iPad Air 2 reviews (TechCrunch | The Verge) are just hitting the Internet now, but I got all the news I needed earlier at 9pm EST when John Gruber tweeted the information above. It’s now confirmed that the iPad Air 2 has 2GB of RAM, which is double what the iPad Air had. I’d seen the rumours abound before Gruber’s tweet, of course, but I wanted to share that info only after it was vetted by someone who’d really check their sources.
I’m excited to test my Air 2 later this week and see what kind of difference this extra memory makes. I’m really hoping the memory can help Safari out.
Earlier today Apple announced and previewed its two new iPads – the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. The new models pack Touch ID, faster WiFi, a brand new 2nd gen 64-bit chip (for the iPad Air 2 only) and improved cameras.
The two new iPads are available for pre-order starting tomorrow and shipping will begin next week. Both come in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.
Here’s the pricing rundown for the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3:
iPad Air 2
Starts at $499 for the 16GB Wifi model. The 64GB WiFi model is $599, and the 128GB model is $699.
Starts at $629 for the 16GB WiFi + Cellular (LTE) model. The 64GB WiFi + Cellular model is $729, and the 128GB model is $829.
As with all the new iPad models, this pricing tier follows the long-standing tradition with iPads – $100 more per storage bump and $130 more for the cellular / LTE models.