At the amazing 6.1 mm, the iPad Air 2 is the thinnest tablet on the planet

At the amazing 6.1 mm, the iPad Air 2 is the thinnest tablet on the planet

At right this very moment, Apple is taking its time going through the new features of the now official iPad Air 2. We're working hard on bringing all the details to you as soon as possible, but we wanted to take a moment to highlight what is likely going to end up as the new iPad's highlight feature: its thinness. 

At 6.1 mm, the Apple iPad Air 2 is 18% thinner than its predecessor -- the iPad Air -- and also the skinniest tablet available on the planet. Yes, it's even thinner than the 6.4 mm Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (though that one is waterproof, so there's that). In fact, in order to demonstrate just how thin the new iPad Air 2 is, a picture reference was provided -- even if you stack two iPad Air 2 on top of each other, they'll still be thinner than the original iPad (13 mm). If you've got the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus (6.9 and 7.1 mm, respectively) handy, then imagine an even thinner body. Pretty impressive in all.

To achieve an even thinner body, Apple says it laminated the different pieces that make up the display together, removing any non air-tight spots. That, of course, among other improvements.

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iPad Air 2
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8X, Triple-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 7340 mAh

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33 Comments

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

Lets see what sony does with its next Z tablet, I'm actually impressed by this

25. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Dell Venue 8 7000 = 6mm So wrong headline and iArticle again. "At the amazing 6.1 mm, the iPad Air 2 is the thinnest tablet on the planet" iPathetic

31. reus123

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

the thing is , the ipad air 2 is release for sale first, before dell. pathetic

2. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Incredible, Well done apple. Really impressive.

14. 5sApple

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Does it have iBend feature?

16. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I was gonna write "so, it bends?"... :-D I guess it's a given!

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Where you will put it?

20. Alcahas

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

It will be the most expensive paper towel tube

3. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Awesome.

4. nodes

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

That is as thin as the ipod touch!

33. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

And the camera doesn't protrudes ! :)

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Agree with others. Actually looks very impressive.

6. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

C'mon, I know it's coming... Where's the iBend jokes?? Where's the hate??

32. reus123

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

its not gonna bend because it cant fit in your f jeans pocket.

7. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Sounds nice but I actually have to call them out on the thinnest tablet thing:http://m.gsmarena.com/dell_venue_8_7000-6714.php I know it's only 0.1mm difference but still.

9. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

they probably rounded 6mm exactly doesn't seem likely to me

18. Alcahas

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

But even if they rounded it to the negative/lower value, it still means it's under 6.049mm thick, which is thinner than the iPad, right ?

24. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

i mean like it could be 6.449mm thick and they could've been lazy and just out 6? idk I'm not defending apple or helping dell but you know...

8. yonith

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I'm still dying to know what it weighs.

15. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Exactly! This thin for a tablet is not good. I want some thickness to make it easy to hold for long periods of time. Weight, however, is key.

23. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

0.96lbs

10. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Ohhhh....More bendable products

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Imagine the next one. Hey let's make it 5mm so it becomes an iKnife. And for the next few generations, it's going to become so thin that it literally is iPad 'AIR'.

17. Iodine

Posts: 1471; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I am imagining you when samsung will release an 6 mm tablet next year....

28. engineer-1701d unregistered

the thing is samsung can easly do a 6mm and thinner but unlike apple they are smart and will not sacrifice battery for it and also the foled screens will be on the sam tablets meaning 4mm tabs or 5mm

12. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

This is going to feel super lightweight, the wait was worth it, totally upgrading from the iPad 4. I just don't know if I should wait for the iPad Pro (should this thing be real)

13. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

For all we know, three years down the road we will e holding a screen on its own

29. engineer-1701d unregistered

samsung already did that screen only 2 years ago the tech should be ready next 2 years thanks to the bendable battery news yesterday.

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