First Impressions: iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in Gold [PICS]


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The folks over at The Verge have just gone hands-on with the all new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 devices in gold colour and they look pretty amazing. While the devices look pretty much exactly the same as their predecessors, holding the iPad Air 2 “feels like you’re holding a screen and nothing more”. Also, the gold colour really pops out on the bigger devices, perhaps a bit more than the iPhones.

“But beyond the impressive hardware, there’s not much more to say. Apple’s made some slight changes to iOS 8 to differentiate the iPad from the now-larger iPhones, but on the whole it’s hard to see how the new Air will kick off a massive wave of upgrades like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus just did.”

Here are some more hands on pics of the new iPads from different angles. Let us know what you think and which one will you be picking up next week!

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  • ????Dennis

    I was really excited to get the iPad mini retina last year. However, I don’t see the need to upgrade to the mini 3. If Apple ditched the bezel and rounded out the screen like they did with the iPhone, I may be more inclined to upgrade. I’m happy they didn’t, because $1000 was just spent upgrading my iPhone. Next year I’ll add to the Apple coffers when the Mac Book Air retina makes its debut…

  • Salinger

    There is zero reason to upgrade to the mini 3. It is technically identical to the mini 2. The only difference is touch id. That would be a very expensive upgrade to have the exact same tablet just with touch ID.

  • ipad12

    im holding out for the 12inch ipad …any word on that?

  • Geoffrey Spencer

    I am uncertain if I will upgrade to the iPad Air 2. I was hoping for the iPad Pro or whatever they call the 12.9″ version of the iPad. Mind you, I use the iPad for all my reading (except books which I will now use on my new iPhone 6+) so if it is lighter I might upgrade but no cellular this time. I also use it for work (email, some documents, etc…) but the screen at 9.7″ is still too small and please add mouse-support for remote desktop connectivity. Sorry Steve, but 9.7″ is not ideal in all conditions. I wish the carriers had one plan for all my devices. Even better: unlimited data. Alas, it will never happen in Canada though as we all know that the carriers are nothing but crooks (IMHO).

  • ????Dennis

    That’s what I’m saying… If they ATLEAST made it look different. All they did was add gold.