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Apple Air 2 A8X 128GB 9.7" 4G 3G Tablet

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A8X iOS 128GB 9.7" Sep 2016
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Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this tablet computer rated this tablet computer as superb on average.

Good Connectivity

A number of people reckoned that the Apple Air 2 was wifi compatible. Alien937 mentioned on Amazon “The Wi-Fi is capable of the 802.11ac standard” and scored it 5 stars. Amazon Customer rated the Apple Air 2 5 stars and said in their review of the Apple Air 2 “So far no isses at all, everywhere out I can find a decent wifi hotspot and when ive been travelling ive simply used my phones hotspot”. Bacchus mentioned on Amazon “All my other data went across wirelessly without any problems” in their review of the Apple Air 2 and scored it 5 stars.

A number of Apple Air 2 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Was quickly delivered had a bonus of a four usb charger and a two pin adapter for using abroad plus little card” in their Apple Air 2 review and rated it 5 stars. Last year M. Warren wrote “What I received was an american import packaged up with a cheap UK 3 pin usb charger (not made by apple) which I simply couldn't trust from a safety standpoint” in their review of this tablet. Treesaregreen wrote “This is because the plug provided actually has four USB ports so you can charge four things at once, including the iPad”.

A few people concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Paul R said on Amazon “Cruising the internet / doing some shopping- controlling stuff around my house- looking at my emails”. Sorabh Sharma said in their Apple Air 2 review on Amazon “Ghosting issues that are circulating the internet” however despite that they gave this tablet a score of 3 stars.

One person concluded that this tablet had email functionality. Liam M wrote on Amazon “In comparison to a laptop it depends on your needs, for sending a quick email or just browsing the web this will suit your needs perfectly” in their review of this tablet.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Apple Air 2 owners who bought it considered that it was quiet. A. D. Cator gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “So light, so quiet, all day use age”. Amazon for Ever said in their Apple Air 2 review “Oh the peace and quiet>” and scored this tablet very highly. Panther mentioned in their review of this tablet “Key pad function is silent” .

A number of people who bought the product agreed that it was noisy. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The sound is slightly louder too”. Julian Marsh wrote “The stereo speakers are very loud when you consider how thin the device is” in his Apple Air 2 review.

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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

Based on 6,557 owner and expert reviews, Apple has excellent ratings for its tablet computers. Apple also has excellent ratings specifically within its A8X processor tablet computers range.

Good Picture Quality

Three customers who bought it agreed that it had good picture quality. Alien937 said “The improvement in graphics performance is so great it'll probably take developers a while to catch up, making this the most "future-proof" iPad yet made”. Androo said on Amazon “The Air 2 apparently has graphics that are 180x faster than iPad 1”. John said “With stunning graphics and lots of power it’s also a serious gaming device” in his review of the Apple Air 2 and scored the product very highly.

A number of Apple Air 2 owners reckoned that the product had good colour saturation. Blocoholi said in their Apple Air 2 review “The screen is clear and the colours are crisp”. David gave it a very good review and he wrote on Amazon “Unbelievably brilliant, compared to my old mini iPad this is fast, sleek and vivid colours” in his Apple Air 2 review. Noonoo wrote in their review of the Apple Air 2 two years ago “A great colour (grey) and the screen colours are amazing”.

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Good Size

A number of people who reviewed the Apple Air 2 concluded that it was thin. Alien937 said in their Apple Air 2 review “The iPad Air 2 is obviously thinner and lighter than its predecessors” and gave this tablet a score of 5 stars. Two years ago Androo wrote in their review on Amazon “It is really fast and smooth, extremely thin, quite light, has a great, much less reflective display”. C. D. Thomas said in their review on Amazon “Working well amazed how light and thin”.

Some Apple Air 2 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good weight. Chris E said on Amazon “The difference in size & weight is very noticeable” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Two years ago Feshta mentioned in their review “Love it, its much lighter in weight than my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 what else can I say”. Gg9 said on Amazon “First impressions were great with the higher resolution and lighter weight”.

