Apple iPad Air 2 tablet – launched in the U.S. on Thursday – comes with several innovative features.
The price of iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi models will be $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 64GB model and $699 for the 128GB model.
iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be priced at $629 for the 16GB model, $729 for the 64GB model and $829 for the 128GB model.
GizmoLead.com’s Anand B explains some of the main features.
With 6.1 mm thin and weighing less than a pound, iPad Air 2 is the thinnest tablet from the Apple stable.
iPad Air 2 features an improved Retina display.
Apple iPad Air is available in gold, silver and space gray.
As usual, the new iPad Air 2 offers Touch ID to users to unlock their iPad with the touch of a finger, said Apple announcing the launch of its latest tablet.
The main innovation of Apple was its processor. iPad Air 2 features the second generation 64-bit A8X chip.
Apple-designed A8X chip offers 40 percent improvement in CPU performance, 2.5 times the graphics performance of iPad Air, and up to 10-hour battery life.
Like other iPad Air tablets, iPad Air 2 comes with unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum for durability and a solid feel.
A custom-designed anti-reflective coating reduces glare by 56 percent for a clearer display.
iPad Air 2 includes the M8 motion coprocessor that gathers motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and barometer which senses air pressure to provide relative elevation.
Apple has offered enhancements to the iSight and FaceTime HD cameras in iPad Air 2.
8MP sensor and advanced optics in the iSight camera will assist capture detailed images and add new features including panoramic in Photos, time-lapse video, slo-mo and 1080p HD video.
The FaceTime HD camera now captures over 80 percent more light than iPad Air’s camera, and features burst mode as well as HDR stills and video.
In addition, iPad Air 2 delivers faster connectivity with 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Multiple-In-Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology for 2.8 times the Wi-Fi performance of iPad Air at data rates up to 866 Mbps.
The new iPads come with iOS 8.1 including Continuity features across iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite that enable all your Apple products to work together seamlessly.