The Apple iPad Air 2 was released in 2014 and comes with a high-performing in-house Apple A8 chipset. It has always been good enough to beat other tablets when it comes to speed and benchmark scores.
Apple even declared that this device is even more powerful than personal computers. However, at the moment, it looks like Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has finally beaten the Apple iPad Air 2. Before, we go into that, let’s take a look at the Apple iPad Air line of devices.
The first Apple iPad Air was released back in 2013 and it immediately succeeded in impressing users all over the world. It was considered to be a revamp of the 9.7inch iPad. The Air device weighed a lot lesser and was a lot slimmer as well.
On top of that, Apple made it even better and surprised us with the iPad Air 2 in 2014. Apple iPads are pricey but with it comes great quality and features that you can justifiably expect in an Apple product. With the iPad, you get to enjoy amazing games and apps, while watching movies and streaming videos on the wonderful display.
The prices are different so you better consider your priorities. If Apps and Games are all that matters to you, the iPad Air is the perfect device for you. However, in case you travel a lot, you should consider using the Apple iPad Air 2. The Wi-Fi model of the Air 2 is priced £399 (packed with 16GB) and the (64GB) costs £479 while the 128GB is priced at £559.
The primary difference between the Apple iPad Air 2 and the Air is that the former is much thinner than the latter. In the Apple iPad Air, there was a slot between the display and the touchscreen of the device.
This slot was later removed in Apple iPad Air 2, reducing its thickness in the process. The Apple iPad Air 2 also has an upgraded processor over its predecessor. Its predecessor featured a 64-bit Apple A7 chip and a M7 motion coprocessor under its hood but the iPad Air 2 make use of a 64-bit A8X chip and the M8 motion coprocessor.
The M8 processor is consistently more powerful and speedier than the M7 and its graphics processor is a benchmark in itself. The only downside about the Apple iPad Air 2 (if you consider it a downside) is that it doesn’t include a 32GB variant. Compared to that, the original Apple iPad Air had 16, 32, 64 and 128GB variants.