The latest generation of the iPad is here. The new iPad Air sports a 9.7″ Retina display and is about 2 mm thinner than the previous version of the Apple tablet and is lighter as well. Just like the iPhone 5S, the new iPad Air will contain the new A7 chip as well as improved backside illumination, a new FaceTime HD camera, and dual microphones. It will start at $499 (the iPad 2 will be $399). It hits the sparkly white shelves of the Apple store on November 1st.