iPad iPad Air 2 buy now or wait?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BGBUXA, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. BGBUXA macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2012
    Hey there, I want to buy my wife a new iPad, we will be upgrading from the iPad2. Does anyone think that there will be a future update coming soon or should I just pull the trigger on the Air 2?
  2. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    Staples has them for $150 off. I really doubt Apple is upgrading them soon, especially since the Pro is the new flagship. I say bite the bullet now. :)
  3. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    My guess an iPad Air 3 will be out next spring 2016 I don't know if you want to wait longer.
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  5. hunt2013 macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    I just bought it thanks to Staples. Wow this thing is fast and amazing. Can't wait for my 6s now if it'll be this great.
  6. Cape Dave macrumors 68000

    Nov 16, 2012
    Yeah, I got mine and it is way better than holding it at the store with that wire on it :) Super fast and amazingly thin. Have not tried out the speakers yet. I was amazed that they had a bunch in stock. Although my Staples is in a very small town.
  7. BGBUXA thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2012
    good stuff, I appreciate the feedback. I think I will go ahead and move forward. The iPad 2 is starting to lag.

  8. Heisenberg888 macrumors member


    Dec 31, 2014
    Personally I would wait. The iPad Air 2 suffers from bad vibration issues when it plays sound - the whole chassis shakes at even 1-2 bars. For me this was unacceptable for a handheld tablet and returned mine. I tested the iPad mini 4 which is just as thin and the vibrations are no where near as bad as on the air 2.

    For me that proves apple stuffed up and have now silently fixed this issue on the new mini 4. Get the iPad mini 4 if you can, unless your wife really wants a bigger screen and does gaming to advantage of the better processor and graphics. Otherwise wait for the iPad Air 3 when Apple will fix this problem.
  9. BGBUXA thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2012

    good point, I was not aware of that issue. Thanks for the heads up.
  10. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    The silent fix actually made the Mini 4 volume a lot lower than the Mini 2. I for one am glad to have loud speakers at the cost of a little vibration.
  11. Heisenberg888, Sep 22, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015

    Heisenberg888 macrumors member


    Dec 31, 2014
    This vibration issue is something some people either cannot accept or are happy with. For me, personally, it is an unacceptable for a device which you hold. The whole chassis shakes even at 1-2 bars. What is the point of it shaking, if you are holding it for extended periods?

    For me it is uncomfortable and it's like holding a speaker in my hands. It is also the principle of it that by keeping it I am telling Apple that I am happy with it, they will continue to make it this way until people complain. The fact that they have put in a smaller speaker in the iPad mini 4 and the vibration issue lessened significantly shows me that either enough people have complained about this issue or they've realised that this issue isn't up to the quality expected of Apple.

    If you're happy with your iPad Air 2 vibrating, because you have a louder speaker, then you have product that you want. But don't expect everyone else to be happy with it, this is a known issue which a lot of other people have complained about.

    I also disagree that the iPad mini 4 has lower volume than the mini 2. I have a mini 2 and tested the mini 4 today in the shop, and the sound volume is about the same.

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