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Apple iPad Air 2

Specifications

Apple iPad Air 2
Apple iPad Air 2 (iPad Series)
Processor
Apple A8X, 64 Bit, Tri-Core, M8 Motion Coprozessor
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
9.7 inch 4:3, 2048 x 1536 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, 10 multi-touch points, Retina-Display, IPS, 264 PPI, Anti-reflection coating, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 113 "real" GB, 109 GB free
Connections
Audio Connections: combined stereo jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Touch ID, 3-axis gyroscope, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor, Barometer, Digital compass, Lightning-Port, GPS, Glonass, iBeacon Micro location
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41 (depends on the region)), Body SAR: 0.98 W/kg
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.1 x 240 x 169.5 ( = 0.24 x 9.45 x 6.67 in)
Battery
28 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3.76 Volts, 7340 mAh, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 10 h
Operating System
Apple iOS 8
Camera
Webcam: 1.2 MP, Main camera: 8 MP (Auto-focus, Burst-shot, 1080p videos)
Additional features
Speakers: two stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, Power adaptor, Lightning cable, Quick-start guide, SIM tool, Photo Booth, Numbers, Pages, Keynote, iMovie, Apple Store, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
444 g ( = 15.66 oz / 0.98 pounds), Power Supply: 91 g ( = 3.21 oz / 0.2 pounds)
Price
809 Euro

 

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Average Score: 91.78% - very good
Average of 53 scores (from 104 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 88%, features: 78%, display: 92% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Apple iPad Air 2

