Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Air (2020)

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Display

Size

9.7 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels,
264 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels,
264 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.65 %
81.23 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A8X
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Octa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU

PowerVR GXA6850
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
 

Internal storage

128GB
64GB, not expandable

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity

7340 mAh
 

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm
Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front

1.2 MP
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

15.41 oz (437.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

TV-out
 

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 16, 2014
 

FCC ID value: BCGA1566 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 829
$ 729

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 16, 2014
Sep 15, 2020

Scheduled release

 
October 2020
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