Worth upgrading?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dcaccount, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. dcaccount macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2013
    Just a simple question, I own a iPad Air 1 and I a wondering if it would be worth upgrading to Air 2.

    I would give the Air 1 to my daughter, nevertheless I am still doubtful whether to upgrade or not.

    Thanks for advising, daniele
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    There are 5 maybe 6 benefits to the Air 2 vs the Air

    1) A8X
    2) thinner, lighter
    3) laminated screen
    4) 2GB RAM
    5) TouchID
    6) NFC ?

    If any of those are a benefit to you then it might answer your question. I have an Air decided against upgrading. None of the above was of interest to me and how I use my iPad.
  3. dilap macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2014
    London, UK
    For me, I really just wanted Touch ID, but, I realised I was fine without it, until they announced it! I stuck with my Air 1
  4. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Agreed. I also have an Air and am staying put this time around. The RAM and chip would be nice to have but they are hardly mandatory. My Air has always been a beast and performed pretty much flawlessly since day one so I just don't see the need to update.

    IMO, Air owners can skip the Air 2 unless there is a must have item on that list which I doubt there really is. Everyone with a 4th gen or less should go ahead and get the Air 2. Although, the deals on the Air are certainly intriguing.... ;)
  5. ELBdelorean macrumors member

    May 18, 2010
    iPad air 2 doesn't have NFC but it does support apple pay for purchases you make on your iPad.

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