Air 2 manufactured this year questions?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 16, 2015
1. Has anyone bought an iPad Air 2 this year that was manufactured this year recently from factory, and if so does it still have the vibrating speaker issue like older models? @ Med to full volume where it shakes whole iPad?

2. Also does newly made iPad Air 2's have the problem still where you can see your fingers pressing or holding the backside through the screen making purple halo circles when holding tightly or with a firm grip?

3. Does iOS 9.3 run smoother on iPad Air 2 than previous versions, and how is battery life from full 2 day usage? (My iPad Air gets 13+ hours)

Thank you!

Wanted to get iPad Pro 2 but with 2gb ram and battery no bigger than air 2, it's going to drain the life out of its small battery with a display that always auto adjusts with multiple sensors and powerful cpu and gpu when utilized to the max.


macrumors 6502
Mar 8, 2011
I bought my air 2 last septemberish. I have not had one of the problems you mentioned. Speakers and vibration sound fine to me.

iOS 9.3 seems to run as other iOS versions did, smooth.

I am not a HEAVY ipad user, not a daily driver, but a side dish to my computing needs. Battery usually lasts me a week. So take that with a grain of what ever.


macrumors 68040
Jan 24, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa
My iPad Air 2 LTE was made this year, got it in Feb and it was running iOS 9.2.1 out the box. Speaker vibration is there but bearable. The 2nd issue is not there, I simply cannot replicate it.


macrumors 6502a
Oct 14, 2015
I bought a refurbished Air 2 last year in October. None of those issues here I'm happy to report.


macrumors regular
Mar 18, 2012
Every iPad Air 2 I used has these issues but like every device when it launches on here, the reports are blown way out of proportion.

The vibrating is just due to the design. Louder speakers, thinner tablet, the thing vibrates a little when it's cranked up. People that says theirs does not is because they aren't riddled with OCD and perfection from a tablet that gets upgraded every year or two.

Screen warp issue happens on two specific spots on the back when pressed abnormally hard. Again. Thin enclosure, big display, things happen when you press on it like a caveman.

Both things are non issues. Enjoy the Air 2,it's great. I've used every iPad and the only one that I would consider a real hit or miss issue was the excessive light bleed that was coming from iPad 2's.
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