87.8% First Impressions: Apple iPad Air 2 Tablet in Review | Notebookcheck
Slimmed down. The second generation of the iPad Air got even thinner. The new Apple A8X triple-core processor is a surprise. Not only the additional core makes the iPad the new performance reference, but also the powerful GPU. Many details have been improved, but the battery is smaller. Update 10/26: Measurements for the display and the power consumption
87.8% Apple iPad Air 2 (A1567 / 128 GB / LTE) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Ironed and strengthened. Even slimmer and faster but just as sophisticated, enduring and elegant as its predecessor. The iPad Air 2 is surrounded by many superlatives and is really the fastest iPad so far. But there are also some smaller drawbacks, and iOS 8.1 is still not working perfectly.
90% iPad Air 2 review: Still one of the best tablets around
Source: PC Advisor English
Besides the Touch ID fingerprint feature, the screen assembly and uprated processor are the headline features. New cameras are a bonus too. Overall the Apple iPad Air 2 is the best tablet you can buy, even though it's been discontinued by Apple. Its performance, attention to detail, quality of build and sheer usability still mean it's a great buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Is it still worth buying?
Source: It Pro English
Each of the iPad Air 2’s new features seem minor on paper, but taken together they all add up to help make it one of the best tablets available – it’s simply a joy to use. If you want the longest possible battery life though or if you want waterproofing then the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is a better pick despite its inferior screen and camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Which is the best mid-size iPad?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The iPad Pro 9.7 is considerably more expensive than the Air 2 (direct comparisons aren't possible any more, because there are no overlaps between the two devices' storage offerings, but the Pro is £60 more at each point than the Air 2 was at launch), yet there are so many significant improvements that we reckon it's worth it. As usual, however, this depends on your individual needs and tastes.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2016
90% Apple's iPad is still one of the best tablets, and now it's £50 cheaper too
Source: PC Advisor English
Besides the Touch ID fingerprint feature, the new screen assembly and uprated processor are the headline features. New cameras are a bonus too. Overall the Apple iPad Air 2 is the best tablet you can buy, without even a close competitor in performance, attention to detail, quality of build and sheer usability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
What's the difference?
Source: PC Advisor English
There are some subtle differences like the Rose Gold option, "Hey Siri" and the camera bump but if you're going to spend £150 on the new iPad Pro instead of the iPad Air 2 it's got to be because you will make use of the better screen, extra processing power, more storage and the way it's setup for productivity. And that's with the additional cost of the Smart Keyboard and/or Apple Pencil. If you're just looking for a decent tablet for pleasure, the iPad Air 2 will suffice.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2016
Apple's iPad gets even more powerful (but even more expensive)
Source: PC Advisor English
We can't offer a full verdict on which iPad is better until we've spent more time with the iPad Pro, but we think that the more powerful tablet is going to appeal to a reasonably small number of people who are willing to pay the extra for the additional screen space and more powerful processor. We'll be bringing you a full, in-depth review of the iPad Pro soon and a more detailed comparison between the two flagship Apple tablets will be right here when the iPad Pro launches in November.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2015
Flagship iOS and Android tablets are almost identical
Source: PC Advisor English
Although we've only had hands-on time with the Galaxy Tab S2 it's clear to see that it's a great tablet – even if it has suddenly matched the iPad on screen size, aspect ratio and resolution. The S2 wins on dimensions but it's so close that this is really just bragging rights and both tablets have top-notch specs. Aside from the choice between iOS and Android storage and price are the big differences here with that potentially deal breaking Micro-SD card slot found on Samsung's tablet only.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/25/2015
Apple iPad Air 2
Source: It Pro English
Each of the iPad Air 2’s new features seem minor on paper, but taken together they all add up to help make it one of the best tablets available – it’s simply a joy to use. If you want the longest possible battery life though or if you want waterproofing then the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is a better pick despite its inferior screen and camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2015
70% Apple iPad Air 2 Tablet Review
Source: Kitguru English
Battery life, too, remains high. While the actual capacity on the Air 2 is smaller than the original Air, improvements with the motion coprocessor mean the battery life is just as good in real terms. It should last 2 days comfortably, and at least a day under heavy loads. The iPad Air 2 is undoubtedly a quality device. It does have a premium price tag, however, as it will cost you at least £399. You can look at the different options from Vodafone over here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Surface 3 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: Microsoft's new, powerful Windows 8 tablet & Apple's slim, speedy flagship compared
