iPad Air 2
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iPad Air 2


The Apple iPad Air 2 (2nd Air Generation) is a tablet that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2014 to 2017 as part of the iPad series. The tablet has been introduced on 16 October 2014, and its price started at $499. The second generation of iPad Air features a Three-Core 1.5 GHz 64-bit Apple A8X processor with Eight-Core graphics, Apple M8 motion coprocessor, 2 GB of RAM, 9.7″ high-resolution Retina multi-touch widescreen LCD IPS Display, fingerprint identity Touch ID sensor built into the Home button, Wi-Fi, 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB or 128 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual camera system; front 1.2 Mpix FaceTime HD camera, and rear 8.0 Mpix camera with 1080p video recording capability, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, Lightning port, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and an optional version with GPS, and 4G / LTE data capability. This iPad has been discontinued on 21 March 2017 and has been replaced by the iPad 5th Generation.

The iPad Air 2 inherits hardware similar to both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with a major change in the processor to the Apple A8X, the high-end 3-core variant of the Apple A8. The iPad Air 2 has 2 GB RAM (making the iPad Air 2 the first iOS device to have more than 1 GB RAM) and the PowerVR GPU has 8 cores. It also uses the Apple M8 motion co-processor which has a barometer and is the first generation of the iPad to inherit the fingerprint Touch ID sensor from the iPhone. In addition, compared to the iPad Air, it includes an improved 8 Mpix (3264×2448) rear-facing camera with 10 fps burst mode and slow-motion video at 120 fps, similar to the iPhone 5s camera capabilities. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has also been improved with a larger ƒ/2.2 aperture, which allows 81% more light in the image. Apple added a gold option to the existing silver and space gray color choices for the iPad Air 2, the previous existing colors were used on the preceding iPad Air.

Unlike its iPad predecessors, the mute/orientation lock switch has been removed to accommodate the reduced depth. Instead, the user must use the Control Center to access these functions.

Today iPad Air 2 is 6 years old!

iPad Air 2 – General information

Overview

Introduced16 October 2014
Released5 November 2014 (16 GB / 64 GB and 128 GB)
7 September 2016 (32 GB and 128 GB)
Discontinued21 March 2016 (128 GB reintroduced on 7 September 2016)
17 March 2017 (16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB and 128 GB)
Model IdentifieriPad5,3
iPad5,4
Model NumberA1566 (Wi-Fi)
A1567 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
EMC2822
2823
Order NumberMGL12LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MNV22LL/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MGKL2LL/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MGTX2LL/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MGLW2LL/A (16 GB Silver Wi-Fi)
MNV62LL/A (32 GB Silver Wi-Fi)
MGKM2LL/A (64 GB Silver Wi-Fi)
MGTY2LL/A (128 GB Silver Wi-Fi)
MH0W2LL/A (16 GB Gold Wi-Fi)
MNV72LL/A (32 GB Gold Wi-Fi)
MH182LL/A (64 GB Gold Wi-Fi)
MH1J2LL/A (128 GB Gold Wi-Fi)
MH2U2LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MNW12LL/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH2M2LL/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH312LL/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH2V2LL/A (16 GB Silver Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MNW22LL/A (32 GB Silver Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH2N2LL/A (64 GB Silver Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH322LL/A (128 GB Silver Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH2W2LL/A (16 GB Gold Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MNW32LL/A (32 GB Gold Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH2P2LL/A (64 GB Gold Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH332LL/A (128 GB Gold Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Price$499 (16 GB Wi-Fi)
$399 (32 GB Wi-Fi)
$599 (64 GB Wi-Fi)
$699 (128 GB Wi-Fi)
$629 (16 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$529 (32 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$729 (64 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$829 (128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
ColorsSpace Gray
Silver
Gold
Weight0.96 – 0.98 Ibs. – 435 – 444 Grams
Dimensions9.4” H x 6.6” W x 0.24″ D
23.87 cm H x 16.76 cm W x 0.6 cm D

Hardware

Processor

ProcessorApple A8X
Processor Speed1.5 GHz
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores3
CoprocessorApple M8 motion
Cache64 KB L1
2 MB L2

Storage

Storage16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB

Memory

Memory2 GB LPDDR3

Graphics

Graphics CardPowerVR GXA6850
Number of Cores8

Display

Display9.7″ Retina widescreen LCD IPS Display
Resolution2048 x 1536
Pixel Density264 ppi
Brightness415 cd/m2
InputMulti-Touch

Controls

ButtonsVolume + / –
Home
Sleep / Wake up

Sensors

SensorsTouch ID
Ambient light
Accelerometer
Three-axis gyroscope
Barometer

Connections

Networks*UMTS/​HSPA/​HSPA+/​DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) HT80 with MIMO
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
SIM slotnano-SIM*
Ports1 – Lightning port
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
Camera1 – 1.2 Mpix front FaceTime HD camera
1 – 8.0 Mpix rear camera
LocationAssisted GPS*
GLONASS*
iBeacon microlocation*
Digital compass
Audio In2 – Microphones
Audio Out2 – Stereo Speakers
*Cellular version only

Media

Audio FormatsHE-AAC (V1 and V2)
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)
MP3 VBR
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
Apple Lossless
AIFF
WAV
Video FormatsH.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Software

Original OSiOS 8.1
Maximum OSLatest release of iPadOS
Intelligent AssistantSiri
AirDropSupported
HandoffSupported
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later

Power

Battery27.3 W Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity7340 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
Power AdapterApple 10W USB Power Adapter

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