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Will you upgrade from the iPad Air to the iPad Air 2?
When the iPad Air 2 come out in October, will you or will you not upgrade to it?
I can't decide!
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- 07-25-2014, 01:48 PM #6iMore Intermediate
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Right now I'm having problems with Apple ID and iTunes, enough of a headache for me to consider leaving Apple, but if my problems are solved today, and I can stay with Apple, I am keeping my iPad Air.
I really don't care for the Touch ID thing, and I really like my iPad as it is, right now.
I have no complaints about the battery life and I love the speed.
What I will NOT do, however, is upgrade to IOS8 for at least several months IF I see that people like it: I learned that the hard way with IOS7 on my old iPad, lol.
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- 07-26-2014, 05:59 PM #13iMore Genius
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If it all becomes true and all these new devices come out besides the iPhone 6 of course it is going to be interesting on whether one should ditch their mini r like me and get a new air if one comes out with significant changes that the first one.
These are going to be some nard questions to ask and decide what to do. I have really become accustomed to my mini r. I only wish I would have bought with my carrier and not just WIFI.
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TLDR…the current Air will do everything you need unless Touch ID is important to you.
- 07-27-2014, 12:18 PM #16iMore Intermediate
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Nope. My air is working perfectly and I don't miss Touch ID on it.
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- 07-27-2014, 03:46 PM #18iMore Intermediate
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I don't see that there'd be new options that could tempt me.
Maybe if suddenly RAM became an issue, but my Air runs really nicely for now -- it isn't like how iOS 7 made my iPad 2 run a little choppier. As long as iOS 8 runs fine on the Air -- and if it doesn't, that's when I'd get really angry at Apple TBH -- I see no particular reason for an upgrade. An Air with LTE and 128 GB of storage is enough for anyone.
- 07-27-2014, 05:36 PM #19iMore Guru
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Maybe by the Mini 4th Generation I'll upgrade, but upgrading iPads every year just seems like too much money to me. An new iPhone every year is somewhat reasonable, but a new iPad every year isn't realistic for me at least. iPhone 6-64 GB Space Gray iPad Air 2-64 GB Space Gray
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- 07-28-2014, 10:19 PM #22iMore Intermediate
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Depending what on the specs of the Air-2, then I might.
T-Mobile has the Jump Program for just such possibilities: http://forums.imore.com/ext?link=htt...e-upgrade.html
"Upgrade your phone or tablet when the next hot device comes out or simply when you’re ready for something new. There’s no waiting to upgrade or limits on how many times you can upgrade.
When you’re ready to upgrade, simply trade in your eligible device and receive credit for all remaining device payments, up to half of its original cost. You are responsible for any remaining device payments at the time of upgrade.
Total peace of mind knowing that you can replace virtually any phone or tablet that’s been damaged or lost through our premium device protection and mobile security features, included in JUMP!"
- 08-01-2014, 03:04 PM #23iMore Nanite
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At this time, no plans to upgrade. My iPad Air works great, it was expensive, and given Apple's penchant for iterative, rather than revolutionary upgrades to its devices, I doubt any new features will be announced (Touch ID notwithstanding) that will make iPad Air 2 a "must have," especially for those with an iPad Air. Of course, if Apple surprises everyone with a revolutionary take on tablets, I reserve the right to change my mind...;-)
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More and likely I'll upgrade to the iPad Air 2 to replace my 4th Gen, especially if it has the TouchID. I love my 4th gen but after messing with the Air, it makes mine feel like a brick, plus I love the design of the Air."If at first you don't succeed, hide all evidence you've tried"... -- Terrence C.
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