Upgrading To Ipad Air

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  1. I_luv_Apple
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    A anyone considering moving from the ipad 4 to the ipad Air? Does the air have finger print technology like the iPhone 5S?
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    No fingerprint which is a sham.
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    Apple never confirmed that the fingerprint was going to be a feature on the iPad air or the retina display mini. Unless I misread, however, all the write ups have just been talks of. So really it wasn't a sham, but only a rumor.
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    He might've meant shame rather than sham. ;)
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    Yes I meant shame not sham teach me to check before I send.
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    Is anyone buying? I'm uncertain whether to sell my current ipad to upgrade to this.
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    Well, I have an iPad 2 and will be definitely upgrading (probably after the holidays), BUT I'm assuming you are asking whether to go from your iPad 4 to the Air? The attached image compares the specs of the two devices - you'll gain a thinner & lighter iPad + a newer A7 processor (+ M7) - the iPad 4 was released in early November 2012, so you've owned the device for less than a year. Just a few considerations - I'd probably wait but that 30% or so reduction in weight and the thinner profile are obviously quite appealing, especially if one travels a lot w/ the iPad - good luck on your selection. Dave :)


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    have it on the iPhone 5s & so far... it's pretty much useless to me. and it's not really an "apple like experience" trying to figure out it's uses. just my opinion.
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    Ah the quick finger typing...no worries!;)
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    Thanks Dave!
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    I will be upgrading my 128gb Retina display ipad for an iPad air, again 128gb and space grey, not sure about the LTE model though as ive never used it with any of my iPad models, probably go with Wifi only this time
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    One reason some people buy the LTE version, even if they never activate a data plan, is for the GPS capability. That's why I purchased a WiFi + cellular iPad 3 last spring.
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    That is a good reason to go with the Cellular model I agree especially if you dont have in built sat nav or any device like tom tom already.. it can be very handy
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    Oh i never knew the LTE version had a GPS chip? Non doesnt?

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    The cellular version has had a GPS chip from the time the iPad 1 was released in 2010.
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    is anyone aware of any sites that have reviewed and compared the speed difference between the iPad air and the iPad for? I'm not sure little bit of lighter weight is good enough reason to upgrade on its own.
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    I'm pretty sure those articles haven't been written yet, given that the Air is not to be released until November 1.

    So, the only thing I can suggest is to wait until more people have the iPad Air in their hands - then see the articles that come out.

    On paper (or, according to the stats shown in the Apple presentation), it should be pretty fast. But, it may very we'll be all relative.

    Only thing I can suggest is to hang in there and wait for the reviews.

    Marilyn
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    I will be going from non retina Ipad2 to Ipad Air. I think for me this is a significant improvement worth the upgrade.

    Ian B
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    I have my Ipad Air! It's awesome!
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