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Apple iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi Only) 16, 32, 64, 128 GB* Specs

Identifers: iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) - MGLW2LL/A* - A1566 - 2822* - iPad5,3

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Apple iPad Air 2All iPad Air 2 devices -- including this Wi-Fi only model (A1566) -- are packed in thin white and gold colored, white and silver colored, or black and medium toned "Space Gray" cases and feature a 9.7" 2048x1536 (264 ppi) LED-backlit IPS touch-sensitive "Retina" display with an antireflective coating and a "Touch ID" fingerprint sensor. Each is powered by a three core 1.5 GHz Apple A8X processor, has 2 GB of RAM, and has 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of flash memory storage.

Other notable features include dual cameras -- a rear-mounted 8 megapixel "iSight" camera capable of shooting stills and 1080p 30 fps video and a front-mounted 1.2 megapixel "FaceTime HD" camera capable of shooting stills and 720p video -- dual channel 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO support (backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n), and Bluetooth 4.0 in addition to dual microphones and speakers. Connectivity to computers, if desired, and power is provided by the Lightning port.

The battery life of this iPad Air 2 model is reportedly 10 hours "surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music."

This Wi-Fi Only model (A1566) does not support 4G LTE connectivity or A-GPS.

Compared to its predecessor, this iPad Air 2 model has a thinner housing, an antireflective screen (said to reduce glare by 56%), a faster processor and twice the RAM, better cameras, and faster Wi-Fi. It also is offered in white/gold in addition to white/silver and black/gray and adds the aforementioned Touch ID sensor, too.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the iPad Air 2 models?
  • What are all the differences between the iPad Air and the iPad Air 2?

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October 16, 2014 March 21, 2017*
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*On March 21, 2016, Apple discontinued the 128 GB option and cut the price of the remaining 16 GB and 64 GB configurations to US$399 and US$499, respectively. On September 7, 2016, Apple reintroduced the 128 GB option for US$499 and introduced a new 32 GB option for US$399.

Also see: All iPad models introduced in 2014.
1 (3 Cores) 3042
Details: Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPad5,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
N/A N/A
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad5,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
1791 4403
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad5,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
1.5 GHz* Apple A8X
Details: *Apple officially reports that the iPad Air 2 uses an "Apple A8X" processor with "64-bit architecture and [an] M8 motion coprocessor" with an unspecified clockspeed.

However, software analysis from the third-party Geekbench benchmark determined that the Apple A8X processor is variable speed and runs around 1.5 GHz. It also has 64k/64k level 1 cache (instruction/data) and a 2 MB level 2 cache.
2 GB* 16, 32, 64, 128 GB*
Details: *Apple releases no official information regarding the amount of onboard RAM although software analysis has determined it has 2 GB of RAM.
N/A* N/A*
Details: *Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that any iPad can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.
Sync & Charge (Lightning) None
Details: The iPad Air 2 does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer.
USB Lightning, Headphone
Details: N/A
Tablet/Slate iPad Air 2
Details: N/A
Black or White* Multi-touch
Details: *The iPad Air 2 models are available with either a black glass front and a "Space" gray aluminum back, a white glass front and a silver colored aluminum back, or a white glass front and a gold colored aluminum back.
9.7" Color* 2048x1536 (264 ppi)
Details: *The iPad Air 2 models have a 9.7" IPS LED-backlit 2048 by 1536 display (264 ppi) that is "fully laminated" (so there no longer is a gap between the glass and the LCD). It has an "oleophobic" (oil repellent) and antireflective coating, as well. They also provide video mirroring and video out support up to 1080p using the "Lightning Digital AV Adapter" and the "Lightning to VGA Adapter."
802.11ac (HT80)* 4.2**
Details: *All iPad Air 2 configurations support 802.11ac (backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n) on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies (dual channel) as well as HT80 with MIMO.

**When first shipped, the iPad Air 2 supported Bluetooth 4.0. When releasing iOS 9, Apple upgraded the Bluetooth capability to Bluetooth 4.2, but it only supports improved privacy rather than increased speed.
Wi-Fi Only* 8 Megapixels**
Details: *This A1566 iPad Air 2 does not support cellular networking, only Wi-Fi.

