iPad Air 2 question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jacenskylo, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. jacenskylo macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2017
    So I previously owned an Air 2 but traded it in for the Pro 9.7 inch so I like what it was capable of. Anyway I work in child protective services and my work iPad recently broke down and due to budgeting they can't provide me with a new one. So I was thinking of getting myself a cheap refurbished Air 2 as a replacement to take into the field and I was also hearing rumors that the IOS11 beta was working quite well on the Air2's. So I wanted to get some recommendations as to if it's a good idea and what not and also to keep in mind that my budget is very limited. Thank you
  2. gobikerider macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Yes at the very least get a iPad Air 2
  3. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Yes, that would be a good solution. Another option to consider is buying a used 9.7 iPad Pro. In about a week, the used market will be flooded with them and you might be able to score a deal that is comparative to a refurbished Air 2.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The Air 2 is still very functional and plenty powerful. I would look into Apple refurbished store online, they have available models and it comes with an attached warranty.
  5. jacenskylo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2017
    I didn't consider that. Thank you sir!
  6. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Another option is the 2017 iPad (starts at $329 for 32GB). Display is not as nice as the Air 2 and it's around 30g heavier but it's got a faster processor and amazing battery life.
  7. jacenskylo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2017
    I'd like to thank everyone for their support and recommendations. It helped me quite a bit. Ultimately, I decided to go with portability so I'm gonna go with the Mini 4. It might be a little dated but it's still a great device and according to what I'm reading on these forums it seems to be handling the iOS 11 beta very well.

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