Apple iPad Air 2 : Full Specification and Review

By | October 17, 2014

The tech giant Apple has introduced  iPad 2 in event which held in CUPERTINO, California on 16th October 2014. It is most thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. The latest iPad Air 2 is only 6.1 mm thin and weighing less than a pound. The iPad Air 2 features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. It is available in gold, silver and space gray.

Design and Display

The latest iPad Air 2 has a beautiful, precision unibody anodized aluminum solid feel. It also has a  improved Retina display features a fully-laminated design that brings images and content closer to the user’s fingertips, resulting in an even more personal and intimate experience. The iPad 2 has a 9.7 inch display which offered the 2058 x 1536 resolution and filled with a 3.1 Million pixels. The iPad Air 2 also has a custom-designed anti-reflective coating which able to reduces the glare by 56 percent and making it the least reflective tablet in the world.

This tablet also has a TouchID which gives iPad Air 2 users a simple and secure way to unlock there iPad with a touch of a finger, It also has a ability to authenticate within apps for protect the logins and data. The Touch ID also be used as a secure way to approve purchases from the App Store, iTunes Store or even from iBooks Store, and with use of Apple Pay, when  the user are paying for the physical goods and services within apps.


Processor and Memory

The new iPads comes the new Apple-designed A8X chip, which delivers a 40 percent improvement in CPU performance and 2.5 times the graphics performance of iPad Air, and still delivers the up to 10-hour battery life. The latest Apple  A8X chip has able to unlocks realistic visual effects which are comparable  to advanced gaming consoles. The new tablet of Apple is also includes the M8 motion co-processor which collects the motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and an all-new barometer that also senses air pressure to provide relative elevation. The  Apple iPad  Air 2 is available in storage variants such as 64 GB and 128 GB model which are not further expandable.


Camera and Connectivity

The new iPad Air 2 enable for  better photos and videos, with  its new  8 Mega-pixel sensor and advanced optics in the iSight camera  which help  to capture rich, detailed images and add new features which also includes the panoramic in Photos, time-lapse video, slo-mo and 1080 p HD video. Its new FaceTime HD camera now able to captures 80+ percent more light than iPad Air’s camera, and features burst mode as well as HDR stills and video.

The iPad 2 can offered faster connectivity  with its 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Multiple-In-Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology which is better than 2.8 times the Wi-Fi performance of iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular integrates for 50 percent faster cellular connection. The new iPads come with iOS 8.1 including Continuity features across iOS 8 and OS Yosemite, by which which user can easily  shared  its data across the  Apple devices.

Full Specifications

  • Display  9.7 inch Retina Display with 2058 x 1536
  • Processor : A8X chip with M8 motion co-processor
  • Memory : 2 GB
  • Operating System :  Apple iOS 8.1
  • Buit-in Storage : Available in  16 64 GB and 128 GB variant
  • External Storage :  not available
  • Camera :  8 Mega-pixel camera with LE flash
  • Connectivity : Wifi 802.11ac, GPS and 3G and 4G network connectivity
  • Weight :  near around 450 grams
  • Color :  Silver, Grey and Gold
  • Battery :  delivers up to 10 hours battery life

Availability and Price

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 available in three colors customers in 29 countries and territories can order online beginning Friday, October 17. Both iPads will be available starting later next week in the US, Australia and other countries.

The iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi models will be available at a retail price of $499 (US) for the 16 GB model, $599 (US) for the 64 GB model and $699 (US) for the 128 GB model.  Whereas the iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular models will be available at a price of $629 (US) for the 16 GB model, $729 (US) for the 64 GB model and $829 (US) for the 128 GB model.