Apple’s October 16 event was a bombastic. Apple unveiled a lot of things – iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 with 7.9-inch Retina display and Touch ID, 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display and more. Since the revelation, people had been eagerly waiting to pre-order iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. And finally, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 are now available for pre-order.
With having a thickness of 6.1 mm, Apple’s iPad Air 2 is currently “the world’s thinnest tablet.” According to Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, iPad Air 2 is “18% thinner than the first iPad Air“. The device packs the newest A8 processor and M8 coprocessor, which is 12 times more powerful than the original iPad. It also comes with an 8MP iSight camera (f/2.4 aperture) at the back, capable of capturing 1080p video, burstmode, panorama shots, and auto HDR. Apart from this, it also features Touch ID, the Home button-based security system that enables login via fingerprint.
iPad Air 2 is available in white/silver, white/gold, and black/space gray color. 16, 64, and 128 GB iPad Air 2 cost $499, $599, and $699, respectively (Wi-Fi only models). Wi-Fi + Cellular models carry a $130 premium over Wi-Fi models and are priced at $629/$729/$829 for 16/64/128 GB capacities.
On the other hand, iPad mini 3 runs on iOS 8 and comes with 7.9-inch Retina Display which is capable of 1080p HD video recording. It features Touch ID, 5MP iSight camera, Facetime HD front-camera, Apple Pay, 802.11n with MIMO and naturally. It also packs Mercury-free LED-backlit display, Arsenic-free display glass, BFR-free, PVC-free, Environmental checklist and Recyclable aluminum.
The iPad mini 3 is also available in white/silver, white/gold, and black/space gray, and it also comes in 16, 64, and 128 GB configurations. The corresponding Wi-Fi only models are priced at $399, $499, and $599, while the Wi-Fi + Cellular models are priced at $529, $629, and $729 for 16, 64, and 128GB configurations.
If you want to buy iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini 2, then there’s good news for you. Apple has reduced $100 for each iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini 2. Earlier the price of iPad mini, iPad mini 2 and iPad Air was $349, $399 and $499, respectively. But after $100 reduction, now iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini 2 cost $249, $299 and $399, respectively. Note that, this price is for the 16GB, WiFi versions.
It is important to be noted here that for now, only the US based customers can pre-order iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.