**The iPad Air 2 has dual cameras. The rear "iSight" camera has an 8 megapixel sensor and supports still photographs as well as HD video recording (1080p up to 30 FPS with audio and 120 fps Slo-mo). It has a f/2.4 aperture. The front mounted "FaceTime HD" camera, designed to be used for video conferencing in conjunction with Apple's provided FaceTime software over a Wi-Fi network, has a 1.2 megapixel sensor and takes videos up to 720p.
Lithium Polymer (27.3 Whr) 10 Hours*
Details: *Apple estimates that this iPad Air 2 provides "up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music".

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N/A N/A
Details: Apple does not report the standby time for the iPad Air 2.
MGLW2LL/A* iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi)
Details: *MGLW2LL/A refers to the configuration in white/silver with 16 GB of storage. In white/silver with 64 GB of storage and 128 GB of storage, the order numbers are MGKM2LL/A and MGTY2LL/A, respectively. In white/gold, with 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage, the order numbers are MH0W2LL/A, MH182LL/A, and MH1J2LL/A, respectively. In black/space gray, with 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB of storage, the order numbers are MGL12LL/A, MGKL2LL/A, and MGTX2LL/A, respectively.

The 32 GB configurations introduced on September 7, 2016, in white/silver, white/gold, and black/space gray are MNV62LL/A, MNV72LL/A, and MNV22LL/A, respectively. The 128 GB configurations re-introduced on September 7, 2016 have the same order numbers as the earlier 128 GB configurations.
A1566 (EMC 2822*) iPad5,3
Details: The Model Number (external) is unique to this model.

*Please note that the EMC number is not externally listed on this device.

Also see: All iPhones with the A1566 Model Number, the 2822* EMC Number, and the iPad5,3 Model Identifier.
iOS 8.1 (12B410) Current
Details: With the exception of "Health" functionality, this model is fully supported by iOS 8.1. It is fully supported by iOS 9 including advanced interface functionality. It is supported by the current version of iOS 10, although it does not support the Raise to Wake or Ride-Booking features.

Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models support iOS 10? Do some models "partially" support iOS 10? Which ones?
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 0.96 lbs. (437 g)
Details: The iPad Air 2 (held vertically) is 9.4 inches tall, 6.6 inches wide, and 0.24 of an inch deep (240 mm x 169.5 mm x 6.1 mm).

This iPad Air 2 version equipped only with Wi-Fi weighs 0.96 of a pound (437 g).
Mac OS X 10.6.8 Windows XP SP2/Vista/7/8
Details: If syncing with iTunes is desired, Apple notes that Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later and iTunes is required to use this iPad with a Mac. To sync this iPad with a PC, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later is required as well as iTunes.
Apple reports that the iPad Air 2 models support "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
N/A
Apple reports that the iPad Air 2 models support "H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 5.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Prole with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov le formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi le format."
The iPad Air 2 also includes a Lightning to USB cable and a 10 watt USB power adapter.

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US$499, US$599, US$699* US$400-US$550
Details: *There are different price points for this model based on capacity. Regardless of color, 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB originally were US$499, US$599, and US$699, respectively. On March 21, 2016, Apple discontinued the 128 GB option and cut the price of the 16 GB and 64 GB options to US$399 and US$499. On September 7, 2016, Apple reintroduced the 128 GB option for US$499 and introduced a new 32 GB option for US$399. This model was discontinued altogether on March 21, 2017.

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Global original prices for the iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi Only) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.

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Original Prices - North & South America

C$549, C$659, C$769 R$2.079, R$2.379, R$2.979
MXN $8,299, $9,999, $11,699 US$499, US$599, US$699*

Original Prices - Europe

€489, €589, €689 €499, €599, €699
DKK 3,799, 4,599, 5,399 €509, €609, €709
€499, €605, €705 €489, €589, €689
€509, €609, €709 €499, €599, €699
€474,26, €569,30, €664,34 €499, €599, €699
NOK 4.190, 4.990, 5.790 €509, €609, €709
€489, €589, €689 SEK 4.695, 5.595, 6.495
CHF 549, 659, 769 £399, £479, £559

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 3,588, 4,288, 4,988 HK$3,888, HK$4,688, HK$5,488
Rs 35,900, 42,900, 49,900 Rp 6,899,000, 8,299,000, 9,699,000
¥53,800, ¥64,800, ¥75,800 KRW 600,000, 720,000, 840,000
RM 1,599, 1,929, 2,249 PHP 25,490, 30,490, 35,490
S$688, S$828, S$968 NT$15,900, NT$18,900, NT$21,900
THB 16,900, 20,400, 23,900 VND 11,699,000, 13,999,000, 16,299,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$619, A$739, A$859 NZ$749, NZ$899, NZ$1049


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