast opening files. It's also got MIMO wireless technology but still using 802.11n (not ac)
5MB iSight camera, 1080p HD video, FaceTime HD camera with larger pixels, dual microphones, and improved backside illumination on cameras.
10 hours of battery life.
Apple is putting MIMO (multiple antennas) WiFi into the iPad for the first time.