Apple introduced the second generation iPad Air – the world’s thinnest tablet




At a special press conference in California on Thursday, Apple announced an updated iPad Air. Submitted by the Vice President of Marketing Phil Schiller device is based on high-performance 64-bit processor A8X and is “the thinnest tablet in the world.”


Design iPad Air 2 corresponds to the style of the original model, which, however, has long been known from unofficial sources. Due to different display technology, a 9.7-inch Retina-screen tablet has become thinner, and the use of only one LED backlight significantly reduce the thickness of the device (6.1 mm vs. 7.9).


In the “Home» iPad Air 2 integrated fingerprint reader Touch ID, which first appeared in the smartphone iPhone 5s in the past year. Use it to authenticate on the sites and make payments Apple Pay in applications.


Change the design of the speaker – built-in speakers got one row of holes instead of two, as in the iPhone 6. iPad Air 2 also boasts an antiglare screen that facilitates the use of the tablet in bright sunlight.

Productivity iPad Air 2 increased significantly: the tablet is 40% faster, and faster graphics 2.5. At the same time, battery life remains the same – 10 hours. The gadget is based on a 64-bit chip A8X second generation, paired with a coprocessor M8, which is responsible for processing the data from the motion sensors. In the presence of a wireless module Wi-Fi 802.11ac.


Sixth generation iPad has updated the camera iSight, which allows you to make better photos. The model has 8 megapixels with an aperture of f / 2.4 and video recording 1080p.

iPad Air 2 got a burst mode. After pressing the shutter button, the tablet will shoot one frame after another as long as the user keeps the button pressed. Thus, in a relatively short period, you can get a couple of shots, from which you can choose the most suitable. Compatible lapse mode Slow-mo and TimeLaps.


iPad Air 2 will be sold at the same price as the previous modification. Junior model tablet with 16 GB of memory will cost US $ 499. The same apparatus, but with support for cellular networks, will cost $ 629. Apple also added a golden color in the range of 9.7-inch model.

Pre-order the iPad Air 2 in the US will start on 17 October.

See also:

How much will cost the new iPad and iMac in Russia?
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Apple released the iPad mini with a scanner 3 Touch ID
Apple introduced the updated Mac mini with Haswell processors and Thunderbolt 2

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