With iPad, we've always had a somewhat paradoxical goal: to create a device that's immensely powerful, yet so thin and light you almost forget it's there. A device that helps you do amazing things, without ever getting in your way. iPad Air 2 is all that. And then some.
Not just a thinner display. A beautiful display.
To create the astonishingly thin silhouette of iPad Air 2, we started by redesigning the Retina display, fusing what had been three layers into one. Not only did this make the display thinner, it made it better, with more vivid colours and greater contrast. Then we added an anti-reflective coating, giving iPad Air 2 one of the least reflective displays of any tablet in the world.
Massive power. In a minimal form.
Not only is iPad Air 2 thinner, it's also a lot more powerful. We designed a chip, the A8X, that delivers substantially better CPU and graphics performance than its predecessor. In fact, with its 64-bit desktop-class architecture, iPad Air 2 is as powerful as many personal computers. It's power efficient too, with a 10-hour battery life that lets you work, play, surf and shop all day long.
Advanced security. Right at your fingertip.
iPad Air 2 comes with our breakthrough Touch ID technology. It gives you an unprecedented level of security because it uses nature's most perfect password: your fingerprint. So with just one touch, you can instantly unlock your iPad Air 2. But Touch ID goes beyond that. You can also make secure purchases in iTunes, iBooks and the App Store. And with Apple Pay, you can unlock an entire world of online shopping that's fast, convenient and secure.
Two amazing cameras. Cleverly disguised as an iPad.
The iSight camera in iPad Air 2 delivers advanced optics, an improved sensor and a powerful Apple-designed image signal processor. There are features like panorama, time-lapse videos, slo-mo, and burst and timer modes. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has been redesigned too, with an improved sensor and larger pixels for even better low-light performance. The upshot? All your photos and videos - and video calls and selfies - look incredible.
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