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Old 17-10-2014, 09:00 AM   #1
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iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air

Finally, the release of iPad Air 2 was officially announced by Apple this morning. Now comes the Q on whether to upgrade or not.

I am holding on to an iPad Air, I have been consistently upgrading my iPad during each new release except from iPad 3 to the new iPad. Some key specs of iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air are:

Thickness: 6.1mm vs 7.5mm
Weight: 437g vs 469g
Colour: Gold & Silver & Grey vs Silver & Grey
Screen: Fully Laminated Display vs Nil
Antireflective Coating (reduces glare by 56%) vs Nil
Camera: 8MP (Rear) & 1.2MP (Front) vs 5MP (Rear) & 1.2MP (Front)
Burst Mode vs Nil
Video: Slow Motion vs Nil
Chip: A8 & M8 Motion Compressor vs A7 & M7 Motion Compressor
iOS8 vs iOS7
Sensor: Touch ID Fingerprint vs Nil

Apple iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: Should I Upgrade?

To upgrade or not?
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Old 17-10-2014, 09:19 AM   #2
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If you want the Touch ID and the isight camera, then it is worthwhile to upgrade IMHO. I am using the ipad air now too
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Old 17-10-2014, 09:23 AM   #3
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My iPad 4 can't start up, so am looking to get the iPad Air 2. Question is when it will be available?
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Old 17-10-2014, 09:31 AM   #4
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Finally, the release of iPad Air 2 was officially announced by Apple this morning. Now comes the Q on whether to upgrade or not.

I am holding on to an iPad Air, I have been consistently upgrading my iPad during each new release except from iPad 3 to the new iPad. Some key specs of iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air are:

Thickness: 6.1mm vs 7.5mm
Weight: 437g vs 469g
Colour: Gold & Silver & Grey vs Silver & Grey
Screen: Fully Laminated Display vs Nil
Antireflective Coating (reduces glare by 56%) vs Nil
Camera: 8MP (Rear) & 1.2MP (Front) vs 5MP (Rear) & 1.2MP (Front)
Burst Mode vs Nil
Video: Slow Motion vs Nil
Chip: A8 & M8 Motion Compressor vs A7 & M7 Motion Compressor
iOS8 vs iOS7
Sensor: Touch ID Fingerprint vs Nil

Apple iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: Should I Upgrade?

To upgrade or not?
Hoot 1st then said...I am in the same situation as you. I will be upgrading from ipad air to air 2 for the gold color.
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Old 17-10-2014, 10:12 AM   #5
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tiagong ipad air 2 is 2gb ram?
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Old 17-10-2014, 10:15 AM   #6
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tiagong ipad air 2 is 2gb ram?
not tia gong, its confirmed.
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Old 17-10-2014, 10:16 AM   #7
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wonder what's the resale value of air..if high enough I might upgrade..else stay out with my air
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Old 17-10-2014, 10:18 AM   #8
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not tia gong, its confirmed.
Sure anot ytd also bo announce .
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Old 17-10-2014, 10:19 AM   #9
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Thinking of upgrading my iPad 2 to the iPad Air 2, which is quite a few generations jump. I don't think the Air to Air 2 is really worth it.
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Old 17-10-2014, 10:21 AM   #10
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not tia gong, its confirmed.
Where are your sources that says that? Any geekbench?
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Old 17-10-2014, 10:23 AM   #11
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Where are your sources that says that? Any geekbench?
I think he anyhow bomb lol
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Old 17-10-2014, 10:24 AM   #12
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Let me check the net for more credible sources.
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Old 17-10-2014, 10:26 AM   #13
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Sure anot ytd also bo announce .
bo meh? let me go re look again.
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Old 17-10-2014, 11:19 AM   #14
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never announce anything. but rumors very strong. im hoping for the best
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Old 17-10-2014, 11:25 AM   #15
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1. If you really need the processor and graphics speed bump, then go for it. I believe iPad Air's power is still ok in terms of majority app performance. I can still play a 15GB-file Full HD MKV movie - no lags.

2. 34 grams diff, not much, IMO.

3. Gold? I like the color, but not enough for me to upgrade.

4. Camera? If you got an iPhone 5 or better, then may not warrant an upgrade too, yah?

5. Touch Id. Ah, this one I want. But can still manage entering passwords ;-)

6. Current investment on iPad Air - Glass screen protector (cost me a bomb, casing (Apple Leather case, pretty pricey too), sleeve (iPad Air 2 can fit but may be loose)

For me, I'll skip this one. Will wait for the jump on the specs for iPad Air 3 (if they call it like that).
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