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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:24 PM   #26
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Some of these rumors are just getting absurd. If the Air gets it, the Mini will too. Only variation between the two we might continue to see moving forward is the processor dialed back a bit on mini, most likely due to the size and heat considerations. Everything else will almost assuredly be comparable between the two devices.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:26 PM   #27
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Or it may not. Or it may get 4GB. Or it may get Touch ID. Or it may not.

I know this is MacRumors, but it's kind of a bummer when all the rumors are derivative of existing features and/or specs. I guess the price of being an Apple fan is recognizing the reality of lowered expectations after years of genuine surprises.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:26 PM   #28
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Memory is cheap and very useful. It's time to start adding more to iOS devices.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:26 PM   #29
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I've decided I won't be upgrading my iPad Air this time around. I think the Air is the best state the iPad has been in and I'm not gonna fork out for a new one just for TouchID (although it'll be a welcome and logical addition).

That being said, I am an iPhone 5s owner and will be upgrading to the iPhone 6 purely because it's probably my most used device and because...ooh, shiny! I'll also be first in line for an iWatch!
meanwhile in africa lol
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:27 PM   #30
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My ipad 3 seems to work fine with 1gb of ram so why need the upgrade?
Well, it may run ok now, but technology keeps progressing. A next gen iPad Air will be expected to receive iOS updates and run them well for years to come -- that's where 2GB of RAM comes into play.

Features like split-screen multitasking will make good use of it. Besides, it's not as if an extra gig of RAM is all that expensive or difficult to integrate on a SOC. Plenty of phones do it just fine already.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:28 PM   #31
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Oh man, I will have 2 charges this year that I will have to justify to my significant other (iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6).
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:30 PM   #32
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If this is true I want to upgrade my Air! Damn you Apple!!
This. My thoughts exactly.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:31 PM   #33
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:32 PM   #34
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Revolutionary!

Who said apple can't innovate?!

I'm betting on a touch sensor too.

Let me check in with the analysists 1st!
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:34 PM   #35
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Apple doesn't like memory fragmentation between ios devices, either everyone gets the bump or no one (I think..)
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:35 PM   #36
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Isn't the RAM embedded in the A8 ? If that is the case, I would expect all A8 IOS devices to come with 2GB.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:35 PM   #37
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Sorry, I'm still not going to buy one.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:36 PM   #38
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Lol split screen multitasking?!


What is apple trying to be like Samsung?

Can't innovate
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:36 PM   #39
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Oh man, I will have 2 charges this year that I will have to justify to my significant other (iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6).
I'm putting all my eggs in the iPhone 6 basket. I will be lucky to get tat purchase through
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:36 PM   #40
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Oh man, I will have 2 charges this year that I will have to justify to my significant other (iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6).
What about your cell phone bill and food and such?
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:37 PM   #41
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My iPad Air is a fantastic tablet. I really don't see the need to upgrade this cycle. Unless a revamped multitasking/multi-window in iOS8 slows it down significantly.

Plus I already have a few Apple products on my wishlist this year. iPhone 6 for sure, Apple TV (likely), iWatch (maybe.)
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:40 PM   #42
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Why not put more in it?

The new Samsung Tab S has 3gb and is 6.6mm with 8 CPU cores and sells for the same amount as current gen "entry" level iPad Air's and Mini's.

I thought Apple was trying to at least catch up to their competition these days.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:41 PM   #43
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Lol split screen multitasking?!


What is apple trying to be like Samsung?

Can't innovate
More like Microsoft really. >_>
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:41 PM   #44
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I don't think Apple could compel me to upgrade my iPad Air this year. Or even next. It's pretty well perfect for my needs. Unless it meets an untimely end, I couldn't justify it--I'm happy.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:42 PM   #45
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The new Samsung Tab S has 3gb and is 6.6mm with 8 CPU cores and sells for the same amount as current gen "entry" level iPad Air's and Mini's.

I thought Apple was trying to at least catch up to their competition these days.
The reason I have heard is battery life.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:43 PM   #46
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RAM is super cheap and doesn't impact energy or size significantly. Until you start pushing the envelope of what DDR3L can do (which no one is doing) adding more memory is literally a win-win situation.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:44 PM   #47
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What about your cell phone bill and food and such?
You have to justify paying bills to your significant other?
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:45 PM   #48
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split screen multitasking...Hmmm

Where did I see that before. I think there are other Tablets with that.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:48 PM   #49
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Some of these rumors are just getting absurd. If the Air gets it, the Mini will too. Only variation between the two we might continue to see moving forward is the processor dialed back a bit on mini, most likely due to the size and heat considerations. Everything else will almost assuredly be comparable between the two devices.
Yeah it seems odd that Apple would do this. I'm hoping they don't or if they do it's because the Air is going to have features that the mini doesn't (things that make more sense on a larger display like split screen multitasking). But if they do it just to create artificial differentiation (when they basically got rid of it last year) then that will be disappointing.
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 02:52 PM   #50
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More like Microsoft really. >_>
Yah either way apple is copying -

Where are all the Samsung Microsoft haters now?!

Reveal yourself NOW!!! I COMMAND THEE!
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