The iPad Air arrives

The iPad Air has arrived, and we can’t wait to get started with our testing. But before we roll up our sleeves and get to work on our iPad Air review, we decided to give you a first look at Apple’s new tablet in this video report.

Unveiled last month, the iPad Air is probably the biggest change to Apple’s tablet lineup since the original iPad’s release in 2010. I’m particularly interested to see how its battery life fares in our tests. Apple shrunk down the battery to make the iPad Air lighter and smaller than previous full-size models, and yet, this new tablet is expected to match the battery life of the fourth-generation iPad—or even improve on it.

I mentioned in my iPad Air diary that I’m intrigued by the A7 processor inside the iPad Air. Specifically, I want to see if the new tablet is powerful enough to make me give up my MacBook Air. And as a dedicated iPad mini user, I want to see how this new full-size tablet compares to its more compact counterpart (keeping in mind, of course, that an iPad mini with Retina Display is coming later this month).

I’m sure you have questions you’re hoping that Macworld can answer now that we have an iPad Air in hand. Let me know if there’s anything in particular that I should look out for as I start my iPad testing.

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