The iPad Air 2 is Apple’s thinnest, lightest and most powerful tablet to date. Its A8X processor has a 40% speed boost over 2013’s iPad Air. When Apple previewed iOS 9 in June, it announced that new multitasking features are coming to the iPad, enabling you to slide a second app into view (say, to check email) without leaving the one you’re working in. However, of the iPad models currently available, only the iPad Air 2 will benefit from the new Split View mode, which will enable you to keep open and work in two apps side-by-side.
The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 feature Touch ID for unlocking the device with a fingerprint instead of a passcode. All models are available in Space Grey and Silver, while the Air 2 and mini 3 also have a Gold option. Storage space starts at 16GB, peaking at 32GB in the iPad Air and iPad mini 2, while the newest models are available in 64GB and 128GB.