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.


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.


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]


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]


  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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