The latest version of the world’s most popular tablet Apple iPad Air 2 is only 6.1 mm thin and weighs less than a pound.

Apple iPad Air 2

The Apple iPad Air 2 comes with a 9.7-inch Retina display with anti-reflective coating on the glass, which according to the company reducing reflections by 56%. It is powered by a new Apple A8X chipset that is based on 2nd generation 64-bit architecture. It has also M8 co-processor, similar to the iPhone 6.

The another highlights are; the Apple iPad Air 2 sports a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and running on the company’s iOS 8.1 OS. It is only 6.1mm thin. The LTE version supports 20 LTE bands of different countries. It houses an 8-megapixel camera with 1.12 micron pixels, f/2.4 aperture and 1080p video recording, also a 1.2MP front-facing HD camera with f/2.2 aperture.

The Apple iPad Air 2 is backed by a 27.3-watt-hour battery that is rated up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music. Its weight is weighs 437 gms (WiFi) / 444 gms (WiFi + Cellular).

“iPad is a magical piece of glass that runs more than 675,000 apps specifically designed for it, and is thin and light enough that you can comfortably hold it all day; the new iPad Air 2 is packed with amazing new innovations, weighs less than a pound, and at just 6.1 mm is the thinnest tablet in the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. And to put things in perspective, he said 225 million, yes million, iPads has been sold across the world so far. That is more than the top PC makers put together. This makes the iPad the most successful product Apple has ever made… maybe the most successful gadget ever.

The Apple iPad Air 2 is available in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold colour options. It is priced at US $499 for the 16GB storage version, US $599 for 64GB and US $699 for the 128GB for WiFi model. The WiFi + LTE variant can be purchased in US $629 for 16GB, US $729 for 64GB and US $829 for 128GB storage variants. It is available for pre-order from starting October 17 and will start shipping next week.

The new iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi models will be available in India at Rs 35,900 for the 16GB model, Rs 42,900 for the 64GB and Rs 49,900 for the 128GB storage variant. Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available for Rs 45,900 for the 16GB, Rs 52,900 for the 64GB and Rs 59,900 for the 128GB storage model.