1. j_benj's Avatar
    I had the same dilemma and wound up opting for the Air. It's only a quarter pound heavier than the mini now and with the trimmed bezels it's a joy to hold and fits better in a bag. Then again I already have the older mini so the full-size iPad was a bigger upgrade to my iPad 3 than the retina mini would be to my existing mini so that did play a huge part.
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    11-04-2013 07:23 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Great battery life so far
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    11-04-2013 07:41 AM
  3. Steven Forster's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me if Sky Go app is compatible with the iPad air? Thanks
    11-04-2013 09:18 AM
  4. elvisx77's Avatar
    Great battery life so far
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    I wish I could see the same thing on iPhone screen. Really don't mind compromising its size for better usage time with ALL ITS FEATURES TURNED ON.


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    11-04-2013 10:31 AM
  5. CDG's Avatar
    Great battery life so far
    I am finding the same. I went Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon with the charge it came with, I think around 80% and playing with it every possible minute. I finally charged it last evening and this is what it shows now.

    I never had any complaints about my iPad 2 battery life, but this is really great.






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    11-04-2013 11:14 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I wish I could see the same thing on iPhone screen. Really don't mind compromising its size for better usage time with ALL ITS FEATURES TURNED ON.


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    The iPad air battery is roughly 15 times bigger than the iPhone.
    11-04-2013 12:15 PM
  7. Richard Devine's Avatar
    "Is it worth it from an iPad 4?"

    Yes.
    11-04-2013 03:11 PM
  8. Richard Devine's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me if Sky Go app is compatible with the iPad air? Thanks
    If there's an iPad app, the main thing is to check its compatibility with iOS 7
    11-04-2013 03:12 PM
  9. LCW's Avatar
    I had the same dilemma and wound up opting for the Air. It's only a quarter pound heavier than the mini now and with the trimmed bezels it's a joy to hold and fits better in a bag. Then again I already have the older mini so the full-size iPad was a bigger upgrade to my iPad 3 than the retina mini would be to my existing mini so that did play a huge part.
    this made too much sense to me... so I pulled the trigger on an Air 64GB WiFi+Cellular (space grey). Will keep my original Mini, and wait for the next Mini Retina (Mini 3), which if history is any indication, will be in a new enclosure, while iPad 6 (Air 2) will keep the same form factor for another cycle.

    Says delivery on Nov 11. Hopefully it shows up sooner. Regardless - I'll consider it an early b-day present - which how I kinda justified to myself.
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    11-04-2013 06:24 PM
  10. iamdjpaul's Avatar
    I have been using the iPad since launch. And I must admit it is light. Coming from iPad 2 you can really feel the difference. I had to hold it up against my old ipad because I could believe the weight difference. For those of you on the fence between the mini and you plan on using it at home. I say get the air. I don't think you can go wrong with the bigger screen.

    If you are going to carry it around and won't have it in a computer bag or big purse then the Mini is probably a better match for you.


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    11-05-2013 12:11 AM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    I grabbed a 64gb model of the Air today for my wife. She dropped her iPad 3 gen a couple of days after the announcement - after I had already decided NOT to upgrade... anyway, long story short, it’s a great iPad... she is extremely happy...

    Now, what do I do about my Mini?
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    11-05-2013 12:19 AM
  12. lang007's Avatar
    I just ordered the Air and I am new to the Ipad thing. Can you use other browsers besides Safari?
    11-05-2013 02:28 PM
  13. j_benj's Avatar
    I just ordered the Air and I am new to the Ipad thing. Can you use other browsers besides Safari?
    Yes you can. Google Chrome is popular and there are others in the App Store. Only thing is that they all must use the Safari engine so they're essentially all the same from a page-rendering perspective (except for a few that render elements server-side like Puffin).
    11-05-2013 04:24 PM
  14. cgk's Avatar
    Just got an Air (it was free), really like lots of things about it (especially the weight, battery life) but I must confess some of the lock-in stuff is a bit tiresome - for example working with documents in dropbox needs a bit of playing around with and I think Android makes it a little easier to stitch various apps together.
    Last edited by cgk; 11-09-2013 at 06:36 AM.
    11-09-2013 06:18 AM
  15. LCW's Avatar
    Got my Air last night. Haven't put it down since


