iPad iPad Air owners. iPad Air 2 one to skip?

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  1. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    If Ipad Air 2 is just finger print + A8 and a few more tweaks like Ipad 4 over 3 will you stick with Ipad Air? Oh I reckon they will do a gold Ipad Air and that will be the final change for this year.

    I skipped the Ipad 4 as Ipad 3 was almost the same.
     
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Dont understand these comparisons before the product is released :confused:
     
  3. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    I purchased the Air with the intent of using it for a while. I bought the iPad 2 when it came out and passed on the third and fourth gen devices with no concerns. Same plan here. I don't have to have the latest and greatest all the time, just once in a while ;)
     
  4. Rhyalus macrumors 6502

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    I don't have any problems with my iPad Air. No crashes, etc.

    If the new iPad does something "new" and/or something that I need, then I would consider upgrading.

    Other than that, I don't see a reason to spend another $800 bucks are so!

    R
     
  5. xxstatic macrumors member

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    Keeping the Air until Apple no longer supports it, could care less about the fingerprint lock and the rest.
     
  6. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't really like the feature with my 5S, hardly use it so it's defo not worth the upgrade.
     
  7. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my iPad Air with the intent of selling it when the next one comes out. I bought it on craigslist for about $150 off of retail so I'm probably going to break even, as I have done this with every other iPad model except for the 4.
     
  8. Booji macrumors 6502a

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    From what we hear, the changes seem marginal. A7 is already overpowered. Anyway, its always best to skip a generation for upgrades.
     
  9. eggersj macrumors 6502

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    I gotta see what the new versions offers before making my determination.
     
  10. charlituna macrumors G3

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    How about you wait until it is actually announced before proclaiming it won't be worth buying. Or asking folks if they think it won't be worth it

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    You don't use it but many folks do and love it.
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Personally waiting for a storage bump. I only got the Air (16GB) because I needed it for global LTE. If not for that, I likely would have skipped the Air and waited for the next iteration.
     
  12. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    I'd stick with the Air unless I can find a decently priced used one after the next gen is released.
     
  13. AE14 macrumors 6502a

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    I will be sticking with the air. I purchased the 32gb and with office likely coming (heard it a thousand times before) I see no reason to purchase another.
     
  14. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    I'll keep the air til my ac+ is about to expire. Get a replacement, then sell new in box sealed
     
  15. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    Classy. :rolleyes:
     
  16. kristalsoldier macrumors regular

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    I'll be sticking to the Air for at least a year - year and a half - especially now because I have the Apple Care thing which I did not have before. Aside from that, the form factor of the Air suits me and I don't need either (1) a more powerful processor or (2) a fingerprint reader. Rather, I should say, given my current and projected use of the iPad, I don't expect that a more powerful processor or a fingerprint reader would be of any great significance.
     
  17. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    New 128 gb cellular should be of value
     
  18. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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    I just replaced my 1st gen ipad with the Air. I fully expect to use the Air for the next 3-4 years ... or until it dies.
     
  19. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    If iPad Air 2 is a just an A8 and fingerprint reader, I will sell my current 16GB Air 1 and get the 128GB Air 1. When the Air was released, a 128GB iPad 4 was selling for $500 brand new (not on eBay but legit genuine online retailers like Rakuten).

    If iPad Air 2 adds more RAM for a total of 2GB, that will make my decision a bit more difficult and I might just get the Air 2.
     
  20. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    I had the 3 and skipped the 4 to get the air. The iPad air is fantastic. I imagine I'll skip this next one and get the 2015 model. However, I'll wait and see what comes out and decide then.

    I have the iPhone 5. I skipped the 5s and plan to get the iPhone 6.

    With the MacBook Pro I usually skip three or four years before upgrading.
     
  21. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    Lets wait until the next ipad is announced before we start making purchase decisions.
     
  22. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    It is futile to try and stay ahead of technology. If you want or need a product, get it. No need to post a thread asking total strangers about something so straight-forward.
     
  23. randymac88 macrumors regular

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    I have a 3 and skipped the air because of its crippling Memory problems. There is simply not enough RAM. Just like in my 3 - which is now laggy and slow after years of use.

    I will wait for the Air 2, when they will (hopefully) increase the RAM, making it a serviceable device for basic everyday use.
     
  24. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    If the next comes with 2 gigs of ram, I am selling my air - without question.
     
  25. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    I have owned every iPad generations 1-5.

    Currently own iPad 3 64gb lte and (2) iPad air wifi. I sold iPad 4 since got awesome resell on GameStop promo with amazon gift cards

    Anyways I am getting iPad 6 regardless. And it will be the lte version to replace my iPad 3 lte which is getting long in the tooth by November 2014. I use verizon unlimited lte sim in iPad and tether the other 2 iPad air wifi off it.

    So iPad 6 will be a purchase regardless of what it has or doesn't have.
     

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