THINNER, FASTER, GOLDER
Apple iPad Air 2,
iPad Mini 3
Like a very thin, triple-decker toasted sandwich that it would be dangerous to eat, the Air 2’s Retina display, touch sensor and glass have been pressed into a single layer. Thanks to this high-tech sandwich-making (‘optical bonding’, if you like using the right words for things), the Air 2 is, at just 6.1mm thick, slender enough to cut a real sandwich with. But we wouldn’t, because smearing it with mayonnaise is not the best way to show off the power of its new A8X chip or the improved rear camera, which now snaps 8MP stills, 1080p video and 240fps slo-mo. Also, a stray gherkin might interfere with Touch ID, which has arrived on both the
Air 2 and the Mini 3, and a spatter of breadcrumbs won’t show off their gold finishes (grey and silver are available if you’re not as bling-ting as we are). Mmm… gold.
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The A8X chip gives the Air 2 more power – Apple claims around 40-50% – giving it the
grunt for richer games and apps. How we mock people taking tablet pics… but now, with the 8MP sensor plus slo-mo
and burst modes, it’s becoming a thing.
Touch ID means more than secure login: paying is now achieved with a simple prod.
Save us a space in debtors’ prison!