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Surface 3 and iPad Air 2 are very different devices, and deciding between the two is all going to depend on what you plan on using your tablet for. It's difficult to beat the iPad Air 2 when it comes to design, portability and its user interface, but there's no split-screen mode, and you won't be able to get full versions of desktop applications to help with your work. That's where the small but powerful Surface 3 comes in, offering full apps, split screen, an excellent keyboard and pen (though they come at an extra cost) and lots of power that'll mean working on presentations, essays, designs and more while out and about has been made possible without needing to lug around a laptop.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/29/2015
New 12-inch MacBook vs iPad Air 2: Should you buy Apple's ultra-portable laptop or super-slim tablet?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you're looking for a work device first and foremost, the MacBook is the better option. There's a better range of work software on OS X, the hardware keyboard and Force Touch touchpad will be a crucial advantage over a touchscreen, and the extra screen space will be a boon. If you're mostly going to be using email, web surfing and light gaming, the iPad is more appealing.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2015
100% Review: Apple iPad Air 2
Source: PC Authority English
The iPad Air 2 refines what was hitherto the best tablet on the market. It’s slightly thinner and lighter, with a better camera and a fingerprint reader for more convenient unlocking and app payments. It’s much faster, too, and the screen is subtly improved.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Apple iPad Air 2 review - the best tablet in the business
Source: PC Pro English
It's tough to criticise the iPad Air 2, because it's a refinement of what was already the best tablet on the market. It's slightly thinner and lighter, and has a better camera and a fingerprint reader for more convenient unlocking and payments. It's much faster, too, and the screen is subtly improved.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% iPad Air 2 Review: The Absolute BEST Tablet Money Can Buy
Source: Know Your Mobile English
The iPad Air was one of our favourite tablets of 2013 and its follow-up, the iPad Air 2, is even better. However, if you're an iPad Air user and happy, we don't really see too much point in updating just yet. This is for those that have never owned an iPad and those using older iPad hardware like the iPad 4 or iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% iPad Air 2 Review: Still the King of Tablets
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
For first time iPad buyers, the iPad Air 2 is the best bet but we'd suggest skipping the 16GB storage variant of the iPad Air 2, since it is quite possible to run out of space soon. If you own an iPad Air, we don't see a reason for you to pick one up just yet. Although, if you are an owner of anything before the iPad Air, we think that if you upgrade, the performance boost will shock you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
iPad Air 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 comparison: Samsung's 10in tablet can't beat the iPad when it comes to power
Source: PC Advisor English
In many ways, the iPad Air 2 is the better of the two tablets here. It is the most powerful by far, so is better suited to those planning on playing games or running graphics-intensive apps. Both tablets have excellent screens, though the Tab S's is slightly better, and the same goes for the camera.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2014
Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: Surface Pro 3 is the better laptop, iPad Air 2 is the better tablet
Source: PC Advisor English
So which is best? It all comes down to what you want to do with your tablet. For entertainment, web browsing, email, social networks, games, photography and video, the iPad wins. It's also a lot cheaper than the Surface Pro 3. A lot.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/02/2014
Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Home Electronic - Heft 1/2015 English
Massgeblich zugelegt hat das Tablet bei der Rechenleistung. Der neue Prozessor A8X ist mit drei Milliarden Transistoren ausgestattet ... Massgeblich aufgewertet hat Apple die Kamera. Diese schiesst nun Fotos mit 8 Megapixel Auflösung und zeichnet Videos in Full-HD auf. Die Kamera ... filmt effektvoll mit Zeitlupe und Zeitraffer. Dafür ist die Vordere Kamera für Selfies mit 1,2 MP eher mager bestückt.
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
90% Product review – The Apple iPad Air 2.
Source: Our IT Department English
As with most Apple products, the iPad Air 2 is evolution, not revolution. There is very little to fault with this device. If you are dedicated fan of the iPad, the new iPad Air 2 effectively combines design with functionality thanks to the thin profile, improved processing performance, and sharper iSight camera. The abundance of apps included with the iPad Air 2 are also what sets it apart from its predecessors.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air comparison review: Older tablet makes for a better deal
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPad Air 2 is thinner and lighter and has new features including the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, new processor, improved cameras and 11ac Wi-Fi. However, most of the changes won't be overly noticeable on a day-to-day basis so unless you want more than 32 GB of storage, we wouldn't blame you for sticking with your iPad Air or going for the older model to save some cash.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2014
Tested In-Depth: Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Tested English
Apple has two new iPads out this year, but only one of them is a significant update to the last generation. Surprisingly, it's the iPad Air 2, which improves on last year's model in both size, weight, and performance. We sit down to discuss in-depth the differences between the current slate of iPads, and show you where GPU improvements are most noticeable.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/18/2014
Apple iPad Air 2 review: His Airness
Source: GSM Arena English
