iPad Air 2

When the iPad Air was released last year, it was the slimmest 10-inch iPad to date. However, Apple has now unveiled an even slimmer device: the iPad Air 2. Just 6.1mm slim and weighing less than a pound, the iPad Air 2 is incredibly portable. Not only is the iPad Air 2 thin, but it is also strong as it features an aluminium unibody design. The latest iPad is available in three great metallic colours: silver space grey and a new gold shade.


While Apple has trimmed down the dimensions of their new tablet, they have certainly not cut back on features. The iPad Air 2 has the same Retina display (264 ppi) as its predecessor which is certainly not a bad thing! However, the screen features a fully laminated display and an anti-reflective coating which allows for an even better viewing experience. Beneath the surface, the iPad Air 2 is powered by Apple’s all new A8X chip and runs on Apple’s latest operating system iOS 8.

iOS 8

iOS 8 has a number of new features which make it the most advanced operating system that the company has released to date. To begin with, iOS 8 has a new keyboard that allows for quicker typing through its intuitive phrase guessing capabilities. Apple has also tweaked the messages application so that users can easily send, pictures videos and voice clips.


Like the original iPad Air, the Air 2 features a FaceTime HD camera which has a 1.2MP sensor and can record video in 720p HD. On the back of the tablet there is an 8MP iSight camera (a 3MP upgrade from its predecessor). The camera application has been considerably upgraded with iOS 8 as the gallery offers more organisation options and features more powerful photo editing options, allowing you to tweak your photos to perfection.


As opposed to the original iPad Air, this new edition features the TouchID technology which debuted on the iPhone 5s last year. Using the fingerprint scanner built into the home button, TouchID allows you to use your fingerprint as a password. Unique to you, your fingerprint offers the next level of security. In addition, it is more convenient than remembering a number of different passcodes and passwords. Not only can TouchID be used to unlock the tablet, but it can also be used to authorize purchases and access secure applications