UNBOXED: The iPad Air 2

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The new iPad Air 2.

Apple's new iPad, the iPad Air 2, launches this week.

It's very similar to last year's iPad Air, but it's slightly thinner, lighter, and faster. It also has a better camera and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, just like on the iPhone.

We'll have a full review of the iPad Air 2 in a few days. In the meantime, take a look at what's inside the box.Advertisement

The iPad Air 2 is a little thinner (6.1 mm) than the original iPad Air.

The iPad Air 2 is a little thinner (6.1 mm) than the original iPad Air.

There it is. From the front, it looks almost exactly like last year's iPad Air.

There it is. From the front, it looks almost exactly like last year's iPad Air.
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The wall plug is underneath the iPad.

The wall plug is underneath the iPad.

And the Lightning cable is under the instruction booklet.

And the Lightning cable is under the instruction booklet.
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That's all that's in the box. Let's take a closer look at the iPad.

That's all that's in the box. Let's take a closer look at the iPad.

It's noticeably thinner than last year's model.

It's noticeably thinner than last year's model.
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That white strip on the top is for the cellular data connection.

That white strip on the top is for the cellular data connection.

There's the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. You can use it to unlock the iPad without a passcode. It also works with Apple Pay, which lets you store a credit card on the iPad and use it to make purchases within certain apps.

There's the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. You can use it to unlock the iPad without a passcode. It also works with Apple Pay, which lets you store a credit card on the iPad and use it to make purchases within certain apps.
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The camera is now 8 MP, up from 5 MP in last year's model.

The camera is now 8 MP, up from 5 MP in last year's model.

The front-facing camera is better, too.

The front-facing camera is better, too.
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Why, hello there!

Why, hello there!

The iPad Air 2 prompts you to set up Touch ID before you begin.

The iPad Air 2 prompts you to set up Touch ID before you begin.
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Here's the default home screen. Other than Apple Pay and the improved hardware features, it works just like other iPads.

Here's the default home screen. Other than Apple Pay and the improved hardware features, it works just like other iPads.

What about the iPhone 6?

What about the iPhone 6?

Click here to see the iPhone 6 unboxed >>

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