iPad Glad you didn't get an Air?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Italianblend, Jan 16, 2014.


Are you glad you didn't purchase an iPad Air?

  1. Yes, I'm glad I didn't get the iPad Air. I can wait.

    72 vote(s)
  2. I have an iPad Air

    213 vote(s)
  3. I don't have an iPad Air yet, but I plan on getting one

    13 vote(s)
  4. This poll is horrible (other - please explain)

    77 vote(s)
  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011
    When air came out, I was going to sell my 3 and get one. I was all caught up in the hype.

    Then, I had trouble selling it to people I knew, and as time went by, I forgot all about it. The ipad 3 is fine for now. I don't notice its weight at all. And the setup at the apple store is horrible - they attach the Air to those security things (which of course I understand), but it really gives you a false sense of the device's weight. (It feels heavy in the store because of it)

    Another reason for waiting is to wait for more ram as 1 isn't cutting it these days. I am not unhappy with the 3 at all and I am glad I am waiting.

    Are YOU glad you didn't get an air?
  2. Rocketpaul macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2012
    yh im glad i didn't get the air, got the retina mini instead :D
  3. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Youre better off.

    I sold my iPad 3 prior to announcement. Then wished I hadn't, but too late.

    There's really nothing it does over the iPad. And it still has the same poor laggy performance.
  4. AppleRocks2011 macrumors member


    Apr 21, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    I Like My Air!

    My Air has it's share of issues. But then again, I kinda went looking for them. The screen issue isn't big at all....unnoticeable. The issues with iOS 7 are OS related.

    I think iOS 7 has a ton of problems, and it was released prematurely. 1gb of ram on an iPad is more than enough - I never had ANY ram-related issues with my iPad 2 at all, and that had less than 1gb.

    Apple has got to get on the whole iOS 7 thing - lots of problems. As soon as 7.1 is out, I'm sure these issues will be resolved.

    The iPad Air really is a fabulous device - it's light, powerful and very fun! I love the way it feels, and I really love iOS 7. I just wish iOS 7 was perfected a bit more.
  5. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    I'm sure that most of the people that purchased an Air are satisfied with it. However, if you have an iPad 3 -- it isn't even two years old at this point so its got a lot of useful life left. There's no reason to upgrade.

    Nevertheless, you are going to get a number of acrimonious responses from iPad air owners who will be eager to defend their purchase decision.
  6. TJ5921 macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
    The air is the best tablet ever made. Couldn't be happier.
  7. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    Glad I didn't get an Air, I got a Retina Mini instead!
  8. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    Yes I'm happy and I know it! "Claps hands"

    I'll see what the iPad Air 2 brings but really want a Power User "Pro" Model
  9. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    I am glad I did not get an Air.

    But I am VERY glad I got two!:p
  10. Dlanod macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    I've had such a hassle getting an Air with a decent screen that I wish I'd kept my iPad 4.
  11. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    You seem in doubt with your decision and looking for approval.
  12. luminouslight macrumors 6502


    Nov 29, 2012
    Orlando FL
  13. rajpatel macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2013
    I had a ipad 4 for ten months and sold it for a decent price and added a couple hundred bucks to get an Air. I have loved it from day 1. It's been wonderful. I have to disagree with peeps who say the air and 3/4 are mostly similar. I virtually never held my 4, keeping it in a stand always. But that changed with my Air. I'm a lot more active with it, using it all over the house and the bookstore, library, something I rarely did with 4. The previous iPads also have a pretty ugly, large, and unnecessary bezel.
  14. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    My wife has the air, I have her old iPad 2. The weight difference (when I occasionally borrow hers) is quite noticeable.
  15. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I bought the iPad 3 late. like 3-4 months in
    then the iPad 4 came out and I got pissed off so I sold my iPad 3 for $425 and bought the new 4th for $499 + tax. In hindsight, I shouldn't have done that. But at the time I just got my bonus so it was like :cool:

    To me, it was the perfect device. I love the solid feel and the Black + Silver colour combination + the Red smart cover.

    Then the Air came out so I put the 4 up on craigslist for $425.
    no dice and noone bought it.
    However, like you, I forgot all about it - there was nothing on the Air that made me want it! What can it do that my 4 can't?
    This is in contrast to the 4S --> 5 upgrade. The 5 can actually do more stuff.
    Sure it's lighter...but it's not THAT light.... and it's not that the 4 was too heavy or anything...
    The screen is the same, as is the battery life.

    The A6 is plenty powerful and the only performance problem I have on the 4 is probably not fixed on the air (browser not caching, due to insufficient RAM. The Air still has only 1GB)

    So there's that.
    I'll probably get the Air 2. For now, I'm glad I didn't upgrade to the air as it would not have added any benefits to me.
  16. McPc macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2012
    Already have the Air. Ask me again when the next iPad is released :p
  17. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    I suppose it just depends on what you're looking for in a tablet. We can all rationalize our purchase or non-purchase decisions until we're blue in the face.

    If you don't think your iPad 4 is heavy and cumbersome to hold, then really there's no reason to upgrade to the Air. That much is true. For me, I DID think my prior iPads were heavy and cumbersome to hold. The iPad Air is a great improvement for me.
  18. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    Love my Air, no regrets. The weight reduction alone over my iPad 3 was worth it.
  19. Anya B macrumors 6502

    Anya B

    Jul 20, 2013
    I have an iPad 4 and I bought my Husband an Air for Christmas. He loves it as he came from an iPad 1 (which is still working). The Air is nice but there was no reason for me to *upgrade*. My 4 does everything I need it to, so I see it as a waste of money.

    I think if you travel with your iPad then you will love the weight loss in comparison to previous offerings.
  20. bri1212 macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2008
    Glad I did get an Air

    Yes, that's right! Not only am I glad, but IMHO I got a perfect screen/device first time out.
  21. Klae17 macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2011
  22. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Yep got an rMini instead

    Sold my iPad 3. Haven't looked back

    Even played with an air the other day, solidified my purchase decision though it's a nice product as well
  23. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2011
    On the other end of the spectrum, I'm glad I WAITED for the Air. :) I couldn't be happier, I get a random crash maybe once a week and expect that to be fixed with 7.1.

    It's been better than I imagined it would be and I've used it more than I thought I would, so for me it was a win. It's also my first iPad, but not my first iOS device.
  24. calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    Bought the Ultimate Crashing Machine after giving my iPad2 to my mother-in-law. Returned the Air after multiple crashes/day, and kind of hinted I want my iPad2 back, which was met with a big frown, so now I'm screwed. I'm ok with my MBA for now. Will wait until Apple figures it out.
  25. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    I had 3 and 4 and now Air, it is lighter and doesn't get HOT like the other 2, also no light bleed. So yes worth it.

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