Need buying advice on Apple Air 2

Discussion in 'iPad Air 2 Forum' started by kight, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. kight

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    Am faced with buying a new iPad Air 2 to replace my iPad 1 because of it's dead battery. I would have to guess that even the Apple Store would not be able to salvage any of my original data because of the dead battery and that it's simply a matter of finding the best price online? No need to have the Apple Store do any setup with the new Air 2? Correct? THANKS !!!
     
  2. giradman

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    Hello Kight and welcome to the forum! :) Apple will charge you $100 for a battery replacement 'out of warranty' (Source) - for a lesser cost, you can visit iFixit and search for a repair manual if willing to do a DIY job which would cost less but may be beyond your experience and skills - don't know?

    I'm assuming that you do not have a backup on iTunes on a computer and/or to iCloud - correct? If not, then your iPad 1 would have to be 'revived' in some fashion to retrieve your data. My suggestion would be to invest in a much newer iPad model which you can setup yourself - here's one of many Apple Support Articles. Now, the question is 'how important' is the information on your old iPad - might impact on your decision? Dave :)
     
  3. 06Honda

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    My iPAD 1st Generation is not charging anymore either, will be purchasing a new one shortly. The iPAD Pro is a little to big so and the mini to small so pretty easy to determine what to buy (iPAD Air).
     
  4. scifan57

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    The iPad Air 3 is expected to be announced in a couple of months. If you can wait that long, you'll be able to get the latest in regular size iPads.
     
  5. skimonkey

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    Totally agree with Scifan-hold off on buying if you can. There's been numerous "announcements" that report that the iPad Air 3 will be coming out in March. If you're in the market to get one, get the latest and greatest! ...at least that's what I would do. Good luck!
     
  6. cs300823

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    I just purchased an Air 2 and have to say its a great device no complaints here !!! ;-)
     

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