1. OTACORB's Avatar
    I picked up an Air, but currently have the original iPad Mini. The Air is thinner and lighter, but it still no iPad Mini. I going to keep this thing for a bit, but I already know I am returning it. Once the iPad Mini has retina that size factor is going to be fantastic. Curling up on the sofa or in bed with the mini is just so much better than the iPad Air and ridiculously more comfortable compared with the other generation iPads.
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    11-03-2013 02:46 AM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    I caved... bought the 16gb space grey model... but havent opened the shrinkwrap yet... already feeling a tinge of buyer's remorse. The 16gb space grey iPad Air is definitely going back to the store. I am still vacillating between a 32gb iPad Air or trying my luck with the retina Mini...
    We are going back today with my husbands 16 gig and swapping for a 32.
    11-03-2013 07:16 AM
  3. LCW's Avatar
    I picked up an Air, but currently have the original iPad Mini. The Air is thinner and lighter, but it still no iPad Mini. I going to keep this thing for a bit, but I already know I am returning it. Once the iPad Mini has retina that size factor is going to be fantastic. Curling up on the sofa or in bed with the mini is just so much better than the iPad Air and ridiculously more comfortable compared with the other generation iPads.
    This is exactly what I wondered... How Mini owners would react to the Air. I'm debating this myself. Love the size of my Mini for couch/bed as you describe. There are times the larger screen would be nice though.
    11-03-2013 10:15 AM
  4. raorth's Avatar
    Interesting. Currently have the mini and holding out for the retina version, but am (was?) comtemplating the Air. Found your response interesting.
    11-03-2013 04:51 PM
  5. phreddyl's Avatar
    I caved... bought the 16gb space grey model... but havent opened the shrinkwrap yet... already feeling a tinge of buyer's remorse. The 16gb space grey iPad Air is definitely going back to the store. I am still vacillating between a 32gb iPad Air or trying my luck with the retina Mini...
    I say try the air for a week. It's so lightweight. Love it. Don't miss my mini. Yet... Lol
    11-03-2013 05:08 PM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    We are going back today with my husbands 16 gig and swapping for a 32.
    How did the swap go? Good move or bad?
    11-03-2013 05:38 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I say try the air for a week. It's so lightweight. Love it. Don't miss my mini. Yet... Lol
    I think I’m going to give it a go... gonna check out the 32gb model and try it out...
    11-03-2013 05:39 PM
  8. phreddyl's Avatar
    How did the swap go? Good move or bad?
    smart move- he managed fine with the 16 on the iPad 3 but only had like 4 gigs left on the air- for the extra $100- its worth it not to limit what he can use it for-
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    11-03-2013 06:05 PM
  9. cardfan's Avatar
    Tried out an ipad Air for an hour or so. It's almost there but still not a Mini in use. I can easily wait a few more weeks and compare both. I'm interested as well in seeing the increased screen quality of the retina Mini (vs the Air) or if i can tell a difference.

    Most likely we'll have both in the household sooner or later with the holidays approaching so its not that big a deal.
    11-03-2013 06:39 PM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Battery life is phenomenal. 30% left and already over 11 hours. All wifi use except for a brief test to check out the free tmobile data. No games or music, just apps that all access the internet. Attachment 41563
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    11-03-2013 06:57 PM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    I returned my unopened 16gb Air this afternoon... my intent was to pick up a 32gb model... but no go... out of stock. Tried 3 stores... Walmart, Best Buy and Target... didn’t want to try to navigate the madness that is my local Apple store this afternoon... maybe tomorrow... but still looking forward to the Retina Mini...
    11-03-2013 07:37 PM
  12. phreddyl's Avatar
    I returned my unopened 16gb Air this afternoon... my intent was to pick up a 32gb model... but no go... out of stock. Tried 3 stores... Walmart, Best Buy and Target... didnt want to try to navigate the madness that is my local Apple store this afternoon... maybe tomorrow... but still looking forward to the Retina Mini...
    I went to apple in new haven this morning at 11:10. Store was jam packed and was only open for 10 minutes.
    11-03-2013 07:41 PM
  13. Fausty82's Avatar
    I went to apple in new haven this morning at 11:10. Store was jam packed and was only open for 10 minutes.
    I love the Apple store for stuff like the Genius bar, but it’s truly pure mayhem on weekends... We need another one in our area... there’s one about 10 minutes from my house... there are 4 more around town, but the next closest one is over 45 minutes from here. Grrrrr.
    11-03-2013 07:45 PM
  14. phreddyl's Avatar
    I love the Apple store for stuff like the Genius bar, but its truly pure mayhem on weekends... We need another one in our area... theres one about 10 minutes from my house... there are 4 more around town, but the next closest one is over 45 minutes from here. Grrrrr.
    As busy as it was we were in and out in under a half hour. Really wasn't too bad. Now we both have the 32 gig air
    11-03-2013 07:46 PM
  15. LCW's Avatar
    I love the Apple store for stuff like the Genius bar, but its truly pure mayhem on weekends... We need another one in our area... theres one about 10 minutes from my house... there are 4 more around town, but the next closest one is over 45 minutes from here. Grrrrr.
    So you've got 5 apple stores near you and you're complaining? I'd kill to be 45 min from an Apple store!!! Even 2 hrs would be nice. As it stands I'm 6 hrs from one! Lol

    #firstworldproblems
    11-03-2013 09:06 PM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    So you've got 5 apple stores near you and you're complaining? I'd kill to be 45 min from an Apple store!!! Even 2 hrs would be nice. As it stands I'm 6 hrs from one! Lol

    #firstworldproblems
    LOL. Guilty as charged.
    11-03-2013 09:13 PM
  17. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    So you've got 5 apple stores near you and you're complaining? I'd kill to be 45 min from an Apple store!!! Even 2 hrs would be nice. As it stands I'm 6 hrs from one! Lol

    #firstworldproblems
    You'll really hate me then. I've got 10 within 26 miles.
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    11-03-2013 09:35 PM
  18. bigdad84's Avatar
    I love it! I was upgrading from an iPad 3, so I'm blown away by the speed, and how light it is! Also nice, now all my Apple products use Lightening connectors.
    11-03-2013 10:08 PM
  19. Boobie12's Avatar
    So far loving it.. Came from a mini and really use my ipad for textbooks during school, so the extra screen space is useful. Love the lightness and just the speed is amazing especially when coming from an a5.
    11-03-2013 11:02 PM
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