The iPad Air 2 is impressive and brings a lot of improvement but does so in a mature way. It's not the bold, drastic change its predecessor was. The iPad Air 2 has a Touch ID home button, A8X chipset, higher-res camera and a Gold option. At least those are the changes marked in bold. There are more subtle changes in the iPad Air 2. There's an additional microphone in the place of the mute switch. The FaceTime camera has been updated, the display is now fully laminated and has an anti-reflective layer. All good but quite subtle changes.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2014
Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad mini 3
Source: Phone Arena English
Separated by only $100, it’s really tough for us to recommend going with the iPad mini 3 – even though it’s the cheaper of the two models, at $399. It’s even tougher to swallow knowing that it doesn’t see any major improvements, or differences, with its own predecessor. Flipping it around, the $500 cost of the iPad Air 2 makes plenty of sense, since it’s boasting the better internals and performance. At the same time, we have to point out that the iPad Air 2’s larger size makes it more ideal for certain things – such as typing up documents, surfing the web, and watching videos. And best of all, it’s incredibly thin with its construction!
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2014
Apple iPad Air 2
Source: AnandTech English
Overall, there’s a lot to go over on the iPad Air 2. While the name suggests that it’s an iterative update in nature, in practice these updates add a lot of compelling hardware to the high-end iPad line. One of the first areas worth looking at here is the design. While not a radical shift from the iPad Air, the differences in design and the even thinner build helps to set the iPad Air 2 apart.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2014
Google Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Phone Arena English
These two couldn’t be any more different on the outside, as one impressively stands out for its premium design and svelte construction – while the other follows a more humble and modest path. Mainly due to that disparity, it makes perfect sense why the iPad Air 2 costs $500, versus the $400 price tag of the Nexus 9. Obviously, the difference in that chunk of change is profound, one that favors Apple’s achievement in producing its tablet.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2014
90% Apple iPad mini 2
Source: PC Mag English
Our favorite Apple tablet is still the iPad Air 2$499.99 at Best Buy, which has the newer A8X processor for the best possible graphics and gaming experience. But if you find yourself with $300 in your pocket and you want to get in on the iOS app universe, the iPad mini 2 is a terrific buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple iPad Air 2 review: predictable isn’t always a bad thing
Source: Pocketnow English
iPads are typically not the most surprising tablets, and this edition is no exception. Iteration is never as exciting as revolution, but this an iteration on a tablet that was already near –if not at– the top of the pile for quality and capability. Again, if you want to save money you won’t be missing too much by opting for last year’s iPad Air over this one (and there’s even something to be said for going the supersized smartphone route if you’re trying to consolidate), but if it’s a true tablet you’re looking for, it’s tough to find one better than this. Apple’s iPad Air 2 is the safe choice for a solid experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80%
iPad Air 2 vs iPad mini 3 comparison: which is the best iPad?
Source: PC Advisor English
If you must have a Touch ID sensor on your iPad, then the iPad Air 2 is the best choice for most people. If you want a smaller screen with Touch ID, then your only choice is the mini 3. However, if you can live without this feature, the iPad mini 2 is much better value.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2014
89% Apple iPad Air 2 review: Slimmer and faster, but a smaller battery
Source: Zdnet.com English
The iPad Air 2's performance enhancements will appeal to those who run graphically demanding apps, although Apple's quest for thinness comes at the cost of reduced battery capacity. Last year's iPad Air remains a good option, but the Air 2 will be the power user's choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 89%
iPad Air 2 review: A great tablet gets better
Source: Computerworld.com English
Well, this year's iPad Air has the TouchID sensor, the fastest mobile architecture on any platform to date, an improved camera subsystem, more memory and storage, and comes in a thinner, lighter enclosure. With the media and content in the App and iTunes Store, free educational content from iTunes University, regular feature-improving software updates from Apple, and the simplicity and security inherent to the Apple ecosystem, the iPad Air 2 is an absolute no-brainer for anyone looking for a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2014
Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Hot Hardware English
We always have a tough time drawing up a definitive conclusion about Apple's iPad tablets, and that's because there's so much to consider. On its own, the iPad Air 2 further refines Apple's already best-in-category tablet. We can hear the grumbles and groans, but bear with us. For the first time in the history of the iPad, we don't have a wishlist of features for Apple to consider for the next generation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2014
90% iPad Air 2 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Buying an iPad Air 2 depends on which iPad you currently own. If you have a first- or second-generation iPad then it’s a no-brainer – the iPad Air 2 is miles better in every respect. It’s also much lighter and faster than the iPad 3 or 4, even if the screen improvements are less marked. The iPad Air 2 is another triumph for Apple. The design and screen have improved in all the right ways, and the new A8X processor is nothing short of astonishing. This is still the best large tablet around.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
