Apple’s worst kept secret in several years was confirmed today when it announced it would start taking orders for two new additions to the iPad range tomorrow.

The iPad Air 2 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor and, said Apple, has a display which has ‘enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors.’

The Air 2 also has better cameras and the TouchID sensor on the Home button. It’s available in three colours, Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. And there are three storage capacities available; 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB.

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