The wait is over. There have been so many rumors regarding Apple’s new event on October 16 that was beginning to be confusing. What will Apple release at this event, what will be its specifications, how much will it cost? Questions, questions. Fortunately, the event came and went and we’re feeling more enlightened right now. We know more than we knew yesterday and we want to share some of that recently achieved knowledge with you. One of the products Apple announced yesterday was the much-anticipated iPad Air 2. The first things that we know for sure about it are that it’s thinner, lighter and features a better camera.
The new iPad Air 2 is about 18% thinner than its predecessor and that’s always a good thing when talking about tablets. Apple said that slimming many of the components inside the iPad Air 2 can reduce the gaps between the light reflecting layers. This produces glare and it makes it harder for the screen to be visible in bright light. The new iPad Air 2 features the Touch ID sensor which was introduced on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The new iPad also comes with the Apple Pay online payment system, but unfortunately it can’t be used to pay in the actual stores.
Another cool thing about the new iPad Air 2 is that Apple made sure to upgrade its camera. Apple said that their new iPad is 40% faster than the previous models and comes with a battery life of more than 10 hours.
The new iPad Air 2 has a 9.7 inch screen but it hasn’t been upgraded to the 4K resolution everyone was hoping for. It still has the LCD IPS display. The colors on it are still superb and it’s also efficient in dark scenes. The screen also has an anti-reflection coating and Apple said that this helps reduce reflections with 56% than on its previous iPad models.
The starting price of the new iPad Air 2 is $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 64GB and $699 for the 128GB version.
What do you think of the new iPad Air 2? Leave your comments in the comments section.
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