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iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac revealed by Apple

Yesterday, Apple unveiled new and improved tablets.

The electronics giant showed off its new iPad Air 2 its iPad Mini 3 and new iMac with retina display at the Town Hall Auditorium within the company’s Cupertino HQ campus on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

The new tablet design is thinner and faster.

The iPad Air 2 is slimmer and faster than its predecessor and it s a quarter inch “thin”. More specifically it is 6.1 millimeters, making it 18% thinner compared to the original iPad Air. It is equipped with many features previously available on iPhones, such as the ability to take slow-motion video and burst shots. The rear camera has been enhanced from 5 megapixels to 8 megapixels, just like the cameras in iPhones. Also, instead of unlocking the device with a passcode, it can now be unlocked with a fingerprint ID, making it more secure.

In addition, Apple’s new 27-inch iMac, dubbed the “Retina 5K” model has a shaper display with seven times the pixels found on standard high-definition TV sets. This may make the new high-resolution iMac appealing to consumers who primarily watch television over the internet. It went on sale Thursday.

The company also released its new Yosemite operating system for Macs, which was made available as a free download starting Thursday. The OS update includes new functionality, such as a one-stop search tool for online resources and locally stored documents, as well as the ability to make telephone calls with a nearby iPhone.

iPad Air 2 will be facing competition from cheaper tablets.

Apple has had a drop in iPad sales. During the first half of 2014, the company shipped 29.6 million iPads, which is a 13% decrease from the same time in 2013. Part of the reason for the decrease in sales is there has been a slowdown in tablet demand.

Also, Apple faces competition from cheaper Android-powered tablets. In fact, on Wednesday, Google announced its 8.9 inch Nexus 9 tablet which runs off Android’s newest operating system Lollipop and will be available next month and is $100 cheaper than the latest version of the iPad Air. However, Apple did announce that it will be lowering the prices of the earlier version of its devices, making them “more affordable”.

According to Apple’s senior vice president, Phil Schiller, the iPad Air 2 will cost US$499 and the iPad Mini 3 will be US$399. Advanced orders for the devices will start today and the tablets will be shipped next week.

Mobile devices that will be the first to run Lollipop unveiled by Google

The Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus 6 phone have been rolled out.

Google announced its new mobile devices this past Wednesday and both of these new gadgets will run on the company’s latest version of Android 5.0, which will be called Android Lollipop, following the company’s tradition of naming each of its operating system upgrades after treats.

This version of the operating system is said to be Android’s biggest release yet.

The operating system has over 5,000 new APIs (Application Programming Interface) for developers. In addition, it offers improved multitasking, battery-saving features, and “Material Design”, which is the name of its all new visual language.

Google still hasn’t shared any of the big new features of Lollipop. Instead, it has placed its focus on marketing, promoting the way Android provides customers with plenty of individuality and choice, but still manages to maintain core features and compatibility. It recently introduced the tagline “Be together. Not the same.” in a new YouTube video.

The two new mobile devices are equipped with impressive features that make them competition for Apple.

Aside from being the first to run Lollipop, the Nexus 6 phone will be competition for Apple’s newly released iPhone 6 Plus, while the Nexus 9 tablet will compete against the latest version of the iPad Air, which is expected to be shown off later today at an event in Cupertino, California.

The Nexus 6 is a giant smartphone featuring a Quad HD display that is almost 6 inches (5.96 inches), making it larger than the Iphone 6 Plus’s 5.5-inch display. In addition, the phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.7GHz, which is the best consumers can get for Android phones this fall. Other features include a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 13-megapixel f/2.0 rear-facing camera, as well as two speakers at the front of the phone.

The Nexus 9 is an 8.9 inch tablet. It features a 4:3 aspect ratio and QXGA resolution. It has the 64-bit dual-core variant of Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor. It also has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Although it is slightly thicker than an iPad Air device, it is not as wide or tall and it even weighs slightly less than Apple’s most popular tablet.

The mobile devices will both be available in store in November. However, the Nexus 9 will be available for pre-order on October 17 and the Nexus 6 on October 29.