Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The new iPads are thinner, lighter and more powerful than their predecessors.
Along with hardware improvements, Apple Pay will grace the new iPads as well. Don’t worry though, you’re not going to see anyone tapping their iPad to a payment kiosk anytime soon; Apple Pay on the new iPads will only be used to purchase apps and content from the Apple store.
Spec wise the iPad Air 2 rocks a new A8X processor and M8 co-processor, an 8MP rear facing iSight camera with 1080p video, HDR, burstmode, panorama snaps and of course Touch ID.
The iPad Air 2 will come in three different colors: silver, space grey and gold and can be purchased with 16, 64 or 128GB of internal storage. Pricing starts at $499 for the 16GB, $599 for the 64GB and $699 for the 128GB version. LTE enabled variants will be sold for $130 more than the WiFi only models.
The iPad mini 3 didn’t get a crazy upgrade from the mini 2. It sports the same A7 processor and Retina screen as it’s predecessor, but it’s got Touch ID.
Pricing for the WiFi only version is $399 for 16GB, $499 for 64GB and $599 for 128GB.