The Apple iPad Air 2, the sixth generation iPad by Apple Inc., which was introduced on October, 2014 with Apple iPad Mini 3 as successor of Apple iPad Air. It features special designed feature, Touch ID, even though everything was exact as Apple iPad Air i.e. design, screen and height. This device was sold in retail on October, 2014 all over the world.
Specifications of Apple iPad Air 2
It is widely known that Apple iPad Air 2 was a revolutionary product by Apple Inc. with many new features and specifications. The features and specifications are: Introductory price ($499 USD, £399 GBP, $619 AUD, and $549 CAD), Operating system (Original: iOS 8.1, Current: iOS 8.1.2, released December, 2014), Chip (Apple A8X with 64-bit architecture and Apple M8 motion co-processor), CPU (1.5GHz triple-core ARM processor), Memory (2 GB DDR3 RAM), Storage (16, 64 or 128 GB), Display (250 mm), Graphics (Power VR GXA6850), Input (Multi-touch screen, headset controls, M8 motion co-processor, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, dual microphone, Touch ID fingerprint reader, barometer), Camera (Front: 1.2 MP, 720p HD; Rear: 8.0 MP along Five Element Lens, Hybrid IR filter, video stabilisation, face detection, HDR), Connectivity (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular: Wi-Fi 802.11 at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and MIMO; Bluetooth 4.0; Wi-Fi + Cellular: GPS & GLONASS, GSM UMTS / HSDPA 850, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz; CDMA CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A and B. 800, 1900 MHz; LTE Multiple bands A1567: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29 and TD-LTE 38, 39, 40, 41) and Online services (App Store, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, and Game Center). And, the hearsay is that it would be much better working with new iOS i.e. iOS 9 in 2015.
About iOS 8 in Apple iPad Air 2
Initially, the new Apple iPad Air 2 was available with pre-installed operating system i.e. iOS 8, which was coming with the new version of Apple Pay excluded the NFC function. And, the Touch ID allowed the owner to trade online without credit card details.
The iOS 8.1 was coming along with built-in apps such as Camera and Photos. And, the other apps are: Messages, FaceTime, Mail, Music, Safari, Maps, Siri, Calendar, iTunes Store, App Store, Notes, Contacts, iBooks, Game Center, Reminders, Clock, Videos, Newsstand, Photo Booth and Podcasts. The Apple App Store, an online digital apps shop platform for iOS, where users could download free and buy applications. The extra apps by Apple Inc. are available for free are: iMovie, GarageBand, iTunes U, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, Apple Store, Trailers, Remote, and the iWork. As other iOS devices, the Apple iPad Air 2 could sync date as well. And the saddening truth is that this iPad could not make calls over a network.
Well, it is proud in saying that all the iOS devices would be working faster and efficiently with iOS 9 in future i.e. in 2015.