Just in time for the holidays, Apple has announced the newest iPad model for release in the iPad Air 2. The original iPad Air that was released in 2013 was a powerhouse of a tablet with a gorgeous screen, great battery life, and a processor that allowed every app and function to zip along at great speed. The iPad Air 2 continues this lineage with a boost to almost every single aspect of the hardware, along with a few new software tricks up its sleeve to round out a very nice upgrade overall.
Impossibly Thin and Light
One of the most striking aspects of the original iPad Air was how thin and light it was compared to nearly all other 10” screen tablets in the market. The iPad Air 2 clocks in at a thickness of 6.1mm which is 18% thinner than the prior model and is actually thinner than an iPhone 6. These dimensions paired with a weight of just under a pound, .96 to be precise, give the iPad Air 2 a svelte profile that is even easier to hold for long periods of time. This is a welcome change because you will want to take it with you everywhere and not want to put it down. (more…)