Six customers said in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Bev G. said in her review “Fab had the original iPad this is amazing so light and easy to use don't know what” . Chris Hastings rated this tablet as very good and he mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Easy to carry in an average size handbag” in his review of this tablet. Milliekj83 rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “The size makes it very easy to carry, though it does add some weight to the iPad”.

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it was lightweight. Lisa Stanhope said on Amazon “It's thin and lightweight so u can put it in my handbag without making my arms ache” in her review of this tablet and rated it 5 stars. In January last year Margaret Kane scored this tablet very highly and she said “Lightweight, fast and it answers your question immediately, although with my husband, being a Scotsman”. Sarah wrote on Amazon “So lightweight and great gold colour” in her review.

One Apple Air 2 owner who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was heavy. David Bedford mentioned three years ago “This issue has been heavily covered on the Apple support forum.” in his review. One customer who bought the Apple Air 2 thought it was compact.

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Good Product Quality

Several customers who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. Alexcsb said in their Apple Air 2 review on Amazon “Great quality, as expected from Apple”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It is well designed and manufacture quality is to a pretty high standard” in their review of the Apple Air 2. Benjamin mentioned in his review of this tablet “This is a really nice product in terms of build quality and ease of use”.

Nice Design

Several Apple Air 2 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Apple Air 2 was good looking. Blocoholi wrote in their review on Amazon three years ago “It does also please my eyes as the design is beautiful and effortless”. Chris Hastings gave this tablet a score of 5 stars and he wrote “The gold is so sexy! It's very slim compared to the original iPad my partner has”. David Torrens said on Amazon “Venture into the world of Apple and I am pretty happy with it” and scored the product 4 stars.

Eight Apple Air 2 reviewers who purchased it thought it was smooth. Adam Parsons he wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon in January last year “The processor makes doing nearly everything very smooth”. Alien937 said “With this iPad the game is totally smooth and slick - as is every other app”. Alien937 also mentioned “The iPad Air 2 is smooth, powerful and about as "future-proof" as you're ever likely to get”.

Several Apple Air 2 owners wrote in their reviews that this tablet was a good design. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “It has a sleek design”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The quality of its design & manufacture is so good that it well matches Apple's high standards”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Having given the negatives above, I must admit I'm very impressed with the super slim design of iPad Air 2”.

Three customers considered that it was well designed. Mr. Trevor Armstrong wrote on Amazon “I bought the IPad for my wife, she loves it, great product, well designed and built”. Two years ago N V King wrote “Is sleek and well designed” in their Apple Air 2 review.

A number of customers who reviewed the product thought it was neat. Androo said in their Apple Air 2 review on Amazon two years ago “Photo tricks (slo-mo etc) it can do are neat”. Jilly wrote on Amazon also two years ago “This slimline, light, neat iPad 2 Air is compact yet easy to read screen”. Rosamunde Willis-Read rated the product as very good and said on Amazon “Easy to use, neat and beautiful piece of kit”.

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Robust

A few Apple Air 2 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Blocoholi mentioned in their Apple Air 2 review on Amazon “The built is outstanding”. Jb Paterson said in their review of the Apple Air 2 on Amazon two years ago “The Air 2 is well built, thinner and has a superb display”. Jean D. rated the Apple Air 2 5 stars and he said “As most people know how great iPads are, especially due to the infrastructure Apple has built around it with iTunes” in his review of this tablet.

Three Apple Air 2 owners concluded that it was strong and durable. Alien937 wrote on Amazon “Glass construction, making it feel high-quality and sturdy”. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their Apple Air 2 review “It's durable so don't think you'll break it easily”. Gehad Homsey mentioned in their review “Looks like a good and sturdy product”.

Several Apple Air 2 owners who purchased it thought it was easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “It's thin, light and therefore easy to damage”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Had to opt for English in setup) on reflection I'm glad the first one broke as this one had these little added extras”. Hannah Gee mentioned on Amazon “However, unfortunately my iPad charger has broken already and I have only had the iPad 11 days! I was very disappointed with this since apple chargers are expensive!”.