100% Apple iPad Air 2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The extra thinness makes it more portable and more stylish than ever before, the new screen tech makes it even more usable in even more situations, and that extra power means you’re ready for the next generation of processor-intensive apps that dedicated developers are dreaming up right now. The iPad Air was already the best tablet in the world. Apple could have done far less and that would still be the case, but instead the combination of small but significant tweaks means the iPad Air 2 has increased that lead even further.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 100% workmanship: 100%
90% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple wanted to make sure its iPad Air 2 would be the best when it comes to a premium class tablet and they packed it full of changes. The tablet is as pretty as ever but thinner and lighter than before with an improved display and the TouchID sensor. It offers a great experience but it did have to sacrifice some battery life and its mute switch in order to get its incredibly small size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% iPad Air 2 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The iPad Air 2 is undoubtedly an improvement on last year's model, owing to its A8X chip, new anti-reflective screen and, of course, its slimmer design, which makes the iPad extremely comfortable to use for a tablet of its size. Owners of the iPad Air might want to think twice about upgrading, however, as we're not sure the tweaks and improvements warrant £400 being spent on an upgrade. Those using an older iPad, however, such as the iPad 3, might find it hard to resist.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Apple iPad Air 2 review - slimmer, faster, better
Source: Expert Reviews English
Existing iPad Air owners won’t find enough here to make the upgrade worthwhile, but for everyone else looking for the best and most powerful tablet, you can't get better than the iPad Air 2. The only downside is that it's becoming increasingly hard to recommend the 16GB version of the iPad, as the operating system and apps become bigger and bigger, plus it now has a good camera you'll likely want to use, all this makes the £479 64GB version a more sensible choice for most users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Thinking thin: Apple’s iPad Air 2 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
Take that, mix it with a sturdy design that still looks amazing, and finish it with an improvement to the display that is very impressive, and you have the iPad Air 2, a brilliant tablet, but one that is becoming harder and harder to upgrade to, especially if you’re already an owner of a previous model. If you take notes on the tablet and want something as fast as you, this is a product you’ll want to have, and if you want an amazing tablet, this too is the tablet you’ll want to check out. Highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
90% Apple iPad Air 2 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Every year Apple has to tread a fine line, by trying to offer consumers enough of an upgrade over last year’s product without over-promising one year only to under deliver the next. The 4th generation iPad was a misstep in this regards and the Air 2 is sort of in the same boat.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad Air 2: Vulture chews on new Apple tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
All in all, this is one quick tablet, all set for some great game playing if you like that sort of thing. It also makes for a silk-smooth interface and the power to take on production duties from the more serious apps out there. The best iPad upgrade yet? Undoubtedly. Lighter with improved screen tech, makes it even easier to use as a reading slate. The perennial storage gripes aside, it’s one helluva tablet computer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2014
Review: iPad Air 2
Source: Gizmag English
The iPad has stiffer competition than ever this year (especially from Samsung) and the iPad isn't the no-brainer buy that it once was. And though it isn't dramatically better than last year's Air, I'd still brand the iPad Air 2 as the best iPad – and the best tablet, period – you can buy today. It had a tough act to follow, but it still manages to steal the show.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2014
90% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Laptop Mag English
I don't throw the word "perfect" around lightly -- actually, I never use it -- but the iPad Air 2 truly is the perfect tablet. It boasts the ultimate combination of form and function, thanks to its even-thinner design and more-dazzling display, as well as its faster A8X processor and sharper 8-MP camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Apple iPad Air 2 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Apple certainly hits it on the mark with the iPad Air 2, seeing that it receives all the incremental upgrades we’d commonly expect to find on any successive device. It’s thinner, lighter, and more powerful than ever before, while still being treated to an even better camera and enhanced platform experience, but we’re not inclined to say that it’s a huge leap forward. Rather, it’s more like a single step forward, which might not sound as compelling, but it’s still some of the best tablet offerings around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2014
Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: which is the best flagship 9in tablet? It's Android vs iPad in our Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 shoot out
Source: PC Advisor English
Make no mistake: these are two evenly matched tablets, and it is unlikely you will be disappointed with either of them. If you have no strong leanings toward Android or iOS, you should base your decision on price and storage. If you want to save pennies the Nexus 9 is measurably cheaper. But if you need more than 32GB of storage - and many will - then the iPad Air 2 is your only choice. (See also: Nexus 7 vs Nexus 9 comparison.)
