iPad Air sets a new standard for business tablets
Say what you will about Apple, but the company defines set standards. With hardware systems that have earned design awards, and software platforms – iOS and OS X – that are posed to exceed windows market share, Apple has earned a reputation for innovation, simplicity, and performance. In fact, Apple’s most recent product, the iPad Air, continues its winning ways.
The first iPad models changed the way people work. Most manufacturers had given up on the tablet market. Netbooks were all the rage. But the iPad change all that, transforming the manner in which users interact with electronic devices. Developers designed application to take advantage of the iPad changed all of that, transforming the manner in which users interact with electronic devices. Developers designed applications to take advantage of the iPad strengths and didn’t just port existing applications to the tablet. The result was a revolutionary new product that re-ignited the category.
Apple’s design influences on the newest iPad model is immediately apparent. The iPad Air is trim. At just 7.5mm thin, the tablet weighs only one pound. That’s 28% lighter and thinner than previous models.
Manufacturing such as slim, lightweight device frequently requires compromise. Often times, battery life must be sacrificed in favour of weight, or processing power and display features are trimmed to improve battery life.
Apple’s iPad Air makes no compromise. The 9.7 in screen, powers 2048×1536 resolution. The Retina display’s 3.1 million pixels produce stunning videos and razor sharp images. An A7 chip, meanwhile, delivers 64- bit desktop – class architecture to the tablet.
Thanks to the intelligent architecture and engineering, battery life also remains impressive. Although the iPad Air is twice as fast as previous models, plus thinner and lighter, mobile users can still work for 10 hours between charges.
Connectivity is stellar on the iPad Air, which boast two antennas and multiple-input / multiple output designs, with Wi-Fi performance approaching 300Mbps. Even mobile business users requiring connectivity on-the-go are in luck, because Wi-Fi + Cellular models support a growing number of LTE networks. These devices can also serve as mobile hotspots, where supported by local cellular data network providers.
The iPad Air ships with iOS 7, which sweetens the deal. AirPlay simplifies giving presentations, AirPrint technology makes it easy to print on wireless networks, and iCloud makes it easier to share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
What are your thoughts about the iPad Air? Will these devices make their way into your organisation? If so Midshire Telecom offer bespoke tariffs based on your business usage.
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