All iPads iPad Mini 4, iPad Air 2 or stick?

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  1. BigDO macrumors 6502a

    BigDO

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    Currently I have an iPhone 6S Plus and and iPad Mini 2.

    I do just about everything on my iPhone, and rarely use the iPad. Maybe in bed for some browsing and reading.

    Letely I've been tinkering with an idea of picking up an iPad Air 2, primarily because when I do use the iPad I can feel that it's a bit laggy, and this is especially evident when browsing and switching tabs and when switching apps (probably because of the low RAM).

    I can't seem to make my mind up. I don't know if the iPad Air 2 is the right size for me, I do know I hate the iPad 4 which my daughter uses (too heavy), but I've never used the Air form factor and it's a lot lighter. I love the Mini form factor and weight, but sometimes I don't like the small screen and microscopic control elements. This makes it more difficult deciding between the Air 2 and Mini 4.

    Another thing that makes me hesitate is that I am not sure what kind of performance bump moving to Air 2/Mini 4 would be. I'd like something drastic, as a small bump wouldn't really justify the expense for me, and then I'd rather wait and see what's coming up in March (or later in the year). As I said, the iPad is not really a go-to device for anything - but then I can't help but wonder if I'd be using it more if it was snappier.

    Opinions?
     
  2. Badrottie Suspended

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    Excuse me....iPad Air 2 is very BEAST and very powerful than Mini 2. Remember Air 2 has bigger RAM and super fast Triple Core CPU than Mini 2. Apple still selling it. If Apple is not selling Air 2 then you know it is slow and dead. Go and buy it. Enjoy your new expensive prize toy.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    If you can wait for two months until the March Keynote, that's what I would do. Unless you feel the desire to Upgrade now.
     
  4. Channan macrumors 68030

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  5. MarLop macrumors newbie

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    I,ve got both and my choice its clear, iPad Air 2 win for so many reasons :)
     
  6. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

    ryanwarsaw

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    Since you have a 6S+ get an Air 2. you basically already have something pretty close to the mini already.
     
  7. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    You beat me to it!
     
  8. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Only by like a week and a half. :p
     
  9. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    True. I passed over clicking this thread several times before realizing the humor in the third choice.
     
  10. Channan macrumors 68030

    Channan

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    I couldn't not see it that way from the beginning. Lol Even every time after knowing what OP meant, I can't help but think that.
     

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