In October 2014 year, Apple introduced the second iteration of its world-popular tablet iPad Air. The gadget has become thinner, lighter, faster. iPad Air first generation was having thickness of 7.5 mm. New one is thinner than a pencil.
- New added color for iPad – Gold
- Fingerprint scanner the Touch ID is better in performance
- New memory sizes: 16, 64 and 128 GB
- Dimensions and weight of Wi-Fi models: 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm and 437 g
- Dimensions and weight of Wi-Fi + Cellular models: 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm, 444 g
- Widescreen Multi-Touch display with a diagonal of 9.7 inches with a LED backlight and IPS technology
- Resolution of display: 2048 × 1536, 264 pixels per inch
- Oleophobic coating resistant to fingerprints
- Anti-reflective coating
- Processor Chip: A8X with 64-bit architecture
- Coprocessor: M8
- 8-megapixel camera iSight, ƒ / 2.4
The device is around 35 grams lighter to previous version and probably there are problems with this when the perception of the whole device. If you would pull the tablet out of the box, you would not find it quite so easy. Quite a significant in holding the gadget, iPad subtlety is not striking. The design is similar to previous one; connector for SIM-card remains the same. There is nanoSIM slot. iCloud pulled all the contacts, calendars, appointments, and e-mail
Technologically there is nothing new in ipad Air 2. The device only repeats the previous success of the tablet from Apple. Yes, it was thinner. Now it is 6.1 mm vs. 7.5 in iPad Air. In the tablet appeared Touch ID, which we have already seen a few years ago, but the new features of the camera. Added to all the suffering of RAM. Now it is two gigabytes.
The new iPad Air 2 is now presented in three colors: gold, silver and black space. Changed the amount of internal memory. Apple has refused to memory 32 GB and now have the following items: 16, 64, and 128 gigabytes. Also there is a version with radio module and without it. If the hardware for the average user is not much innovation, because of which he could directly run and buy the device, the software part, along with the release of iOS 8 improvements added. This Handoff, and Continuity. In fact, Apple’s ecosystem is now further strengthened its position in the market. For example, the ability to receive your iPhone calls on MacBook, iMac, and the tablet or the player iPod Touch. That is, you are lying on the couch with the tablet, play tanks, your iPhone is on the charge in another room, for example, and so take up the challenge and respond to it, you can now with the help of the tablet. The same can be done sitting at a computer Apple, the installed OS X 10.10 Yosemite. With similar ease, you can answer the SMS. For all this to work, you need the following conditions: sign in to the same iCloud account on all your devices on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch must be installed iOS 8 and on Mac – OS X Yosemite, all devices must be in the same Wi-Fi-network, all devices must be logged in FaceTime using the same account iCloud, must also be turned off Wi-Fi function calls.
The improvements will not end here, let’s hope the upcoming Apple iPad Air 3 release with iOS 9 update will add more flexibility.