Apple has recently released two new versions of the iPad- the Apple iPad air 2, and the Apple iPad mini 3. The new versions of both the devices have gone faster and thinner, and pack more power. Let’s take a glimpse at the specs of both the new iPads released by Apple:
|Apple iPad air 2
||Apple iPad mini 3
|Display||9.7-inch, LED -Backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 1536 x 2048 pixels, scratch resistant glass and oleophobic coating, 264 ppi pixel density||7.9-inch, LED -Backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 1536 x 2048 pixels, oleophobic coating, 324 ppi pixel density|
|Processor||Apple A8 chipset, Dual core CPU, Adreno 305 GPU||Apple A7 chipset, Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) CPU, PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) GPU|
|RAM||1 GB RAM||1 GB DDR3 RAM|
|Internal storage||6/64/128 GB, not expandable||16/64/128 GB, not expandable|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po (27.3 Wh) battery||Non-removable (Li-Po 23.8 Wh) battery|
|Camera||8 MP (primary), autofocus, LED flash, video recording 1080p @ 30 fps and 720p @ 120 fps, 1.2 MP (front)||5 MP (primary), autofocus, LED flash, video recording 1080p @ 30 fps, 1.2 MP (front)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE|
|Dimensions||40 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm||200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm|
|Operating System||iOS 8.1||iOS 8.1|
Both the devices will have Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified). The iPad air will be available in Space Gray, Silver, Gold color options, while the iPad mini 3 will be available in Space Gray/Black, Silver/White, Gold color options in the market. Users of either tablet have the ability to utilize Apple’s Continuity feature, its upgraded messaging system, as well as the company’s new Family Sharing mode. The big difference that we can notice between the two tablets is in case of processor.
Apple will put the iPad Air 2 up for pre-order on October 17, and it will ship by October 24. There are three colors, white, grey, and gold, with three internal storage options. The 16GB Wi-Fi model costs $500, the 64GB model costs $600, and the massive 128GB version is $700. The three versions (16, 64 and 128 GB) of the iPad mini 3, will however, cost $400, $500 and $600 respectively, and will be available from the same date as the Apple iPad Air 2. Apple has slammed down the previous versions of the iPad with the release of these two too (at least to some extent).