All iPads Were you satisfied with your first iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TheAnvil, Dec 6, 2013.


Were you satisfied with your first iPad Air / rMini?

  1. Satisfied with first device

    102 vote(s)
  2. Returned one device, satisfied with the second

    8 vote(s)
  3. Returned twice or more

    35 vote(s)
  1. TheAnvil, Dec 6, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013

    TheAnvil macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2013
    Simple question, were you satisfied with the first iPad Air or Mini with Retina that you received?

    Thank you.

    Please do not vote if:

    1) you bought anything other than the Air or rMini.
    2) you returned the device for any reason other than defects.
  2. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2012
  3. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    My iPad Air has the tint but I'm ok with it. Nit worth returning.
  4. Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A
    I think I got a good one on my 1st try. 32-wifi-air. 15 hours of pretty hard usage, good screen(no yellowish tint), etc...

    Now if apple would get it's ish together and fix safari in ios7, this consumption device might actually be a great item for consuming http(s) content.
  5. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    I got a 32GB wifi iPad Air at my local Apple Store. It was perfect. No defects.
  6. boobie12 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2012
    Yep. Also I think that's because I'm not searching for a problem like a lot of ppl on this forum do. If I can't notice it then I don't care. But I probably bend lucky. Never had any problems with any iPhones or iPads brought.
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  8. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    32GB wifi+cellular retina Mini here. It fails the image retention test and has a bit of a pinkish hue on one side but these issues are only noticeable during tests and not during regular use, so I stuck with it and didn't return it.

    If the issues do present themselves in normal use somewhere down the line, that's what AppleCare+ is for.
  9. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Own an iPad 2, iPad 4 and iPad Air. Never had any problems with any of them.
  10. iVegas macrumors 6502


    Nov 16, 2013
    Only time I've had to exchange an iPad was for a larger hard drive. I'm pretty picky about my screens, too.
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    iPad 3, no problems, has worked fine. screen is fine.
  12. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    iPad 2 (refurbed) and iPad 3 new. The iPad 2 has a slight backlight on a corner, it wasn't worth returning. The iPad 3 was perfect for me in every way.
  13. RossMc macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2010
    Newcastle, UK
    First one came scratched out the box, returned it and second one was perfect.
  14. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

    Dec 26, 2009
    The results so far (37/3/8) demonstrate the OCD nature of returns. If all "defects" were real, we would see something similar to a gaussian distribution: exponentially decreasing results for increasing number of returns. If, for example, the defect rate is 10%, the probability to get two defective units in a row would be 1%, three - 0.1% and so on.

    Conclusion: most of the returners are too picky and find problems where there are none.
  15. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    I agree... the people on here blow problems way out of proportion. I got my iPad Air and have been enjoying it. But then I remembered about all of the people in here complaining about the yellow tint. It turns out mine has it as well. But I don't really care. It's only noticeable in certain situations, or if you actively try to look for it. When I'm using my iPad normally, I don't even see it. If there was something that actually affected the functionality of the device, I would return it. But not for something like this.
  16. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    Yes. I bought mine as an open box at MicroCenter and it was perfect.
  17. Jbru187 macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2013
    No display on any tablet is perfect, but I find the problem with the Air is too visible. It's very distracting to read when the background begins to shift in color. But most people are just going to shrug their shoulders at the problem, so it all depends how bothered you are by it. I wouldn't say I'm overly picky, and I didn't go looking for flaws when I bought the Air. I noticed the problem as soon as I opened Safari.
  18. JGWolven macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2013
    Got two at launch day. Both are absolutely perfect.
  19. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    So what did you do? Did you return it?
  20. Demiles macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2013
    Rmini no image retention, no bleed, no bad pixels, no tint.
  21. luckylisp macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2006
    NY state
    Someone being satisfied with an item does not mean defects do not exist. When you have people voting "satisfied" and then responding and saying things like "Mine has the yellow tint, but I don't really care" all this shows is some people are perfectly satisfied with defective units.
  22. fehhkk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I bought my 32 GB AT&T and it was perfect out of the box.
  23. Ipadfever macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2012
    These numbers are way too high!!

    It is almost a 1/4 of iPads have been returned, extremely unacceptable for such a premium price paid.

    I am sure those numbers are unacceptable to apple!

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