Should I buy an iPad Air 2 now or wait for new version?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cooperb21, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. cooperb21 macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2013
    Since Ipad air 2 is now a year old should we not get the yearly upgrade now? I could use an ipad now but i if next one is in 1-3 months ill wait. Any new on Ipad air 3?
  2. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011
    If you need it now, buy it. No one knows when the next version is coming out besides Apple. The Air 2 is still a beast and will have longetivity in the future. I purchased on as soon as the keynote ended. If you wait, you may be waiting a year.
  3. cooperb21 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2013
    Thanks i think ill just buy it. I dont really see new ipad being a huge upgrade considering ill be using it for Netflix, Reading news, mail and watching movies/tv shows. Touch id i guess would be nice but i have an iphone 6 so having my ipad with it would be kinda weird.
  4. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2014
    North Carolina
    If you're in the states, Target has some sales on iPads this week, some up to $100 off.
  5. cooperb21 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2013
    Sadly im not. Im somewhere where the Ipad air 2 is 659$ for the 64g model. No good sales here in Canada besides 16g models which are usually only 10-50$ off at best.
  6. triple-tap macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2013

    You can always try Craigslist (in Canada I think its more people use Kijjimo sp?). You can get some incredible deals if you are careful and do your research. I just scored a NEW iPad air 2 16gb cellular model that was exactly 1 day old (verified at Apple Store and when Seller gave me the receipt) for $325.

    There are deals to be had if you are patient and watch the listings.
  7. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    If you need on now, wait for a holiday season sale or buy refurb. I wouldn't pay top dollar for last years hardware. If you are just wanting an iPad, I would hold off to see where Apple goes with the iPad line next year.
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    The Air 2 has TouchID, you know. And why is having it on your phone and tablet weird?
  9. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Do you want an iPad with 3D Touch, Apple Pencil support, Smart keyboard support, and other cool features that weren't included in the last model?

    If so, better wait.
  10. Michael Goff Suspended

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    3D Touch and Apple Pencil? So you expect next year's Air to have more than this year's Pro?
  11. 8692574 Suspended


    Mar 18, 2006
    I would bet my money on no more New iPad Air .... we will end up with Mini and Pro in the future... just my 2 cents.
  12. CE3 macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2014
    How much money? ; )

    I don't think they're anywhere close to abandoning the standard size.
  13. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    It's still maybe the best tablet on the market so go for it...
  14. 8692574 Suspended


    Mar 18, 2006
    Well I am pretty confident, if this is not the last it might be the second last... but the future is in 2 sizes!
  15. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    No chance of an upgrade this year. Slim chance of it being updated in the spring. I'm hoping for either 3d touch or the Apple pencil on the regular iPads. Both would be pants. 3d touch would have a wider application, and I'd kind of expect that we'll see that before the pencil, which will probably be limited to the Pro for at least a year if not more.
  16. cooperb21 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2013
    Does not make sense only have two sizes.... Really small ipad mini or too big Ipad pro that costs as much as a apple laptop OVER 1,000$ IN CANADA.

    I would wait to see how Ipad pro sales are compared to Ipad air 2 i suspect ipad air 2 sells more due to cheaper price and better size which will eliminate the two size model.
  17. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Wait until the Pro, maybe. It's a good bet that Apple will keep stylus support and Smart Keyboard support for the Pro line only.
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    DSTOFEL macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2011
    I'd be looking for a deal over the holidays similar to the $150 off deal at Staples here in the U.S. recently. That way, you wouldn't take as big of a hit if you wanted to sell/upgrade when Apple releases the Air 3. I wouldn't pay top dollar now.

    Only Apple knows what they have planned for the Air 3. I can't imagine them dropping it from the lineup. To me the "Air" is the center stone of the iPad line with the Mini and the Pro being more niche products. I wouldn't be surprised if the Air 3 is released in the Spring (along with Apple Watch 2), with the Air 3 packing the A9x, force touch, new design, updated display (4K?), pencil support, etc, etc....with the Mini 4 and Pro getting their updates in the fall (A9 and A10x, respectively...along with other updates).
  19. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    That seems to be the most likely. If Apple adds only 1, then I'm leaning toward support for the Apple Pencil. They need to get a large quantity of iPad units (pro or non) that support the Pencil out into the market for greater incentive for developers to support it.
  20. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    It will definitely be interesting to see how Apple approaches product line differentiation. The iPad Pro potentially crosses over both the iPad line and the 11"-12" laptop line. I have guesses, but since we're talking about Apple, who really knows? Apple itself may not have made up its mind yet. :)

  21. cooperb21 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2013
    Knowing apple they would force us onto the pro or mini only. The still have not even given me a macbook air with retina... I refuse to buy macbook because its one port and macbook pro because its too expensive and large for what i want.
  22. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    I'm in a similar boat, if you want to call it that. I have the Air 1, but I've noticed it lagging a little bit lately. I wouldn't mind something newer, but don't want the Air 2 if a 3 is on the horizon. I guess I'll wait it out as the Pro might be a little too much iPad for me lol.
  23. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    The problem is, as we've all agreed a million times, that there's alway something new coming, even if we don't know exactly when. Cheer up, it could be much worse. You could be trying to figure out the timing on a Skylake MBP, which is a much more expensive decision and seems to be much harder to figure out. :eek:
  24. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Tough desicion

    I say buy now , nobody knows when the air 3 comes out
    Could be early 2016 or late 2016

    Why not save up and get the iPad pro for $300 more ?
  25. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    I don't know what you're talking about. iPad air 2 is great...but you'll develop buyer's remorse if you wait to buy it. 2gb of ram is great. It's pretty obvious that iPad pro will better specs...but still...air 2 is great for a long time. If you wait later....oh geez...

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