Design So capable, you won’t want to put it down. So thin and light, you won’t have to.

The first thing you’ll notice is how incredibly thin and light it is. iPad Air 2 is an impossibly thin 6.1 millimeters, making it our thinnest iPad ever. And it weighs less than a pound. So it’s even easier to hold in one hand and take with you anywhere.

Ingenuity makes it thin.
Aluminum makes it strong.

When it was introduced four years ago, the original iPad set the standard for thinness and lightness. Since then, iPad has become even thinner and lighter. But thanks to its durable aluminum unibody, iPad Air 2 doesn’t sacrifice strength in the pursuit of thinness. From the moment you pick it up, you feel how sturdy and rigid it is.

Compare iPad Air 2 to previous models.

0.96 pound
6.1 mm thin

Not just a thinner display.
A better display.

The displays on previous generations of iPad used three separate components. iPad Air 2 changes all that, combining those three layers into just one. This eliminates gaps between layers, along with the internal reflectance caused by those gaps. The result? Colors are richer, contrast is greater, and images are sharper and more vivid.

  • Cover glass
  • Touch sensor
  • LCD
  • Fully
    laminated
    display
9.7 inch display
2048×1536 resolution
3.1 million pixels

Your content, right at your fingertips.

The LCD layer is now closer to your eyes (and your fingers), so when you touch the screen it feels as if you’re touching your content. And we’ve improved the sensitivity of the screen, so it tracks your finger even more accurately when you make quick gestures. Which means everything you do — playing games, surfing the web, enjoying photos and videos — becomes more personal, immediate, and immersive.

The lowest reflectance of any tablet.

iPad Air 2 features a custom-designed antireflective coating that reduces glare by 56 percent, making it the least reflective tablet in the world. In virtually any kind of environment — offices, classrooms, outdoors — everything is clearer and more readable.

Silver, space gray, and now, gold.
Three metallic finishes as brilliant as the iPad itself.

Our designers pay as much attention to the back of iPad as they do to the front. The anodized aluminum body of iPad Air 2 comes in three elegant metallic finishes, including silver, space gray, and a beautiful new one: gold.

Every detail counts. Even the ones measured in microns.

The beveled edges of the aluminum unibody are cut with a mono-crystalline diamond to tolerances measured in microns. (For reference, the width of a human hair is about 75 microns.) That level of detail may seem excessive. But every detail adds up to a better overall experience.

An iPad the whole planet can love.

We’re always thinking about the impact our products have on the world. And we know that impact continues after the end of a product’s useful life. That’s why nearly every Apple product is made from highly recyclable materials like aluminum, and why we go to great lengths to exclude harmful toxins from our components.

iPad Air 2 is a perfect example. The aluminum enclosure is highly recyclable. And every iPad Air is free of brominated flame retardants (BFRs), beryllium, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). In fact, Apple has one of the strictest BFR-free and PVC-free standards in the industry. And we expect the same from our suppliers. So we actually disassemble our products into individual components and materials in our Cupertino lab. Then we test those components using a variety of methods, including X-ray fluorescence, spectroscopy, and ion chromatography. We do this to ensure that every product we release meets our environmental standards.

Apple and the Environment
Mercury-free LCD display
Arsenic-free display glass
BFR-free
PVC-free
Beryllium-free
Recyclable aluminum enclosure