iPad Should I upgrade my Ipad 4 to an Ipad Air 2?

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  1. Matheew944 macrumors regular

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    I have my Ipad 4 since December 2012, 2 years , .so, should I upgrade it to the new Ipad Air 2 or wait the next Ipad Air 3 or Ipad Pro?
     
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    Depends on what you use it for. IF for gaming, then Air 2 would be the way to go. I gave my iPad 4 to my wife and got the Air2. Not much difference in terms of streaming videos, checking email and web surfing. Battery life seems better on the 4.
     
  4. Matheew944 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Battery life on Ipad Air 2 is better than the Ipad 4?
     
  5. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Not likely. If anything, due to its super thin design the battery in the Air 2 maybe slightly worse. Don't worry, the Air 2 battery is still excellent though.

    As for whether to upgrade or not, if you are still happy with the 4 and its performance then I don't see the need to upgrade unless the device is really feeling old to you or you really want the weight and size reductions. For day to day use and with most apps I doubt you'll notice a huge difference of any at all.

    Go play with an Air 2 at a local store if possible and see for yourself.
     
  6. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    If your iPad 4 suits your needs, wait for the iPad Air 3!!

    No point upgrading unless your current iPad doesn't do what you need.
     
  7. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    No, my iPad 4 last about 3 hours longer than my iPad Air 2. That said, I much prefer the Air 2 over the iPad 4.
     
  8. saudor macrumors 6502

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    3 hours??
     
  9. Matheew944 thread starter macrumors regular

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    love the air 2 is awesome, I already tested on a apple store, its so thin!, but, I will probably stick with my Ipad 4 until Ipad Air 3 comes
     
  10. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, but the battery is MUCH bigger and I don't game on it.
     
  11. saudor macrumors 6502

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    I figured the battery was bigger to accommodate the power hungry A5X in the 3 and the A6X in the 4 + retina display. (Battery life for all iPads appear to be around the ~10 hour mark suggesting the A7/A8X are far more efficient despite working from a smaller battery)
     

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