Apple Unveils Lighter iPad Air

Thinner. Lighter. Faster. That’s what Apple promises in its newest iPad, which also has a new name: the iPad Air.

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Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller announces the iPad Air at a press event Tuesday in San Francisco. (credit: Getty Images)

The company rolled out the fifth generation of its market-leading tablet Tuesday. Among its new features, the iPad will weigh 1 pound, down from 1.4 pounds. It’s 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the current fourth-generation iPad.

The iPad Air will have the same 9.7-inch screen as previous iPads and pack the same A7 processing chip that’s in the iPhone 5S. That will make it 72 times faster than the original iPad, according to Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller.

“This is our biggest leap forward ever with a full-size iPad,” Schiller said.

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