Is it worth upgrading to the Air or Air 2 from the iPad 4?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by saintforlife, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    If you are coming from an iPad 4 (which by the way seems more and more laggy everyday), would you notice a big difference if upgrading to the Air 2 vs Air? Is upgrading all the way Air 2 worth the extra $100?
     
  2. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    Air 2, yes. Air, no. Air 2 is worth the extra $100.
     
  3. Xenden macrumors regular

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    I wholeheartedly agree with this. The air 1 is great, for the extra $100 you get split screen mode, apple pay, and best of all touch ID. I'd steer clear of the 16Gb version.

    But yes, Air 2 has enough benefits to upgrade from iPad 4.
     
  4. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    I would do a backup and restore to factory first (the analogy of "reformatting" your iPad) to see if it improves things.
    I think the A6 still has some juice left in it for iOS9. What I'm worried about is iOS 10 forward, where Apple might focus on 64bit SoCs. But then you might be able to wait for the Air 3.
     
  5. Furzul macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded to the iPad Air 2 from a iPad 4 when the air 2 came out last year. You will be surprised at the difference in speed.
     
  6. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    I went from the 4 to the Air 2. With the prices now, it's a no brainer. I wanted to get the Air, but held off lol.
     
  7. iPadDad macrumors 6502

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    I own both, and the difference between the 4 and Air 2 is INTERGALACTIC!!!
     
  8. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. Weight difference alone is out of this world.
     
  9. cg006 macrumors regular

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    From An air1 to an air 2 it has been amazing. Love my ipad again. This will hold me off until an Air3 or Pro2
     

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