Apple has officially replaced the iPad Air 2 with the iPad 9.7 (2018). Apple iPad Air 2 was the most successful iPad models after the original iPad.
Nevertheless, the iPad Air 2 is the much less expensive tablet PC than the iPad Pro 11. There have been some significant upgrades that Apple has brought forward in a couple of years. But it is still the finest of the iPad ever designed in 2016.
Back in 2016, iPad Air 2 used to be the slimmest of the iPads ever designed. There is no point in denying that the engineers along with Sir Jony Ive created a marvelous tablet. The design team at Apple pushed the limits to make a premium tablet. The best part of iPad Air 2 was that it didn’t bend like the iPhone 6 Plus. 2016 was the era of bend-gate iPhones.
Apple iPad Air 2 is a Work of Art!
The never ending desire of designing a slimmer and studier iPad gave rise to a bigger and a better screen. iPad Air 2 is packed up with the layers of compartments which make up the backlight, LCD screen as well as a touch screen digitizer. Apple even claimed that there was zero air between the iPad Air 2. The result of such a marvelous feat was Apple produced an iPad which looks more colorful and brighter than other.
Since its arrival, Apple also released many other tablets such as the iPad Pro 11 as well as iPad Pro 12.9 (2018). Apple Air 2 took the position of the top tablet of the company and offered a more prominent display with a budget-friendly price tag.
The launching of the latest 9.7 inches iPad 2018 has significantly reduced the price of iPad Air 2. As of now, the iPad Air 2 starts from $399 which is a hundred dollars cheaper to the original price tag of $499. The drop in the price tag isn’t a lot which people in the tech industry predicted earlier. And as of now, it is impossible to buy the iPad directly from Apple. The stock present at some of the retailers as well as the online retails across the globe might have the last pieces of iPad Air 2.
This makes getting the hands on Apple Air 2 is quiet, and it is increasingly becoming hard to find it anywhere. There might also rise a case which to give rise to hike in the price tag as the tablet is extremely rare tablet now.
The Apple iPad Air 2 isn’t as compelling as it used to be back in the day because the new generation of iPad 9.7 starts at $ 329, which makes it very much compelling to buy rather than iPad Air 2.
Design of iPad Air 2
The iPad Air 2 is only 6.1mm thick, and till date, it is one of the slimmest tablets ever released in the market. Thinness has its own drawback, and nevertheless, the Apple iPad Air 2 in a solid tablet which can be held for a long duration of time and the user will never get comfortable with keeping the tablet.
It is not a big or a large tablet. When compared with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Apple iPad Air 2 feels more substantial and heavier given that both the tablets have same display size.
pros and cons
The Apple device is a complete winner as far as the packaging is concerned as it is smooth to operate single-handedly, it has a large bezel display, and the rim is staggering competing parts. The only con of Apple Air 2 is that there isn’t an authentic apple silencing switch. The restriction is size has led to losing the silencing button.
Apple says that because of the new Control Center the accessibility of silencing the device is easy, but the switch was a convenient option. Just like the home button, the switch is also one of the trademarks of Apple device.
The power button is placed at the top of the device, and the volume rockers are placed a little upwards. The only real design change can be spotted at the speaker grill located at the bottom of the tablet. People can also find a Touch ID home key at the bottom of the device.
The hardware of Apple iPad Air 2
The iPad Air 2 as mentioned above sports a Touch ID home button which acts as a fingerprint reader. The display resolution of Apple iPad Air 2 is identical to the previous iPads, that is, 2,048 X 1,536. a retina display with 264 PPI powers iPad Air 2. The tablet PC has an excellent color reproduction. But it lacks the True Tone feature which is featured with the iPad Pro 9.7-inch. The True Tone feature uses the ambient light sensor for adapting to the environment.
A Tri-Core 1.5 GHz Cyclone Processor powers iPad Air 2 as compared with the 2018 iPad 9.7-inch’s Quad-core (2.34 GHz, Dual-core, Hurricane + 1.1 GHz, Dual-core, Zephyr). The iPad 9.7-inch 2018 has M10 motion co-processor which has the upper hand on M8 motion co-processor. Other than these two specs both the iPads are still identical.
It is any day better to get the hands on the iPad 9.7-inch 2018 other than buying iPad Air 2. The latest iPad is future proof. Recently a study revealed that reason why the older iPhones and iPads are heating when they are being used. The reason behind this is that the older iPads are not being perfectly compatible with the changes made to the new apps.
Secondly, iPad 9.7inch 2018 is far cheaper than the iPad Air 2 even after the price slash. The new iPad has better hardware which makes the device abundantly future proof for at least three to four years. If a person is willing to buy iPad Air 2 because of its rarity, then the best thing would be to go for a pro version of iPad.
It’s a big no to buy the two-year-old iPad Air 2. The new iPad comes with plenty of power. It is powered by A10 Fusion performance SoC. It works with Apple Pencil and comes along with the funny augmented reality apps which are a treat for the tech head. iPad 9.7inch has a better battery life than iPad Air 2.
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