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Apple's latest iPads are minor improvements on last year's models

Apple trotted out a lineup of new devices today, including a slightly-upgraded version of the iPad that is better equipped to run CPU-intensive games.
Newsbrief: Apple representatives took to the stage in Cupertino today to trot out the company's lineup of new devices, including a slightly-upgraded version of the iPad that is better equipped to run CPU-intensive games. The company revealed its sixth generation of iPad devices in the new iPad Air 2. It's different from last year's iPad Air insofar as it now sports a slightly more powerful CPU (the A8x chip, which powers the company's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices), a pair of slightly improved cameras, and a TouchID fingerprint scanner built into its home button. It also now comes in gold. The company also debuted a new version of its 7.9-inch iPad Mini tablet that's essentially identical to last year's model from a developer perspective, though it also now sports a home button with TouchID support. Developers who work on Mac hardware may appreciate the company's decision to offer updated versions of both its Mac Mini and iMac computers, which are now more powerful and -- at least in the case of the iMac workstation -- capable of displaying at higher resolutions. You can find the full details on Apple's latest round of hardware revisions over on the company website.

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