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Apple Unveils the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3

October 16, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

While yesterday was Google’s day to be in the headlines, today is Apple’s turn. And they’ve announced the next generation iPads today. So we’ve got the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. It seemed like this year was Apple’s small updates to the iPad line. Now most of you probably don’t know, but I do own an iPad Air, and do like it (mostly because it’s different from Android, which is what I use all the time for reviews and as my personal devices). But the iPad Air 2 isn’t a huge upgrade. Of course, it is 18% thinner than the iPad Air, and it’s also got Touch ID now. That’s pretty much the only differences here compared to the old iPad Air.

Onto the iPad Mini 3. Apple basically breezed through the announcement of the iPad Mini 3, but it’s not a huge update either. The only real difference compared to last year was the Touch ID addition. Both iPads are going to be up for pre-order tomorrow, and will be available in silver, gold and space gray.

So what about pricing? Well the iPad Air 2 is going for $499 for the 16GB, $599 for the 64GB and $699 for the 128GB. The iPad Mini 3 starts at $399 for the 16GB, $499 for the 64GB and $599 for the 128GB. Additionally they are still selling the old iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 for $100 less, So that’s the iPad Air at $399 and the iPad Mini 2 at $299. Finally they are also continuing to sell the iPad Mini for $249.

There you have it, the new Apple iPads. Now I know most of our readers are Android fans, but there are some out there that love technology in general, which I’m one of them considering I own an iPad, LG G3, Chromebook and a Macbook. It might not be as great as the Nexus 9, but there’s no doubt that the iPad has the better tablet apps though.