Apple Officially Unveils the iPad Air 2; Their Thinnest Tablet Yet

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  1. dgstorm

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    Apple just unveiled the new generation iPad Air 2, which is their thinnest tablet ever, with a thickness of just 6.1mm... about three quarters the thickness of a pencil!

    Here are more of the details.:

    • 6.1 millimeters thin, or 18% thinner than the original iPad Air
    • Apple A8X and M8 Coprocessor - 64-bit architecture and 3 billion transistors
    • 8-megapixel module that can film 1080p video and includes slow motion and time lapse videos
    • Camera also includes burst mode, panorama shots, and auto HDR
    • Now supports the fingerprint scanning system Touch ID and Apple Pay
    • 10-hour battery life
    • iOS 8.1 from the factory
    • Will include champagne gold color option just like the iPhone 5S
    • 16GB, 64GB & 128GB Storage Options
    The iPad Air 2 will range in price from $499 (16GB), $599 (64GB) and $699 (128GB) depending on the amount of storage inside. If you want LTE included, simply add another $130 to each one of these prices. Pre-orders will begin tomorrow (October 17th) and will begin to ship by the end of next week.
     
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    I like how the price has been dropped, it should boost sales for the holiday season.
     
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    I'm desperate to just get my hands on one to see how thin it is. Its crazy, everything is starting to go paper-less, and the iPad just starts getting more paper-like!
     
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    Smart that they added the touch ID, if for nothing else other than Apple Pay, its a great addition
     
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    In a couple of more years you'll be able to roll up your iPad and put it in your pocket.;)
     
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    talk about #bendgate...
     
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    My dear friends, please, please, please; unless you're buying for a specific use that 'you know' requires very little storage, don't' get the 16 GB version.
     
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    Why?

    Also, I want to see if apple learned anything from bendgate, at least take necessary precautions
    about the whole bending idea, I am not sure if this applies to the new iPads.
     
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    Because with todays apps and data 16 GB fills up very fast. Consider how many people here had trouble updating their 16 GB iPads over the air, because they did'n't have enough space.

    This problem is not going to get better. While you might consider the 16 GB enough (barely) right now, you're probably going to find it extremely cramped in another year. And at this point you should be considering your iPad at least a 2 year investment, unless you have some reason to update yearly.

    Bend gate? Stupidest yearly Apple gate yet.

    As for the iPad, it's design would have been finalized long before bend gate. The only lesson Apple could have possible learned is how roll their eyes more expressively.
     
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