Product code: 86060628
Thinner and more powerful than ever before, Apple’s new 128GB Wi-Fi & Cellular iPad Air 2 packs massive power into a device that you won’t want to put down. Featuring a brand new processor, next generation Retina display, Touch ID and enhanced cameras, iPad Air 2 does everything better.
Thinner and lighter than ever before
iPad Air 2 is 18% thinner than the original iPad Air. Measuring just 6.1mm thick and weighing less than 450 grams, you’ll never want to put it down. This incredible feat of fusing performance with portability is achieved by using an amazingly light yet durable aluminium unibody that ensures that you can feel the quality and an astonishingly thin display that looks better than ever. It’s easy to hold in one hand, it’ll never be a burden to take with you.
Better than ever Retina display
iPad Air 2 features a newly crafted Retina display that is not only thinner, but also better than ever before. Previous iPads have displays made of three separate components. iPad Air 2 combines these three layers into one, eliminating any gaps between them, reducing internal reflectance and resulting in richer colours, greater contrast and sharper, more vivid images. A new anti-reflective coating further reduces possible glare, making it easier to view and interact with content wherever you are. Screen sensitivity has also been improved to ensure faster, more accurate tracking of your gestures.
iPad Air 2 is the fastest, most powerful iPad ever thanks to its 64-bit A8X chip and M8 motion coprocessor. The A8X delivers speed and graphics that are comparable to personal computers. It’s up to 40% faster than the previous iPad Air, meaning that everything from launching apps to playing games and editing videos is more fluid and responsive. Graphical performance is enhanced to the point where console-like graphics are possible in games while design, editing and 3D modelling apps come to life with unbelievable responsiveness.
The M8 motion coprocessor works with the A8X to ensure efficiency. It continuously measures data from the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and a new barometer, helping to preserve power and maintain a battery life that will last for up to 10 hours.
Taking security seriously
iPad Air 2 features an unprecedented level of security thanks to Touch ID. Touch ID lets you use your fingerprint as your password, letting you unlock your iPad or make secure purchases on the App Store, iTunes and iBooks. Your fingerprint information stays on your iPad- it’s not shared with anyone, even Apple, helping to ensure that your personal information remains private.
Two amazing cameras
Take incredible photos and videos with the amazing iSight and FaceTime HD cameras. The new iSight camera features an 8 megapixel sensor that can capture images in 3264 x 2448 pixels and videos in Full HD 1080p. That ensures that your images stay sharp and clear, even on larger screens. An improved image processor is better at detecting faces and keeping them in focus, as well as reducing noise to ensure cleaner, sharper images.
The front-facing FaceTime HD camera features a wider aperture, all new sensor and larger pixels to improve performance in low light. As a result, video calls on iPad Air 2 are so clear that it almost feels as if you’re in the same room. Combine that with dual microphones that work intelligently to reduce excess noise and collect more of the sounds that matter, and you’ll find video calls on iPad Air 2 sound as natural as talking to the person next to you.
Bringing iPad to life in personal and powerful ways with a beautiful and easy to use interface. Intelligent suggestions are there right when you need them, while advanced technologies protect your privacy and security. Hardware and software work together, taking full advantage of the powerful A10 chip, advanced camera system, Touch ID sensor and 3D touch.
Each of the core collection of apps is engineered with incredible attention to detail, like Photos, Maps, Messages, News and Health, that work straight out of the box. Plus, with over a million apps available on the App Store, you'll find plenty of options to do almost anything you can imagine.
With iCloud, iOS 10 can connect your Apple products automatically and make your everyday easier. Start a task on your iPad and finish on your Mac. Stream video from your iPhone to your TV through Apple TV. Everything's synced so all your devices have the latest information.
The iOS 10 also comes with an amazing collection of apps, so you can start making the most of your iPad, straight out of the box. Take photos and videos and edit them on the go. Make video calls with FaceTime and send emails. Organise your life with Siri, Maps and the Calendar app. Plus, with over one million apps available on the App Store, you'll find plenty of options to do almost anything you can imagine.
With 802.11ac Wi-Fi and MIMO support, iPad Air 2 gives you faster than ever wireless speeds, so you can browse, share, stream and download at a pace of up to 866 Mbps- that’s as much as 2.8 times faster than previous models. 4G LTE support has been improved too, providing speeds of up to 150 Mbps.
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- Accessories Included
- USB to lightning adaptor, USB plug
- Audio Quality
Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
- Built-in speaker
- Battery life
How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
- Up to 10 hours
- Bluetooth Enabled
Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
- Yes - 4.0
- Camera (front-facing)
Used for making video calls
- 1.2 megapixel 720p f2.2 FaceTime HD Camera
- Camera (rear-facing)
A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
- 8 megapixel 1080p f2.4 iSight Camera
- Computer Support Helpline
Computer Support Helpline
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- Free 90 day computer support
- H240 x W169.5 x D6.1 mm
- LED-backlit multi-touch Retina display with IPS technology and antireflective coating
- White & Gold
- Graphics card type
Graphics card type
A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
- Hard drive
Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
- Internal Storage
- Location Services
- Assisted GPS and GLONASS
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
- Memory Card Slots
Memory Card Slots
A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
- Model name / number
- iPad Air 2, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 128GB, Gold
- NFC enabled
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- Operating System Filter
- Operating system
Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
- Apple iOS 10
- Pixels Per Inch (PPI)
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)
The resolution of an image within a certain space. The more pixels per inch, the higher the detail on the screen.
Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
- Apple Lightning Port
The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
- Dual-core Apple A8X with 64-bit architecture and M8 motion coprocessor
- Processor Type
Also called CPU (central processing unit) is the circuitry within a computer/laptop/tablet. It carries out the basic instructions that drive a computer/laptop/tablet.
- Apple A8X
- SIM Card Type
SIM Card Type
The size of SIM card required
- Screen Resolution
Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
- 2048 x 1536 pixels
- Screen Size
- 9.1" to 11"
- Screen finish
A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
- Screen size
- Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope
- Touch Screen
- Voice Recognition
Can be operated using spoken commands, so no need for typing, scrolling or clicking.
- Yes- Siri
- Wi-Fi and Cellular
- Wireless Display
Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.