Apple has just unveiled the new iPads at it’s Apple Event. As the rumors claimed we got the iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3.
The New iPad Air 2 is claimed to be the Thinnest Tablet in the World at 6.1mm. That is strikingly Impressive. The new iPad Air 2 is just 6.1mm (0.24”) thick. That’s 18% less than the already thin 7.5mm on last year’s iPad Air.
The all new iPad Air 2 features a 9.7″ display, the same size as before, but this time the screen has been laminated: we have the LCD, cover glass, and touch sensor optically fused, thus eliminating gaps and allowing for these new, very slim profile.
The iPad Air 2 is powered by the Apple A8X chip with 64-bit architecture. The Apple’s A8X comes with a 40% faster CPU than the one in the iPad Air with Apple A7. The bigger jump comes in GPU performance where we’re looking at a 2.5 times faster speeds according to Apple. This, when combined with the the new Metal APIs is going to allow for more immersive games. Apple showed off some impressive stuff at the Event as well.
The iPad Air 2 also features a Touch ID fingerprint sensor with support for Apple Pay. The M8 motion co-processor from the A8 is also on board on the tablet.
The iPad Air 2 has better Optics this time around as well. So the iPad Air 2 has a 8MP Camera at the back. This new camera has a sensor with 1.12 micron pixelswith a lens with f/2.4 aperture. It is capable of shooting Slo-Mo Videos at 120 FPS. It is also capable of shooting Timelapse Videos and Shooting Burst Photos.
According to Apple, iPad Air 2 has also retained its excellent, 10-hour battery life. With all that has improved this time around, that’s amazing.
Now let’s get to the Price. The 16GB iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi will cost you $499 and the LTE will cost you $629. The 64GB will be $599 for the Wi-Fi and $729 for the LTE. Apple also has a 128GB Version which will cost $699 for the Wi-Fi Model and $829 for the LTE Model. The iPad Air 2 is available in Space Gray, Silver and Gold.
The iPad Air 2 release date is set for October 24th, but you will be able to pre-order it today, on October 17th.