Apple has dropped the prices of iPad Air 2 which was launched in October, 2014, after the launch of the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Now, the 16GB WiFi model starts at US $399 whereas the 64GB WiFi model can be purchased for $499. The WiFi + Cellular variant is now priced at $529 and $629 for 16GB and 64GB, respectively. Also, the iPad Mini now starts at $269. Lets check out the specifications of the tablet once again.
Apple iPad Air 2 Specifications
The Apple iPad Air 2 features a 9.7-inch LED-backlit widescreen multi-touch display with IPS technology with a resolution of 2048-by-1536 pixel at 264 ppi. It has fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating with full laminated display and antireflective coating.
The tablet is now powered by an A8X chip with 64-bit architecture which is custom designed by Apple. It has 2.5x faster graphics and 40% faster CPU compared to the A7X chipset. It hopefully comes with 2 GB of RAM as well. It is also accompanied by the new M8 motion coprocessor which has all the sensors including Barometer and it helps keep track of all the activities.
The iPad Air 2 gets a new 8-megapixel iSight camera with Autofocus and f/2.4 aperture. It has five-elements lens like before. It has a lot of features like Hybrid IR filter, improved face detection, exposure control, panorama (up to 43-megapixel), Burst mode, Tap to focus, Photo geotagging, Time mode and more. The iSight camera can record 1080p HD videos a 30 frames per second with video image stabilization as well as Slo-mo video at 120 frames per second. It can also do Time-lapse video which came with iOS 8. On the front, it has a FaceTime HD Camera which clicks 1.2-megapixel photos and has a f/2.2 aperture. It can record 720p HD videos as well as take Auto HDR photos with backside illumination.
The Apple iPad Air 2 comes with the latest 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi with Multiple-In-Multiple-Out (MIMO) technology, which is two times faster than the original iPad Air. The WiFi + Cellular iPad Air 2 has now even more LTE bands and comes with expanded LTE for up to 50 percent faster cellular connections. Also, supports other fast cellular technologies around the world like DC-HSDPA, HSPA+. It has Bluetooth 4.0, Digital Compass, iBeacon microlocation and along with these it also has Assisted GPS and GLONASS on the Cellular variant.
The iPad Air 2 has a built-in 27.3 watt-hour rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery which would last up to 10 hours of surfing the web on WiFi, watching video or listening to music. While surfing the web using cellular data network, it will last up to 9 hours.