iPad Verge iPad Air 2 Review is up

Discussion in 'iPad' started by klover, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

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    The reviewer hit the point about lack of iOS differentiation on the iPad. Unfortunately, he didn't follow through his criticism in the actual score. Doing so would've gotten Apple's attention.
     
  2. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    They all complain about lack of split screen.

    I'm not sure why they didn't introduce that considering the apparent speed boost.

    Positive reviews however.
     
  3. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    It'll probably be in the next major iOS update and the Air 2 is powerful enough to support it.
     
  4. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I would bet on it considering these complaints.

    It's odd that they didn't already. Wonder what's up :confused:
     
  5. Sprintina macrumors member

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    Endgaget is saying "doubled the RAM" and is indicating 2 GB. That's the first bigger review site to indicate this! :cool:
     
  6. partouse macrumors newbie

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    They are staging the new features (probably to ensure nothing goes buggy and the Internet and Mass Media don't blow up over it).
     
  7. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    Its as if all the reviewers had a meeting and decided unanimously to complain about the lack of split screen multitasking...
     
  8. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    Right. I don't really care anyway.

    I 'tried' to use this feature with Android.

    Left me wanting. There was something about the 'fixed' screen being split that was annoying.
     
  9. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    The gold iPad looks bling-bling. I'm rethinking my space gray order.
     
  10. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a

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    He was kissing ass praising that thing at the unveiling and now he's being critical. Meh.
     
  11. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    They are just bored and mining the sites for info; hence the 'parrot'
     
  12. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I think it's a pretty thin 'review' but as an iPad lover, he's also right. This is a device that is just begging for multi-user support. These are GREAT devices to share, but they are still tied so tightly to one personal account that it's difficult at times to do so. We have an iPad 4 that stays at the house and the kids use it from time to time. Every time I update it or Apple adds a new feature I have to be really careful to make sure that I don't have personal, private information being sent automatically to that device for the babysitters to see.

    First Apple needs to really iron out the bugs in iOS. Then they need to reimagine how we interact with the iPad.
     
  13. Blackstick macrumors 6502

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    Apple would do well to give the iPad a proper incantation of iOS befitting its significantly enhanced hardware muscle. It's got the power and screen real estate to stand alone. I'm not saying it should be Yosemite (and certainly not Windows 8), but it can handle so much more more than what my iPhone 5S is tasked for.
     
  14. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    "Strap on your seat belts, kids -- the iPad Air 2 is speedy. The irony is not lost on me as I say it, given that we seem to say the same thing with every new iPad. Indeed, the Air 2 fits that bill perfectly: It's predictably more powerful than its predecessor, thanks to the A8X chipset inside, but there's a bit more to the tablet's oomph this time around. Apple's making a jump from a dual-core processor to one with three cores; the CPU is clocked at 1.5GHz, a 100MHz bump from the original Air; the L2 cache doubled from 1MB to 2MB; and it also comes with 2GB of RAM, twice as much as the last few iPads. It's no surprise, then, why the company is boasting a 40 percent boost in CPU performance and an increase in graphics prowess by a factor of 2.5."

    http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/21/ipad-air-2-mini-3-review/
     
  15. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

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    I do agree with The Verge criticisms. I want to do more with my iPad but I'm limited by the software. Apple needs to work on better utilizing the extra space and capabilities of iPad's. This hardware revision is a great start but now do something special with it.
     
  16. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    Technobuffalo basically already called out their review of the mini... The mini 2 with a new color and touch id
     
  17. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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    I think multi user is far more important than the split screen - seriously, its not large enough and suitable enough to multi-task in that way on a tablet. When I want to get serious work done, its time to get on the computer.

    But the multi user support that will allow a family to share/pass around a tablet while keeping their own identities would be huge. Especially if it could be tied to iCloud, so switching around from the family Air to Mini to Mac, etc, you keep your own identity.

    iOS really needs multi user support badly.
     
  18. cornerexit macrumors regular

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    I see no reason to upgrade. And after a month I'm wishing I would have bought a 5s to replace my 5 instead of the new 6.

    These new IOS devices, are just thinner. That's the bulk of it imo. And I say that owning one of them.

    Holding (and typing currently) onto my Air1 until I see something worth upgrading too. I want a 12.9" Ipad, or IPad pro.

    Thinner iphone, thinner ipad, and a worse version of the mac mini. Seems like stop gap city all the way around. Had planned on a new mini and IPad pro for my Xmas but won't be buying either.

    Next.
     
  19. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

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    Most reviews are saying the same thing - nice hardware, archaic OS.
     
  20. cababah macrumors 68000

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    The iPad now more than ever needs to go beyond being a "blown up iPod touch/iPhone." People expect tablets to be replacing laptops these days and Apple's lack of multi-tasking is barely acceptable on the smaller iPhone displays but flat out embarrassing on the 10" iPad...that can't utilize more than one app at a time on that huge screen.
     
  21. vgamedude macrumors 6502a

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    I see apple definitely being forced to step up their game soon. They are going to need to revamp ipad ios somehow, their tablet market growth is slowing. Not that it's dire or anything, clearly it isn't, apples doing smashingly, however I hope they won't rest on their laurels and keep playing it safe. Maybe they will but I doubt it.
     
  22. kycophpd macrumors 6502a

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    Speaking for myself only, I don't see a need for split screen multitasking. I can only do one thing at a time anyway.

    Actually, the human brain can only do one thing at a time. There really is no such thing as multitasking.
     
  23. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a

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    What??? If I'm doing project, would be cool one side Safari browser, another side Pages... Maybe you can't do two works at once but you can do one work more eassier..
     

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