Apple iPad Air Tablet-$299 Online Shopping| wholesale retailer in China

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Apple iPad Air Tablet-$299 Online Shopping| wholesale retailer in China
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The iPad Air improves on its predecessor in every respect – and it’s still worth searching out in 2016

The iPad Air has been superseded by three new models – the iPad Air 2, the iPad Pro and the iPad Pro 9.7 since it first came out in 2014, and Apple no longer sells it on its website. That doesn’t mean that you should ignore it completely, though.

The iPad Air 2, iPad Pro and Pro 9.7 are superior devices, but the original iPad Air is still no slouch, and if you can get hold of it secondhand for a good saving over a new device, it’s still a very capable tablet.

Importantly, it’s still on Apple’s roster for software updates. The next big overhaul is iOS 10, which is due to roll out on 13th September, and it brings with it a whole host of updates and improvements to everything from the lockscreen to the Maps and Photos apps.

Even Siri gets an overhaul with the added ability for app developers to hook into the voice-powered personal assistant. Soon, iPad Air owners will be able to command Siri to search Spotify for their favourite band’s music.

It’s important to know, however, that not every improvement in iOS 10, and for that matter future updates, will be available to the iPad Air. One such update is Split View, a feature first introduced in iOS 9 alongside the iPad Pro, that allows two apps to be displayed alongside each other at the same time when the tablet is held in portrait mode. Although the feature was supported as far back as the iPad Air 2, the original iPad Air missed out, and that continues to be the case in iOS 10.

Apple iPad Air: Design

Apple has gone back to the drawing board for the iPad Air – the full-sized, 9.7in iPad is a dead ringer for its little brother, the iPad mini. It has the same chamfered metal edges around the glass front; those edges are now more aggressively rounded than on the iPad 4; and discrete volume buttons have replaced the rocker switch of old. In our view it’s a marginally more attractive device, especially in the moody Space Grey livery (it also comes in silver), but there’s not much in it.

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  1. I love my new ipad air! I mostly have PC or android products so had to be convinced to purchase an apple tablet. The ipad air is perfect! It’s paper thin and light-weight, lightening fast, easy to use and navigate, has a super sharp screen image, wi-fi works great. There are so many apps for the ipad and they work seamlessly. I downloaded the kindle app because I read lots of e-books; it works perfectly! I debated whether to get the smaller ipad mini (easier to hold device for reading) or the larger ipad air; I’m glad I got the larger screen – easier to use for web browsing and not that difficult for reading books. The Safari browser works great too and easy to save weblinks. The battery lasts all day with moderate use but needs to be charged every night (I think this is standard for tablets). The only negative – my husbands wants to use it too 🙂

  2. Came fully charged in sealed apple box with all accessories! I was slightly hesitant on buying technology through a 3rd party but I’ll never pay full retail at an China Store(Saleholy.com) again! DHL four days to the free delivery !!!

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