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Topic: iPad Air 2

Rounding up the newest protective cases & keyboards for your iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

10/25/2014, 01:10 pm

Though Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 just launched this week and many protective cases have yet to hit the market, there are still a handful of early case options available for purchase in addition to Apple's. Here are some of the first options available to protect your brand new iPad.

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New iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 incorporate NFC chip for Apple Pay in apps, but not in-store tap-to-pay transactions

10/24/2014, 08:10 pm

Apple's newest iPads feature one of the same chips used by iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to handle tap-to-pay NFC transactions, but the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 only support Apple Pay within apps, sparing users the embarrassment of carrying around a gigantic alternative to their credit card.

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Multi-carrier Apple SIM 'dedicated' to AT&T's network upon activation, not carried by Sprint Stores

10/24/2014, 05:10 pm

It was discovered on Friday that AT&T is dedicating the new multi-carrier Apple SIM included with the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to its network, forcing buyers to obtain a new one when switching to another carrier, while Sprint Stores will not supply the card at all.

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Apple's iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 now available for pickup at select US Apple Stores

10/22/2014, 06:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday initiated in-store sales of its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets, though the rollout appears to be limited to the UK and select U.S. locations, notably brick-and-mortar outlets on the East Coast.

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iPad Air 2 teardown reveals lower capacity battery, internal layout tweaks

10/22/2014, 05:10 pm

A teardown of the recently released iPad Air 2 on Wednesday revealed a slew of iterative changes made to Apple's flagship tablet model, including sized-down components and a smaller battery.

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Unboxing Apple's new iPad Air 2, with Smart Case & Smart Cover

10/22/2014, 04:10 pm

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 is super fast, super slim and incorporates the same Touch ID and Secure Element as iPhone 6, enabling secure Apple Pay transactions within apps. Here's what it looks like naked, and in Apple's custom Smart Case and Smart Cover.

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Review roundup: iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 deemed best in class, but changes mostly iterative [u]

10/21/2014, 10:10 pm

The reviews are in for this year's iPad product refreshes and the results are expectedly positive for the new iPad Air 2, though some question whether Apple did enough to warrant the iPad mini 3's price tag.

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Apple's new A8X powered iPad Air 2 smokes new Android tablets, including Nvidia's Tegra K1 Shield Tablet [u]

10/21/2014, 07:10 pm

New Geekbench processor benchmarks show Apple's triple core, 64-bit A8X Application Processor is dramatically faster than the latest Android tablets, despite their additional cores and faster clock rates.

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Alleged iPad Air 2 benchmark shows A8X CPU has three cores, 2GB of RAM

10/21/2014, 02:10 pm

Though Apple hasn't revealed the exact specifications of the beefed-up A8X processor that powers the iPad Air 2, a new benchmark purports to show the horsepower of the CPU, revealing a triple-core processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM.

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Apple's online store begins taking preorders for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

10/17/2014, 11:10 am

Ahead of next week's launch, Apple's online store on Friday began taking presales of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, its new Touch ID-equipped tablets being introduced for the holiday shopping season.

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Apple's iPad Air 2 eschews physical orientation lock switch in favor of software control

10/16/2014, 09:10 pm

A lot of attention has been paid to the iPad Air 2's slimmed-down design, but one of the most striking changes -- the removal of the orientation lock/mute switch -- is a significant evolution in Apple's design philosophy.

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Apple posts iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and 'Evolution of Retina' promo videos online

10/16/2014, 05:10 pm

Following Thursday's big reveal, Apple posted a trio of promotional videos taken from the product launch event to its YouTube page, touting the new iPad Air 2 and iMac with 5K Retina display.

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First look: Hands-on with Apple's new iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3

10/16/2014, 04:10 pm

The iPad Air and iPad mini have both been outfitted by Apple with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, but it's clear that Apple is positioning its flagship iPad Air 2 as the tablet to beat, boasting a beefed-up A8X CPU, improved camera, thinner design, and anti-reflective laminated display.

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Apple's iPad Air 2, Retina iMac and OS X Yosemite event now available for streaming

10/16/2014, 04:10 pm

Apple has posted to its website an on-demand version of Thursday's special event that saw the introduction of new iPads, a Retina display iMac, revamped Mac mini and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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Apple unveils new multi-carrier 'Apple SIM' bundled with new iPads

10/16/2014, 03:10 pm

The next-generation iPad Air will ship with a multitude of new features -- like the A8X chip, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a fully-laminated display -- but there is one addition that the company did not reveal on stage: a preinstalled "Apple SIM" that will be recognized by wireless providers around the world.

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Apple announces 6.1mm-thin iPad Air 2 with Touch ID, anti-reflective coating, new gold color option

10/16/2014, 01:10 pm

Apple's next-generation tablet became official on Thursday with the introduction of the iPad Air 2, featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, new anti-reflective screen coating, and the speedy new A8X chip

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Two ways to get a $20 cash trade-in bonus on your old iPads (including iPad 2)

10/16/2014, 12:10 pm

Ahead of Apple's iPad media event on Thursday afternoon, AppleInsider has teamed up with the industry's two leading electronics trade-in & buyback services to offer readers an exclusive $20 cash bonus on the sale of their old iPad when they lock in a price quote today. The services are currently paying up to $405 for old iPads before the bonus.

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Live from Apple's 'It's been way too long iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 & Retina iMac event

10/16/2014, 05:10 am

Join us as we join Apple in Cupertino this Thursday, October 16th, for the anticipated launch of the iPad 2, iPad mini 3 with Retina display, Mac OS X "Yosemite" & ApplePay

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Apple's own iBook reveals iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3, both with Touch ID

10/15/2014, 01:10 pm

With less than 24 hours to go before Apple is set to present its latest products, preview images for the company's iOS 8.1 user guide in the iBookstore reveal the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, both featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensing home button.

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Rumor: Apple moving to new '3D-like' etched logo, starting with next-gen iMac

10/15/2014, 10:10 am

As Apple's industrial design language continues to evolve, a new rumor claims the company will change the way it affixes the famous logo that adorns its products, moving to a new process that produces a "3D-like" mark.

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