Apple have launched two new versions of their iPad Mini and Air models at their Keynote event last night.
The highlights of the launch included two new iPad models, the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2, and also an update to their all-in-one desktop computer, the iMac, to include a whopping 5K resolution screen.
iPad Air 2
The iPad Air 2 is even thinner than it’s predecessor, measuring in at an extremely svelte 6.1mm – an incredible 1.4mm thinner than the iPad Air 1. Although the iPad has been made thinner, the look of the device has stayed the same, with no major cosmetic changes made to the front of the device.
The iPad Air 2 also includes an updated processor, the A8X, which is a tweaked version of the A8 processor found in this year’s iPhone 6. Apple claims the A8X is even faster than the A8, to cope with the extra graphics and gaming uses of the iPad.
Also added to the new iPad Air 2 is the latest generation of iSight rear facing camera, including Burst, Panorama, Timer and Time Lapse features seen on the iPhone 6.
If you’ve been waiting eagerly for the latest iPad, your wait is over! The new iPad Air 2 is available to order now from the Apple Store today, starting at £399 for the 16gb Wifi model.
iPad Mini 3
Apple have also made some changes to their baby iPad, and launched the Mini 3.
With Apple seemingly satisfied with the performance of the previous model, the iPad Mini 3 hasn’t received the same processor upgrade as it’s big brother, sporting the A7 and M7 co-processor combination first seen on an iPad Mini a year ago.
Apple have added in the Touch ID sensor to bring the iPad Mini in line with recent iPhone releases, and increased your colour choices to three – Space Grey, Silver and Gold are now available.
The iPad Mini 3 is also available to order today, from £319 for the 16gb Wifi version.