About iPad 5
Launched in October 2013, the iPad-5 is a 9.7-inch tablet computer from Apple Inc. These tablet computers are designed for portability, are flat and rectangular and use touch-screen technology including a virtual keyboard. They have built-in wi-fi and are particularly well suited to use for checking social media or e-mails and accessing websites or entertainment content such as movies, television, music or games while on the move. They have front- and back-facing built-in cameras.
The original iPad was launched by Apple in 2010. The 'iPad 5' is a significantly improved version of the iPad 4. Officially named iPad Air because of its significantly thinner, lighter body, it is only 7.5mm thick. It features the Apple iOS 7 operating system, launched at the same time, with the Apple 7 64-bit processor and M7 co-processor previously seen on the iPhone 5S. (The A7 runs twice as fast as the chip in the iPad 4). It also has a two better, new cameras for improved Face Time communications, still and video photography. Improvements to the display as cited at this launch include flat, colourful design with better typography and icons, and more translucency, layering and parallaxing.
Among the standard iOS apps and software are a new iBooks reading application similar to Kindle or Nook. Some critics expressed disappointment that although less than four-fifths of the weight of the iPad 2, the iPad 5 is not exactly 'air light', and that the anticipated addition of Touch ID, as seen on the iPhone 5s, did not materialise.