iPad Air 2


Family: iOS

Codename: ?

Minimum OS: iOS 7.0

Maximum OS: iOS 8.4

Introduced: October 2014


CPU: Apple A8x (Cyclone v2)

CPU Speed: 1.4 GHz

CPU Cores: 3

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: ?

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 64 kB data, 64 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 2 MB on-processor

Level 3 Cache: 4 MB on-processor

Motion Coprocessor: M8

Onboard RAM: 1 GB

Maximum RAM: 1 GB


Screen: 9.7" LED-backlit multi-touch

GPU: 8-core PowerVR GXA6850 (via A8)

Max Resolution: 2048x1536 ("Retina")

Video Out: HDMI, VGA (via Lightning adaptors), AirPlay

Camera: 5 MP rear, 1.2 MP front


Flash Drive: 16/64/128 GB


Lightning: 1

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: mono

Microphone: mono

Sensors: Touch ID, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, barometer


Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-channel, HT80 with MIMO, NFC

Bluetooth: 4.0

Cellular: Optional 4G LTE:

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 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)

Location: WiFi-Assisted GPS (Assisted GPS and GLONASS on cellular models), Digital Compass


Battery Life: 10 hours

Dimensions: 9.4" H x 6.6" W x 0.24" D

Weight: 0.96 lbs.


The cellular-capable models weighed 0.98 lbs.

Introduced in October 2014, the iPad Air 2 improved was a thinner, lighter, and more powerful iteration of its predecessor, the iPad Air. The most notable hardware improvements were the addition of Touch ID and an NFC chip, allowing the iPad Air 2 to support Apple Pay. It also included a new A8X processor, with 40% faster CPU performance and double the GPU performance, and an improved M8 "motion co-processor" which now added support for a new barometer sensor, which measured air pressure as a proxy for changes in altitude. Other improvements included faster Wi-Fi performance with support for the 802.11ac standard, A higher-resolution rear-facing camera with a better sensor and improved optics, and faster LTE support.

The iPad Air 2 was available in three color combinations (white/silver, white/gold, and black/space gray), in three price tiers based on storage capacity (the 128 GB model received a $100 price cut, and no 64 GB model was sold):

  • 16 GB: $499 ($629 with LTE)
  • 32 GB: $599 ($729 with LTE)
  • 128 GB: $699 ($829 with LTE)

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.