Apple iPad Air 2: Improvements and New Features

The release of any new Apple product comes with much fanfare. That is the way Steve Jobs wanted it. The more hype about a device, the more people will want to buy it. For the Apple iPad Air 2, things have played out just that way. On launch day, lines formed outside stores hours before opening - but what exactly makes Apple's newest tablet stand out from the crowd? Just what is improved about the iPad Air 2? Here, we'll answer your questions about several aspects of Apple's new tablet, covering issues such as device size, resolution, security features, performance and camera features. The market is saturated with tablets nowadays, but the iPad Air 2 deserves to be called a frontrunner in this niche. Read on to get answers to the biggest questions about the new iPad Air 2 tablet.

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  1. Is the screen resolution any better?
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    The thinness of the device means the screen resolution is even better than ever. Apple contends this improvement results from the positioning of the screen right above the back lights. There is little space in between them to cause unwanted glaring. In fact, the glare effect is 62 percent lower than before. Colors are much more vibrant and deep. Streaming video is a pleasure on the iPad Air 2.

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  2. What happened to the silence switch?
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    Because Apple decreased the size of the Air 2, it had to get rid of some features. Some users miss the silence switch that appeared on the first Air. The silent feature can still be accessed via the Control Center.

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  3. Is the Ipad Air 2 compatible with Apple Pay?
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    Consumers can now make Apple Store purchases from their iPad Air with Apple Pay. Most will use this function to download new apps.

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  4. Does the iPad Air 2 have a more powerful microchip?
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    The Air 2 comes with a stronger A8X chip. Consequently, users enjoy increased speed and functionality. More power means the apps work much better, as evidenced by the improved camera.

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  5. Are there any new security features?
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    Apple supplied this pad with the Touch ID function. Users can submit a 4-digit code that will keep their Air 2 from being used without permission.

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  6. Is the latest iPad any smaller?
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    Yes, this new Ipad is even thinner than the previous version, coming in at a mere 6 mm wide. Both consumers and experts are marveling at this feat of engineering genius. Such a thin device makes the iPad Air 2 amazingly portable, very easy to carry and use on the go. Holding this pad in one hand poses no problems for most people.

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  7. How heavy is the Air 2?
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    A lot has been made about the physical dimensions of the iPad Air 2. Perhaps most important being the weight. A heavy pad is difficult to hold for long periods of time. Air 2 users do not have to worry about this problem. This pad comes in at a mere 473 g.

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  8. Is the camera the same?
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    The Ipad 2 Air comes with a much improved camera. The 8MP iSight camera can actually shoot slow motion videos. It is also possible to take large-scale panoramic picture frames now, as well.

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