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Apple iPad 2014 event round-up: Air 2 and iPad mini price, and release date

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Apple has revealed that it will hold a second event nearly a month after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, this time to give us a peek of its new iPads, brand new iMacs, and more details about Apple Pay.

The main focus of the day will be the iPad Air 2 and the second generation iPad mini that has retina display.

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Apple is known to follow its yearly routine of unveiling its new tablets in October.
iPad Air received some face-lift last year that were based on the rounded edges. This year we don’t expect significant changes on either of the devices.

The iPad Air is already one of the lightest devices on the market, while the iPad mini is already having an attractive design.

Both iPads come with Retina (High-resolution) display with resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels at 324 ppi for iPad mini and 264 ppi for iPad mini.

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The iPad mini will have a screen size of 7.9 inches while the iPad air will have a screen size of 9.7 inches.

Both the phones are powered by iOS 8and there is little in the interface that the iPhone users aren’t familiar with. The significant change is the expected Touch ID sensor on both tablets. This will have a finger sensor meaning iPad users will be able to use the tablets with the new Apple Pay cashless payment system.

Both the tablets will sport 5MP primary iSight cameras and 1.2MP front-facing shooters quite handy when it comes to taking selfies.

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Apple may introduce wider f/2.2 aperture lenses on these tablets since it did likewise with the iPhone 6. But the iPhoto editing functionality in the stock photo has been integrated so users can easily make some edits right there.

The battery life is expected to be 10 hours. The iPad mini and the iPad Air are expected to be unveiled on 16th October, and they are expected to be on the shelves by 24th October at a price of $399 and $499 respectively.

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