Yesterday Apple announced the refresh to their tablet line. The launch included the Apple iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3.
The iPad Air 2 is just 6.1mm, 18 percent thinner than the first iPad Air, making it the world’s thinnest tablet. As usual Apple have also improved the processor with a souped up version of the iPhone 6 processor, the A8 and M8 coprocessor.
The tablet also has a new camera 8MP iSight camera on the back which does 1080p video, burst mode, panorama shots and auto HDR.
iPad Air 2 has Touch ID, the Home button-based security system that enables logging in via fingerprint. With Touch ID, iPad Air 2 also has Apple Pay, albeit enabled for online purchases only.
The iPad Air 2 comes in three flavors: silver, space gray and gold. It also comes in three prices: 16GB ($499/£399), 64GB ($599/£479) and 128GB ($699/£559) — add $130/£100 to any of those models for LTE instead of WiFi-only.
Next up is the iPad Mini 3 which is a bit of a disappointing announcement and has basically had no upgrades apart from the inclusion of a Touch ID sensor.
Pricing starts at $399/£319 for the 16GB version, $499/£399 for 64GB and $599/£479 for 128GB. It will cost $130/£100 extra for the LTE model.