iPad Air 2 to provide much faster than before Wi-Fi connection speeds, supports record number of LTE bands

Apple promises blazing-fast Wi-Fi speeds with the new iPad Air 2 – up to 866 Mbps, which is more than twice the speed of previous models. It achieves that by coupling the 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology with MIMO tech (multiple-in multiple-out). Of course, real-world results may vary from the marketing materials, but on-paper – it sounds like the iPad Air 2 may be one of the fastest mobile devices, when it comes to browsing and online media consuming. Needless to say, it'd be interesting to put it to the test.

Apple further claims that the cellular enabled iPad Air 2 models will also not disappoint, when it comes to mobile data speeds. Users who have LTE connectivity available to them will, in theory, be able to reach speeds of up to 150 Mbps. The tablet also supports the record-setting 20 LTE bands, which should guarantee you access to the precious high-speed data connection in more areas.

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iPad Air 2
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8X, Triple-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 7340 mAh



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Marketing gimmicks...

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Didn't know more connectivity options was a gimmick.

5. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

that cat hates apple, so that cat said it's a gimmick. lol

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Says one of the biggest trolls on PA. If any Android tablet was announced with these same features (most of which they already have) would you post this comment? Get your stupid bias out of your head. It's so pointless.

3. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Wow, like the Galaxy S5 6 months ago. That's innovation!

6. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

S5 ? which S5 ? the device that flop in sales and make samsung's financial statement in trouble ? YEAHHH :p

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Flopped? Hardly.

8. sachouba

Posts: 266; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Actually, this device is more sold than any HTC, LG, Sony or Motorola phone, so I don't think we can call that a flop. :) And how can you judge how good a phone is by its sales ? That's preposterous.

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