iPad Finally got the 2019 iPad Air after agonizing over the 2017 iPad Pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by saintforlife, May 30, 2019.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    Hope I made the right choice. I am upgrading from the 5th generation 2017 9.7" iPad with A9 processor. I got the iPad Air for $475 (64GB Wifi) at my local Walmart inclusive of taxes and with Associate discount, which was the best deal I could find at this time.
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Good choice! I’m really enjoying my new iPad Air.
  3. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000


    Nov 6, 2014
    If you upgraded from the 9.7 Pro, you made a good choice. Enjoy your new iPad! You’ll really enjoy the reduced bezels.
  4. UnLiMiTeD558 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2009
    Not even a pro, the 5th gen non pro iPad. So big upgrade for him
  5. SoYoung macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2015
    I just upgraded from an iPad Air 2. It’s a fantastic tablet. Fast, fluid, love the screen, it’s all I needed. I don’t care for the camera or speakers so the choice was easy.
  6. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2018
    I plan on doing the same for two family members! They have their own 5th generation 9.7 inch iPads just like you do!
  7. StarShot macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    I bought an iPad Pro (64gb wifi) during the 2018 BlackFriday event at BestBuy for $525.
  8. mr_jomo macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2018
    It’s a great iPad sitting nicely between the regular and iPad Pros in terms of price, features and performance. IMHO a very good choice and a massive step up from your 2017 9.7”.
  9. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    Enjoy the new device, most iPads are very enjoyable purchases!
  10. saintforlife thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    Posting from my new 2019 iPad Air. This thing is blazing fast compared to my 2017 9.7" iPad. The larger laminated screen is pretty nice too.
  11. Pipper99 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2010
    Fort Worth, TX
  12. K1221n macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2017
    Have the same ipad 2017 a9 chip, definitely want the pencil support, never had an ipad with the laminated screen does it make a big difference from the 2017 screen ? which i think is a good screen.

  13. saintforlife thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    Yeah the screen did make a difference. It's quite evident when you see them side by side. The Air's screen is definitely superior.
  14. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I made the same upgrade. The new Air is terrific. Though to be fair, my old air 2 was still running well also.
  15. roadkill401 macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2015
    I got a new air3 for my mother and she loves it. She was using an original Air from 2014 so the jump was massive for her. The screen is gorgeous so you won’t feel left out. I will admit that I went with the 11” Pro and got the pencil and love it. I will be very interested to see where Apple takes the new iPadOS and if the develop it in parallel to iOS or take advantage or more memory to push the capability that can be offered.
  16. SoYoung macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2015
    After one week with my Air 3 I just loved it as well. The performance is blazing fast and for some reason, the battery is one of the best I've seen on my iPads so far. But for some reason, my old first gen 12,9 iPad pro still open everyday apps (youtube, Xbox app etc) quicker than my Air 3. Its surely because of the 4GB of RAM but even so, its faster to open some apps compared to my XS max as well, strange.

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