Apple has introduced the thinnest and more powerful than ever iPad, the iPad Air 2.
The tablet has thickness of mere 6.1mm and weighs less than a pound. Flaunting a Retina display, Touch ID, Apple Pay and an improved camera, this tablet will be available in Gold, Silver and Space Grey colour.
"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; the new iPad Air 2 is packed with amazing new innovations, weighs less than a pound, and at just 6.1 mm is the thinnest tablet in the world," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
"iPad Air 2 has a new Retina display with anti-reflective coating, second generation 64-bit A8X chip, all-new iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, faster Wi-Fi and LTE wireless, and includes the revolutionary Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor."
Inside a unibody anodised aluminium case the latest iPad Air 2 features an anti-reflective coating that reduces 56 percent glare for superior viewing.
Powered by the new Apple designed A8X chip and M8 motion coprocessor, the tablet is even more powerful than ever. The M8 Motion coprocessor will be responsible for accumulating motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and an all-new barometer which senses air pressure to provide relative elevation.
With an 8MP camera sensor and better optics, the iSight camera will capture rich, detailed images and add new features including panoramic in Photos, time-lapse video, slo-mo and 1080p HD video.
The iPad Air 2 features 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. iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular integrates even more LTE bands and comes with expanded LTE for up to 50 percent faster cellular connections, plus support for other fast cellular technology around the world (DC-HSDPA, HSPA+).
The new iPad come with iOS 8.1 including Continuity features across iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite and also consists Touch ID, allows a secure way to approve purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store or iBooks Store, and with Apple Pay, when paying for physical goods and services within apps.
The iPad mini line has been updated to include iPad mini 3 with Touch ID and iPad mini with Retina display, now called iPad mini 2.
The prices start at just INR 21,900 including VAT. Both iPads feature a stunning Retina display, amazing A7 chip, 5MP iSight camera, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless. iPad mini is also available at its most affordable price, starting at INR 17,900.
iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi models will be available for a suggested retail price of INR 35,900 for the 16GB model, INR 42,900 for the 64GB model and INR 49,900 for the 128GB model.
iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available for a suggested retail price of INR 45,900 for the 16GB model, INR 52,900 for the 64GB model and INR 59,900 for the 128GB model.
iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi models will be available for INR 28,900 for the 16GB model, INR 35,900 for the 64GB model and INR 42,900 for the 128GB model.
iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available for INR 38,900 for the 16GB model, INR 45,900 for the 64GB model and INR 52,900 for the 128GB model.
iPad Air price starts at INR 28,900 for the 16GB with Wi-Fi model, iPad mini 2 starts at INR 21,900 for the 16GB with Wi-Fi model, and iPad mini starts at INR 17,900 for the 16GB with Wi-Fi model.