ipad question

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  1. perlsyntax, Apr 20, 2015
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    perlsyntax macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking of get iPad mini 2 with 32gb or should i get the iPad air but if i get a iPad with A7 would i get to run the metal programming flame work on the iPad?

    I try to make my mind up what one to get:)
     
  2. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    The Air has stronger hardware and will be a better performer. The ONLY reason to get the mini would be if portability was a big concern for you. The Air is a more powerful tablet so if running certain apps is important to you then the Air is the right choice, IMO.
     
  3. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    is the iPad air 1 then same as iPad air 2?


    And if i am right metal will run on a7 is i am right?:)
     
  4. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    No, the Air 2 has more RAM, a different screen coating, Touch ID, and is a little thinner and lighter. It also has the A9 chip versus the A8 in the Air. In day to day use though, there really isn't a huge difference for most users.

    The extra RAM is the biggest upgrade between the two, IMO.
     
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  6. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Yes, no question
     
  7. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would the iPad air 2 16gb good for testing your app out or is that to small of space?
     

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