1. bboykin87's Avatar
    I just got an Air yesterday and I love it so far. I'm upgrading from an iPad 2 so to me it's a big improvement. I always downplayed retina as not being a big deal, but after seeing the Air I can't believe how long I went without it. I'm in the middle of my first charge so I can't comment on battery life but I'm sure it is good. I like the form factor of the mini but I watch too many videos and read too many comics and magazines to go with the mini.

    Sporting a red Smart Cover and I love it, like others I just wished it had touch id. And I wish Verizon had space grey in stock when I went to buy mine. Oh we'll, just another reason to buy one next year!


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    11-18-2013 01:50 AM
  2. Carlton English's Avatar
    I went from the 4 to the air and loving it so far, minor software hiccups, but overall loving my device.


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    11-23-2013 04:15 PM
  3. Danny8200's Avatar
    I had to swap mine out, and the replacement seems to be working pretty good. Overall a good upgrade coming from a 3rd Generation. The only thing I'm beginning to regret is getting the 16GB version, but my iPad 3 was a 32 GB and I never even came half way close to filling it up so I should be ok. I usually stream all my stuff anyways.
    11-25-2013 07:37 PM
  4. Scallops's Avatar
    I owned the original Mini but we also had an iPad3 in the house that was there for all to use. With my old Mini, I much preferred the weight and ease of use lying in bed, for example. The iPad3, whilst reminded me that the original Mini screen was a compromise, was just too heavy and harder to hold - so the Mini became a compromise I was willing to make......

    When I heard about a Retina Mini coming out, I didn't even consider the Air. This was surely what I was after. I bought the rMini sight unseen. I took it home, full of expectation, and compared some photos I had from a local flower festival on the new beast with the iPad3. I was looking for that vindication at trading in a year old device - that wow, my new rMini has fixed the compromises, and in some ways (speed, clarity) it had, but alas, it didn't deliver what I had hoped for. In terms of colour reproduction, especially with blue irises and red roses, the iPad3 still had a clearly more vibrant image. I just assumed Retina would mean Retina as I knew it. So I searched the web to see if there was some explanation, and discovered the gamut limitations of the rMini. I tried to convince myself it didn't really matter...I tried to convince myself to keep it, that the size and weight still made the rMini the one for me....but then I got to see an Air.

    I hadn't realised the new full screen size Air was actually a smaller footprint over the iPad3/4. I hadn't realised the Air was an in-between size, an in-between weight....

    I exchanged my rMini - got the Air, and this is the exact right iPad for me - the right screen quality, without fully trading off all of the Mini form factor. I have found I can use my Air as I did the Mini, without it feeling too heavy. And the speed, the screen - it's brilliant. I don't blame Apple in the slightest. I'm not sure why the rMini is as it is, but - Apple allowed me to swap it out for an Air, so at the end of the day, I'm very happy. The Air is without doubt the best iPad experience I have come across.
    11-25-2013 08:23 PM
  5. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I got a 32 GB free from work. I really like it. But I don't see any difference from the iPad 4 that I had before. It just looks better and is thinner. For what I do, the performance is about the same.


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    11-26-2013 01:31 AM
  6. emmyJayne's Avatar
    I brought my first iPad last weekend have been enjoying using it all the time. The iPad Air fits perfectly into my life. The size and lightness is remarkable compared to my sister's iPad 2 I would not buy any other iPad.
    12-02-2013 05:21 AM
  7. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I brought my first iPad last weekend have been enjoying using it all the time. The iPad Air fits perfectly into my life. The size and lightness is remarkable compared to my sister's iPad 2 I would not buy any other iPad.
    I didn't mind the size and heft of the previous iPads. But I do like the Air.


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    12-02-2013 09:46 AM
  8. d0ink's Avatar
    Just upgraded from the original iPad Mini and let me say that the difference between Retina and non-Retina resolutions is a night and day difference, not to mention the huge performance boost from the original mini. I am absolutely loving it! The only con is that I now have to purchase a new messenger bag to fit the Air to take with me to work.
    12-02-2013 10:01 AM
  9. candy84's Avatar
    when you all received your ipad, did you use it right away and drain it to 0%, or did you plug it in for a full charge?
    I have heard that one way is better for your battery, so i thought i'd ask before I screw it up

    Thanks
    12-05-2013 12:30 PM
  10. BenitoC's Avatar
    I just started to use it normally. I didn't bother purposefully draining it to zero charge.
    12-05-2013 06:15 PM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    when you all received your ipad, did you use it right away and drain it to 0%, or did you plug it in for a full charge?
    I have heard that one way is better for your battery, so i thought i'd ask before I screw it up

    Thanks
    The best thing do to with the battery is to just not worry about it.
    12-05-2013 06:28 PM
  12. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    when you all received your ipad, did you use it right away and drain it to 0%, or did you plug it in for a full charge?
    I have heard that one way is better for your battery, so i thought i'd ask before I screw it up

    Thanks
    Your posts have so much WIN.
    12-31-2013 09:57 AM
  13. nabans's Avatar
    Awesome tablet, I like the splitted keyboard function that lets me type very easily and unlike other tablets, it lasts a whopping 11.5 hours for me. That's more than enough.
    01-02-2014 09:23 AM
  14. nabans's Avatar
    Just upgraded from the original iPad Mini and let me say that the difference between Retina and non-Retina resolutions is a night and day difference, not to mention the huge performance boost from the original mini. I am absolutely loving it! The only con is that I now have to purchase a new messenger bag to fit the Air to take with me to work.
    Hey I just saw your username and the first thing that got to my mind was that wrestler named Doink. Are you a fan of him? Or you just kept it like that?
    01-02-2014 09:26 AM
  15. reeneebob's Avatar
    I've never had an iPad before so I am loving it so far. Got the 32 Gb white Bell 4G version. My only other tablet I've owned is a Touchpad so the weight on this is amazing compared to that.


