iPad Air vs iPad 4 – How is iPad Air different than iPad 4 – Buy iPad air or 4?

ipad-air-vs-ipad-4The iPad Air vs. the iPad 4.  The iPad Air is the later of the two, but is it really that much better than the iPad 4?  The iPad support is obviously there with the Applecare support.  But, what about the actual hardware.  What’s the difference?

Let’s look at the specs to see the differences between both:

  • Size – The iPad Air is 43% more narrow and 20% thinner.
  • Weight – The iPad Air is 28% lighter.
  • Specs – The Air has an upgrade 64-bit A7 chip which makes the CPU and graphics twice as fast.
  • Battery – The iPad 4 actually wins this one with a 2-hour edge.

Below are the full specs of the iPad Air and iPad 4:


Apple iPad Air Apple iPad 4th Gen
Price from $499 from $499
Core specs
Display 9.7in, 2,048 x 1,536 9.7in, 2,048 x 1,536
Processor dual-core 64-bit A7 dual-core, 1.4GHz A6X
RAM Not stated 1GB
Storage 16/32/64/128GB 16/32/64/128GB
Weight 469g 652g
Dimensions 169.5 x 7.5 x 240mm 185.7 x 7.2 x 241.2mm
Battery life 10 hours 10 hours
Wi-Fi dual-band 802.11abgn MIMO dual-band 802.11abgn
Mobile data Optional LTE Optional LTE
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4 Bluetooth 4
GPS x (except with LTE models) x
Front camera 1.2MP, 720p video 1.2MP, 720p video
Rear camera 5MP, 1080p video 5MP, 1080p video
Connectors Lightning connector Lightning connector


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