Apple - iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 128GB (Verizon Wireless) - Gold

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With a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina display and a design that’s only 6.1mm thin and weighs just 0.96 pounds, iPad Air 2 is as portable as it is capable. It has a powerful A8X chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity,¹ and up to 10 hours of battery life.² It also includes great apps for productivity and creativity, and powerful features in iOS 9 like multitasking. And there are even more incredible iPad apps available in the App Store.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Apple iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 128GB (Verizon Wireless)
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (164 out of 169)

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Features


9.7-inch Retina display with anti-reflective coating (diagonal)

A8X second-generation chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture

Touch ID fingerprint sensor

8MP iSight camera with 1080p video

1.2MP FaceTime HD camera

802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO

LTE cellular data connectivity²

Up to 10 hours of battery life¹

Two speaker audio

¹ Data plan required. LTE is available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions. For details on LTE support, contact your carrier and see www.apple.com/ipad/LTE.

² Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.


Customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.7

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade!

    Posted
    Ger1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    In my previous job my employer had furnished me with a second generation IPad, and I had to return it when I changed jobs. I then began looking around to replace it with the same IPad model, and was considering buying a used or refurbished original IPad. I stopped in BestBuy and checked out the IPad Air 2, and discovered that BestBuy had a promotion going with Verizon that made a new IPad Air 2 not much more than I would have had to pay for a used or refurbished second generation IPad, even with the IPad Air 2 having 128 gigs! I bought the IPad Air 2 at BestBuy and could not be more pleased. The light weight and thinness of the Air 2 are what first hit you. Then the retina display and HD camera produce stunning visuals. But what is most impressive is the SPEED with which everything happens. I don't much about one chip from another, or about one operating system from another, but whatever is inside the Air 2 is a rocket sled! I also looked at the IPad Pro, but do not need the terrific advanced features it has.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money to upgrade to the wifi chip

    Posted
    Violet
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I am a Music Therapist and had a MacBook Air to store my sheet music on etc. the size was great but I was running out of space for Apps and was never able to go online for work because I was in hospitals or facilities where I couldn't easily get the password. Now with the upgrade to more space and the wifi chip, I am honestly like a new Music Therapist! I can finally use cool apps for therapy when beneficial and I can search for lyrics online during a session if I don't know the song. I was at a Memorial Service last week where the reader forgot her poems. I was able to reassure her it would be ok and use my iPad to search and find the poems and pull them up on the big screen (rather then a phone) for her to read confidently! They said I saved the day! Lol so in that moment I was sure grateful for my new iPad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Working Great for Mom-in-Law

    Posted
    PastorJB4
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My wife and I purchased this for my mother-in-law, to replace an older iPad 2 she had with its screen cracked. It's the only way she can get online from home, and it helps her stay connected to family. So far, she LOVES it! No problems...works fast and reliably...etc. The only reason for not giving it 5 Stars is because the process for backing up her old device and restoring that backup to her new device was painful at best. It was not something someone with little fluency in computers and technology could have done on their own without frustration. If this process would have been easier, I would gladly have given the product a 5-Star rating!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    only bought it because of the open box discount

    Posted
    mrh1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I hate Apple and how my first Ipad was slower than walking to the location I was researching. I know Apple sabotages its older stuff to force you to buy more and is useless with many applicatons (non-apple) that I want/need to use so I like to keep a spare Ipad in the living room by the tv. I only bought it because of some credits I had to use and the item was on open box discount

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love my IPad.

    Posted
    piddlineasy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got the Apple iPad Air 2 and it is loaded. Can't wait to learn how to use it.. I am 78 years old and this new stuff is not easy for me to learn, but I am willing to give it a try. I bought mine at BestBuy and feel like a got a good price on it. Would recommend it to anyone, especially the old folks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not very reliable

    Posted
    Knscreation
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So my husband bought this for me with a plan with Verizon. After 5 months the SIM card reader went out and The manufacturer won't cover it because there is a tiny scratch in the corner and they are blaming that scratch in the SIM card reader not working wtf? So I have to pay for a stupid Verizon plan every month but I don't get to use it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple iPad for quality, value, and daily use.

    Posted
    Twin1rn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this instead of the pro since the $200 price difference came down to having two vs four speakers. Yes the sound & picture quality is slightly better with the Pro but barely noticable. Honestly glad I got this for the price & satisfied with the performance quality. Strongly Suggest that you go with the larger GB. Its worthing spending the $$ in the long run.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A smooth transition

    Posted
    DonV
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    As a rule I don't like change very much, too many new things to get used to or too many things to redo on new devices. This transition was fairly easy in terms of moving important stuff from the old iPad to the new one. This is a much faster device, lighter and a pleasure to work with for short notes, keeping up with email on the fly and of course, web surfacing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, screen, usability and performance. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
  • cnet.co.ukXiomara Blanco, on May 23, 2018
    Apple iPad Air 2 vs. Google Nexus 9 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S
    See how the newly unveiled Apple iPad Air 2 compares to its Android tablet competitors: the Google Nexus 9 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S.Full Review
  • Alphr (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Jonathan Bray on February 19, 2018
    Apple iPad Air 2 review: Still a great tablet
    The Apple iPad Air 2 is still a great tablet, although the new Pro models are fasterFull Review
  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Gareth Beavis on January 19, 2018
    iPad Air 2 review
    Apple took the perfect tablet and somehow made it even betterFull Review
  • Tech Advisor (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Andrew Harrison on August 15, 2017
    iPad Air 2 review
    The iPad Air 2, is thinner, faster and better than ever, but with the launch of an iPad Pro 9.7 it's received a price cut. Since it's still one of the best tablets, that's excellent news. Here's our Apple iPad 2 review.Full Review
  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Thomas McMullan on May 24, 2017
    iPad Air 2 review: Replaced by Apple's new iPad
    The Apple iPad Air 2 was a great tablet, but has been usurped by the new iPadFull Review
  • IT PRO (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5Ian Betteridge , Alan Lu , Adam Shepherd on May 18, 2016
    Apple iPad Air 2 Review: Is it still worth buying?
    The iPad Air 2 is still a very good tablet, but it's no longer the best iPad you can buyFull Review
  • Macworld (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5David Price on March 22, 2016
    iPad Air 2 review, one year on: Still the best mid-size tablet
    The iPad Air 2 is an insanely fast, alarmingly thin tablet with looks to die for. Our iPad Air 2 review, updated after more than a year of use, includes speed tests, camera tests, battery and audio tests and detailed reviews of the iPad Air 2'sFull Review
  • CNETRating, 4.5 out of 5November 18, 2015
    Apple iPad Air 2 ( space gray, 64GB)
    That noted, the iPad Air 2, the progenitor of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro design, remains arguably the better value. It costs $100 less and has virtually everything a conventional user needs in a tablet. With a keyboard accessory, it's a great portableFull Review


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