iPad From iPad 4 to iPad Air 2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iMas70, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. iMas70, Dec 7, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2014

    iMas70 macrumors 65816

    Sep 4, 2012
    I knew the iPad Air would be lighter but I didn't expect there to be this much of a difference. It's kind of like the difference between and old car full size cars from the '70s and the sleek, aerodynamic cars of today. The iPad 4 is solid and has some weight to it. I have no complaints about it. Has worked great for the last 2 years. The Air 2 is much lighter, sleeker and physically smaller. I haven't experienced any screen distortion (I'm using a Smart Case) but the first thing that I noticed was the speaker vibration. It's like having a subwoofer with a screen attached. That was noticed while playing Real Racing 3. The graphics playing that game are noticeable better. No lag and sharp details.

    Another thing that I noticed was when I had both iPads on my bed and I could see the ceiling light in the reflection. There was less of a glare on the iPad Air 2 (I know the screen is different). The color of the light looked different in the reflection. More of a darker blue than a bright white.

    Last thing that I've noticed so far, WiFi speed is much faster. 120-124Mbps vs about 50-70 with the 4.

    So far I'm happy with the purchase. The speaker vibration will take a little getting used to and I'm going to miss the solid feel of the iPad 4. That feeling might go away after a few days.
  2. WC23 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2014
    I went from the 3 to the Air 2. Huge change in the fluidity of iOS and apps; basically impossible to encounter lag. The lightness also makes it much more easy to hold and use. I compared the speed of loading webpages compared to my rMBP 13" and the air 2 isn't too far behind. My ipad 3 had been collecting dust for a while now but now with the air 2 I think I definitely have more uses for a tablet now.
  3. Matheew944 macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2015
    wondering if it worth the upgrade from a 4.... how the Air 2 battery life?
  4. byke macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2007
    LDN. UK
    My battery is on my air 2 is a lot worse than on my iPad 2.

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