IPad Air 2 arrives, the thinnest tablet ever, with fingerprint recognition, 8 Megapixel camera: prices from 499 to 829.
by the Testardo
The October event is now the consolidated appointment for the renewal of the iPad line and indeed they arrive the new ones iPad Air 2 is iPad Mini 3, as anticipated by the rumors. They will have a fingerprint sensor and will be able to make online purchases directly from the device. The operating system is now available OsX Yosemite and, from October 20, the aupdate 8.1 of iOS 8. Apple Pay debuts Monday in the United States
But let's go with order, the two new iPads have more than interesting features. Let's find out more in detail, with lots of prices to follow.
The Apple iPad Air 2 only 6.1 millimeters thick, which makes the iPad Air 2 the thinnest tablet on the market. now also available in gold and silver. The tablet driven by an Apple A8X chipset customized, with 64-bit architecture, that a version of A8 made specifically for the iPad family. The TouchID fingerprint sensor is not missing, the same that we find in the iPhone, so there is support for Apple Pay (available from October 20 in the US). The iPad 2 Air has one 8 megapixel camera F / 2.4 and records Full HD video at 1080p. The camera can take time-lapse video, 120fps slow-motion video and the burst mode supported. There is also a second microphone to allow stereo audio recording. For the first time, iPad's photographic capabilities exceed those of the iPhone. Apple's tablet had always been behind or on par with iPhone's photographic technology, now surpassing it with a camera that boasts a higher resolution: 8 megapixels, against 5.
The new iPad mini 3 he was a little disappointed, with a brief appearance on the Cupertino stage, which according to some might be affected by the arrival on the iPhone 6 Plus market, which in fact is a phablet. The Mini 3 has a new one retina display, one 5 megapixel rear camera capable of recording HD video and Touch Id fingerprint recognition. The price, like for Air 2, of $ 100 higher than the previous model in the various denominations: starts from $ 499 to reach the 829 of the Wi-Fi model plus 3G with 128 GB. The same goes for the iPad Mini 3 which starts at $ 399 and reaches $ 729 for the version with Wi-Fi and 3G with 128 GB of memory. Both models feature Touch ID for fingerprint recognition.
Apple stated Our goal has always been almost paradoxical: we wanted the iPad to be extremely powerful, but at the same time so thin and light that you almost don't realize you have it with you. A device that makes you do extraordinary things without ever being tangled. iPad Air 2 all this, and even something more.
27-inch LiMac with 5K reality display
After the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, Apple has also made the incredible official 27-inch iMac with 5K screen . This iMac undoubtedly the best all-in-one ever landed on the market. Apple's flagship, the 27-inch Mac has been updated with new components, including a 5,120 × 2,880 pixel screen, twice the resolution of the current iMac. Intel Core i5 quad-core 3.5GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz), configurable also with a 4.0GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core (Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz). The available RAM is 8 GB (2 × 4 GB DDR3 at 1600MHz), expandable to 16 GB or 32 GB. The 1 TB Fusion Drive hard drive, configurable with 3 TB Fusion Drive, or with a 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB flash drive (SSD). For graphics lovers we find an AMD Radeon R9 M290X with 2 GB of memory GDDR5, configurable with AMD Radeon R9 M295X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. available for purchase at a price certainly not affordable for everyone, or 2,629.
Yosemite and iOS 8.1The new operating system from Apple, OsX Yosemite, presented last June, will be downloadable for free today. An update of iOS 8.1 (update of 8) has also been announced, for iPhone and iPad, available from next October 20th.
Tim Cook also announced the activation of the new Apple Pay payment system from next Monday, October 20, but only for the US market: thanks to the collaboration with the main credit card providers, the support of 500 banks and the growing interest of many large companies, Apple Pay should allow you to leave your credit cards in your wallet, or even at home: It will be a great thing and will change the way we pay, explained an enthusiastic Cook.
On the other hand, the initial reaction of the American stock exchange was less enthusiastic, with Wall Street warmly welcoming the arrival of new products and the Apple stock which suffered a temporary drop of 1.32%. Meanwhile, Tim Cook has announced that the iPhone 6 has registered, in the first month, the highest number of orders ever.
As usual, we'll see who's right.