Even before it was officially unveiled, enormous interest was aroused in Apple fans worldwide, because it was rumoured that the iPad Air 2 would be even thinner than its predecessor, and that it would boast fantastic specs and features. It turns out that the rumours were true, and what we have is a worthy successor, launched in October 2014.
Thinner, Faster, Better in Every Way
Called the "thinnest tablet in the world", this device measures only 6.1mm! Aside from the size reduction, it also brings with it an improved display with anti-reflective coating, 40% faster A8X processor, more durable battery, and an upgraded 8-megapixel iSight camera. A great many users were excited for the TouchID sensor beneath the Home button, which Apple users can use to secure their tablet and make the most of the Apple Pay feature.
Can I Use iPad Air Covers for the iPad Air 2?
Sadly, no. If you own an iPad Air and have a cover for it, you won't be able to use it with the iPad Air 2, because it's slimmer than the original. As we mentioned above, it's only 6.1mm thick, whereas the iPad Air measures 7.5mm. No need to worry, though, because Apple released the covers along with this thin tablet, so you'll be able to get one to protect your device. And in the event that you don't like Apple's design, you can always look into third-party products that you can find on our shop.
From Apple to You
Apple offers original Smart Covers for the iPad Air 2, which are "even more brilliant" than before, according to the Cupertino giant. They come in seven bright colours, so you can choose the one that fits your personality and style the best. They don't just offer protection, they also wake the device up when you open the cover, and put your tablet to sleep when you close it. You can also transform the cover into a stand for reading, watching movies, typing, or making FaceTime calls.
More Covers from Third-Party Manufacturers
If you don't like them, you don't have to settle for Apple's products. The accessories market is full of great, interesting, colourful protectors and it's up to you to pick the one that's perfect for your needs, both in terms of design and budget.