iPad2 VS. iPad Air?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by stanw, May 4, 2014.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    I have a iPad2 that I'm thinking of upgrading to a new iPad Air. Will I notice much of any difference between the iPad2 and the Air for surfing the web, using iCloud apps and other day to day use?

  2. AddisonIII macrumors regular

    May 8, 2013
    Update to iPad Air

    I myself don't have the iPad Air but I do have iPad 4, and can only say that the upgrade will do wonders down the road as more and more apps no longer support your iPad2. The iPad Air should do a bit quicker opening web pages since it has newer and faster components. I hope I was of some help. Good luck.
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    The display alone makes it worth the upgrade. Is there somewhere you can go and try out an air? That's really the only way you will know if it's worth it to you.
  4. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
  5. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    It's a major upgrade. I went from the 2 to the Air and it was a totally different experience. Loved my 2 but the Air has made me forget about it. Go for it! :D
  6. twoehr macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2013
    East Coast US
    My wife has had an iPad 2 since it was released and I purchased an iPad Air this past fall (upgrading from an iPad mini). The two biggest improvements one would notice going from a "2" to an Air is the screen resolution and lower weight. After using an Air it would be difficult to use a "2" due to the lower resolution. I felt the iPad was too heavy to be an e-reader, hence why I had the mini, but now the Air with the Smart Cover is not much heavier than my Mini with it's cover (which was a very sturdy, hard cover.

    If you can hold out until the "Air 2" comes out, you will probably get the Touch ID fingerprint reader. I mostly use the iPad at home, so I don't mind not having it, but if it went out of my house a lot, and hence at greater risk of loss or theft, I'd like to have it.
  7. Trvlngnrs macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2010
    I went from a 3 to an Air and noticed a speed boost.

Share This Page