Pe 22 octombrie compania Apple a prezentat lumii intregi iPad Air, ca fiind noua generatie a tabletei cu ecran de 9,7 inch pe care au introdus-o pe piata in urma cu trei ani. In acest articol v-am spus tot ce trebuie sa stiti despre noua tableta a celor din Cupertino, aceasta avand un nou design impreumutat de la fratele ei mai mic, iPad mini, avand un procesor A7 pe 64 biti mult mai puternic, un cip Wi-Fi MIMO ultrarapid si o camera FaceTime imbunatatita. Toate aceste componente sunt incluse intr-o carcasa care are numai 7,5mm si aproximativ 500 de grame, o reducere substantiala a cifrelor daca vom compara noua tableta cu iPad 3 sau iPad 4.
Jurnalistii prezenti la conferinta Apple de pe 22 octombrie au primit de la cei din Cupertino tablete iPad Air pentru a le putea face recenzii inainte ca ele sa fie disponibile pe piata. Asa cum ne-am obisnuit, marile website-uri de tehnologie din Stetele Unite sau Marea Britanie au publicat recenziile astazi, la numai doua zile distanta de lansarea oficiala a tabletei in cateva zeci de tari, printre care si Romania. In marea lor majoritate, recenziile sunt pozitive, cei care le-au realizat au pareri bune despre noua carcasa, durata de viata a bateriei si procesorul mai rapid. Chiar si asa, unii sunt dezamagiti de faptul ca noua tableta nu include un cititor de amprente cu tehnologia Touch ID, care ar fi un element necesar pentru orice produs lansat de acum inainte de compania americana. Va invit mai jos sa cititi cateva pasaje din cele mai importante recenzii si sa urmati unul din linkurile puse la dispozitie pentru a citi varianta intreaga.
Engadget – Brad Molen
Surprise: the iPad Air is the best iPad we’ve reviewed. In addition, though, it’s also the most comfortable 10-inch tablet we’ve ever tested. In addition, though, it’s also the most comfortable 10-inch tablet we’ve ever tested. Not every manufacturer can produce a thin and light device without also making it feel cheap or flimsy, but Apple nailed it. Factor in a sizable boost in performance and battery life, and the Air is even more compelling. The last two iPads served up relatively few improvements, but the Air provides people with more of a reason to upgrade or even buy a tablet for the first time.
The Loop – Jim Dalrymple:
From the minute I picked up the iPad Air at Apple’s event in San Francisco last week, I knew it was going to be different. Apple set expectations very high by simply using the “Air” moniker for the new iPad, giving users thoughts of a lightweight, powerful, professional device, similar to how they think of the MacBook Air.
The good news is the iPad Air lives up to all of those expectations and more.
AnandTech‘s Anand Lal Shimpi:
The iPad Air changed my perspective on all of that. It really does modernize the big iPad. While I suspect there are still going to be a lot of users who prefer the smaller form factor of the iPad mini with Retina Display, I do feel like there are those users who will continue to appreciate all of the benefits that go along with having a larger display. Text is easier to read, particularly on desktop versions of websites. Photos and videos are larger and thus more engaging as well. In the past there was this complex matrix of tradeoffs that you had to make between iPad and iPad mini. This generation, Apple does away with all of that.
Fox News – Clayton Morris:
At 1 pound, the new iPad Air is impressively light, barely heavier than the iPad mini. My toddler can waddle around the house with it a lot more easily, and I can now use it in bed without worrying that it will smack me in the forehead if I doze off while reading Frank Miller’s „The Dark Knight Returns.” Which has been known to happen with the previous generation iPad.
CNET – Tim Stevens:
Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market.
AllThingsD‘s Walt Mossberg:
The battery performance of the iPad Air simply blew me away. In my tough tablet battery test, where I disable automatic screen dimming and other power-saving features, and combine video playback from the device’s memory with leaving Wi-Fi on and email working at normal settings, the iPad has almost always met its claims and beat competitors by a wide margin.
But this new iPad Air just kept going, clocking a battery life of 12 hours and 13 minutes, which exceeded Apple’s claim by more than 20%. The company says its A7 chip, combined with the fact it controls its own operating system, gives the new iPad the ability to tailor under-the-hood processes so unneeded drains on the battery can be minimized.
Bottom line: If you can afford it, the new iPad Air is the tablet I recommend, hands down.
Techpinions‘s Ben Bajarin:
With the iPad Air, Apple has created the world’s thinest and lightest full size tablet. By adding their 64-bit A7 processor, they have made it extremely powerful as well. After using the iPad Air for the past week I’m convinced that the iPad Air is the perfect personal computer for the masses.
Slashgear – Vincent Nguyen:
For some, the more compact iPad mini with Retina display will be the more portable iOS tablet of preference. For others, the wider range of Android tablets, often more affordable will hold greater appeal. Yet, for its combination of connectivity, longevity, power, app selection, and relentlessly pared-back design, the iPad Air ticks the boxes that make it the tablet for the everyman.
Times – Harry McCracken:
Designwise, this iPad is so much svelter that it almost feels like a new class of Apple tablet, but it remains an iPad — and for now, at least, that continues to be the most important bragging right that any tablet can claim.
TechCrunch – Darrell Etherington:
The iPad Air is a huge improvement over the iPad 4th-gen, or the iPad 2, pictured in the gallery. Its form factor is the best currently available for a 10-inch tablet, and it provides a great blend of portability and usability that leans towards the media device end of the spectrum.
Pocket Lint – Stuart Miles:
Apple has created an experience that far outweighs specs on a spec sheet and that will be hard for the competition to match. That in itself makes it the best tablet on the market in terms of performance, apps, and desirability, until the iPad mini with Retina display comes along, and then the fight over which iPad to get really starts.
New York Times – Damon Darlin:
I am not sure making the iPad Air lighter will be enough to persuade people who have never felt the need to buy one to race to the Apple store. But I bet that even without a beach-reading, dream-catching upgrade, many do.
The Telegraph – Matt Warman:
Its light weight and thin form mean it gets out of the way – you don’t notice it, but you notice what you’re doing on it. That, potentially, unleashes a new generation of tablet-based productivity. The fact that Apple is now giving away even more software means that perhaps the rebranding is, therefore, more than simply a marketing exercise. Air may yet be the oxygen for a new wave of uses for the iPad
USA Today – Ed Baig:
In sticking close to the status quo, the iPad Air won’t have the seismic impact of the original iPad. But the thin design only enhances what is already the best and most successful tablet on the market.
Associated Press – Anick Jesdanun:
You do pay more for an iPad than most of its rivals, but you get better app selection, ease of use and, with the new Air, an elegant design
David Pogue, pe blogul sau de pe Tumblr:
So that’s the iPad Air for you: No longer alone in the marketplace, no longer the only right choice, no breakthrough new features. But it’s smaller, lighter, and faster than ever, with a much bigger catalog of apps—and much better ones—than the competition. If you want a big tablet, this is the one that will make you happiest.
Put another way, there really is something in the Air.
Se pare ca Apple a reusit din nou sa aduca in mainile utilizatorilor un iPad mai subtire, mai usor si mult, mult mai rapid.