Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

iPad Air 2 confirmed to have smaller battery and 2GB RAM

A recent teardown of Apple’s new iPad Air 2 has confirmed some previously suspected specifications – chiefly the fact that it provides a lot more power with a lot less juice.

Early benchmarks hinted at some of the latent power locked away in the 6.1mm-thick body of the iPad Air 2, but it’s no substitute for actually cracking the svelte tablet open.

That’s precisely what the iFixit website has made its name from in recent years, and it was quick to go to work on the iPad Air 2.

The repair specialist found the potent A8X processor that Apple announced at last week’s launch event, and also found that it was backed by 2GB of RAM. This confirms that the iPad Air 2 is the first iOS device to feature such a large amount of memory.

Also notable was the discovery of a 7340mAh battery. This is considerably smaller than the original iPad Air‘s 8827mAh battery.

It was suspected that the iPad Air 2 might have a slightly smaller battery, owing to that slim build, but it’s good to get confirmation. It also highlights how efficient the new A8X chip is – it’s not all about the power.

All in all, the breakdown report noted that the iPad Air 2 was pretty difficult to repair, scoring a lowly 2 out of 10. Thank Apple’s tight packing and fondness for glue over screws for that. Also, the new fused display means that any cracks or breakages are going to be even more expensive to fix.

Better invest in that case, sharpish.

Read more: The most important feature on the new iPads is…

Via: MacRumours

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.