Surprisingly, my wife’s iPad Air 2 arrived this morning and since she’s at work, I got the chance to play around with it for a few hours before I get my own. She opted for a 64 GB model, without cellular connectivity, in white.
The new camera certainly looks better and while we don’t use our iPads for any kind of photography, perhaps I will use it for video from time to time.
It seems that iFixit has confirmed that the new Touch ID sensor on the Air 2 is identical to the one used in the iPhone 6 — that’s a good thing; it’s much more reliable.
The difference in thickness doesn’t seem to be very significant, but when held, it immediately becomes apparent. It seems to be easier to hold with one hand, though I will have to test this at length. Combined with the reduced weight, it’s not a game changer, but very noticeable. Since I’m upgrading from the Mini 2 this should make me happy despite the larger size.
I hope you can see the difference in the above photos — the screen and glass distance is now greatly reduced due to them being laminated together. I haven’t yet noticed the anti-reflective coating, but it is quite overcast today…
I got the above engraving for Iwona when I bought the iPad Air 1. She refused to switch to the new one without duplicating it, so I didn’t have much of a choice — came out beautifully.
Unfortunately, I had to order mine in gold so we wouldn’t mix our iPads up — I really wanted the white front. I’ll try to get some photos up when it finally arrives.