The iPad Air 1 was announced in October 2013, and released a month later in conjunction with its small-format counterpart, the iPad mini 2. Among the many common features between the two different-sized iPads were a Retina screen and the Apple A7 chip. The iPad Air was aptly named, because it was slimmer, lighter and had a smaller screen bezel than previous iPad models. In fact, the slimmer profile (now down to 7.5 mm) was mainly achieved by the use of lower-profile components, which also resulted in an overall 22% weight reduction.
The 9.7” Retina display was carried over from its predecessor, the iPad 2, but the iPad Air 1st Gen was able to boast an improvement to the clarity of apps such as FaceTime. This was achieved by the inclusion of an improved front-facing camera, which included HD video, facial detection and back illumination. The rear camera (now called ‘iSight’) was also subject to improvements, with similar functionality to the front camera, plus other enhancements to improve the recording and the viewing experience. The iPad Air was praised for being not only light weight but also for having a crisp and colourful display.
Lighter, slimmer and more graceful in the hand, the iPad Air was a major step forward in Apple tablet design and delivered considerably enhanced user experiences. Having said that, the iPad Air 1st Gen is still a delicate piece of technology, and always in danger of damage if dropped onto a hard surface. A hard drop can result in screen or case damage, button issues, or speaker and camera malfunctions. You can’t wrap your iPad in cotton wool, you need to be able to use it wherever and whenever you want to. The answer is to use it with care, and if the worst happens to put it straight away into the care of the experts. iTechnician is on hand to offer on-demand iPad Air screen repairs, and to put right any other problems you may have encountered. They can come to you at your office or your home, or you can take your iPad to a repair centre near you – you always have a choice. Once the iTech has your iPad Air 1 in their hands, they will repair it quickly, expertly and economically, so you can get on with your online life.
iPad Air 1 repair costs vary and are constantly changing. We will keep updating this page so you can get an idea on what you should be paying for repairs in your area.