...why are new Air 2s on eBay selling for often more than the price of a retail 2017 iPad? I can only assume that people are still seeing value in the better hardware specs (minus the A9) as a reason to buy it over the 2017. I've seen and fondled the 2017. It's fine. No doubt it's quicker than the Air 2 and will get updates for longer. But the Air2 has a better screen and is thinner and frankly sexier. If the prices were significantly cheaper than the 2017 I'd probably grab one, but as it stands they are both the same price it seems.