Apple’s new iPad Air packs a powerful punch thanks to a 64-bit Apple A7 processor, the Cupertino, Calif. company confirmed moments ago on stage.

As per previous reports and analysis, the fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad is set to match the processing power of Apple’s recent iPhone 5s handset, which features the 64-bit Apple A7 processor that’s responsible for the smartphone’s jaw-dropping graphical ability.

The same Apple A7 processor features in the iPad mini 2, also.

As such, you can expect the iPad Air to offer impressive performance. We’re excited to take a closer look at the fifth-generation iPad, and will keep you updated with further news as we receive it.