So capable, you won’t want to put it down. So thin and light, you won’t have to.
With iPad, we’ve always had a somewhat paradoxical goal: to create a device that’s immensely powerful, yet so thin and light you almost forget it’s there. A device that helps you do amazing things, without ever getting in your way. iPad Air 2 is all that. And then some.
Not just a thinner display. A beautiful display.
To create the astonishingly thin silhouette of iPad Air 2, we started by redesigning the Retina display, fusing what had been three layers into one. Not only did this make the display thinner, it made it better, with more vivid colours and greater contrast. Then we added an anti-reflective coating, giving iPad Air 2 one of the least reflective displays of any tablet in the world.
Massive power. In a minimal form.
Advanced security. Right at your fingertip.
iPad Air 2 comes with our breakthrough Touch ID technology. It gives you an unprecedented level of security because it uses nature’s most perfect password: your fingerprint. So with just one touch, you can instantly unlock your iPad Air 2. But Touch ID goes beyond that. You can also make secure purchases in iTunes, iBooks and the App Store. And with Apple Pay, you can unlock an entire world of online shopping that’s fast, convenient and secure.
One touch unlocks your iPad Air 2.
With Touch ID, you put your finger on the Home button, and just like that, your iPad unlocks. And Touch ID is capable of 360-degree readability. No matter how you’re holding it — portrait, landscape or anything in between — your iPad knows who you are.
The technology behind Touch ID.
The Home button on iPad Air 2 is made from a sapphire crystal surrounded by a stainless steel ring. When you touch the button, the steel ring detects your finger and the crystal sends an image of your fingerprint to a sensor. Software then reads the ridges of your print and confirms a match. And it all happens in the blink of an eye.
Your iPad keeps your personal information to itself.
Your safety and security are a major priority. So we created an advanced security architecture within the A8X that keeps your personal information private. Your passcode and fingerprint data never leave your iPad — they’re not backed up to iCloud, nor are they shared with Apple or anyone else.
Touch ID unlocks more than just your iPad.
Instantly sign in to secure apps.
Lots of apps are already integrating Touch ID. You’ll be able to use your fingerprint to sign in and authorise new actions, without having to enter yet another password. As always, your fingerprint data is protected and never accessed by the operating system or any other apps.
Cameras: Two amazing cameras. Cleverly disguised as an iPad.
With an improved sensor, advanced optics and a more powerful image signal processor, the iSight camera in iPad Air 2 captures incredibly detailed photos and practically cinematic 1080p HD videos. The FaceTime HD camera has been redesigned too, with a sensor that makes video calls look better, even in low light. And the large, high-resolution Retina display makes a spectacular viewfinder. You won’t believe how good a photographer you are.
The iSight camera was designed to help you capture all of life’s moments at a moment’s notice. And with every shot, the image signal processor works in sync with the camera to deliver a great picture or video — automatically.
The iSight camera’s 8MP sensor captures images in 3264×2448 native resolution and 1080p HD video. So your photos and videos stay sharp and clear, even when viewed on larger screens.
Advanced image signal processor.
Behind the precision optics and the sensor lies the brains of the iSight camera: the powerful image signal processor in the A8X chip. Its improved face-detection technology keeps more — and smaller — faces in focus. And better noise reduction gives you cleaner, sharper images.
For stunning photos and videos, start with a stunning viewﬁnder.
What makes taking photos and videos on iPad Air 2 unique is its viewfinder: a brilliant Retina display that’s so large and sharp you see every nuance as you shoot. With its eye-filling 9.7-inch screen, shooting with iPad Air 2 is like looking through the viewfinder of a high-end SLR camera.
Now you can create remarkable time-lapse videos and iOS does all the work. Just set up your iPad Air 2, select Time-lapse mode and tap Record. You’ll have an amazing movie, whether you record for 30 minutes or 30 hours.
Lighten or darken a photo or video in the preview pane with a simple slide, up to four f-stops in either direction.
Slow down life’s fastest moments. The slo-mo feature lets you shoot HD video at 120 fps in 720p. You can even record and then select the portion you want to slow down.
Burst mode captures 10 photos per second and works with both cameras. As you shoot, your iPad Air 2 analyses every shot in real time. Then it suggests the photos you might like best.
When you’re taking a group shot with the FaceTime HD camera, give everyone time to get in frame by setting the timer. It will wait 3 seconds or 10 seconds before taking a series of photos in burst mode. Your friends will thank you.
Pano mode lets you take high-resolution panoramic photos at up to 43MP. And dynamic auto exposure adjusts as you shoot, to capture your most epic shots with incredible clarity.
Incredible photos and videos, from start to ﬁnish.
With advanced hardware combined with iOS, iPad Air 2 captures breathtaking images. But that’s just for starters.
iPad Air 2 is as easy to use as a point-and-shoot camera, but it’s so much more advanced. Fire off 10 photos per second in Burst Mode. iPad automatically detects smiles and blinks and grabs the best shot. Shoot at 120 fps to create slo-mo videos. Or use Time-lapse mode to compress into a few amazing seconds events that take anywhere from 30 minutes to 30 hours.
Once you’ve captured a photo or video, there’s a lot more you can do. And iPad Air 2 makes it a breeze, because its built-in editing apps work seamlessly with all your images. Adjust exposure, colour, brightness and contrast. Add filters. Edit a movie with iMovie. Or use third-party apps to get even more creative. For example, turn a photo into a cartoon, complete with dialogue balloons. And thanks to the large display, you’ll be able to do it all without needing to switch to a computer.
With iCloud Photo Sharing, you can create a shared photo album to show off just the photos and videos you want to just the people you want. Invite your friends and family, and they can add their own photos, videos and comments as well. Everything is automatically kept up to date on everyone’s devices. You can also post photos to Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites directly from the Photos app.
FaceTime HD camera.See and be seen.
Put a face — or two — on every conversation. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera has a larger ƒ/2.2 aperture that lets in 81 per cent more light. And the sensor and larger pixels improve performance in less-than-ideal lighting conditions.
More personal video calls.
Thanks to its FaceTime HD camera and brilliant Retina display, video calls on iPad Air 2 are clearer than they’ve ever been. So no matter who you’re talking to or where they are, you’ll feel like you’re both in the room.
The two microphones in iPad Air 2 don’t just collect more sound. Together, they employ sophisticated noise-reduction technology to suppress background noise. In addition, when you switch cameras from front to back (or vice versa), the microphones switch too. So what your iPad sees is also what your iPad hears.