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2014
70% Apple iPad Air 2 review
Source: PC Pro English
The iPad Air 2 is definitively the best tablet on the market right now, which is why it replaces its predecessor on our A-List. But with prices as they are right now, it isn't the best value. That status now belongs to the original iPad Air, which Apple, inexplicably, is currently offering in its 32GB guise for only £359.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 67% performance: 100% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
100% Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better
Source: Pocket Lint English
Whether you've yet to take the plunge into the tablet world, have got fed up with your current tablet, or are just looking to upgrade from an earlier generation model, the iPad Air 2 is an amazing tablet and one that you won't be disappointed with. Irrelevant of the market slowing, the products continue to get better, and the iPad Air 2 is the best yet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% iPad Air 2 review
Source: T3 English
The iPad Air 2 is the best tablet anyone has ever created - and that's not us getting excited over an Apple product for the sake of it. From the amazing level of engineering to get this thing so thin and yet feel so premium to the A8X chip which has given the tablet more grunt than anything else out there, we just love playing with this tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Apple has remade the perfect tablet and somehow made it even better
Source: Techradar English
Apple has improved on perfection with the iPad Air 2, making something that anyone using a tablet from 2012 or earlier should be thinking very strongly about upgrading to. The combination of power, better screen, improved design and upgraded OS make this a very, very compelling device - and that's before getting into the fact the app ecosystem is so much stronger than on Android.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
90% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: PC Mag English
So is the Apple iPad Air 2 your top-recommended 10-inch tablet? Yes, the iPad Air 2 is our Editors' Choice for large-screen tablets. That means that at its price point, it delivers the best overall experience. The hardware is excellent, but there's other good hardware out there. The iPad's true triumph is that it's still considered the one tablet platform that every app developer must support.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
f you can afford it, though, spend more for added storage. For $599, you get an iPad Air 2 with 64 gigabytes, compared with 16 GB in the $499 base model. For $699, you get 128 GB. You'll be surprised how quickly your iPad fills up with photos and video - especially now that I won't mock you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2014
iPad Air 2 Review – Apple builds a new flagship
Source: Slashgear English
After a year tied with the iPad mini, the iPad Air 2 has reclaimed the 9.7-inch iPad's spot as the flagship of Apple's tablet range. Easier to hold, faster, with a better display, and yet with no noticeable penalty in battery life, the iPad Air 2 takes what we liked about the original Air and improves on just about every area.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2014
Apple iPad Air 2 Review: It’s Better, but Is It Better Enough?
Source: Recode English
That leaves future-proofing as the main reason to get an iPad Air 2. Its faster processing and graphics capability are likely to make it better than the original Air, as more apps are built that try to bring advanced gaming, or heavy-duty video editing, to the tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2014
100% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Laptop Mag English
I don't throw the word "perfect" around lightly -- actually, I never use it -- but the iPad Air 2 truly is the perfect tablet. It boasts the ultimate combination of form and function, thanks to its even-thinner design and more-dazzling display, as well as its faster A8X processor and sharper 8-MP camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3
Source: Engadget English
In the wake of dire sales, the Air 2 is exactly what Apple needed to keep the lineup fresh. It may not be a brand-new design, per se, but its thin frame helps keep the marquee tablet looking sleek and exciting, and the extra burst of performance ensures that it stays among the most powerful tablets on the market for the next year.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2014
iPad Air 2 first look review: we try out Apple's new iPad Air 2 (Updated)
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The new iPad Air 2 is also even thinner than before. The iPad Air was already thin and Apple is proud to have made it even thinner: “incredible in just one year” the company said. It's 18% thinner, which is pretty impressive given that the iPad Air was already remarkably thin. We do have to wonder whether thinner is necessarily what is best for the iPad though, in the wake of bendgate will people be afraid that thinner means more flimsy?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2014
Apple iPad Air 2 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
There’s little to suggest the new iPad Air won’t be every bit as good as its predecessor, and better besides – it’s certainly slimmer, it seems more powerful and it does more stuff, which by current metrics suggests this is the best tablet money will soon be able to buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2014
Apple iPad Air 2 preview: Thin is in, but is it enough?
Source: Pocket Lint English
That might sound harsh, but you can't help feeling that the if you already own an iPad, then there's little here. The design is incrementally slimmer, there's a boost in the power, but it's not going to dramatically redefine the iPad experience. The addition of TouchID makes sense for some, but for those who share the iPad with kids, might not be able to make use of it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2014

