iPad Guess what I just bought!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ardchoille50, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    I finally broke down and purchased a new iPad Air 2, space gray, 64 GB. It's updating to the latest iOS right now, but I plan to use it for books and movies/TV. It cost me zero down and $34 per month for 24 months, thanks to Verizon Edge. I love it so far, much lighter than my iPad with Retina display.

  2. ChinaRye macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Congrats. Yeah, compared to the iPad 3, this must be like holding a sheet of paper.
  3. MaxinMusicCity macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2013
    I've been eyeing it, but I think it might be too big compared to my iPad Mini2. After watching an AT&T Tech struggling with a standard iPad, I'm not sure I'd be happier with the larger size.
  4. ardchoille50 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    It's very close! :)

    Excellent point, each use case will be different. Although, the carrier techs are usually struggling with the older, heavier models. The weight difference between the iPad Air 2 and the iPad with Retina display is like night and day for me. You might think about going into an Apple store and looking at the new models.
  5. adamhenry macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    I like my IPA2. It's a pretty good substitute for my MBP for light browsing.
  6. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
  7. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Enjoy , I recently got a gold air 2, so much faster then my old iPad 4. The 2gb of ram really is nice to have.
  8. ThaRagingAsian macrumors 6502


    Aug 28, 2014
    congrats! I got a white/silver air 2. it's so light and the screen is beautiful. No wrist fatigue from holding it a long time.
  9. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
  10. Jawnathin macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    Congrats, just got mine last week. It really is a great tablet.

    Upgraded from a 4 that I was planning on keeping until the 2015 model, but the recent BestBuy sale got me to bite. Saved $200 on my model compared to what Apple wants for it.

    My old 4 could do just about everything the Air 2 can do, just the Air 2 is much faster, better to use, and easier to carry around. It is a very refined version of a very good tablet. Because its so light and portable, I find myself carrying it everywhere now.

    With how powerful and light this one is, I'm hoping I'll be happy with it for two and a half years like my 4. The 4 had very impressive hardware specs when it was released and so does this Air 2. That means I'll be eyeballing the 2017 model.
  11. 0928001 Suspended

    Sep 15, 2012
    $34 a month for 2 years? You overpaid big time.
  12. NoWayBehind macrumors 6502


    Sep 9, 2014
    Rheinland Pfalz Germany
    Uhm no.
  13. 0928001, Apr 11, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015

    0928001 Suspended

    Sep 15, 2012
    Elaborate instead of posting an absolutely useless response. There have been non-stop sales at Best Buy, Staples, and other retailers where they have been knocking off $100 off WiFi models and $130 off cellular models.

    64 GB Air 2 is 599 + tax. $34 a month for 24 months is over $800. Tell me how that works? Even if OP got the cellular model at MSRP, it is still overpaying if you include tax.

    64GB + cellular can be found for $599. Just take it to Verizon and activate. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-i...=8575135&loc=0&id=1219093517476&skuId=3782054
  14. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010

    Your forgetting the data plan....
  15. 0928001 Suspended

    Sep 15, 2012
    You're*, and no, the data plan isn't included in the monthly cost on a Verizon Edge device payment. It is separate.
  16. mac daddy macrumors newbie

    mac daddy

    Jul 7, 2007
    Not to derail the conversation, but...

    Yesterday I picked up an iPad mini Retina (the one without Touch ID) 64 GB cellular model for $279.00 at Microcenter. It was originally priced at $729.00. It was the last one they had. Very pleased with the deal I got!
  17. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010

    I can never be bothered to fight with autocorrect when using my iPad. Also please be sure to read the forum rules on gramma correcting for the future.
  18. ardchoille50, Apr 11, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015

    ardchoille50 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    My employer reimburses us for our mobile device payments so long as we obtain the devices directly from our carriers. This is why I chose to get my iPhones and iPads from Verizon.

    According to Apple's website, the iPad Air 2, 64 GB, Wi-Fi+Cellular is $729.00. Twenty-four monthly payments of $34.00 = $816.00. If my employer chooses to overpay by $87.00, that's up to them.
  19. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2015
    I bought in Air 2 in Space Gray due to a Best Buy sale in March. I thought about waiting for the 3, but the iPad's finally got a ram bump, which was tipped the favor with the BB sale. I'm loving it so far.
  20. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
  21. scjr macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2013
    Congrats on your purchase! :cool:

    I have the 64gb model as well, but just wifi. I came from an iPad 4 and it's definitely a huge jump in performance.
  22. KnottyGuy macrumors newbie


    Jan 8, 2015
    Mill Bay, BC, Canada
  23. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Congrats, I have the 64gb silver and also use it mostly for books and movies/Netflix. Awesome device. Enjoy!
  24. Lynnie27 macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2015
    I'm expecting delivery of a gold iPad Air 2 tomorrow too, very excited! I had the first iPad and finally upgraded to an iPad 2 but haven't had one since - I think I will notice a difference :D

    Being in the UK where everything is more expensive, I had to pay £49 up front and £38 per month for 2 years but that does include 15gb of data.

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