Apple Announces The IPad Air 2, It Is Thinner, Faster, GolderBy cheatmaster 12:31 Thu, 22 Jul 2021 Comments
The tablet is powered by a custom Apple A8X chipset, which is a version made especially for the iPad family. The Central Processing Units (CPU) is 40% faster, while the GPU is 2.5x faster than on the A7 chipset.
The TouchID fingerprint sensor from the iPhone is finally available on the iPad Air 2.
The classy screen on the iPad Air 2 is the same reslution as before, but now has a recent anti-reflective coating, which reduces reflections off the classy screen up to 56%.
The iPad Air 2 has a 8MP F/2.4 capturing camera and shoots 1080p video. The capturing camera can hold time-lapse videos, 120fps slow-mo videos and has burst mode. There is also a second mic to allow stereo audio recording, unlike the iPhone 6.
The front capturing camera is updates as well. It has a recent sensor, improved face detection and HDR videos.
Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) is faster now, with support for 802.11ac, MIMO antennas, rated at up to 866Mbps connection rate.
Battery life is kept the same at 10h just like last year.
The iPad Air 2 will be available in Silver, Space Gray and Gold.
The iPad Air 2 will start at $499 for the 16GB just as before. Just as on the iPhone, the 32GB version is now gone and the 64GB version will be priced at its price level - $599. The LTE versions will cost you $130 extra.
The last year's iPad Air will stay around, too, selling for $100 less than the recent generation.
Pre-orders will start tomorrow, October 17, and the iPad Air 2 will be shipping next week in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) models only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau (Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) models only), Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
Availability in Croatia, Greece, Puerto Rico, Russia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and elsewhere around the world, will continue through the discontinue of October with additional global availability in the coming months.
To learn more about it, check out Apple's iPad Air 2 product page.
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