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.
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.
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.
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!