Apple iPad Air 2 review: His Airness

17 November 2014
Another millimeter thinner, the new iPad Air 2 has a body that’s even more befitting the ethereal moniker the iPad bears second year in a row. Outside of that little fact however, the changes may not be as easy to spot. And that’s hardly a surprise. Apple’s...

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  • Faizan

It’s very lightweight and it’s works very amazing

  • Momo

I have this model since it’s just launched. And I don’t feel a need to upgrade to a newer model coz this one still kicking strong.

  • Munish madnawat

It is a iPad made of metal but it is very light and Siri is a special feature I have the latest model

  • Berxikutd

Had Ipad air 2 since aug 2014 always updated latest software and still going strong...still recommand

  • Vin

It’s been 4yrs been using this....Never let me down ,, best choice to go , Not regrettable !
Keep up to date and hook up. Slim body yet huge in performance.

  • AnonD-732610

I had purchased an I pad Air for my ward as Apple had been marketing it to his high school.
Within 1 year, I has to get the screen repaired 3 times. Its a constant irritant and the device is therefore not suitable for school use. All other parents have the same complaint.

Cheers

  • Anonymous

Is it normal that my iPad Air 2 doesnt have a compass app?

  • Anonymous

My Apple airpad2 has a SIM card slot.But when l insert a SIM it doesn't work,why?

  • Anonymous

What's app can be used in this iPad Air 2 which should be launched from app store

  • Shim Jung

This is super cool ^_^

  • AnonD-285765

AnonD-314503, 19 Nov 2014Yeah, I know that. Something like 90% of what you said iPad... moreAlot more than you think!

  • AnonD-314503

AnonD-314503, 19 Nov 2014Yeah, I agree since device or something is at its best when... moreMet I mean..

  • AnonD-314503

TheNeighbor, 19 Nov 2014The Surface 2 or an iPad are in-between devices. They are b... moreYeah, I agree since device or something is at its best when owners' purpose usage is meet. ; )

AnonD-314503, 19 Nov 2014Yeah, I know that. Something like 90% of what you said iPad... moreThe Surface 2 or an iPad are in-between devices. They are both half baked. I even had the chance of getting the Samsung Note Pro 12.2, but I was thinking more of the right size and the purpose. I could have also really gotten an iPad Air.

I use my Surface 2 for my graduate schooling, and my thesis is coming up. I got 200GB OneDrive free from the purchase as well for 2 years. For the price, full USB 3.0, very big cloud storage, better front facing camera of 3.5MP for Skype, easier connection for presentations, full Office with full Outlook, and good full tactile keyboard.

It's true that iOS devices have the most and latest apps. But I have the essentials for what I intend to use my Surface 2's features for. Direct files transfers is very essential as well, especially big ones without special connectors or adapters.

AnonD-314503, 19 Nov 2014Yeah, I know that. Something like 90% of what you said iPad... moreNo need for iTunes.

  • AnonD-314503

TheNeighbor, 19 Nov 2014Sounds like somebody just read up about it... You would ... moreYeah, I know that. Something like 90% of what you said iPad is capable of sans multi window, USB 3.0 and micro SD card slot. iPad comes with iWorks also, an full blown Office Suite of Apple. Macs and iOS are more virus free than windows and built with security in priority. Kick Stand, keyboard? There are vast array of hardware accessories purposely designed for iOS devices, nothing comes close to that, there is even a camera drone! If I need something for Office, I would rather buy device with full blown windows rather than half baked RT which has the least apps available. Everybody else are enjoying top games and apps while windows RT is left behind. This device simply doesnt have any purpose, doesnt run desktop apps and doesnt come with decent app marketplace? What else could you do with it?

AnonD-314503, 18 Nov 2014Of course I know windows RT running surface, those poor tab... moreSounds like somebody just read up about it...

You would know that malware can't get through WInRT, right? It's a closed system.

The thing about these "poor" Surface RT tablets is that they are more focused for those who would need a virus free and more productive with Office, and that built-in kickstand and FULL USB 3.0 go a long way.

I can mirror to a smart TV wirelessly and without a special device like an Apple Airport. I can have multi-windows. I have the full Office free. I can plug in to an HDMI projector. I have a micro SD card memory expansion. I bought that 5.5mm thick tactile full keyboard cover that has back-lighting.

I can definitely see the iPad Air as a very light fun device, however I just don't like the fact I can't directly transfer data to and from anyone without those special accessories.

  • applelover

Anonymous, 18 Nov 2014I am using iPad 4 64 GB(wifi Only) ..thinking to buy iPad A... moreI agree, I use an iPad 4 32gig cellular. it handles all my work and leisure apps smoothly on iOS 8.

  • AnonD-314503

Hey GSMArena, where is the sunlight legibility test?

  • AnonD-209094

AnonD-1825, 18 Nov 2014Wacom has great pressure sensitive stylus for iPad. The pre... moreThe pressure is only in the s-pen tip on Galaxy Note devices too, nothing to write home about really, very underwhelming compared to the true active styluses used on for example Sony Vaio Duo and Tap. Galaxy Note devices feel cheap, no doubt about it.