iPad Should I buy Ipad Air 2?

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  1. Matheew944
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    Yes but it's not a big deal ....dont need to worry about it imo
     
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    The vibrating does bother some people. Like me. When I tried one at my local store it was clearly a problem for me. You had better try one out first or at least buy it from someplace that has a return policy.

    Some wil say its a non issue but it MIGHT be a problem for you.

    Those are the facts.
     
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    Srs? It's not that bad man. Not like it's shaking itself out of your hands.

    But I'd be tempted to wait for the Air 3 at this point.
     
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    I bought an Ipad Air 2 and doesnt vibrate it.. I listen almost one hour of music, and I didnt feel any vibration....
     
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    "Bad" is a subjective term. IMO it was bad enough to kill my desire to purchase one. Listening to music whilst typing cause me to feel the screen resonate as I typed. It was annoying. Same for certain games. I tried the demo unti at my local Best Buy and after about ten minutes I knew it wasn't gonna work for me.

    Everyone is different but that's why people should try one out for themselves instead of just relying on hysterical users here and/or Apple cheer leaders who never find fault in anything that Apple does.
     
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    The force is strong with you. Tame the iPad Air 3 you will.
     
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    You must be holding it wrong!


    Sorry, I couldn't resist! :D
     
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    Smart Cover folded back does an ok job damping the vibrations. Without a cover, for me, is distracting at loud music volumes. But this design is what makes the iPad sound great when laid on a hard surface and listening to music. Try a Surface Pro 3 or other nice tablet with front facing speakers to hear how music should sound on a tablet. I too recommend experiencing before buying.
     
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    I would wait a little while. Air 2's will probably show up on the refurb store later this month.
     
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    I didnt hold it wrong. I have no vibration issues with my new Ipad...its perfect this Ipad....
     
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    They have a vibration due to how thin they are. It isn't a big deal for most people.
     
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    1. The iPad Air 2 is louder than any previous iPad. It's freakin' loud.
    2. If you don't like the vibration, just don't turn the volume so high.
    3. Any good bluetooth speaker, (Bose, Jawbone, Beats etc) that get's loud will transmit vibration.

    Do other iPad's vibrate? No, because they have weak lame speakers.
     
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    Thank you! Dear God, THANK YOU for posting this! I've thought the exact same thing.
    There are at least 5 currently active threads about the "vibration" issue on MR.
    OK, it vibrates! SOUND VIBRATES! That's why you hear it! I don't notice the sound coming out of the Air 2's speakers as vibration per se. They sound pretty good to me. YMMV.
    But if you're expecting concert venue speaker quality, you will be disappointed because the size alone limits the sound. But some of the posts on these threads make it sound like you'll be listening to speakers that sound like Tuna cans. From my perspective, just not so...
     
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    OK, so, let's see here: you claim that the speaker of the Air 2 is louder than any other ipad. Then, you say to turn it DOWN to avoid vibrations. I see. So, turn the louder speaker lower to avoid vibrations. That makes zero sense.

    So a $600+ dollar device has to be kept on a volume level of one or two bars or the device shakes like a blender? Right. :rolleyes:
     
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    The Air 2 is totally worth it, the performance alone is increadible. The vibration doesnt bother me, the speaker is excellent and the fact that there is some vibration as a result of the bass, improved volume and reduced size of the Air 2, it's not a problem at all.
     
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    It makes perfect sense, actually. If the minimal vibrating irritates you, you can turn down the volume and it will be roughly as quiet as other iPad models. If you want more volume and a very thin design, you have to accept that you can't have loud speakers and a thin device without a "downside" if you crank up the volume.

    You want the cake and also eat it. Do you know how speakers work? Look at any speaker that isn't a feepy little thing that can't do low frequencies: they all vibrate, especially if they create low frequencies at higher volumes (ever stood next to a giant speaker in a club?). Sound waves have to be produced, they don't just come out of nowhere. Try and make a low but loud throaty hum, and put a finger to your throat. You'll feel the same kind of vibrating, for essentially the same reason.

    If your iPad "shakes like a blender", take it back and get a replacement.
     
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    An iPad 3 would vibrate with the volume all the way up. Not as noticeable as the Air 2, though.
     
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    Hmm, I had my Air and and Air 2 side by side and both volume levels were about the same as was the sound quality coming out of the speakers which at best is average sound. The sound quality is much better while listening to headphones.

    I still had some vibration even at low volumes while hold the Air 2. As it has been said before, some find the vibration distracting and it doesn't bother others and you have those that actually like the vibration. I fall into the distraction group as I only use the speakers while surfing the web or reading.
     
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    Yeah, I know how speakers work. It's a simple matter of isolating the speakers vibrations from the rest of the chassis and Apple has FAILED miserably in this department. Every other device or pair of speakers I have in my home work the same way yet NONE of them resonate or vibrate at any tangible level. That's because they aren't paper thin and weak like the Air 2 is.

    Cake and eat it too? Cmon, stop apologizing for a high end, expensive device that obviously wasn't testetd for this problem.

    It's official: the Air 2 is much too thin and that's what the problem is here regarding speakers and vibrating. Period.
     
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    Well this is true and as I do for other devices that vibrate, I turn down the volume if I find it distracting.
     
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    I held the iPad Air 2 yesterday in my hand in the store.
    I immediately noticed how thin the device is, maybe a bit too thin.
    Why you may ask: When I grabbed the iPad I saw the screen distorting where I held it, showing discoloration. The same thing as if you press too hard with your finger(s) on your computer screen.
    I'd wait for the Air 3 if I was you. I was originally tempted to buy the Air 2 in the 128GB and LTE form, but knowing what I saw yesterday it's a no-no for me and I'll wait for the iA3.
     

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