iPad Air 1 to basic 2017 iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by luckylisp, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. luckylisp macrumors 6502

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    Anyone upgrade from their Air 1 to the basic 2017 iPad? If you have, I'm curious as to your thoughts.

    Apologies if there are duplicate threads. I didn't see any when I searched.
     
  2. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    You can possibly keep your existing case, but in terms of performance it's going to be way faster.
     
  3. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    The 2017 iPad is pretty much an upgraded iPad Air 1. Very nice performance bump and TouchID support is convenient. Battery life is also impressive.
     
  4. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    You should notice a real increase in the speed of your iPad if you upgrade to the 2017 model. Great device for the money.
     
  5. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Holy crap, the specs have been out for a while now, I think we can move past the disinformation campaign.
     
  6. rui no onna, Oct 16, 2017
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    rui no onna macrumors 603

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    What disinformation campaign? Honestly, I find a lot of folks IRL who have asked me for advice appreciate the comparison - similar to an iPad Air 1 except better.

    Chassis is very similar. So is display (not fully laminated). The new iPad is very similar to the iPad Air externally except it has TouchID support and no physical mute/rotation lock switch. Performance and internals, it's much faster and has excellent battery life. I actually highly recommend the 2017 iPad 9.7 for anyone on Air 1 or older, or as a first iPad.
     
  7. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Components shared with the iPad Air 1:
    Screen, perhaps.

    Components not shared with the iPad Air 1:
    The rest.


    It's not an upgraded iPad Air 1 any more than the iPhone 8 is an upgraded iPhone 7. Sure they're both products in a series, but they're materially different.
     

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