Apple Unveils the iPad Air 2, Not by Accident


The new iPad Air 2 is even thinner than the last model, so its naturally sexier. How much skinnier you ask? It’s 18% thinner and coming in at just 15 ounces, so this device is incredibly lightweight. Also just 6.1 millimeters thick, or 0.24 of an inch, Apple has packaged a lot of tech and power into this device to an unbelievable extent. Starting at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 64GB and $699 for 128GB the iPad Air 2 comes in many capacities. 4G LTE versions are also available at 629$ for 16GB, $729 for 64GB and $829 for 128GB. Its safe to say, this for anyone mobile. Queue in for pre-orders beginning  October 17th.

Rumored to be dropping beforehand thanks to a leaked mention from an Apple published user manual, the iPad Air 2 was officially shown yesterday at Apple’s iPad Event in Cupertino, California. Boasting a 9.7 inch display-with reduced glare-the tablet is visually stunning for the entertainment buffs out there. Added to this, you get 10 hours of battery life. 10 hours! Say hello to the new processor too, the A8X. Its a 64-bit chip that stems from the A8 currently being used for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Graphics are 2.5 times faster and the CPU output is at a 40% improvement over the old iPad.

If your into it for the camera, you’re in luck. There is the 8-megapixel iSight camera with f/2.4 aperture, to work with now, which is able to capture 1080p video in full HD. This is something to get excited about because as far as I know, other tablets are not even up to par with Apple in this department. 

This time around we get three color options. There is the “space” gray, silver and for the first time gold versions. Expect the iPad Air 2 to sell very, very well with these appealing choices. The Touch ID fingerprint scanner built into the home button is also a nice feature. Some next level shit, your iPad’s security and unlock is literally determined by your fingerprint.

Support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi networks was also added, so your network’s reach just got bigger. Finally the iPad Air 2 will run in conjunction with the launch of the company’s brand new on-the-go payment system called Apple Pay. Intended to make purchases within apps that support the program more fluid, the system still doesn’t have no near-field communication (NFC) radio meaning in-store shopping is nonexistent for the moment.

Apple promises the iPad Air 2 will be released come the end of next week.

[via Mashable]

Christian Westermann | News Cult