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The iPad Air 2 is the thinnest tablet in the world

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Last Updated: Sep 2, 2016

The iPad Air 2 recently launched by Apple is the thinnest tablet in the world. It is 18 percent thinner than its predecessor, the iPad air.

iPad Air 2 thinnest tablet

Apple recently unveiled this tablet at its event. The iPad Air 2 is as thin as a sheet of glass at only 6.1mm and is weighing less than a pound. The Wi-Fi-only version costs $499 while for the 64GB, the Wi-Fi version costs $599, and the 128GB model costs $699. The device is available for pre-order online now.

iPad Air 2 thinnest tablet

Its cellular models start at $629 with 16GB of storage. Apple says the 9.7-inch Retina display is improved over the last iPad Air device.

The cameras have also been improved over the previous model. The 8MP sensor and new optics on the FaceTime iSight camera allow the device to record time-lapse photos, panorama shots, 1080P video and HDR stills. And the larger Retina display viewfinder allows iPad Air 2 the ability to scan and annotate documents.

Apple says the A8X chip of the iPad Air delivers 40 percent better CPU performance over its last Air tablet. The graphics have also been improved. When fully charged, the tablet can last for up to 10 hours before requiring a re-charge.

The device features Apple’s Touch ID allowing users to unlock their tablets with a fingerprint scan. It also supports Apple Pay, the Apple’s new payment platform.

Apple also introduced a 7.9-inch iPad mini 3 which also features a Retina display and Touch ID.

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