Apple has announced the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 during the presentation in San Francisco.
The new iPad is just 6.1 millimeters thick, compared with the 7.5 millimeter of his predecessor. The iPad 2 Air is thus thinner than the Xperia Tablet Z2 of 6.4 millimeters.
Thanks to a new display technology is the iPad Air 2 so thin. Several layers of the screen are merged so that there would't be any air between the layers. This would provide 56 percent fewer reflection. It keeps the same 9.7-inch screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. That means 264 pixels per inch. The Air iPad 2 is also available in the color gold.
ProcessorThere is, moreover, a new processor in the iPad Air 2. It is the A8X, a new version of the A8 chip in the iPhone 6. According to Apple, the processor is 40 percent faster and the graphics performance are 2.5 times better. The iPad Air 2 would be 12 times faster than the first iPad of 2010.
CameraThe camera gets an upgrade to a sensor of 8 megapixels and an aperture of f/2.4. The diaphragm has remained the same, the iPad Air had 5 megapixels. Moreover, the chip that processes images has been improved, so the picture quality should be better.
The camera can also make panoramas, burst-photos, a time lapse and slow motion videos of 120 frames per second. At the front of the iPad Air 2 is a larger camera sensor, as the iPhone 6 it should ensures better selfies.
Touch IDAs expected, Apple's new iPad Air is also equipped with Touch ID, the fingerprint scanner that was until now available to the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus.
iPad Mini 3Apple also shows quickly the iPad Mini 3, which also received the Touch ID feature and will be available in gold. However, the new model will not get the A8X processor, which in the iPad Air 2 is equipped. Instead, it chose for the A7, which is also in the iPad Mini 2. The camera remains the same. Further, Apple hasn't said anything about a new design or thinner casing.
The new iPads will be available with 16, 64 and 128 GB storage. The 32 Gb version expires, the 64 GB has the same price as the 32 GB. The 16 GB versions will be available in the United States next week. The iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 can be ordered from tomorrow.
Capacity and Pricing
iPad Air 2
- iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi with 16Gb $499
- iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi with 64Gb $599
- iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi with 128Gb $699
- iPad Air 2 Cellular with 16Gb $629
- iPad Air 2 Cellular with 64Gb $729
- iPad Air 2 Cellular with 128Gb $829
iPad Mini 3
- iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi with 16Gb $399
- iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi with 64Gb $499
- iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi with 128Gb $599
- iPad mini 3 Cellular with 16Gb $529
- iPad mini 3 Cellular with 64Gb $629
- iPad mini 3 Cellular with 128Gb $729
OS X YosemiteApple reiterated that there are more than 225 million iPads sold. The sale, however, dropped the last two quarters. Fortunately, will soon iOS 8.1 be available to download. A relatively major update to Apple's mobile operating system. Hopefully will this update resolve most of the bugs.
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