Foreign Reviews

99% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 99%
99% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: SFT - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 99%
Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Alles Beste - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
98% Apple iPad Air 2 WLAN + LTE (128 GB)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 98%
97% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Guter Rat! - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 97%
95% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Com! - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
97% Apple iPad Air 2 WLAN + LTE (128 GB)
Source: Mac Life - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 97%
99% Apple iPad Air 2 WLAN + LTE (128 GB)
Source: Ipadwelt - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 99%
86% Apple iPad Air 2 WLAN + LTE (128 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
88% Apple iPad Air 2 WLAN + LTE (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% display: 90% mobility: 88%
100% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Trend Dokument - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple iPad Air 2
Source: PC Go - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Apple iPad Air 2 WLAN + LTE (128 GB)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Video Magazin - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Dünner geht's nicht
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2014
Apple iPad Air 2 WLAN (128 GB)
Source: c't - Heft 24/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2014
Das schlanke iOS-Tablet wurde noch flacher – und ist äußerst potent
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2014
90% Test: Das iPad Air 2 von Apple unter der Lupe
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 99% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95%
89% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 22/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 89%
iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2014
90% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 79% mobility: 95% workmanship: 96%
90% McFly ist zu Hause
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 90%
Pflicht ohne Kür erfüllt
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2014
Neu ist immer besser?
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2014
90% McFly ist zu Hause
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 90%
96% Ein neuer Stern am Tablet-Himmel
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
91% Das beste iPad
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 80% features: 87% display: 100% mobility: 60%
74% Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G (128 GB)
Source: Com! - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 74%
Apple iPad Air 2
Source: IPad Life - Heft 05/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
90% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad Air 2 Vs Nexus 9
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2014
iPad Air 2
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2014
Análisis del iPad Air 2 y opinión
Source: Teknofilo Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent aluminum construction; attractive design; good performance; excellent display; good battery; fingerprint reader. Negative: No storage expansion slot; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2015
90% Test iPad Air 2
Source: Meilleurmobile French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 80%
90% Apple iPad Air 2 : Encore plus impressionnant
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple iPad Air 2
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Apple iPad Air 2, un peu moins autonome, tellement plus puissant
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple iPad Air 2
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2014
92% Recenzja tabletu Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 92%
iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, Mac i OS X Yosemite - konferencja Apple
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2014
Подробный обзор и тестирование Apple iPad Air 2 и iPad mini 3
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2014
Apple iPad mini 3 и iPad Air 2. Предварительный обзор и первые впечатления
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2014
Тест Apple iPad Air 2: 14 унций чистого «золота»
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display, integration into the ecosystem Apple; beautiful appearance, various peripherals and accessories.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2014
Подробный обзор и тестирование Apple iPad Air 2 и iPad mini 3
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Excellent design, excellent screen; top-end performance; long battery life; small heating.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2014
Apple iPad Air 2 – еще меньше воздуха
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Slim design; flawless performance and quality materials; outstanding hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2014
Ревю на Apple iPad Air 2 – еталон в индустрията
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Beautiful appearance and ultra slim; robust and stable construction; great screen; outstanding performance; quality stereo speakers; good camera. Negative: Only 16GB memory for the basic version; no MicroSD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2015

Comment

Model:

Silver, gold or space grey; the Apple iPad Air 2 looks good in all mentioned color options with its sleek exterior and ever elegant design. The metal chassis with subtle curves feels good in the hand and Apple has always offered two variants, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus cellular. Within that two variants are even more options in terms of capacity and price. Both variants come with 16 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB and price increases accordingly.

Dimensions are consistent between both variants at 23.88 cm x 16.76 cm. Only the weight varies slightly between the two models. There is a 9.7 inch LED-backlit widescreen Retina display with IPS technology packed into the Apple iPad Air 2. The quality is superb with sharp details and amazing colors. The brains of the device ia an A8X chip with 64-bit architecture and a M8 motion coprocessor.

Combined with iOS 8, the device performs buttery smooth with good user experience. There is an 8 MP iSight camera with 2.4 aperture rear camera and a 1.2 mega-pixel FaceTime HD camera. Other features include Apple Pay and Touch ID. The fingerprint sensor is integrated in the home button. A 27.3 Wh lithium-polymer battery gives up to 10 hours of web surfing via WiFi.

Imagination PowerVR GXA6850: Multi-core (2x 4 clusters) GPU mainly for tablets, which can be found in ARM SoCs like the Apple A8X (iPad Air 2). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
A8X:

Apple-developed SoC for use in the iPad Air 2. Integrates three "Cyclone 2" 64-bit ARMv8 CPU cores and an integrated PowerVR GXA6850 GPU.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
9.7":

The screen diagonal is used for small tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.444 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


91.78%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Apple iPad Pro 11 2018
A12X Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A12X Bionic, 11", 0.468 kg
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018
A12X Bionic GPU, Apple A-Series A12X Bionic, 12.9", 0.633 kg
Apple iPad 6 2018
A10 Fusion GPU, Apple A-Series A10 Fusion, 9.7", 0.469 kg
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2017
A10X Fusion GPU, Apple A-Series A10X Fusion, 12.9", 0.677 kg
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
A10X Fusion GPU, Apple A-Series A10X Fusion, 10.5", 0.469 kg
Apple iPad (2017)
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 9.7", 0.478 kg
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
A9X / PowerVR GT7xxx, A9X, 9.7", 0.444 kg
Apple iPad Pro
A9X / PowerVR GT7xxx, A9X, 12.9", 0.723 kg
Apple iPad Mini 4
PowerVR GX6450, A8, 7.9", 0.304 kg
Apple iPad Mini 3
PowerVR G6430, A7, 7.9", 0.331 kg

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Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.2 GHz, 555X)
Radeon Pro 555X, Core i7 8750H, 15.6", 1.83 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-10-21 (Update: 2014-10-21)