While many, perhaps most, still haven't warmed to the idea of taking pictures on tablets, Apple has upgraded the camera on the iPad Air 2.
Apple claims the iPad Air 2's 8MP iSight camera is a huge improvement over the 5MP camera found on the original iPad Air, although it is still lacking a flash. It does come with an f/2.4 lens, however, and is capable of shooting 1080p HD video, Time Lapse and slo-mo footage, and Burst Mode images.
While we fall under the category of those not keen on taking pictures on a tablet, the iPad Air 2's 8MP camera offers a clear improvement on that of its predecessor, although photos in poor light continue to struggle due to the tablet's lack of flash.
Taken on the iPad Air 2
The iPad Air 2 comes with a new FaceTime HD camera, with features including single-shot HDR support and Burst selfies.
The iPad Air 2 is available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models, Apple having ditched the 32GB option, a change it introduced at the launch of the iPhone 6.
While some may scoff at Apple's decision to scrap the 32GB model, the 64GB model is available to pick up for £459, £20 cheaper than the 32GB iPad Air fetched this time last year.
Typically, there's no microSD expansion onboard, but buyers will be given 5GB of free iCloud storage, although we found ourselves having to increase this to 15GB.
Despite featuring a smaller battery than the original iPad Air, as revealed by iFixit, Apple is claiming users will be able to squeeze the same 10 hours of battery life out of the iPad Air 2
Apple's claims rang true during our time with the tablet. With the screen set to auto-brightness, we found the battery drained around 10 percent when we watched an hour-long show, meaning users are likely to get an average of 10 hours' video playback from the tablet.
Those who won't use the tablet for watching video continuously will find the tablet able to make it through a few days.
The iPad Air 2 is undoubtedly an improvement on last year's model, owing to its A8X chip, new anti-reflective screen and, of course, its slimmer design, which makes the iPad extremely comfortable to use for a tablet of its size.
Owners of the iPad Air might want to think twice about upgrading, however, as we're not sure the tweaks and improvements Apple has made warrant £400 being thrown at the tablet. Those using an older iPad, however, such as the iPad 3, might find it hard to resist the upgrade.
Check out our iPad Air 2 release date price and specs roundup. µ
Nippy performance, anti-reflective screen, slim profile, good battery life, Touch ID sensor.
Camera still struggles in poor light, doesn't feel that different to the original iPad Air.