The Apple iPad Air is the 5th generation tablet to officially be released and hit store shelves on November 1st. Apple tends to slowly refine their devices and many people often ask if there is a compelling enough reason for them to upgrade from previous devices. Today we check out the new iPad Air and the 3rd generation iPad to see if older models are still completely viable or if the new version blows it away.
The Apple iPad 3, 4, 5 all have relatively the same cameras, resolution. The only thing that has changed in the upgrade path is the GPU and CPU processor. I like the new slimmer bezel on the Air and the fact it weighs almost 40% less than prior iPad models. This makes it easier to hold for longer reading and gaming sessions.
Today in our Good e-Reader Comparison Video we put the iPad 3 and Air side by side. We look the same comic book, newspaper, magazine, eBook and HD video from Netflix. Is there a world of difference between the old or new, or is it rather negligible? If you are thinking of upgrading from an older model to the Air, this video is for you.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.