Apple NEW iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3 Features, Prices & Singapore Availability 17 Oct 2014 UPDATED 20 Oct 2014

Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Mini 3

Apple today introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. Now just 6.1 mm thin and weighing less than a pound, iPad Air 2 features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos.

The new Apple iPad Air 2 & Apple iPad Mini 3 will be available in Singapore for online order at www.apple.com/sg from Friday, October 17 (UPDATE 17 Oct 11pm: Orders are NOW OPEN)

Apple iPad Air 2 Singapore Price List

  • Wi-Fi model: 16GB S$688; 64GB S$828; 128GB S$968
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular model: 16GB S$868; 64GB S$1,008; 128GB S$1,148

Apple iPad Mini 3 Singapore Price List

  • Wi-Fi model: 16GB S$548; 64GB S$688; 128GB S$828
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular model: 16GB S$728; 64GB S$868; 128GB S$1,008

Find out the differences between the new models and old models here.

The Apple iPad Air, Apple iPad Mini 2 & Apple iPad Mini have new lower revised pricing. More info here.

Available in gold, silver and space gray, the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID so users can unlock their iPad with just the touch of a finger

“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. “iPad Air 2 has a new Retina display with anti-reflective coating, second generation 64-bit A8X chip, all-new iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, faster Wi-Fi and LTE wireless, and includes the revolutionary Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor.”

Engineered for unmatched portability and ease of use, iPad Air 2 offers a beautiful, precision unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum for durability and a solid feel.

The improved Retina display features a fully-laminated design that brings images and content closer to the user’s fingertips, resulting in an even more personal and intimate experience. A custom-designed anti-reflective coating reduces glare by 56 percent² for a clearer display in the office, the classroom or outdoors.

iPad Air 2 is powered by the new Apple-designed A8X chip, which delivers a 40 percent improvement in CPU performance and 2.5 times the graphics performance of iPad Air, and still delivers the up to 10-hour battery life³ users expect while working, playing games or surfing the web.

Combined with Metal, the new graphics technology in iOS 8, the A8X chip unlocks realistic visual effects comparable to the most advanced gaming consoles. iPad Air 2 also includes the M8 motion coprocessor that gathers motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and an all-new barometer which senses air pressure to provide relative elevation.

Innovations to the iSight and FaceTime HD cameras in iPad Air 2 enable better photos and videos, with an 8MP sensor and advanced optics in the iSight camera to help capture rich, detailed images and add new features including panoramic in Photos, time-lapse video, slo-mo and 1080p HD video.

The FaceTime HD camera now captures over 80 percent more light than iPad Air’s camera, and features burst mode as well as HDR stills and video. With thousands of powerful apps that take advantage of iPad’s amazing cameras and large Retina display viewfinder, iPad becomes a tool that can scan and annotate documents, help study the sky above and provide athletic performance analysis—all with just a tap.

iPad Air 2 delivers faster connectivity with 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Multiple-In-Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology for 2.8 times the Wi-Fi performance of iPad Air at data rates up to 866 Mbps.⁴ iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular integrates even more LTE bands and comes with expanded LTE for up to 50 percent faster cellular connections,⁵ plus support for other fast cellular technology around the world (DC-HSDPA, HSPA+).

Touch ID gives iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 users a simple and secure way to unlock iPad with just the touch of a finger, plus the ability to authenticate within apps to better protect logins and data. Touch ID can be used as a secure way to approve purchases from the App Store℠, iTunes Store or iBooks Store℠, and with Apple Pay, when paying for physical goods and services within apps.

The new iPads come with iOS 8.1 including Continuity features across iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite that enable all your Apple products to work together seamlessly. Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to another, and when your iPhone is on the same Wi-Fi network, you can make and receive phone calls right from your iPad.

The iPad mini line-up has been updated to include iPad mini 3 with Touch ID. And iPad mini with Retina display — now called iPad mini 2 — is even more affordable, starting at a suggested retail price of S$408. Both models feature a stunning Retina display, amazing A7 chip, 5-megapixel iSight camera, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless. iPad mini is also available at the most affordable price ever, at a suggested retail price of S$338.

Pricing & Availability

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 come in three gorgeous metallic finishes including gold, silver and space gray, and customers in 29 countries and territories can order online beginning Friday, October 17.

Both iPads will be available starting later next week in the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau (Wi-Fi models only), Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. Availability in Croatia, Greece, Puerto Rico, Russia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and elsewhere around the world, will continue through the end of October with additional global availability in the coming months.

iPads are sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/sg), as well as M1, SingTel and StarHub, and selected Apple Authorised Resellers.

iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi will be available for S$688 SRP for the 16GB model, S$828 SRP for the 64GB model and S$968 SRP for the 128GB model. iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available for S$868 SRP for the 16GB model, S$1,008 SRP for the 64GB model and S$1,148 SRP for the 128GB model. iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi will be available for S$548 SRP for the 16GB model, S$688 SRP for the 64GB model and S$828 SRP for the 128GB model. iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular will be available for S$728 SRP for the 16GB model, S$868 SRP for the 64GB model and S$1,008 SRP for the 128GB model.

iPad Air, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini, available in silver or space grey, are now available at more affordable prices. iPad Air with Wi-Fi starts at S$548 SRP for the 16GB model; iPad mini 2 with Wi-Fi starts at S$408 SRP for the 16GB model; and the 16GB iPad mini with Wi-Fi is available for S$338 SRP.

To complement the new iPad line-up, a colourful range of cases and covers offer both protection and customisation. The Smart Cover for iPad Air and iPad mini is available in seven bright colours, and the Smart Case for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini is offered in five elegant new shades. The custom-designed polyurethane Smart Cover for iPad Air and iPad mini will be available for S$58 SRP, in black, white, blue, green, pink, yellow and (PRODUCT)RED.

The iPad Air 2 Smart Case is available for S$118 SRP in beautiful midnight blue, olive brown, black, soft pink and (PRODUCT)RED aniline-dyed leather, and the iPad mini Smart Case is available in those same colours for S$98 SRP. The Smart Cover and Smart Case are available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com/sg) and selected Apple Authorised Resellers.

¹ Apple Pay is only available in the US.
² Over the previous generation iPad Air.
³ Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results may vary.
⁴ Based on theoretical speeds, actual speeds may vary.
⁵ LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks. Check with your carrier for details.

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