Apple has launched the seventh Generation of its Tablet computer iPad in the market.
in addition to a new iPad Air with a screen diagonal of 10.5 inches, Apple renewed, after a long time the iPad mini with a smaller 7.9-inch Display, as the company announced in New York.
Both devices work with the Apple-designed A12 Bionic Chip to make the devices in comparison to the previous models, it is significantly faster. The iPad Air a 70-percent performance increase and double the graphics will performance, the iPad mini, Apple provides a tripling of the power in view. The iPad Air has also enlarged the Display. In comparison to the previous model, the screen had grown in area by almost 20 percent, and offer over half a million more pixels. In the case of new iPad models, the True-Tone-technique of Apple, which has so far been used only in the iPad Pro and iPhone: support now The Display is adapted to the color temperature of the ambient light automatically.
In contrast to the expensive iPad Pro series Apple used in both new models continue to be the fingerprint recognition system TouchID and dispensed with the more complex face recognition FaceID. The new iPads continue to have a conventional headphone socket (3.5 mm Jack). Like the Pro models, the two new iPads will be able to be operated with a pen (Apple, Pencil). However, they support the first Generation of the Apple Pencil, not the modernized second Generation. This will open the users of the iPad mini and iPad Air new creativity and productivity options, from the Drawing and recording of thoughts about the Marking of documents to Retouching photos.
Apple has, according to its own information, furthermore, the Front and rear cameras will be improved. In addition, the iPad should be prepared for the models with special Sensors designed to provide experiences in Augmented Reality (AR).
The new iPad mini will be available in Germany from 449 euros with Wi-Fi. With an additional LTE-a cellular module the device will cost 589 euros. The iPad Air starts at 549 euros for the Wi-Fi model and at 689 Euro with Wi-Fi and LTE. All prices include VAT.
The Hardware business, Apple had recently been insufficient, especially because of the sales slumped in China. In addition, the paragraph of the most important Apple product, the iPhone had failed, in the Christmas quarter, worse than expected. The iPad-business had performed well but in the difficult environment, with a sales plus of 17 percent, and 6.73 billion dollars. Exact sales figures of its devices, Apple is no longer called.