Meet Apple's Newest iPads

Meet Apple's Newest iPadsAs widely expected, Apple on Thursday showed the world what’s next in its lineup of tablets.

The company introduced iPad Air 2, hyping it as the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever.

And Apple isn’t joking.

6.1 mm thin and weighing less than a pound, iPad Air 2 features an improved Retina display, better cameras, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, improved processor and more.

Similarly, the iPad mini line has been updated to bring Touch ID to iPad mini 3.

Other than a few minor bells and whistles, however, the refreshed iPad mini was hardly the talk of Cupertino yesterday. Even Apple opted not to discuss the new pint-sized iPad for more than just a few fleeting moments.

The real star of yesterday’s show was iPad Air 2.

“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.

What did you think of Apple’s iPad announcements yesterday?