iPad Air 2
2017 Buying Advice from Freestyll "Perfectly clear screen, Touch ID technology, slim, sleek and light and still with all power to perform most of the most strenuous tasks out there. Buy if you want top spec but don’t quite want to splash out on the Pro model."
Billed as 'Change is in the Air' the iPad Air 2 powered to the front of the pack, becoming the best tablet on the market and the most powerful and thinnest iOS device on the market yet.
The super-fast Apple A8X processor deals with even the most strenuous of multi-tasking with ease, while the welcome addition of Touch ID and improved cameras means using your iPad has never been easier, add to that the sleek, classic design and glorious display and you're onto a winner.
The fastest iOS device on the market
The iPad Air 2 is the faster iOS device yet, it's not just comparable to other devices, it's THE fastest. The new Apple A8X triple-core 1.5GHz processor, upgraded 2GB RAM and extra graphic muscle allows the Air 2 to stand out on top of the pile, making it not only a dream for serious gamers and graphics editors but also the best multitasking device that you can use comfortably on the move. Add to this the potential of faster Wi-Fi speeds and added barometer you've got comfortably the best performing tablet on the market.
Touch ID is finally on an iPad and allows the user a whole world of one-finger convenience that has been enjoyed on the iPhone! The sensor, which uses capacitiveCMOS-based technology to recognise unique fingerprints allows the user to unlock the device as well as make easy one-touch transactions and is all fitted into neat scratch- resistant, laser-cut sapphire crystal home button.
Upgraded 8MP camera
The clear upgrades in both rear and front facing cameras brings the iPad Air 2's photo taking experience closer to that of an iPhone. The vastly improved 8MP (3264x2448) rear-facing iSight camera with 10 fps burst mode, better face detection and 120 fps slow motion video is great, however it's the FaceTime camera improvements; larger f/2.2 aperture giving better contrast, better low light photography, that's the most useful improvement allowing clearer face-to-face chat and selfies that look sharper than ever.
Even thinner design
The iPad Air 2 isn't drastically different from the previous Air, but it didn't need to be, it's a the thinnest iOS device on the market (6.1mm) and has shed 32g, yet it mains that dream tablet appearance; sleek, slimline, refined and incredibly easy to hold. The iPad Air didn't need any alteration in appearance just a few minor tweaks and that's exactly what it got.
9.7-inch Retina display
The iPad's luxurious 9.7-inch Retina display has had a few minor tweaks, but the highly praised 2,048x1,536 pixel resolution remains, however the introduction of anti-glare coating makes using your iPad outside that bit more comfortable.