At an event in Cupertino, California, on Thursday, Apple announced its newest iPads, called the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3.
Both iPads come in various storage capacities. They also now come in gold.
As expected, both iPads got new Touch ID home buttons, which means they will be able to take advantage of Apple Pay when it launches on Monday.
Also as expected, the new iPads look pretty similar to their predecessors, just thinner; the iPad Air 2 is only 6.1mm thick. Performance got a bit of a boost, as did the screen resolutions and cameras.
Apple dropped the price on older-generation iPads. The beginning of the line starts at $US249.