The new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 are overshadowed by continued demand for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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With two new iPad tablets going on sale this week, hundreds of customers braved the rain and wind Thursday morning, patiently lining up outside Apple’s flagship Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan.
Here’s the thing: those folks were buying iPhones.
The new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 became available in some Apple stores Wednesday. But, for the first time since its tablet line launched in 2010, Apple opted to forgo a specific launch date, vaguely referencing its launch this week before it quietly made its debut in select cities.
Apple reveals the “unbelievably gorgeous” iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 – find out what new functions and features are in store
Apple has launched the “world’s thinnest tablet”: the iPad Air 2.
Unveiled on Thursday at Apple’s Town Hall Auditorium in California along with the iPad Mini 3, chief executive Tim Cook said the 6.1mm thick iPad Air 2 is “unbelievably gorgeous”.
A short time ago, we highlighted a new benchmark appearing to show an iPad Air 2 device carrying an A8X chip with a triple-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM.
While we mentioned that the enhanced specs have led to huge performance gains compared to the A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Primate Labs has now published a nice pair of charts showing just how dramatic this improvement really is, making the iPad Air 2 far and away the fastest iOS device ever.