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Oct 22, 2013 5:39 PM by NBC News

'Slimmer, lighter' iPad on the way

(NBC News) Apple unveiled a showcase of new products Tuesday at an event in San Francisco, including a new variation of the iPad tablet.

The "iPad Air" is a thinner, faster version, weighing in at just one pound, compared with 1.4 pounds for the previous iPad.

The iPad Air is eight times faster than the original iPad that came out in 2010.

This is the fifth generation of the tablet and will go on sale November 1st, starting at $499 for a model with 16 gigabytes of memory.

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