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    11-09-2013 10:18 AM
  16. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Got my Air last night. Haven't put it down since


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    And you won't need to put it down for a long time. The battery lasts forever.
    Last edited by Karenkcoulter; 11-09-2013 at 12:20 PM.
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    11-09-2013 10:24 AM
  17. Eileen89's Avatar
    Got my Air last night. Haven't put it down since


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    Congrats, I said the exact same thing when I picked up my iPad Air on Tuesday. This is the best iPad yet and I've had every one since the iPad one.
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    11-09-2013 10:27 AM
  18. phreddyl's Avatar
    Loving mine too. I was on the fence about the air or the mini. Prefer the larger screen.
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    11-09-2013 10:37 AM
  19. LCW's Avatar
    I will also keep my regular Mini. Still a great travel device or for reading in bed with.
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    11-09-2013 11:19 AM
  20. Peligro911's Avatar
    Couldn't help it I upgraded got a white 64gb verizon ipad air so far I'm liking it
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    11-11-2013 02:57 AM
  21. Michael Zajdel's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    Can someone please put the print screen of every settings page that he heas cause my ipad last maybe 9:30h. And i don't know if something is with my ipad or some app drains my battery
    11-11-2013 05:09 AM
  22. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    this made too much sense to me... so I pulled the trigger on an Air 64GB WiFi+Cellular (space grey). Will keep my original Mini, and wait for the next Mini Retina (Mini 3), which if history is any indication, will be in a new enclosure, while iPad 6 (Air 2) will keep the same form factor for another cycle.

    Says delivery on Nov 11. Hopefully it shows up sooner. Regardless - I'll consider it an early b-day present - which how I kinda justified to myself.
    Thank you for pointing out the evolution-of-enclosure cycle for mini vs. Air -- effectively bulletproofing my rationalization of yesterday's decision to go for the Air. Same one Peligro has: white, 64GB, VZW.

    I have a mini 1st-gen wi-fi only, and love the portability (downsized from the short-lived iPad 3, version 1 with cellular). Have been doing the Air-vs-retina Mini dance since the announcement.

    Have to go back to LTE support from wi-fi only, so I had already decided to get one of the new ones. Planned to wait for retina mini, until I stopped in Apple store yesterday to play with the Air ("to play with"= decision to buy-unless-I-hate-the-Air. And who hates the Air, right?). As much as I LOVE the smaller mini form factor, using the Air after a year with the Mini is like dessert for my 40 yr-old eyes. Not just any dessert, but reeeeaallly good dark chocolate. With caramel on top.

    With the smaller, lighter full-size, the Air may be the sweet spot for me. I use my mini for work, with a Shark clamshell keyboard, and it works, but using the Air is like being able to breathe again- when I didn't realize I was gasping (still have keyboards from the iPad 3, so no re-buying needed there). I will also keep the 1st gen Mini, so the portability option will remain. By the time of the NEXT iteration of the mini (thank you, LCW), I will know whether I want to go back down in size or stick with the Air. Or, by that time, perhaps keep both :-D. So far, I am loving the Air.

    Thank you for the rationalization, LCW- and Happy Birthday!
    Last edited by Rocket_Girl; 11-11-2013 at 07:24 AM.
    11-11-2013 07:06 AM
  23. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    Can someone please put the print screen of every settings page that he heas cause my ipad last maybe 9:30h. And i don't know if something is with my ipad or some app drains my battery
    Nothing wrong with your battery. Apple's tech specs list 10 hours usage so 9:30 is within margin of error.
    Last edited by Karenkcoulter; 11-11-2013 at 08:49 AM.
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    11-11-2013 07:52 AM
  24. Michael Zajdel's Avatar
    Yeah but I saw your post with around 16h of actual usage so I don't know what's going on :C
    11-11-2013 08:12 AM
  25. hill_marc's Avatar
    Cannot email contacts using contact backup apps as before with iOS 7.

    Frustrated
    11-11-2013 02:25 PM
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