A number of Apple Air 2 owners said in their reviews that the Apple Air 2 was reliable. Jb Paterson scored this tablet 80 out of 100 and mentioned two years ago “Is Touch ID reliable?” in their review of the Apple Air 2. Liam M wrote “So far the iPads sensor has had the same reliability” in their review of the Apple Air 2. Petesdragon scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “Bought this to replace my trusty iPad 1 which I have had since 2010”.

A number of customers wrote that it was sealed. Two years ago Christopher J. said in his review “However it arrived quickly, in a sealed box and wrapped as new”. John wrote in the same month “Genuine sealed Apple product” .

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Good Support

Several Apple Air 2 owners who bought the Apple Air 2 concluded that it had good technical guidance. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It's incredibly user-friendly and has step-by-step instructions for use when you first turn it on”. Joan P Savage mentioned in his review of the Apple Air 2 “The iPad Air 2 is excellent very light weight not as easy to understand as an android I would have Liked an instruction book” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. John he mentioned in his review “A word of warning, this is a very long review and describes the entire iPad range to help you decide the best model for you”.

Good Battery Life

Some customers who purchased the Apple Air 2 wrote that it had a good battery life. Andy C rated it 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon “The iPad has a superb screen low weight and good battery life”. Baribil scored the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “The battery life is very good and uses very little in stand-by mode”. El Tel mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “The keyboard has a nice feel and the battery life is excellent.”.

One Apple Air 2 owner said in their reviews that it was quick to charge. Ez said on Amazon “There was a separate black charger which doesn't work, takes forever to charge” in their review.

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Easy to Use

Some Apple Air 2 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. A Plantsman wrote on Amazon “Very easy to use, fast, clear” in their review. A. D. Cator said “The camera is easy to use and being of a mature age” in their review of this tablet and rated the product 5 stars. A. M. P. Berry wrote on Amazon three years ago “Easy to use and very fast” in their review of the Apple Air 2.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the Apple Air 2 was easy to setup. Chris E wrote “It was easy to set up, only hiccup was in getting through to Apple Support” and rated it 5 stars. Ciss wrote “For my first iPad this was simple to set up and use”. Inca102 mentioned on Amazon “The product was new, easy to set up and was already charged therefore I could start using it immediately” in their review and rated the Apple Air 2 as excellent.

Some Apple Air 2 reviewers reckoned that the Apple Air 2 was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “The multi-angled hinge allows you to angle the iPad to whatever is comfortable” in their review of this tablet. Blocoholi wrote “It is such a joy to hold the iPad in the hands” in their review of this tablet and rated the product as excellent. Graeme Pd wrote “It is very comfortable, you can hold it on your lap” in their review of the Apple Air 2 and scored it very highly.

Several Apple Air 2 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good experience. G. Wallace scored the Apple Air 2 very highly and mentioned “Having purchased this iPad I must say that the Apple experience is still as good as ever” in their Apple Air 2 review. Inca102 rated the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “My experience was excellent”. No One mentioned on Amazon “Would I recommend purely from experience no.”.

Four Apple Air 2 owners who reviewed it considered that it performed as expected. Amazon Customer wrote in January last year “Does exactly what it says on the tin!”. Lynda Mclaren gave it a rating of 5 stars and she said on Amazon two years ago “Does what it says on the tin! And cheaper than on the apple site”. Mr a P Mcgibbon he wrote on Amazon last year “Excellent does what it says on the tin!” in his review.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of people mentioned that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Also iCloud back up sounds good.”. Jaybee said in their review of the Apple Air 2 “The speakers are really good too” . Sonnyb mentioned “I'm happy to attach speakers I already have when required so if your thinking about getting the Air 2 that's worth bearing in mind” and gave the Apple Air 2 an excellent review.

