The iPad arrived and it's an Air 2

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  1. SB-MBP Suspended

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    The iPad I received from family to use for a few months came in the post and after expecting it to be an Air, it turned out to be an Air 2 - I know because it's Gold!

    The screen is brilliant. Multitasking is brilliant. Speed is still fantastic to me. The only problem is its a 16GB and I most likely will have to give it back in a few months.

    This screen though, never have I had the pleasure of working on something so stunning.

    When the time comes to buy my own device at the end of the year, it was going to be an iPad 2017 with max memory and a Logitech keyboard. Will I be able to adapt to its inferior screen easily? I'm not sure just how different it must be. What do you think?

    This came with an unbranded keyboard case, which is doing the job but cannot keep up with my typing. Plus on Word and similar apps the keyboard on screen keeps popping up and it's annoying.. will a Logitech or even Apple Smart Keyboard Case fix this? (I'm aware the Smart Keyboard is only for Pro, so if this is the case I will consider spending more for it). My iPhone SE screen is great and I know it's not lamminated so maybe the 2017 iPad is still my best choice.

    Overall please. 2 weeks into iPad only and no Mac and I still haven't looked back. Hope this continues and iOS gets better yet in October of this year :)
     
  2. bufffilm Suspended

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    And to think...you could have had this more than 2 years ago!

    The vibrating speakers might have been a sore spot though. Thankfully, we have other options since.
     
  3. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    I was never bothered by the speakers in the Air 2. With 4 speakers in the Pro it must vibrate even worse.
     
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    I'm told that the Pros don't.
     
  5. SB-MBP thread starter Suspended

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    I can definitely feel the vibrating speakers but it hasnt bothered me :p
     
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    hmmm interesting I hope the new Pro have even nicer speakers
     
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    Doubt it.

    Only way to make them better would be for JBL to tune them and I don't see that happening.
     
  8. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Nope... Air 2 vibrated annoyingly and the glass seemed to 'bounce' when tapped. The Pro glass is solid and the speakers are vibration free, although I use it mostly with wireless headphones.
     
  9. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Enjoy your vibrating speakers! I have the new iPad and my speakers don't work at all!
     
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    uh oh
     
  11. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Correction. Speakers work if I'm in YouTube or settings changing sounds but not when interacting with the device (i.e. keyboard clicks, lock sound, games, etc.).

    I've been over the damn thing a ton of times looking for a vibrate switch but it seems they got rid of that. Can't think of any other reasons why this stuff wouldn't be working.
     
  12. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Those sounds are a setting in Sound. They must be toggled off
     
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    You mean these?

    IMG_0015.PNG
     
  14. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    There is not a picture if you posted one? I mean the settings under Sound, there is a toggle for keyboard clicks and lockscreen sounds. Also the silent switch is now under control center toggles In control center
     
  15. MandiMac macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure you're referring to the Air 2 here? As far as I know the Air (I have one) has this weirdly soft display, but not the Air 2 as they removed the air gap there.
     
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    Fixed.
     
  17. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

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    My wife got the new iPad 2017 today. I have an older Air 2. The speaker vibration is one of those issues people like to make a big deal out of which isn't a big deal at all. It's barely a minor deal. Regardless, on to the comparison of the two iPads:

    1 - if you look at both the Air 2 and the 2017 model, it's noticeable how much better and less reflective the Air 2 screen is. But if you're not comparing them side by side, the 2017 screen looks gorgeous.

    2 - yes, the air gap is back in the 2017 model and yes along with that comes the plastic-y sound when you tape the screen. A minor annoyance.

    3 - the speed difference is noticeable. The Air 2 isn't on its last legs, but it's close. The 2017 model is fast. Very fast.

    My wife is very very pleased with her purchase, as I imagine a great many people will be. She didn't need all the extra crap you get with the Pro. She would have preferred a laminated screen, but what she got isn't the end of the world.
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I was also never bothered by the speakers in my iPad Air 2.

    But the speakers in the iPad Pro line don't vibrate very much. Mainly because the sound is balanced equally and there are carbon fiber caps there over the speakers that help put a damper on the sound from vibrating and amplify the sound throughout. It's actually very well-balanced and fairly impressive sound exhibited from the iPad Pro.

    http://www.designntrend.com/article...ign-four-speaker-audio-setup-huge-battery.htm

    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Pro+12.9-Inch+Teardown/52599
     
  19. 960design macrumors 68020

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    I could be wrong... I've had them all and sometimes start mushing them together.
     
  20. Freakonomics101 macrumors 65816

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    Nope... I have the Pro 9.7 and there are no signs of vibration. The sound quality and loudness is awesome.
     
  21. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    You won't notice any real-world differences between the two displays.
     
  22. uwdude macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you'll be able to go back to the worse screen, it's just too noticeable. That's the one thing I hated about the Air back then, and was glad to upgrade to the Air 2 when that came out. If you can, go ahead and get a Pro, maybe make payments through your carrier or something to afford it. You'll be glad. True tone display!
     
  23. Pspressart macrumors regular

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    I have the Pro 12.9 and I have not had a vibration problem with the speakers.
     
  24. broadbean macrumors 6502a

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    Huh? The iPad is available in Gold:
    http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-9-7
     
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