Following the introduction of the iPhone 6, Apple has recently revealed its newest mobile device; the iPad Air 2. It is officially the world’s thinnest tablet with a razor sharp width of 6.1mm. Its not just the size that has been improved on, the device boasts of a better display with a screen resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels – quite impressive! – as well as Apple’s brand new A8X chip, which it says is 40% faster than the previous model, the company also promises a 10-hour battery life.
For all the photo freaks and selfie lovers out there, Apple has you covered with a new rear-facing 8MP iSight camera which includes timelapse and burst mode for the first time on an iPad.
The iPad Air 2 starts at a price of £399 for the 16GB model, while the 64GB version costs £479 and the 128GB model will cost £599. For the 4G models, you’ll have to pay £499 (16GB), £579 (64GB) and £659 (128GB).
The tech giant also unveiled its new payment service, which goes live Monday and has hundreds of banks on board, It puts Apple in the middle of a wide range of consumer transactions, underscoring Apple’s value as a brand and giving people a powerful new reason to buy iPhones, iPads and other gadgets.
Apple Pay is designed to work on the company’s newest iPhone models starting fro the iPhone 6, which contain a chip that allows payments at a special terminal in retail outlets. It also will be available on the new iPad Air 2 for online purchases only.
Experts say “Apple will get the benefit of pioneering a mobile payment system that has widespread brand recognition and acceptance from consumers, retailers and banks Assuming there are no system breakdowns or security flaws”. That’s crucial to its success, said MasterCard Inc. executive James Anderson.