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    01-05-2014 12:26 AM
  16. Chrysalis1156's Avatar
    Got mine shortly after it was released & loved everything about it but having to "mash" a button to navigate between & close apps etc. (Came from a PlayBook which only needs a button to power on.) Dummy me finally found some time to read the iPad "users guide" & discovered the gestures & all I can say is "Yay!" Perfect! 😄
    01-06-2014 01:17 PM
  17. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    Got mine shortly after it was released & loved everything about it but having to "mash" a button to navigate between & close apps etc. (Came from a PlayBook which only needs a button to power on.) Dummy me finally found some time to read the iPad "users guide" & discovered the gestures & all I can say is "Yay!" Perfect! 😄
    Sometimes I forget about the gestures.
    01-07-2014 11:27 AM
  18. bembol's Avatar
    Okay, I started out with the 128GB Air LTE which I later returned and picked up the 32GB LTE because I knew I wanted the Mini Retina too.

    I realized I couldn't afford both so I downgrade to the 16GB iPad 4 LTE. traded it in kijiji and $220 cash.

    I wasn't happy with the 32GB MiniR, I don't know I guess having a "phablet" (had the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 back then, now black 32GB Google nexus 5) made it pointless owning one and I really missed the Air.

    So I sold the 16GB iPad 4 LTE and returned the MiniR. Today, I picked up the Air 64GB Wi-Fi.

    LOL What a month.
    01-07-2014 05:26 PM
  19. Peter Cotton's Avatar
    I think what I've learnt over the last couple of months is that I was really stupid to get the 16GB version. Next year, I will defiantly be upgrading to a 64GB of whatever the latest is then. I think it's getting to the point where, like they did with the 8GB, scrap 16 and make 32 the new entry level.
    01-12-2014 07:27 AM
  20. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I think what I've learnt over the last couple of months is that I was really stupid to get the 16GB version. Next year, I will defiantly be upgrading to a 64GB of whatever the latest is then. I think it's getting to the point where, like they did with the 8GB, scrap 16 and make 32 the new entry level.
    I guess it will still depend on what you use your iPad for. My wife still has a 16 GB iPad mini and gets along just fine.


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    01-12-2014 12:22 PM
  21. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I think what I've learnt over the last couple of months is that I was really stupid to get the 16GB version. Next year, I will defiantly be upgrading to a 64GB of whatever the latest is then. I think it's getting to the point where, like they did with the 8GB, scrap 16 and make 32 the new entry level.
    I stopped buying 16GB iPhones/iPads quite some time ago. 16GB should be the next storage option to be dropped. I had a 64 and returned it for a 32. There was just now way I needed that much. My friend has 128 and he barely has 20 GB on his. That's way excessive.
    01-16-2014 02:39 PM
  22. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    Becoming my favorite Apple device that I have ever owned. I have been using my Air more and more everyday. I have a really awesome Zagg backlit bluetooth keyboard case on it and I have been ecstatic ever since.


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    02-27-2014 02:32 AM
  23. johnboysupergolf's Avatar
    For me being an ipad3 owner, the upgrade was a no brainer. I got 300 for my old jail broken device and the air cost 400. So in essence it only cost 100.
    I must say I'm very pleased, a noticeable difference in the weight, speed department and also the battery life which is giving me 10 hours plus.


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    02-27-2014 02:56 AM
  24. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    For me being an ipad3 owner, the upgrade was a no brainer. I got 300 for my old jail broken device and the air cost 400. So in essence it only cost 100.
    I must say I'm very pleased, a noticeable difference in the weight, speed department and also the battery life which is giving me 10 hours plus.


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    The battery life is huge. Last week I went to a conference and I was a little worried because when I grabbed my iPad Air, it had 67 percent battery life and I knew I was going to be sitting in this workshop for about 7 hours. With the screen on most of the time and bluetooth keyboard enabled, I made it through the entire workshop and was able to get back to the hotel with about 15 percent battery. That's huge.


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    02-27-2014 02:59 AM
  25. Peligro911's Avatar
    The battery life is huge. Last week I went to a conference and I was a little worried because when I grabbed my iPad Air, it had 67 percent battery life and I knew I was going to be sitting in this workshop for about 7 hours. With the screen on most of the time and bluetooth keyboard enabled, I made it through the entire workshop and was able to get back to the hotel with about 15 percent battery. That's huge.


    Sent from my iPad Air using Tapatalk
    It works great unless your playing graphic intensive games other than that it lasts quite a while


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    02-27-2014 04:20 AM
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