iPad Air 2 Datasheet

iPad Air 2
Source: apple.com – iPad Air 2

The Apple iPad Air 2 (2nd Air Generation) is a tablet designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2014 to 2017 as part of the iPad Air series. The tablet was introduced on October 16, 2014, and its price started at $499.

The second generation iPad Air features a Three-Core 1.5 GHz 64-bit Apple A8X processor with Eight-Core graphics, Apple M8 motion coprocessor, 2 GB of RAM, 9.7″ high-resolution Retina multi-touch widescreen LCD IPS Display, fingerprint identity Touch ID sensor built into the Home button, Wi-Fi, 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB or 128 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual camera system; front 1.2 Mpix FaceTime HD camera, and rear 8.0 Mpix camera with 1080p video recording capability, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, Lightning port, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and an optional version with GPS, and 4G / LTE data capability.

The iPad Air 2 inherits hardware similar to both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with a major change in the processor to the Apple A8X, the high-end 3-core variant of the Apple A8. The iPad Air 2 has 2 GB RAM (making the iPad Air 2 the first iOS device to have more than 1 GB RAM) and the PowerVR GPU has 8 cores. 

It also uses the Apple M8 motion co-processor which has a barometer and is the first generation of the iPad to inherit the fingerprint Touch ID sensor from the iPhone. In addition, compared to the iPad Air, it includes an improved 8 Mpix (3264×2448) rear-facing camera with 10 fps burst mode and slow-motion video at 120 fps, similar to the iPhone 5s camera capabilities.

The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has also been improved with a larger ƒ/2.2 aperture, which allows 81% more light in the image. Apple added a gold option to the existing silver and space gray color choices for the iPad Air 2, the previous existing colors were used on the preceding iPad Air.

Unlike its iPad predecessors, the mute/orientation lock switch has been removed to accommodate the reduced depth. Instead, the user must use the Control Center to access these functions.

This iPad was discontinued on March 21, 2017, and replaced by the iPad 5th Generation. Today iPad Air 2 is 9 years old!

iPad Air 2 Details

IntroducedOctober 16, 2014 – 9 years ago
ReleasedNovember 5, 2014*1 – 9 years ago
September 7, 2016*2 – 7 years ago
DiscontinuedMarch 21, 2016*3 – 8 years ago
March 17, 2017*4 – 7 years ago
Last Software UpdateMarch 5, 2024 – 3 months ago
Time on the Market28 months (2 years)
Time of Support112 months (9 years)
Model IdentifieriPad5,3
Model NumberA1566 (Wi-Fi)
A1567 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Order NumberMGL12LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MNV22LL/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MGKL2LL/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MGTX2LL/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MGLW2LL/A (16 GB Silver Wi-Fi)
MNV62LL/A (32 GB Silver Wi-Fi)
MGKM2LL/A (64 GB Silver Wi-Fi)
MGTY2LL/A (128 GB Silver Wi-Fi)
MH0W2LL/A (16 GB Gold Wi-Fi)
MNV72LL/A (32 GB Gold Wi-Fi)
MH182LL/A (64 GB Gold Wi-Fi)
MH1J2LL/A (128 GB Gold Wi-Fi)
MH2U2LL/A (16 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MNW12LL/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH2M2LL/A (64 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH312LL/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH2V2LL/A (16 GB Silver Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MNW22LL/A (32 GB Silver Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH2N2LL/A (64 GB Silver Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH322LL/A (128 GB Silver Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH2W2LL/A (16 GB Gold Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MNW32LL/A (32 GB Gold Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH2P2LL/A (64 GB Gold Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MH332LL/A (128 GB Gold Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Original Price$499 (16 GB Wi-Fi)
$399 (32 GB Wi-Fi)
$599 (64 GB Wi-Fi)
$699 (128 GB Wi-Fi)
$629 (16 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$529 (32 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$729 (64 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$829 (128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
ColorsSpace Gray
Weight0.96 – 0.98 Ibs. – 435 – 444 Grams
Dimensions9.4” H x 6.6” W x 0.24″ D
23.87 cm H x 16.76 cm W x 0.6 cm D
*1 16 GB / 64 GB and 128 GB
*2 32 GB and 128 GB
*3 128 GB reintroduced on September 7, 2016
*4 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB and 128 GB

iPad Air 2 Tech Specs


ProcessorApple A8X
Processor Speed1.5 GHz
Number of Cores3
CoprocessorApple M8 motion
Cache64 KB L1
2 MB L2


Storage16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB


Memory2 GB LPDDR3


Graphics CardPowerVR GXA6850
Number of Cores8


Display9.7″ Retina widescreen LCD IPS Display
Resolution2048 x 1536
Pixel Density264 ppi
Brightness415 cd/m2


ButtonsVolume + / –
Sleep / Wake up


SensorsTouch ID
Ambient light
Three-axis gyroscope


Networks*UMTS/​HSPA/​HSPA+/​DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) HT80 with MIMO
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
SIM slotnano-SIM*
Ports1 – Lightning port
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
Camera1 – 1.2 Mpix front FaceTime HD camera
1 – 8.0 Mpix rear camera
LocationAssisted GPS*
iBeacon microlocation*
Digital compass
Audio In2 – Microphones
Audio Out2 – Stereo Speakers
*Cellular version only


Audio FormatsHE-AAC (V1 and V2)
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
Apple Lossless
Video FormatsH.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


Original OSiOS 8.1
Maximum OSiPadOS 15.8.2
Intelligent AssistantSiri
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later


Battery27.3 W Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity7340 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
Power AdapterApple 10W USB Power Adapter

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