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Apple unveils iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 with no surprises
Apple unveils iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 with no surprises

A month after releasing the fastest-selling new iPhone, Apple on Thursday brought new iPads to the market that the company needs to be stellar sellers to lift weak demand for the tablet computers. Before showing off the new iPad, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook pointed out Apple has sold more iPads in the last year than rivals have sold laptop computers. But to get people to replace older versions of what Cook called the "best tablet in the world," Apple needed to do something incredible to make it better. What it showed off Thursday was a speedier and thinner iPad Air, with its thickness reduced to 6.1 millimeters -- less than a No. 2 pencil -- from 7.5 millimeters. The iPad...

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