Apple’s Newest iPad Air 2
You know what the iPad Air, the thinnest tablet Apple has made so far, the one that’s 20% thinner than its distinctly not-fat predecessors, never needed to be? Here are the things you need to know about the Apple iPad Air 2.
When Steve Jobs plopped down on the couch, minutes after showing off the iPad for the first time, he said, “It’s so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smartphone.”
Four years later, as I watch the YouTube video of the iPad’s debut keynote on the incredibly thin iPad Air 2, that sentence makes my brain ache. Laptops now have touch screens, smartphones are huge and powerful, and tablets now have keyboards. At least, those tablets made by the competition.
Video About iPad Air 2
Apple ’s newest tablet, which goes on sale this week starting at $499, remains true to Jobs’s tablet ideals. It’s the best tablet you can buy—especially if you want to read headlines on the morning commute, watch “Frozen” in the back seat and create intricate “Minecraft” metropolises after dark. If you’ve been waiting to replace an older iPad, now’s the time.
But as I hold the thin piece of glass that would have been unimaginable five years ago, I look over at the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and feel like I am missing something. How this iPad stacks up depends entirely on where you plan to take it—and what you want to do with it.
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Source: JOANNA STERN
Image source: Sara Kilsby