Apple iPad Air (2020) vs Apple iPad Air 2

Apple iPad Air (2020)
Apple iPad Air (2020) Starting from $369.76
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Apple iPad Air (2020) Apple iPad Air 2


Apple iPad Air (2020) Apple iPad Air 2
Width 247.6 mm 240 mm
Height 178.5 mm 169.5 mm
Weight 460 g 444 g
Thickness 6.1 mm 6.1 mm
Volume 269.6 cm³ 248.15 cm³


Apple iPad Air (2020) Apple iPad Air 2
Resolution 1640 x 2360 px 1536 x 2048 px
Density 264 ppi 264 ppi
Size 10.9 inches 9.7 inches


Apple iPad Air (2020) Apple iPad Air 2
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging No No
Fast charging Yes No

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Apple iPad Air (2020) Apple iPad Air 2
Maximum storage 256 GB 128 GB
CPU frequency 3.1 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of processor cores 6 3
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 4 GB 2 GB
5G support No No
LTE support Yes Yes


Apple iPad Air (2020) Apple iPad Air 2
Front camera resolution 7 MP 1 MP
Main camera resolution 12 MP 8 MP
Flash No No
Optical stabilization No No
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 1080 px


Apple iPad Air (2020) Apple iPad Air 2
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
3.5mm jack socket No Yes
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

Apple ipad air 2 vs Apple ipad air (2020) Comparison

iPad Air 2 (2014) vs. iPad Air 4th Gen (2020): A Comparison of Key Features


  • The iPad Air 2 measures 9.4" (H) x 6.6" (W) x 0.24" (D), while the iPad Air 4th Gen is notably bigger, measuring 9.74" (H) x 7.02" (W) x 0.24" (D).
  • The WiFi-only models of the 2nd gen and 4th gen iPad Air weigh 0.96 pounds and 1.0 pounds, respectively.


  • The iPad Air 2 has a 9.7-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 and 264 ppi.
  • The iPad Air 4th Gen features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and a resolution of 2360 x 1640 and 264 ppi.


  • The iPad Air 2 features a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera and an 8MP wide-angle rear camera.
  • The iPad Air 4th Gen has a 7MP FaceTime HD front camera and a 12MP wide-angle rear camera

Storage Options

  • The iPad Air 2 is available in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB configurations, while the iPad Air 4th Gen comes in 64GB and 256GB options.


Unsurprisingly, the iPad Air 4th Gen offers notable improvements over the iPad Air 2, including a larger display, a more powerful processor, a better camera system, and expanded accessory support. That type of advancement in technology is to be expected when there's a 6-year gap between the release dates of the models. The iPad Air 2 remains a capable device, but it's no longer compatible with the newest iOS and the 4th gen model provides a more enhanced user experience with its upgraded features.

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