On the surface there is little to tell the Apple iPad Air 1st Gen and 2nd Gen apart. They have the same 9.7” Retina Display and come in a variety of different storage capacities, this one in particular is the 64GB, and in a range of different WiFi Only and WiFi & Cellular flavours, again this one being WiFi Only.
It’s underneath the hood where Apple have made this better.
So capable, you won't want to put it down. So thin and light, you won't have to.
iPad Air 2 is an impossibly thin 6.1 millimeters. And it weighs less than a 440g.
So it's even easier to hold in one hand and take with you anywhere.
Not just a thinner display. A better display.
By fusing what had been three layers into one, we were able to make the Retina display even thinner.
That also made the display better, with more vivid colors and greater contrast.
And a new anti-reflective coating makes it the least reflective display of any tablet in the world.
Security based on a one of a kind design: your fingerprint.
iPad Air 2 comes with breakthrough Touch ID technology.
With just one touch, it scans your fingerprint and instantly unlocks your iPad.
It even lets you make secure purchases in iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store.
Two amazing cameras. Cleverly disguised as an iPad.
The new iSight camera in iPad Air 2 has advanced optics, an improved sensor, and a powerful Apple-designed image signal processor.
There are also new features like panorama, time-lapse videos, slo-mo, and burst and timer modes.
And the FaceTime HD camera has an improved sensor and larger pixels for improved low-light performance.
Massive power. In its most minimal form.
The A8X chip delivers better CPU and graphics performance than its predecessor. In fact, with its 64-bit desktop-class architecture, iPad Air 2 is as powerful as many personal computers.
And yet it still gives you up to 10 hours of battery life (from new, actual performance may be less).
Faster Wireless. Good things come to those who don't wait.
Wi-Fi on iPad Air 2 is fast - more than twice as fast as the previous generation.
Apps designed for iPad. And everything you want to do with it.
Apple iPad 2 comes with powerful built-in apps that let you surf the web, check email, edit movies and photos, write documents, or read a book.
And there are hundreds of thousands of apps on the App Store, all designed specifically for the larger Retina display.
iOS. The world's most advanced mobile operating system.
iOS is even easier to use with features like Control Center, AirDrop, and smarter multitasking.
And because it's designed for iPad, everything not only looks beautiful, it runs beautifully.
Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 9.7 inches, 291.4 cm2 (~71.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~264 ppi density)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
OS iPadOS 8.1, upgradable to iPadOS 15.7
Chipset Apple A8X
CPU Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon
GPU PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics)
Primary 8 MP, autofocus, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec, check quality
Secondary 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over WiFi
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes, active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, EDR
USB 2.0, proprietary reversible connector
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
- MP4/H.264 player
- Audio/video/photo editor
- Document editor
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS
Dimensions 240.00 x 169.50 x 6.10 mm
Weight 437 g