iPad AnandTech review of the iPad Air

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  1. donnaw macrumors 65816

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  2. isephmusic macrumors 6502

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    thats BS. the ipad air is destined to be outdated way fast with only 1gb ram. people are going to be itching to upgrade in just 6 months
     
  3. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

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    I always get a kick out of Android fanboys who get mad when iOS devices get rave reviews.
     
  4. kazmac macrumors 601

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    dang

    Still stingy with the RAM apple. Wow, thanks for posting this. A solid update but now I am really unsure if I want to spend an extra $100 for the Air.
     
  5. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Why didn't you include the iPad mini in your statement, as they both have 1GB of RAM?
     
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    1GB of RAM? That's intolerable. I'm putting my foot down this time. I'm only buying TWO iPads this time. That'll show 'em.
     
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    As always, a solid review from Anand. Has me almost thinking of waiting now as the iPad Air is basically a large screen iPhone 5S (which his review essentially confirmed).
     
  10. csrini1 macrumors regular

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    In summary, expect more app crashes with just 1GB, is this what you guys also got from the review?
     
  11. Kauai macrumors 6502a

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    Apple also only uses a dual-core chip when the rest of the android competition is going quad-core; and yet it's wiping the floor with them in performance.

    Just saying.;)
     
  12. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    isn't that what basically all iPads have been? haven't owned one before, just a thought from afar
     
  13. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    On second thought, the criticism of a single gig of ram, and wanting to upgrade in 6 months is valid

    At least in theory. But then again, Who TF is going to wait? :D

    Sure if your tight on funds, like most of us are (oh well). Still, no way I'm waiting for future land
     
  14. xNYMetsx macrumors 6502

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    1GB?! You've got to be kidding me. I was using another iPad and it barely saved my webpages with a few apps open. Not to mention the Air doesn't have Touch ID.

    :mad:
     
  15. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    apple is always so skimpy on RAM. Not surprised at all
     
  16. xNYMetsx macrumors 6502

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    Keeping webpages open when having multiple apps open. In other words, if you do real work on the iPad, you need RAM.
     
  17. donnaw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There's something about the websites I visit and another apps I use that seems to cause low memory crashes all the time. Had it with my first iPad 2 so I upgraded to a 3. Had it with my 3. I'm now using the old 2 since I gave my husband my 3 (he needed the extra storage for movies and podcasts, he's overseas and has really,really bad wifi). Same low memory crashes.

    I'm not sure if I want to pay that much on the off chance that the iPad Air will be better (I was planning on the 128 gb LTE version). I probably will get one and try it out. Hopefully if it can't handle it it will crash within my return period. If so, I'll get a Surface. I have a lot of $$ invested in the Apple ecosystem and have gifted all my old iPads to my grandkids so they FaceTime all the time. Guess they can use Skype if I get a Surface. Sure won't like not having access to my purchased TV series. D@mn!!!
     
  18. xNYMetsx macrumors 6502

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    Amazing how my year old Nexus 4 has more RAM than this week old tablet. Pathetic. :mad:
     
  19. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

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    Does everyone realize that apps are developed based on the hardware specs of the intended platform. Keep in mind that the PS3 and 360 run far more powerful applications with 500MBs of RAM.
     
  20. Menel macrumors 603

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    IPad Air still lags and frame drops on iOS7. Ugggh
     
  21. Macalway macrumors 68000

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    I get crashes, but very rarely. Maybe they are low memory related (don't know)

    But, I find it hard to believe that if this was an issue that it wasn't addressed

    Now, Anand is SO thorough with his reviews, it could fall into overkill and suggestion

    In other words, I never had issues, and didn't know there was a problem, but now that I know there's a problem........
     
  22. isephmusic macrumors 6502

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    if im paying 500 for a device i really wanted it had better be the top of the line product. this isnt me complaining about cores, or software its a literal integration of MEMORY in a computer. a lot of the 3gb ram devices like the note 3 can keep a TON of tabs on a browser open as well as game save-state. go on the surface 2 play a game pause it switch apps wait a couple minutes and go back and you will see it did not leave you back at the main menu u keep going right where u left off.

    its almost 2014 man tablets need 2gb ram MINIMUM if its a 9 inch + device. i was okay with it on a mini retina as those users are consuers but for someone like me who is going to use the ipad for productivity apps i dont want any shortage of memory during something important.
     
  23. xNYMetsx macrumors 6502

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    It's just so frustrating with all these holdbacks from Apple. RAM, Touch ID and the gold iPad.
     
  24. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    RAM I could understand...but Touch ID and gold will never be top priorities to me
     
  25. xNYMetsx macrumors 6502

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    Less than a 5s, it lacks Touch ID and the gold color option.
     

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