1. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    .... hope some of you can share your thoughts before I submit my order.
    10-17-2014 11:13 AM
  2. Closingracer said: Best Answer

    I have Hotspot with my Note 4 and just planning on buying the 128GB Wifi model. No need to spend $130 imo for LTE with T-mobile imo
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    In the unlikely event your iPhone is unavailable due to loss, theft, damage or physical infirmity that renders it useless having cellular service on an Air2 would be nice to have available...
    10-17-2014 11:23 AM
  4. Closingracer's Avatar
    I have Hotspot with my Note 4 and just planning on buying the 128GB Wifi model. No need to spend $130 imo for LTE with T-mobile imo
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    10-17-2014 11:25 AM
  5. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I've never really had a need for the cellular iPad models. For me personally, it's a nice to have but not worth the extra money. I can tether easily and it's rare that I'd actually want to activate the data on an iPad except for the road trip here and there and with road trips, data is so spotty, is it even worth it?
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    10-17-2014 11:38 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Due to the larger battery, an iPad can tether for much much longer. If I remember correctly, tests with last year's Air with the hotspot on but screen off and tethered to a laptop that was refreshing a web page, the battery lasted over 24 hours.
    10-17-2014 11:42 AM
  7. Closingracer's Avatar
    I've never really had a need for the cellular iPad models. For me personally, it's a nice to have but not worth the extra money. I can tether easily and it's rare that I'd actually want to activate the data on an iPad except for the road trip here and there and with road trips, data is so spotty, is it even worth it?
    Unless your on T-mobile I don't think it is very much worth it imo. $130 for the LTE variant + Tax and Data charges depending on your plan or adding $10 per month for the line. With T-mobile if you just want to use the Data for life promotion it is decent as long as you have T-mobile service which is required for the promo. You get 200 MB of Data each month for free and costs nothing then the Sim card to add it to your plan.
    10-17-2014 11:42 AM
  8. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Unless you are worried about the battery on your iPhone draining while tethering, why would you spend a great deal more for the LTE model?
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    10-17-2014 12:01 PM
  9. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Does the wifi version have GPS??
    10-17-2014 12:26 PM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    Does the wifi version have GPS??
    Not sure about the Air2 - the 3rd Generation iPad I have does NOT. One can use an external GPSr via bluetooth, or one that plugs into the charging port and have full GPS capabilities (minus any internet searches when not on wifi...) - Garmin makes one... BadElf makes several options.
    Last edited by kch50428; 10-17-2014 at 12:41 PM.
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    10-17-2014 12:30 PM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Does the wifi version have GPS??
    None of the previous wifi iPads have had GPS.
    10-17-2014 12:39 PM
  12. H_D's Avatar
    Does the wifi version have GPS??
    Only the LTE versions.
    10-17-2014 12:50 PM
  13. Closingracer's Avatar
    Does the wifi version have GPS??
    No

    The Wifi version has iBeacon microlocation

    I personally think they should. Samsung adds it in their tablets i believe so i dont see why can't Apple
    10-17-2014 01:19 PM
  14. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I always get the cellular version of the iPad. You don't need a contract so you can go month to month. If are not going to use the cellular service it can stay disabled, but... if at some point you are somewhere and want to get online from the iPad you can enable the service from the device then cancel it when you are not using it anymore.
    10-17-2014 03:19 PM
  15. 05GT's Avatar
    I used to always purchase the wifi model of tablets. However, after purchasing my first LTE model about a year ago it's definitely hard to go back. I just like the convenience of it I guess.
    TechnologyTwitt likes this.
    10-17-2014 05:36 PM
  16. Closingracer's Avatar
    I used to always purchase the wifi model of tablets. However, after purchasing my first LTE model about a year ago it's definitely hard to go back. I just like the convenience of it I guess.
    I get the convince but it's hard to get my self to pay $130 extra after paying the apple tax for it. While lowering the prices of the 64gb and 128gb model is a step in the right direction I think base model should be 32gb and LTE should be $100 more Imo

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    10-17-2014 05:43 PM
  17. 05GT's Avatar
    Yea that extra $120+ is a bit of a bullet to bite.
    10-17-2014 06:46 PM
  18. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Its not just $130 though is it? He also has to pay for an LTE plan for the iPad. That to me is more than enough reason to pass.
    10-17-2014 09:12 PM
  19. rayz336's Avatar
    It's hard to justify getting a cellular version of the tablet but I think I might pick up one just for the rare times that the connection may be needed
    10-17-2014 09:37 PM
  20. bboykin87's Avatar
    Like someone posted earlier my first LTE iPad was the air and after having LTE on my iPad I'll never go back to wifi only. The agnostic sim card they have this year only further enforces that for me. No matter where you are when you need data you will have 4 options on the fly to get the fastest or more economical connection.


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    10-18-2014 08:38 AM
  21. Closingracer's Avatar
    Its not just $130 though is it? He also has to pay for an LTE plan for the iPad. That to me is more than enough reason to pass.
    Depending on carrier and plans it can be. T-Mobile offers free 200mb of data per month free if you have T-Mobile service already.

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    10-18-2014 10:22 AM
  22. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Thanks for the input everyone. I think I will get a LTE model.

    Just have to wait until apple.com changes from preorder status to order status so I can get 5% off with my discover card.
    10-18-2014 10:25 AM
  23. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I used to always purchase the wifi model of tablets. However, after purchasing my first LTE model about a year ago it's definitely hard to go back. I just like the convenience of it I guess.
    Couldn't agree more - iPad Air was my first cellular version and can't imagine not having constant data connectivity. Fortunately I'm in a very good T-Mobile coverage area - but I'm sure the other carriers would work just as well, but T-Mobile seems to offer the best bang for the buck.
    10-21-2014 07:10 AM
  24. Closingracer's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more - iPad Air was my first cellular version and can't imagine not having constant data connectivity. Fortunately I'm in a very good T-Mobile coverage area - but I'm sure the other carriers would work just as well, but T-Mobile seems to offer the best bang for the buck.
    Oh I agree the cellular is the best but I preferred to get 128gb over cellular since I would of bought the 64gb cellular model instead. I don't think paying $130 apple tax plus data plans are worth it when t-mobile offers free Hotspot of 3gb with my phone plan

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    10-21-2014 07:38 AM
  25. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    Oh I agree the cellular is the best but I preferred to get 128gb over cellular since I would of bought the 64gb cellular model instead. I don't think paying $130 apple tax plus data plans are worth it when t-mobile offers free Hotspot of 3gb with my phone plan

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    My Air is the 16GB version and I have 1TB of space on Dropbox, of which I'm using a few GBs. I'm using T-Mobile and couldn't be happier with the speed or the 5GB plan I'm on.
    10-21-2014 07:52 AM
  26. Closingracer's Avatar
    My Air is the 16GB version and I have 1TB of space on Dropbox, of which I'm using a few GBs. I'm using T-Mobile and couldn't be happier with the speed or the 5GB plan I'm on.
    Yeah that is actually pretty good and probably the only way a 16gb device period is worthwhile while I think everybody should offer 32gb as the base for flagship models be it Samsung with its galaxy s phones (note 3 and 4 has been 32gb), and Apple with their iPhones should start at 32gb base models. I personally prefer physical space to have my content and as such opted for the 128gb Ipad. If I could simply afford to burn money I would get the cellular one but $830 is quite a bit 2 much Imo

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    10-21-2014 07:55 AM
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