Apple announces iPad Air 2, world's thinnest tabletApple CEO Tim Cook and VP Phil Schiller unveiled the iPad Air 2 at an event on their Cupertino campus. Not only does Apple say it's thinner than any other tablet on the market, but it features an improved camera and a built-in fingerprint sensor.
[MUSIC] I am so excited to be able to tell you about the incredible new iPad Air 2. It is the thinnest iPad we have ever made. Just 6.1 millimeters thin. That's 18% thinner. Then their first iPad air. Here's the original first iPad next to the new iPad Air 2. The new iPad Air 2 is so thin, you could stack two of them, and still be thinner than the original iPad. We've now created an anti reflective coating for this multi touch surface. This has never been done in a tablet before. It reduces reflections by 56%. But there is so much more that makes the iPad Air two great and it starts with the brains inside it. A whole new generation chip, A8X. It is unbelievable It's a second generation, 64-bit architecture. It has three billion transistors. The iPad Air had an A7 with one billion transistors. Three billion. Delivers up to 40% faster CPU performance for most of your apps. Some apps can achieve 2X performance in CPU. And the graphics are out of this world. Two and half times faster what was already the industry-leading graphic performance. And all this power, in such a thin package. The team has worked to ensure that you have that great. All day battery life, ten hours of battery. For perhaps the feature people love the most about their iPads is the camera. The built-in iSight camera. It's a full, new, eight megapixel iSight camera. It is large, 1.12 micron pixels, has a fast 2.4 aperature, it takes photos and 1080p HD video. For the first time with iPad, you can take large panoramas up to 43 megapixels. So you take your iPad on vacation, you can share your mountain scenery with all your friends. You can do timelapse. So, here's a timelapse, it's taken in Venice. You maybe recognize it. Now, there's a group of boats that are gonna start coming down together. See, there they are. That was the George Clooney Wedding party that came by as soon as [INAUDIBLE] Also for the first time with an Ipad You can do slo-mo videos. The app customer is going to love taking these. This is a 120 frames per second at 27p. Perhaps the most requested feature from customers. It's touch ID and it reads your fingerprint. And quickly unlocks your iPad with, without having to enter your pass code and it works with our store. So, you can [COUGH] purchase it in the iTune store in the App store. And it works the new IOS 8 developer app. It's a touch port ID. So, you can unlock. Evernote, or Mint, or Day 1 Journal, just stick to fingerprints. It starts at $499, that's the price of the previous iPad Air, for wi-fi with 16 gigs. $599 for 64 gigs, that's $100 less than before, and $699 for 128 gigs. Again, $100. Less expensive than before so much more power, great new features, thinner device and more affordable. You can start to order them tomorrow. We'll take preorders tomorrow October 17th and they'll begin to ship by the end of next week.