Apple iPad Air (2020) Vs Apple iPad Air 2

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Apple iPad Air (2020)
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Apple iPad Air (2020)Apple iPad Air 2
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4.3/5
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Design

Apple iPad Air (2020)Apple iPad Air 2
Width247.6 mm240 mm
Height178.5 mm169.5 mm
Weight460 g444 g
Thickness6.1 mm6.1 mm
Volume269.6 cm³248.15 cm³

Screen

Apple iPad Air (2020)Apple iPad Air 2
Resolution1640 x 2360 px1536 x 2048 px
Density264 ppi264 ppi
Size10.9 inches9.7 inches

Battery

Apple iPad Air (2020)Apple iPad Air 2
Removable batteryNoNo
Wireless chargingNoNo
Fast chargingYesNo

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Performances

Apple iPad Air (2020)Apple iPad Air 2
Maximum storage256 GB128 GB
CPU frequency3.1 GHz1.5 GHz
Number of processor cores63
External memory slotNoNo
RAM capacity4 GB2 GB
5G supportNoNo
LTE supportYesYes

Camera

Apple iPad Air (2020)Apple iPad Air 2
Front camera resolution7 MP1 MP
Main camera resolution12 MP8 MP
FlashNoNo
Optical stabilizationNoNo
Slow motion videoYesYes
Main camera video resolution2160 px1080 px

Audio

Apple iPad Air (2020)Apple iPad Air 2
Stereo speakersYesYes
3.5mm jack socketNoYes
RadioNoNo
Number of microphones22

Apple iPad Air 2 (2014) vs Apple iPad Air 4 (2020) Comparison

iPad Air 2 (2014) vs. iPad Air 4th Gen (2020): A Comparison of Key Features
 

Size

  • The iPad Air 2 measures 9.4"" (H) x 6.6"" (W) x 0.24"" (D), while the iPad Air 4th Gen is notably bigger, measuring 9.74"" (H) x 7.02"" (W) x 0.24"" (D).
  • The WiFi-only models of the 2nd gen and 4th gen iPad Air weigh 0.96 pounds and 1.0 pounds, respectively.
     

Display

  • The iPad Air 2 has a 9.7-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 264 ppi.
  • The iPad Air 4th Gen features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and a resolution of 2360 x 1640 and 264 ppi.
     

Camera

  • The iPad Air 2 features a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera and an 8MP wide-angle rear camera.
  • The iPad Air 4th Gen has a 7MP FaceTime HD front camera and a 12MP wide-angle rear camera
     

Storage Options

  • The iPad Air 2 is available in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB configurations, while the iPad Air 4th Gen comes in 64GB and 256GB options.
     

Verdict

Unsurprisingly, the iPad Air 4th Gen (2020) offers notable improvements over the iPad Air 2 (2014), including a larger display, a more powerful processor, a better camera system, and expanded accessory support. That type of advancement in technology is to be expected when there's a 6-year gap between the release dates of the models. The iPad Air 2 remains a capable device, but it's no longer compatible with the newest iOS and the 4th gen model provides a more enhanced user experience with its upgraded features.

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