Are you going to upgrade from the iPad Air?

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  1. Josh Yates

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    I'm torn...wondering what many if you are going to do.

    If I sell my iPad Air right now (64 GB wifi), I can get about $400 for it on Craigslist. If I wait a year...I'm looking at $300 or less.

    I don't see a need to upgrade to the iPad Air 2, but the margin of resale will be less next year.

    What will you be doing?
     
  2. acosmichippo

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    If the new one is confirmed to have 2GB RAM, I will upgrade. Otherwise, no thanks.
     
  3. Apple4me

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    I'm going to make three moves to get the iPad Air 2:

    1) Sell my 32gb iPad mini retina AT&T. Since I've gotten my iPhone 6+, I've barely used the Mini and doubt that I will miss it. Since I alway have my iPhone 6+ with me, no need to lug the mini around to. I will also save about $12/month by removing the iPad mini retina from my AT&T plan.
    2) Sell my wife's iPad 4th generation and give her my iPad Air.
    3) Purchase iPad Air 2 64gb or 128gb wifi. I use the iPad Air around the house 95% of the time with wifi and will tether to my iPhone 6+ whenever I need to take the iPad Air 2 on the road.

    I will end up netting a couple of hundred dollars in the deal, my wife will be happy with her Air and I will be happy with my Air 2. So long as wife is happy, everyone is happy ;)
     
  4. B89rent89

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    Turning my iPad Air into AT&T on the NEXT program getting the iPad Air 2 in exchange.



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  5. Tattooed Alex

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    I just upgraded to an iPad Air a few months ago and have no interest in upgrading to the Air 2. I typically go with a 2 year cycle on my iPad and iPhone.
     
  6. Josh Yates

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    I typically go two years on my iPad, every year on iPhone (one of our contracts are up every year). However, the reduced sell value is tempting me to sell/upgrade this time. Don't thing the iPad Air 2 is a great upgrade...but...hmm...
     
  7. raqball

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    I was going to hand down my Air and buy the Air 2 just for the touch ID feature. But after sleeping on it I am going to pass on this one.. I am pretty underwhelmed by the upgrade and the only thing announced that seriously peeked my interest was the 5K iMac..

    I am thinking about snarfing up one of them..
     
  8. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I haven't upgraded from my iPad 3 and don't plan to. I really only use it on flights for video and my 6 Plus did that job very well on my last flight back home.
     
  9. ricks2gtouch

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    I use my iPad Air all the time. Not sure it is worth upgrading to the Air 2. