iPad Air officially announced with super slim design and A7 chip

'The biggest step yet'

iPad 5

Make way - there's a new iPad in town and it's packing 64-bit architecture. Apple has finally lifted the lid on the new iPad Air, putting to rest all the months of speculation.

With a brand new name, the new iPad is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor - 7.5mm thick - with a thinner bezel to booth. It's keeping the 9.7-inch screen size though.

It also features an A7 processor and M7 motion coprocessor to follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 5S. It'll also see a 72x increase in graphics performance.

Feather touch

It's twice as fast than the previous generation, and eight times faster than the original iPad. It also features a 5MP isight camera capable of shooting 1080p HD video.

Apple reckons we'll get ten hours of battery out of the new iPad, and promises the Wi-Fi will be twice as fast too.

The iPad Air is available in silver and white, space gray and black. It'll be available on November 1 for the starting price of $499 (£399, AU$598) for the 16GB model with Wi-Fi only.