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Apple unveils new iPads

Apple unveiled new editions of the iPad and iPad Mini at an event in California today. The company also announced that its new Apple Pay system will launch on Monday, October 20th.


The new tablets, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini, both come with TouchID fingerprint sensors, which previously were only available on the iPhone. You can use the TouchID to make purchases online with Apple Pay, though it won't work at cash registers in stores the way the new iPhones do.

The Air 2 is just 6.1 millimeters thick, 18% smaller than the previous iPad Air. It's also got a souped-up processor, improved Retina display and a camera that takes panoramic photos up to 43 megapixels.

Both of the new iPads will be available for preorder on Friday and will ship by the end of next week. They're available in gold in addition to the traditional silver and dark gray.

The Air 2 starts at $499 for the 16-gigabyte, WiFi-only version, while the same version of the Mini 3 goes for $399.

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