Apple Announces iPad Air 2 with Thinner Profile, Touch ID, and A8X Processor

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  1. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a

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    Any thoughts on the SoC? The CPU part is clear but what about the GPU? Is a PowerVR GX6650 enough to get the claimed numbers or did they do something really crazy?
     
  2. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    I'm impressed it's thinner. That's pretty wild. Not compelling, but wild.
     
  3. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

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    It's criminal they barely updated the mini and kept it's price the same. I guess mini matching the air's specs was short lived. Don't be surprised if the smaller iPhone gets gimped in the future.
     
  4. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    This is wrong. Prices are $629, $729, and $829.
     
  5. Wadawalker macrumors newbie

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    Video of people bending the new iPad on YouTube in 3...2...1...0 !!!
     
  6. H.Finch macrumors regular

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    Me neither and I'm with you., and I for one am a fan of the edges... but I do think they should be more consistent with their hardware look. Aside for the ugly or pretty arguement.
     
  7. ICEMAN-sven macrumors newbie

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    No Air 2 for me

    I am a iPad 3 owner. After the A8X leak, I was hoping for a Retina HD x3 display(3072x2304). So now I am waiting for the iPad Pro/Maxi/Air Plus. At 12.9" x3, that would be 4096x3072.
     
  8. Phonzoxd macrumors 6502a

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    The smaller iphone is already gimped.

    6+ for LIFE!!!
     
  9. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020

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    Exactly... I mean, who didn't know (even without rumors) that it would be a bit faster, a bit thinner and have touch ID? I mean, that was a BARE MINIMUM set of upgrades and that was all we got?! Lame IMO.

    Really? :rolleyes:
     
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  11. PatriotInvasion macrumors 68000

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    Was hoping for the rounded edges to match my 6 Plus. Those diamond cut chamfered edges feel like razor blades in my palms now compared to my 6 Plus.
     
  12. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Most likely that's the case. I didn't actually expect them to put the same camera in the iPad too. Just poking fun at all the people that complain about the protruding camera. (even though I'm one of those people that isn't overly fond about it)
     
  13. Decimotox macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was "will it blend?"
     
  14. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah they should have got rid of them.
     
  15. Wombat-man macrumors member

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    Looking at the specs, the only difference I can see for the mini 3 is touch ID (and available in gold). If so, seems ridiculous to me to have the jump in version number from "2" to "3"...
     
  16. doelcm82 macrumors 68040

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    Multi-tasking isn't new. My Amiga could multitask in the 1980s. Your disappointment is boring.
     
  17. vanzantapple macrumors 6502

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    A few thoughts:

    - I thought they were stalling for the first 30 minutes but finally they got to a point.
    - I'm disappointed in the fact that the A2 has no flash.
    - The RAM question for the A2 still remains....
    - Dell and Apple will fight it out for the title of thinnest tablet. As for the sales battle, there will be no fight.
    - Looking forward to benchmarks and reviews of the $500 Mac Mini.
    - No new iPod Touch. I was hoping for one but didn't expect it.
    - No updates to any iPod. Is the game up for the lower iPods??
    - The iPad Mini lineup looks interesting except for the mini 3. That thing is overpriced.

    :apple:
     
  18. donnaw macrumors 65816

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    I take pics with my iPad all the time, videos too. Why? Because it's usually handy. I usually take them of my grandkids. My 7 year-old granddaughter loves me to take videos of her standing on her head, trying to do cartwheels, etc. she loves seeing them immediately after. We have a great time doing it. I would love a flash so I could do the same thing at Christmas while they decorate the tree. The ones I took the last few years are a bit dark.

    Yes, I could use my camera but the iPad is just more fun.
     
  19. hanabeast macrumors newbie

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    And the gold version.LOL.Save me $400.
     
  20. Brian Buttplug macrumors member

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    or blend?:roll eyes:

    -Brian
     
  21. ChrisNH macrumors regular

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    Time is of the essence...

    My work colleague from Glasgow will be here in the Boston area from Saturday through Friday October 24. If I get on-line and place an order straight away on the 17th (he wants the Gold 64GB wi-fi for his wife), what do you think my chances of success are of it coming in while he is here? And should I focus on store-pickup (in my case, Nashua, NH)? I wonder whether the 'pre-order' would even let me do a 'store pickup' option?
     
  22. mikew3 macrumors member

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    the anti-glare screen is great

    but........

     
  23. ragermac macrumors regular

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    disappointing. I will hold on my iPad 3 and wait for the pro next year. I REALLY hope they include stylus support.
     
  24. bhargraves macrumors member

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    Uhhhh, you prolly should check the pricings and the maths.
     
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    Anyone know where I can get the picture from that are used for the Air 2 on Apple's website, it looks amazing.
     

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