First consumer iPad Air unboxing video hits the web hours after release

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in iPad edited January 2014
Apple has already begun rolling out its latest iPad offering, the iPad Air, in countries around the world, and the first of what are likely to be many videos starring the tablet has hit the Web.

Due to its proximity to the International Date Line, Australia is one of the first countries to have gained access to the iPad Air, and AppleInsider collaborator Ben Pasternak is back with more high-quality videos showing off the new tablet.



In addition to the unboxing, Pasternak also uploaded his experience as one of the first line waiters for the new Air.

Apple's iPad Air netted stellar reviews from journalists this week, who lauded the device's thin-and-light form factor, impressive performance and impressive battery life. Despite having a smaller battery pack, the tablet is able to last some ten hours on a single charge thanks to the efficient A7 system on a chip and M7 motion coprocessor.

The iPad Air will hit store shelves on Friday, with Apple Stores opening at 8 a.m. local time for the event. Unlike the iPhone 5s launch, Apple is offering in-store pickup for the new tablets, meaning customers will likely be able to place orders in the U.S. from 12:01 Pacific.
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  • Reply 1 of 33
    akqiesakqies Posts: 768member
    This is the soft porn of unboxing videos. I prefer something less fluffy.


    PS: If that's soft core what does that make iFixit's teardowns? Snuff?
  • Reply 2 of 33
    Awesome hardware, shame about the OS
  • Reply 3 of 33
    akqiesakqies Posts: 768member
    Awesome hardware, shame about the OS

    What's wrong with the OS?
  • Reply 4 of 33
    Originally Posted by jobsonmyface View Post

    Awesome hardware, shame about the OS

     

    image

  • Reply 5 of 33
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    Awesome hardware, shame about the OS
    No, shame about your user name.
  • Reply 6 of 33
    takeotakeo Posts: 417member

    Could agree more. iOS 7 is a UX disaster.

  • Reply 7 of 33
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    takeo wrote: »
    Could agree more. iOS 7 is a UX disaster.
    That's your opinion. Works fine for me and looks a helluva lot better than the Microsoft Bob version that was iOS 1-6.
  • Reply 8 of 33
    I wonder how many MS employees were told to come on here and talk sh**.
  • Reply 9 of 33
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post





    That's your opinion. Works fine for me and looks a helluva lot better than the Microsoft Bob version that was iOS 1-6.

    If you like change for the sake of change, it works just fine.  I find it more difficult to read quickly and that reminders is a little bit unstable, which is too bad because I have hundreds of reminders.  On the other hand, I respect your opinion.

     

    If Apple were truly concerned about the opinion of the users, however, it would allow us to give feedback about iOS7 directly.  But I suspect that under Mr. Ive they would really prefer not to know.

  • Reply 10 of 33
    poochpooch Posts: 768member
    Awesome hardware, shame about the OS

    uh ... shame about your employer?

    are you being paid by someone to write this negative comment? if so, you should disclose that.
  • Reply 11 of 33

    Got mine. Have to admit that it's actually heavier than you would think by looking at it (and despite the hype) but nice upgrade from my 2 anyway.

     

    The queue

    The box

    The goodies

  • Reply 12 of 33

    Just asking why videos on Ai are only showing 80% of the width? 

     

    Not complaining! Really like Ai! :)

  • Reply 13 of 33
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post

     

    Got mine. Have to admit that it's actually heavier than you would think by looking at it (and despite the hype) but nice upgrade from my 2 anyway.

     

     

    The queue

     

    The box

     

    The goodies


    Good for you! Congrats! :)

  • Reply 14 of 33
    Originally Posted by hentaiboy View Post


     

    I’ve always found non-US plugs to be comical. I mean, really. Pop one of those suckers on the iPhone’s charger and it’s bigger than the charger itself. I realize some of them are because of the legally forced grounding or whatever, but some aren’t.

  • Reply 15 of 33
    Btw: He's REALLY cute.
  • Reply 16 of 33
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    I’ve always found non-US plugs to be comical. I mean, really. Pop one of those suckers on the iPhone’s charger and it’s bigger than the charger itself. I realize some of them are because of the legally forced grounding or whatever, but some aren’t.


    Ironically the plug doesn't have a ground pin because the charger is an insulated device. So yes could have been made smaller. Which would have led to a thinner box more in keeping with the 'Air' mantra.

  • Reply 17 of 33
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    sky king wrote: »
    If you like change for the sake of change, it works just fine.  I find it more difficult to read quickly and that reminders is a little bit unstable, which is too bad because I have hundreds of reminders.  On the other hand, I respect your opinion.

    If Apple were truly concerned about the opinion of the users, however, it would allow us to give feedback about iOS7 directly.  But I suspect that under Mr. Ive they would really prefer not to know.
    Because Apple cared about user feedback under Jobs and Forstall? :lol: Just curious between 2007-2012, when users were allowed to give direct feedback about iOS?
  • Reply 18 of 33
    quadra 610quadra 610 Posts: 6,743member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Takeo View Post

     

    Could agree more. iOS 7 is a UX disaster.


     

     

    There are personal anecdotes.

     

    And then there's this:

     

    http://www.tuaw.com/2013/09/25/ios-7-beats-up-on-android-windows-phone-in-user-experience-comp/

     

    Wait for the usual round of iPhone 5s (running iOS 7) consumer satisfaction reports. Guess where it'll be?  Hint:  see last year's reports, and the year before that, and before that, and before that . . . 

  • Reply 19 of 33

    For Rogifan:  That is a point well taken.  They did not invite direct comment about iOS.  That could be because most people saw continual, incremental approval...or not.  However I believe that it would certainly be a great idea to be able to give feedback about both iOS and about OSX (and future iterations).  

  • Reply 20 of 33
    akqiesakqies Posts: 768member
    sky king wrote: »
    For Rogifan:  That is a point well taken.  They did not invite direct comment about iOS.  That could be because most people saw continual, incremental approval...or not.  However I believe that it would certainly be a great idea to be able to give feedback about both iOS and about OSX (and future iterations).  

    Sure, no one complained about how stale iOS was getting of basic convince settings not being present. :no:
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