Apple Intros New iPads, Launches Apple Pay on Monday

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Apple iPad Air 2

As leaked, Apple introduced an even thinner iPad Air 2 which gets Touch ID, and, for the first time in a tablet– anti-reflective coating, said the company.

The tablet goes on pre-order Friday, along with a new iPad mini 3.

In addition, Apple will launch its previously announced Apple Pay on Monday, so you can make purchases with an iPhone 6 without a physical credit card at select retailers such as Starbucks, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Disney, Walgreens and Target.

The new iPad Air 2 also gets 2.8x faster WiFi and 4G in a device that is 18 percent thinner than the first iPad Air.   When CEO Tim Cook showed the profile (6.1mm) of the iPad Air 2 to an audience of reporters Thursday, he asked, “Can you even see it?”

To slim down the tablet, the company removed a typical layer of air between the screen and body.

Graphics speed is now at the same level of a console, or 180X faster than the original iPad, said the company.

The new 8MP Eyesight camera now offers burst photos, slow motion video and time lapsed video.

The new anti-reflective screen coating reduces reflections by 56 percent. Battery life remains at about 10 hours.

The iPad Air 2 ships at the end of next week starting $499 for a 16GB model with WiFi only, $599 for 64GB and$699 for 128GB. For 4G versions, add $130 more the price.

The new mini 3 will be available at $399, $499 and $599, for 16GB, 64GB, 128GB versions. The mini 2 remains in the line and drops to a starting price of $299 while the original mini now starts at $249.

Apple also introduced a new iMac with Retina display starting at $2499 and a new Mac mini at $499.

Source: Apple

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  1. what lower price points??? still the same as the past. they only lowered the old units which is expected.

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