Apple on Thursday unveiled the new iPad Air 2 and it seems that the leaked specs we saw were spot-on, including the inclusion of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, a gold color option, a stronger A8X processor, improved camera optics, and iOS 8.1.
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Courtesy of Apple’s website, here are the full specs for the iPad Air 2:
- Height: 9.4 inches (240 mm)
- Width: 6.6 inches (169.5 mm)
- A8X chip with 64‑bit architecture M8 motion coprocessor
- Wi‑Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
- 8Mp iSight camera with an f/2.4 aperture
- Slo-mo video at 120fps
- Ships with iOS 8 and Apple Pay support
- Touch ID, fingerprint scanning system
- Built-in 27.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
- Up to 10 hours of surﬁng the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music
- AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
The iPad Air 2 will be available to customers for preorder on Apple’s website October 17th. It will go on sale next week and will be priced at $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 64GB model and $699 for the $128 GB model with your choice of finishes including gold, silver and space gray. You can read the entire Apple press release on the iPad Air 2 here, and get the full specs here.