It's been a little less than a month since Tim Cook took the stage in Cupertino, California, to reveal the new iPhones and the Apple Watch and now, the brand has once again made headlines with the introduction of the new iPads.
Yes, finally the rumors have been confirmed and Apple has presented a new generation of tablets, including the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 with the first iMac with Retina display. The company also announced the release dates of its new products: Apple Pay finally see the light on Monday with iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite will be released today.
The iPad Air 2 is 6.1 millimeters thick, 18% thinner than the first iPad Air, introduced in October last year. It incorporates a new A8x chip that has 3,000 million transistors, which makes it 40% faster than other tablets, Apple says. The camera of this new device has a better processor and sensor, and takes panoramic photos of 43 megapixels. As for its autonomy, it has been announced that its battery lasts about 10 hours. The iPad Air 2 also has TouchID, a function that the iPhone already has. The equipment will be sold in three different colors: silver, gray and gold and its price will depend on its storage capacity: 499 dollars for the 16GB, 599 dollars for the 64 and 699 dollars for the 128GB.
Apple also presented an iPad Mini 3. The new device has a 7.9-inch Retina resolution screen, 5 megapixel camera with video recording in Full HD, Wi-Fi ac MIMO and Touch ID. It will also be sold in three colors and will cost $ 399 for the Wi-Fi model.
The other major launch of Apple has been the iMac with retina display, which, they announced, has 7 times more pixels than any HD screen. It has an Intel chip and an AMD chip that is behind the graphics and will cost $ 2499. The company also presented a new version of the Mac Mini with better chip and better graphics. It will be sold at a price of 499 dollars.
After the September event many things have happened: the massive sale of iPhones, the scandal of Bendgate and the failure of iOS 8, but none of this hinders Cook's plans to present more news. We will see how these devices are doing in the coming weeks and if they break sales records as happened with iPhones.