The iPad Air 2 is the second iPad Air model that was released on October 22, 2014, along with the iPad mini 3. It was the first iPad to feature Touch ID.

Specifications

The iPad Air 2 has similar hardware to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with the Apple A8X chip, the more powerful variant of the A8. It has 2GB of RAM and the PowerVR GPU has 8 cores.

Software

The iPad Air 2 came with iOS 8 pre-installed and supports up to iPadOS 14 as of 2020.[1] However, it is not expected to support iPadOS 15 as support for the Apple A8X processor will be dropped.[2]

Reception

The iPad Air 2 received positive reviews. The Verge called the device "the best tablet ever made", giving it a 9.3 out of 10 score.[3]

References

  1. iPadOS 14 introduces new features designed specifically for iPad, Apple Inc. 2020-06-22.
  2. iOS 15: Apple to drop support for iPhone 6s and SE by Mikael Markander, Macworld. 2021-01-25.
  3. Apple iPad Air 2 Review by Nilay Patel, The Verge. 2014-10-21.

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