The iPad Air, Apple's fifth-generation iPad, weighs just 1 pound, is 7.5mm thick and boasts its new A7 processor, making it eight times faster than the iPad 4.
Apple's Phil Schiller reveals the iPad Air with Retina Display. The new tablet is 7.5mm thick and weighs just 1 pound. It will be available November 1 starting at $499 for the 16GB model and $629 for the cellular version.
If last month is any indicator, 2013 may be the year of the iPad Mini and smaller tablets in general.
Hewlett-Packard announces a 9.7-inch WebOS tablet, the HP TouchPad.
The A7 is essentially the same chip as the one in the iPhone 5S, and according to Apple's Phil Schiller, the iPad Air and the new Mini are much faster than their predecessors.
KGI Securities offers a tip sheet on iPads, iMacs, and MacBooks coming in 2014.
That's the word from CIRP, which says that the iPad Air accounted for 41 percent of all US iPad sales. The iPad 2 hung on with 5 percent share.
After two generations of relatively hefty 9.7-inch iPads, Apple may finally be ready to ship a lighter "iPad 5."
New iPads will come later in the year after the expected September 10 iPhone 5S and 5C event, according to Apple experts and observers.
The iPad 5 is likely to sport thinner backlighting, which may get it closer to the iPad 2 in thickness and weight, according to NPD DisplaySearch.