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  1. stooovie's Avatar
    I got my new Air and want to share a little first impressions. First my background: I write books on Apple stuff and I know my way around their stuff, so definitely no noob here Overall I like the device, but there are some little issues.

    1) where the iPad 4 stuttered, Air stutters too. New version of Pages (scrolling in the doc library), Downcast, multitasking (especially multitouch gestures), sometimes even the Fav lists in Safari. New clean install. iOS 7 is the culprit here but I did sort of expect some improvement.

    2) sound is definitely improved, but the whole thing now vibrates with higher volumes. The chassis is so thin this is probably the inevitable trade off. Also, you can now flex the iPad a little bit. Definitely feels less solid. But I know we can't get heft and lightness at the same time.

    3) mute switch/gesture lock is so flush I can only flick it with a fingernail. No big deal. On the other hand, the Home button seems a bit more sturdy now.

    What do you guys think?

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    Last edited by stooovie; 11-12-2013 at 01:04 PM.
    11-12-2013 12:12 PM
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    11-12-2013 12:21 PM
  3. LCW's Avatar
    Anyone's Air have the home button ever so slightly raised??
    11-12-2013 04:18 PM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar
    Anyone's Air have the home button ever so slightly raised??
    Mine is flush with the bottom bezel. I do recall my Mini home button being slightly raised and it was never a problem. I would rather it be slightly raised rather than being in too far as I've seen with some display models.

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    11-12-2013 05:25 PM
  5. BenitoC's Avatar
    Anyone's Air have the home button ever so slightly raised??
    Mine is flush.
    11-12-2013 06:54 PM
  6. minimo3's Avatar
    My button is flush. I prefer the feel of the traditional home button in the iPad air to the stiffer, clickier one in the 5s. It has a more pleasant tactile feel
    11-12-2013 07:38 PM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Mine seems to be the same as every iPhone and iPad I've had before the 5S.
    11-12-2013 08:01 PM
  8. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I can't nitpick with this device. It is by far the best piece of tech I have purchased in the last three years. I can't find anything bad to say about it.

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    12-10-2013 02:45 AM

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