It was Oct 16 2014, Apple had announced about their two inventions together i.e of Apple iPad Air 2 alongwith iPad min3. And after few days of awaiting Apple had launched both these products on Oct 22 2014 in the market. Apple Ipad Air 2 is the 6th genration of iPad tablet computer & the first iOS device having more than 1 GB RAM i.e 2 GB RAM. It is avilable in 32 or 128 GB storage option with no expansion options with Silver & Space Grey color choice but later new Gold color option is also added with the two.Apple iPad Air 2 has a slightly smaller battery compared to the iPad Air but Apple claims the same 10-hour battery life as before. Apple after recognizing the new features of their invention Ipad Air 2 has given the slogan for the device “The Change is in the air” which later got changed to “Light. Heavyweight” after the release of iPad Pro.
The slogan itself defines the feature of the product, it is 6.1 mm thin and so light weight 437 gms that you even forget that it’s there in your hand. It have a 9.7 inch display & 2048×1536 resolution. The display have anti reflective coating makes iPad Air 2 one of the least reflective displays of any tablet in the world.Although the deisgn, height & screen size are same as iPad air but Ipad Air 2 is faster than it’s predecessor iPad Air, it also features touch id (also available in iPhone5s, iPhone6s & mac book pro). This touch id feature have made customers life more easier as now due to this feature they can do any payement from their iPad without entering their user’s card details. So they have included Apple Pay with the in-store and had removed the NFC fuctionality. It have the similar hardware as in iPhone6 & iPhone 6Plus but Apple have done a major change in the processor The Apple A8X-the high end 3core variant of Apple A8. Also Apple has released a “camera connection kit” in it with an SD card reader, but it can only be used to transfer photos and videos to an iPad. It includes an improved 8-megapixel (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. This time Apple has removed the mute/orientation lock switch to accomodate the reduced depth.
|Available Models||1)Wi-Fi , 2) Wi-Fi+Cellular|
|Capacity||32 GB & 128 GB|
|Size & Weight||Height=240 mm(9.4 inches), width=169.5 mm(6.6 inches), depth=6.1 mm(0.24 inches), & weight=444 g (0.98 pound)|
|Chip||A8X Chip with 64 bit architecture & M8 motion coprocessor|
|Photos & Videos||iSight Camera- 8-megapixel iSight camera with Burst mode & Timer mode,Panorama (upto 43 megapixels),ƒ/2.4 aperture, Autofocus & Auto HDR for photos,Five-element lens with Hybrid IR ﬁlter & Backside illumination. It have Auto image stabilisation ,Face detection & Photo geotagging features too.|
|FaceTime HD Camera- 1.2-megapixel photos with ƒ/2.2 aperture, have 720p HD video recording with Backside illumination,Auto HDR photos and videos, Improved face detection &have Exposure control with Burst mode & Timer mode.|
|Video Recording- 1080p HD video recording (30 fps) & Slow motion (120 fps),Video image stabilisation & Improved face detection with 3x video zoom & Video geotagging.|
|Audio & Video Calling||Face time & face time audio ,iPad Air to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi‑Fi or a mobile data network|