New iPad Air

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  1. Norriemca
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    Currently, I have an iPad 2 which is working fine.

    I have been thinking about upgrading to a new iPad Air.

    The Air would give me a faster, lighter iPad with a Retina screen.

    To keep "like for like" I would buy an Air with 32 gb and wifi + cellular.

    Then - A case - Apple of course.
    A screensaver - Moshi which is easy to fit and hard wearing.
    A 30 pin to lightning adapter to suit my "old" system accessories.
    A SIM card clipper to cut SIM cards down to Nano instead of Micro size which I use now on iPad 2.

    Total price - £703!

    Should I continue to "support" Apple or not?
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    The only thing I have on that is...why buy an adapter...just buy the actual lightning cables...I comes with one already Sent from my iPad mini using iPF
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    Perhaps it's a good idea to ask your provider if it's possible to change your current Micro SIM card for a Nano SIM card. I've heard that the clippers (although they seem to be very useful) can damage the card if not used correctly.

    Because the iPad 2 that's been used by Norriemca until now has a 30 pin connector. The cables that were used to connect the iPad to the accessories would be useless for the iPad Air without a 30 pin to lightning adapter.
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    You can get the iPad mini, they are too similar, only different the larger screen on ipad air, and it also goes with 1.5Ghz, instead of 1.4 Ghz.
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    I want to find exact this type of posting so, i feel lucky because to find this type of postings. Thanks
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    I have the iPad 3rd Gen and I've thought about upgrading to the Air but I can't see a clear advantage.
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    The advantages are fairly big. The Air has a newer processor, better wifi, lighter weight, smaller physical dimensions, better video processing, faster overall performance too. Quite a big upgrade, IMO.
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    I would agree--for me. The Air is what I've been hoping for since I bought my original Ipad One the week it came out. i upgraded from One to 3, primarily for better processor and for 3G but am not sorry I upgraded to the Air--and to 128 GB this time from 64GB as I use my Ipad for 99% of my computing. I have a new built to my specs PC but only use it for Photo processing in Photoshop and Lightroom since I find I can do almost everything but more complex spreadsheets on the Ipad.

    Nice for both of us my 3 went to my husband to replace his Ipad one and its just right for his needs at this point.
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    I went from an iPad 1 to an Air.. The difference was stunning :)

    My iPad 1 was getting on 4 years old, but was still working fine. Surprisingly, the battery was still giving me good life. But, the iPad 1 is limited to iOS 5.1.1 (apparently because it cant' support the later versions)... Many new apps now require iOS 6 and up and because of that the iPad 1 was getting limited and I was forced to move up to keep up with the times.

    I don't regret moving up. I got four years out of my iPad 1 and look forward to getting at least four more years out of the Air. If you can afford it, make the move!
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    I was having severe problems with using Pages on my iPad 2 once I upgraded to iOS 7 and chronic long-term storage issues.

    The difference in the weight and thinness of the Air are so distinct I decided forgo a case in favor of just a smart cover.
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    Look for the sales person who is looking in need for sales, they might throw in an extra cable :)
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    I know, right? Actually, can the apple store employees wheel and deal like that? Interesting if they can. Hmmmmm.......

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