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Apple announces iPad Air 2; thinner, gold & Touch ID




After months of waiting and leaks, Apple has finally unveiled the refreshed iPad Air, and as expected, it has a lot of upgraded internals, a new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and a lot more.

iPad Air 2 Press

For the design, the iPad Air 2 is thinner at 6.1mm and will now come in a gold color. It runs on a new A8X 64-bit CPU paired with an M8 motion co-processor, boasting improved performance.

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The thinness of the iPad Air 2


Another thing that Apple is boasting is the new 8 megapixel f/2.2 camera that can not only do the basics but also panoramas, timelapse, slo-mo videos and a lot more, all as if Apple wants tablet photography to be a trend.

As you’d expect, Touch ID is also coming to the iPad Air, and it will function accordingly with Apple Pay.

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The new iPad Air boasts better sunlight legibility

The iPad Air 2 is priced at $499 for the 16GB version, $599 for the 32GB and $699 for the 128GB. 4G LTE versions will also be available and those will be at $629, $729 & $829 respectively. They will be available next week for the US, but local availability is still unknown. Stay tuned!

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Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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4 Responses

  1. Freeje says:

    How stupid will you look using this tablet to take pics? Oh I forgot anything that Apple says the crApple fan boys will follow without thinking.

  2. mang andhoy says:

    Is it 32GB for $599 of 64GB for $599? Is there a 32GB variant? Accdg. to this post: http://www.yugatech.com/personal-computing/the-tablet-kings-ipad-air-2-vs-ipad-mini-3-vs-nexus-9/

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