All iPads Help me choose my birthday present? (Ipad Air 32 or Ipad Air 2 64)

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  1. macmahon70 macrumors member

    macmahon70

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    Hello,

    I am hesitating to choose from these two versions of Ipad. I would have gone for the Ipad Air 64 but they are difficult to find. My previous Ipad was an Ipad 3 64gb and I backed it up before selling it. The price point is quite high for Ipad Air 2 64 and I believe that I can live with 32Gb after deleting some apps from my backup. I am mostly streaming (Netflix) and I could put a few TV shows on it (Itunes). I am playing a few game apps (Real Racing, Hearthstone) and I would like to be able to read Ebooks or online magazines. I would appreciate your tips (my birthday is Sunday!).

    PS: Is the Ipad Mini less prone to screen breaking than the Ipads in general? I had two Ipads and their screen always broke at one point.

    Many thanks,

    Olivier
     
  2. quadchick10 macrumors member

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    I suggest that you buy yourself the iPad Air 2. I have the Air 2 128 and I am VERY impressed with it! Now, I have the perfect tablet#
     
  3. BruiserBear macrumors 6502a

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    Did your iPad screens break because you dropped them? I doubt any iPad would be less prone to breaking than any other. They all seem pretty durable, as long as they're not dropped harshly.
     
  4. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

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    The 2gb ram is worth it. Now it's less annoying when Safari doesn't refresh tabs as much.
     
  5. macmahon70 thread starter macrumors member

    macmahon70

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    Thank you but I think I will go for the Ipad Air 1 64Gb cellular- my Ipad3 was cellular and it is always a plus, even if I may not use it very much. It is more or less sold at the same price.
     
  6. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

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    Trust me. Go for the 2, its annoying with safari tab refreshes on 1gb of ram. I went from a 4 to an air 2 and the difference is wow. FYI the 4 has only a 32bit processor.
     
  7. Badrottie Suspended

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    You say the price is too high for Air 2 then you should be happy with Air 1. :apple:
     
  8. Jason Lewis Suspended

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    I think iPad Air 2 is better, the difference between the Air 2 and Air 3 is not obvious, but I think the larger storage is better
     
  9. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    I would get the Air 2 and use your phone as a hotspot instead ( if possible). The extra RAM, better screen, faster processor, and Touch ID are worth it.
     
  10. af21187 macrumors 6502

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    You ask us to pick between iPad Air / Air 2 for you, then you say the price point is high for Air 2. Tell us what you are willing to pay and we will churn out an answer.

    A brand new Air 2 64GB can be found for $499 w/ no tax if you join a deal-seeking website and set up an alert for Air 2 for eBay.
     
  11. ChinaRye macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, the increased RAM was the major reason why I upgraded to the Air 2 from the Air.
     

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