Apple refreshes iPad range
Cupertino launches iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3; both available for online order in UAE from 18 Oct
Apple Inc yesterday refreshed its iPad range, introducing the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 at a press event in Cupertino, California.
Unsurprisingly billed by Apple as “the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever”, the iPad Air 2 measures 6.1mm thick and weighs less than 1lb. It features an improved Retina display with anti-reflective coating, in pursuit of “enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colours”. It is powered by a second-generation 64-bit A8X chip, includes overhauled iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, and boasts faster Wi-Fi and LTE wireless capabilities.
The iPad Air 2 comes in gold, silver and space grey, as does the iPad mini 3, and both models offer Touch ID, first introduced on the iPhone 5S and now included in Apple’s tablet range for the first time.
“[The] iPad is a magical piece of glass that runs more than 675,000 apps specifically designed for it, and is thin and light enough that you can comfortably hold it all day,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
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