Good Technical Features

A few customers who reviewed the Apple Air 2 considered that it had good features. Last year Malcolm said “We are 68 year olds easy to set up easy to operate all the Apple bells and whistles absolutely no problem in recommending this product”. Ramisa Rahman mentioned on Amazon “I'm glad to say that they were because the iPad Air 2 gives you an amazing experience! The lamenated screen was, for me one, one of the best features”.

Good for Games

One person said in their reviews that this tablet was good playing games on. Two years ago Leo gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “It is super speedy and graeat for games and never lags”.

Just Released Four Months Ago

This Apple tablet computer was only released four months ago, so it is likely to use better technology than some of the older tablets.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of latest A8X processor tablet computers is 42GB, and the internal storage capacitys range from 16GB to 130GB. With an internal storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Apple Air 2's internal storage capacity is one of the largest amongst similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Air 2.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

The Apple Air 2 has a higher video recording mode than most A8X processor tablet computers that came out in the last year. This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording modes, whereas most latest similar spec tablet computers have a 720p video recording modes.

This tablet computer's video recording mode (1080p) is actually the best video recording mode across all tablets that were launched in the last year.

A 720p video recording modes is the worst video recording mode amongst comparable types of tablet computer.

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Heavy

Latest tablet computers have weights of between 430g and 450g. At 444 grams, the Apple Air 2 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other new A8X processor tablet computers.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Apple Air 2

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 8 megapixels, the Apple Air 2 has a fairly standard rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Air 2.

There are a number of alternative 8MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available that you might want to look at including the Apple Air 2 ($344.95) which has better reviews; or the Apple Air 2 ($344.95) which is cheaper.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 9.7 inches, the Apple Air 2 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released tablets.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 9.7" tablet computers and we think the Apple Air 2 ($344.95) which is cheaper; or the Apple Air 2 ($344.95) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
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Expert Reviews

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8 October 2015

Thinner, lighter and a lot more powerful, the iPad Air 2 is the best 'big' tablet...

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2 October 2015

This time year the iPad Air 2 had the world at its feet. In Apple's tablet line-up, the Air 2 was the top of the range: Apple's most powerful mobile device ever, with a luxurious 9.7-inch... Read more…

13 September 2015

Apple isn't looking only to businesses, claiming that the iPad Pro's display is perfect for watching films and its upgraded processor perfect for gaming...

11 September 2015

Apple on Wednesday showed off its new addition to the iPad line-up, and as predicted it's called the iPad Pro , a more powerful tablet with a bigger screen to rival the likes of Microsoft's... Read more…

9 September 2015

Apple claims its latest iPad is ?the biggest news in iPad since iPad'. As was heavily leaked before its launch, the iPad Pro is the biggest iPad yet with a 12.9in screen. The iPad Pro will arrive... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 1 November 2014 by Les2681
Les2681 would recommend the Apple iPad Air 2

Not only is this version faster, but the added features are pretty nice as well. The home button is now the fingerprint identifier while in sleep mode. The slow-motion camera that was advertised... Read more…

Reviewed 29 November 2014 by JKT1832
JKT1832 would recommend the Apple iPad Air 2

Let's just go over a few items: The iPad Air 2 is going to have a very similar look to the iPad Air and you might be fooled in to thinking they are the same thing, but If you look closely though... Read more…

Reviewed 23 October 2014 by Bobeye

This is a beautifully designed tablet, and all Apple's publicity on its introduction is no exaggeration. Everything just works, and the setup is simple. The improved WiFi is a bonus, and apps work... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2014 by Si75

I just want to start by saying I have an iPad 3 and my partner has an IPad Air. The new iPad air 2 easily surpasses the 3 as far as speed, weight and size goes but beats the Air also. It is... Read more…

Reviewed 2 February 2015 by Mandi25
Mandi25 would recommend the Apple iPad Air 2

I purchased my iPad Air 2 in gold on January 30th I switched from a galaxy tab pro 12.2 inch screen to the iPad Air 2 9.7 inch screen and all I could say is that I love this tablet better than the... Read more…

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