Cracking Open the Apple iPad Air 2

Cracking Open iPad Air 2: Thinner, lighter, antiglare display

The iPad Air 2 is the same width and height as last year's Air, but it's ever so slightly thinner. It also weighs a few grams less, but the difference isn't noticeable.

The Air 2's Retina display has the same resolution as last year's model, but in comes with a new anti-reflective coating and for the first time the front panel and display are laminated together, which definitely came into play when we crack this thing open.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...