Apple iPad Air 2 Review, Specs & Features

Meet the iPad Air 2 – one of the thinnest tablets in the world. Yes, in the past two year Apple brought a revolution in its Apple iPad Air series.


At the time of presentation of the iPad Air 2, it had title of the thinnest tablet in the world, its thickness, you understand, is 6.1 mm, and it is even less than the iPhone 6. In this case, the width and height of the case have not changed, which is quite logical, because the diagonal is 9.7 inches. Compared to the previous generation, and there is reduce in the weight, the device is now at 32 grams lighter – 437 grams.

The new tablet has received a 64-bit processor Apple A8X, which is 40% better and more powerful chip to A7, used in the previous generation iPad Air. The company decided to surprise the little IT-world and made this processor tricyclic (just an analogy about the car on three wheels), it works at a clock frequency of 1.4 GHz. Basically, Apple never really soared over the “numbers”, and primarily engaged in optimization. I can safely say that is paired with 2GB of RAM device allows you to open more tabs in Safari and keep more applications in the background.

For the first time in the Apple tablet appeared and additional coprocessor M8, which is constantly “monitor” and collects data from all sensors: gyroscope, accelerometer, compass and barometer. There are two versions of iPad: Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + LTE (Apple SIM). With regard to the technology of wireless data transmission, its slightly improved, Wi-Fi ac can transmit data at speeds up to 866 Mbit /s.

The situation with the built-in memory is the same as the iPhone 6 – the version of 32 GB decided to refuse. There are available versions for 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. They will cost $ 499, $ 599 and $ 699 respectively. The battery in the iPad Air 2 capacity of 7340 mAh, Apple’s promise that this should be enough for 10 hours of high load, that is, in practice, the tablet can be freely “live” for several days without recharging.

Full Specifications is as Follows:

Dimensions: 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm.

Weight: 437 g

Operating system: iOS 8.1.

Processor: triple-core Apple A8X, 1.4 GHz.

Display: 9.7-inch, 1536 x 2048 (Retina), 264 PPI.

Memory: 16 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB.

RAM: 2 GB.

Cameras: Home – 8 MP, front – 1.2 MP.

Wireless Technology: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0.

Interface connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, Lightning-connector.

Battery: 7340 mAh.


Second generation of the iPad Air has received not only a cool front FaceTime-camera that can record video in Full HD, but also improved module on the rear panel – iSight (8 MP and f / 2.4). I cannot say that the image quality is comparable to those that make the iPhone 6 or even iPhone 5s, but the results are really good. Maximum resolution panoramas – 43 MP! Video is shot in 1080p at 30 / s, also has the ability to record slow motion (Slo-mo, 120 k / s) and series (Time Lapse).

Well, this was all about Apple iPad Air 2 and on other now we have rumors for iPad Air 3, which are pretty interesting and promising.