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iPad Air 2 Tablet Specs and Price

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iPad Air 2 is a refresh of the iPad Air. It is lighter and slimmer than its predecessor and now features Apple’s TouchID fingerprint sensor. iPad Air 2 also comes with some improvements in the camera and display.

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iPad Air 2 Key Specs and Features

  • 9.7-inch Touch Display, 2048 x 1536 pixels (264 ppi)
  • 128GB-bit, Tri-core Apple A8X Chip with 2GB RAM
  • iOS 10 / iOS 8.1
  • 32GB, 128GB Built-in Storage
  • 8MP Rear Camera and 1.2MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (Optional)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
  • up to 10 hours Battery Life
iPad Air 2


Hardware and Software

iPad Air 2 is noticeably thinner than the iPad Air shaving off over 1mm, for an amazing 6.1mm thickness. It is also lighter and now offer gold as a colour option.

iPad Air 2 now comes with the TouchID fingerprint sensor, which so far have been limited to iPhones. You can now unlock your iPad with your fingerprint rather than passwords. The TouchID combined with Apple Pay mobile payment service also makes paying for goods and services online a lot easier. Because the iPad Air 2 lacks NFC, making payments on physical stores will not be supported.

iPad Air 2 offers an improved A8 processor, the Apple A8x. It is still a dual-core processor with 64-bit architecture. It also sports the M8 motion co-processor. The chipset offers 2.5 times faster graphics and 40% faster CPU over the iPad Air. It runs on iOS 8.1.

iPad (2017) is an update to the iPad Air 2.

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Display and Camera

iPad Air 2 features the same 9.7-inch display with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. While, the iPad Air 2’s display is very similar to that of its predecessor in size and pixel density, Apple has removed the air gap between the display and the glass protection and introduced a new anti-reflective coating. This two factors combined gives the iPad Air 2 a superior viewing experience indoors and especially outdoors.

The camera has been upgraded from 5 megapixels to 8 megapixels. The new camera now offers slow-mo video amongst other features.

Pricing and Availability

iPad Air 2 launched on October 17, 2014 starting at $499 for 16GB Wi-Fi and $629 for the 16GB LTE model. It is available at leading online stores in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana.

iPad Air 2 Price in Nigeria ranges from 308,000 Naira to 490,000 Naira, depending on your location, it is 3G capable of supports only Wi-Fi and the built-in storage.

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Apple iPad Air 2 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Apple iPad Air 2 Tablet:

General Features

  • Platform: iOS 8.1 to iOS 10
  • Processor: Tri-core 64-bit Processor (Apple A8X)
  • GPU: Hexa-core graphics Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: Gold, Silver, Space Grey
  • Dimension: 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm
  • Weight: 444 g (LTE), 437 g (Wi-Fi)
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM (LTE/3G models)
  • SIM Count: Single SIM


  • Display: 9.7-inch Touch Display, 2048 x 1536 pixels (264 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes (Shatter proof Glass)


  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Geo-tagging, HDR, Face Detection, Panorama, Slo-mo video
  • Front Camera: 1.2 MP Camera, HDR, 720p HD FaceTime Video


  • Built-in Storage: 16 GB, 32GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes, iCloud

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: 800 / 1900 MHz (CDMA version)
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes (CDMA version)
  • 4G LTE: Yes (not in all models)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes, up to 3.1 Mbps (CDMA version)
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE models)
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Pedometer: Yes
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (TouchID)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes (Siri)
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Fingerprint Resistant Coating: Yes (oleophobic coating)
  • Mobile Payment: Yes, Apple Pay online only (Visa, MasterCard, etc)
  • M8 Motion coprocessor: Measures your steps, distance, elevation as well share tasks with the main processor
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Non-removable Battery
  • Use Time: up to 10 Hours
  • Music Playback:

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Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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