Why should I buy iPad Air instead of iPad Air 2 and wait for Air 3 launch ?
- You save money by getting the original iPad Air brand new for $100 less
- The iPad Air 2’s display is, to all intents and purposes, identical to its Air 1
Both Air 1 & 2 are 9.7 inch LED display, with a 2048 x 1536 resolution and 264 ppi pixel density
- Air 2 has slightly high max brightness !
- Air 2 claims to have a more responsive touch-screen !!
- Air 2 has less battery capacity of the Air 1 by over 1,000 mAh compared, however both provides same Music/Video Play time !!
- Air 1 is almost same level of performance to handle day-to-day multitasking
iPad Air vs Air 2 vs Air 3 Specifications Compare Chart with Colors showing differences
|Original iPad Air||iPad Air 2||iPad Air 3|
|Colours||Silver, Space Grey||Silver, Space Grey, Gold|
|2048 × 1536 pixel||2048 × 1536 pixel|
|colour IGZO display at 264 pixels per inch||colour IGZO display at 264 pixels per inch|
|Storage 16 GB||Yes ($) Click here||Yes ($) Click here|
|Storage 32 GB||Yes ($) Click here||No|
|Storage 64 GB||Yes ($) Click here||Yes ($) Click here|
|Storage 128 GB||Yes ($) Click here||Yes ($) Click here|
|Processors||64-bit A7 and M7||64-bit A8X and M8|
|Operating system||iOS 9||iOS 9|
|Split View multitasking feature||No||Yes|
|Fingerprint identity sensor||No||Yes|
Siri — Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
|Camera Front||1.2MP 720p HD camera||1.2MP 720p HD camera|
|Camera Rear||5.0MP 1080p HD camera||8.0MP 1080p HD camera|
|Bluetooth Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Battery||Built-in 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery|
|Built-in 27.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery|
|Video / Music time||Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music||Up to 10 hours of surﬁng the web on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music|
|Size (hxwxd) inches||9.4 in x 6.67 in x 0.3 in||9.4 in x 6.67 in x 0.24 in|
|Size (hxwxd) mm||240 mm x 169.5 mm x 7.5 mm||240 mm x 169.5 mm x 6.1 mm|
|Weight||469 grams||437 grams|
I hope this simple post has made you aware of micro & macro differences in the two models of Apple Air, my recommendation is to go for Original Air Click here to check latest price
This shall save your $$$ which you can put into buying Apple Air 3 which is the most awaited update as on now 🙂
Hope this helps !