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Background and Identification ¶ 

Announced on October 16, 2014, the iPad Air 2 now features Touch ID and Apple Pay, along with a 64-bit A8X processor with M8 motion coprocessor. It also features a fully laminated display with an anti-reflective coating. Additionally, the rear-facing camera has been bumped to 8 MP, up from the 5 MP shooter found on previous iPads. Apple has also shaved 1.4 mm off of the thickness, bringing the iPad Air 2 to an impressive 6.1 mm thick. The iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi can be identified by its model number, A1566, printed on the bottom of the rear case.

Specifications ¶ 

Announce date: October 16, 2014

Model Number: A1566 (Wi-Fi)

Developer: Apple Inc.

Display (Retina HD Display):

  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 ppi
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Antireflective coating

Fingerprint reader: Touch ID fingerprint reader

Camera: Contains both front and rear facing cameras.

  • Rear-facing iSight camera
    • 8 MP with 1.5µ pixels
    • ƒ/2.4 aperture
    • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
    • Slo-mo video (120 fps)
    • 3x zoom
    • Five-element lens
    • Hybrid IR filter
    • Backside illumination sensor
    • Auto HDR for photos and videos
  • Front-facing Facetime camera
    • 1.2-megapixel photos (1280 by 960)
    • ƒ/2.2 aperture
    • 720p HD video recording
    • Backside illumination sensor
    • Auto HDR for photos and videos

Processor: Triple-core 1.5 GHz Apple A8X chip with 64 bit architecture and M8 motion coprocessor

RAM: 2 GB LPDDR3

Storage: 16, 64 and 128 GB flash memory

Sensors:

  • Touch ID
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Ambient light sensor

Wireless: Integrated 802.11a/​b/​g/​n/​ac and Bluetooth 4.0

Battery: Built-in 27.3-Wh rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with up to 10 hours of use

Dimensions: 9.4 inches (240 mm) x 6.6 inches (169.5 mm) x 0.24 inch (6.1 mm)

Weight: 0.96 pound (437 g)

Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold

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