iPad iPad owners: About the rumored iPad Air 2


Beta Particle

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More RAM and a laminated display - those are the two biggest issues with the current model.

What I'd really like is a kickstand like the Surface tablets have, but it will never happen - they'll just expect you to increase the thickness and weight with an unsteady case instead.
 

juanrp

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Jun 14, 2014
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A lighter iPad. The current one is uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time.

More RAM. Touch ID.

That's it.
 

GoingDark

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Honestly, I don't know if there's anything Apple could do with the next-gen iPad Air that I would consider a big enough upgrade from the current-gen.

Basically what I'm saying is I think the iPad Air is pretty much perfect as it is. Sure, it could always be faster/thinner/lighter, but I don't think there's any speed increase/weight decrease/thinness level that would entice an upgrade for me.
 

Night Spring

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Honestly, I don't know if there's anything Apple could do with the next-gen iPad Air that I would consider a big enough upgrade from the current-gen.

Basically what I'm saying is I think the iPad Air is pretty much perfect as it is. Sure, it could always be faster/thinner/lighter, but I don't think there's any speed increase/weight decrease/thinness level that would entice an upgrade for me.
Same here.

But I often think this about iPad / iPhone, then Apple manages to throw in a maust-have feature that hadn't occurred to me. :D
 

snow755

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The iPad dos not need more ram it's fine with 1Gb. But I do see them bumping it two 1.5GB of Ram you are for getting the more stuff they put in the iPad the price. Would go up. I say the iPad Air two stays at 1Gb. Of ram but it will get touch ID and a A8 chip. But in iPad Air 3 may get a ram bump two 1.5 or 2 in the next iPad you can't have both
 

barjam

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The iPad dos not need more ram it's fine with 1Gb. But I do see them bumping it two 1.5GB of Ram you are for getting the more stuff they put in the iPad the price. Would go up. I say the iPad Air two stays at 1Gb. Of ram but it will get touch ID and a A8 chip. But in iPad Air 3 may get a ram bump two 1.5 or 2 in the next iPad you can't have both
I don't care if it is more ram or ios fixes but the low memory crashes and tab reloads on the air can become absurd at times.

On my usage screen there are ~30 low memory crashes right now and I force close down to one or two apps max to try to help.
 

snow755

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I don't care if it is more ram or ios fixes but the low memory crashes and tab reloads on the air can become absurd at times.

On my usage screen there are ~30 low memory crashes right now and I force close down to one or two apps max to try to help.

Some in most be wrong with your iPad Air then I would take it two the apple store or get a replacement I have a iPad Air and I don't have low memory crashes or tab reloads my iPad works this find I use ony. One tab some time my max would be 3 tabs. And it still runs this fine when I have 3 tabs open
 

petvas

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If we are just talking hardware, then I want the following features:
  • Lighter, easier to hold with one hand for long periods of time
  • better speakers, like the HTC One M8
  • More RAM...(this should be a no brainer)

For me it's more about the software, making it even more versatile and powerful, so that the iPad can be used even more as a laptop replacement, at least for easy tasks..
 

gbkrip

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Aug 17, 2011
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More RAM and a laminated display - those are the two biggest issues with the current model.

What I'd really like is a kickstand like the Surface tablets have, but it will never happen - they'll just expect you to increase the thickness and weight with an unsteady case instead.
A lighter iPad. The current one is uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time.

More RAM. Touch ID.

That's it.
I never understand these "more RAM" posts. What is it that you are doing that leads you to believe that you need more RAM in your devices?
 

L T

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Feb 24, 2013
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Being able to get a good price for my current air and not having to pay too much to upgrade is the key for me.

Whatever they bring out will be an upgrade so might as well go for the latest if you can.
 

eggersj

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Apr 23, 2008
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I don't plan on upgrading this year... The air is perfect for me, and I plan to keep it another generation.

Now, we will be upgrading our IPhone 5's though... 5.5" for me, and 4.7" for my wife!
 

thedeejay

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Aug 16, 2012
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iLawnmower - a definite must.

I sold my 3.5 year old iPad 2 months ago and am soldiering through without one so whatever it has - I'm in!

I would hope it has: Touch ID, More RAM, maybe AC Wifi.

Nothing else really. Happy with the way it is now. If they make entry level models 32GB that would be welcomed as well :)
 

rui no onna

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A 256GB model would make it a sure buy for me (even if it costs $1029 for the LTE model). Other than that, I could go either way.
 

Deadeyeshark

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Aug 1, 2011
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I'm using an iPad 3. The retina display was the only reason to go 2 > 3, nothing since has tempted me.

However my library in Home Sharing takes an age to load (about 10-15mins), this was drastically cut when I bought the iPad Mini Retina to a couple of minutes, which I assume was down to the faster processor and more ram.

Couple this with the touch ID, the thinner form factor and the iPad Air 2 becomes a more attractive proposition. On a seperate note, Home Sharing on my Daughters iPad 1 loads almost instantaneously(!)
 

Night Spring

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I never understand these "more RAM" posts. What is it that you are doing that leads you to believe that you need more RAM in your devices?
Those people who want more RAM are probably experiencing the Safari tab reloading problem.

when is it release?
Sometime in the late Fall, like October -November, if Apple sticks to previous release schedule.
 

CmdrLaForge

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Feb 26, 2003
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More RAM and a laminated display - those are the two biggest issues with the current model.
What is wrong with a laminated display?

Anyways - I have the Air and it is of course much lighter then my iPad 1 I had before I would still appreciate it getting even thinner and lighter.

I am not buying a new iPad before 2018, so I really don't care to much.

just my 2 cents