The Air has the same 9.7-inch screen size as its predecessors, but it's thinner at 7.5 millimeters and lighter at one pound. It also sports a 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion chip, which were first introduced in the iPhone 5S.
Apple announced the Air, which will come in different models with different amounts of storage and optional cellular capabilities, will start at
Additionally, Apple announced a new iPad Mini, which has been upgraded to a sharper "retina" display as well as the A7 chip. Those additions bump the entry price of the Mini to
The iPad Air ships
Apple will still sell the old iPad Mini at a reduced price of
Among the announcements in the conference, dubbed "a lot to talk about," Apple announced its new Mavericks upgrade to the OS X Mac operating system is available for free, starting Tuesday.
Apple's suite of productivity apps, including
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