Now that the dust has settled from Thursday’s (not so magical) iPad event, Apple’s latest iterations of the device — the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 — are now available for preorder at the Apple Store and online.
The iPad Air 2 is Apple’s thinnest tablet yet, and it’s available in silver, space gray and — for the first time — gold.
For the Wi-Fi only model, the iPad Air 2 is priced at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 64GB and $699 for 128GB. If you’re interested in the model with LTE capability, the the iPad Air 2 starts at $629 for 16 GB, $729 for 64 GB and $829 for 128GB, says Mashable.
The new generation of the iPad Air also includes Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint sensor, and Apple Pay, albeit with more limited functionality than the payment platform has on smartphone devices.
You can also preorder the iPad mini 3 at the Apple Store, with the simplest 16GB model starting at $399. The prices increase an additional $100 for each level of storage for Wi-Fi-only iPad minis, reaching $599 for 128GB. With cell service, the 16GB iPad mini 3 begins at $529; $629 for 64GB; and $729 for 128GB.
While the iPad Air 2 received some notable upgrades, like slow-motion video, the iPad mini 3 is very similar to its predecessor. However, the new iPad mini does include Touch ID and is available in gold, if you’re willing to upgrade just for that.
Shipping begins next week.