Apple has officially announced the new iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 design is similar to the last generation, but has a variety of new features which will excite Apple fans near and far.Apple has sold 225 million iPads since the first tablet launched in 2010 according to CEO Tim Cook. While there have been some major modifications to the range since the original launch, the word on the street is that 2014 is an “S” year – taking inspiration from Apple’s own iPhone naming rule.

At 6.1mm, the iPad Air 2 is slimmer than ever, beating the new iphone6 AND iphone6 plus hands down at 6.9mm & 7.1mm. “Can you even see it?” said Cook while holding it sideways on stage at the grand unveiling.

It also boasts an A8X processor that has been developed especially for the Air 2. It has a second generation 64-bit architecture with three billion transistors and offers 40 per cent faster CPU performance over the last model.

We can all breathe a sigh of relief as even though it is super slim with a faster processor. The Wi-Fi on the iPad Air 2 has proven good things come to those who don’t wait as it’s more than twice as fast as the previous generation.

Downloading movies and streaming videos at an impressive speed. More great news as the battery life has not been compromised and that the battery should last 10 hours, as before.

The rear camera is now an 8-megapixel f/2.4 iSight that is capable of 1080p Full HD video recording and has the same 120fps slow motion recording mode as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

New & Improved Front Camera

It is described as a FaceTime HD camera with a larger f/2.2 aperture and an all-new sensor. It also has enhanced face detection, can shoot selfies in burst mode and you will be able to take single-shot HDR photos and HDR videos.

ipad-miniTouch ID Technology

The iPad Air 2 comes with Touch ID technology which gives you the best form of security because it uses the perfect password, your fingerprint!

So with just one touch, not only do you instantly unlock your iPad Air 2 but you can also make secure purchases in iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store. Using Apple Pay, you can also unlock an entire world of online shopping that’s fast, convenient, and secure.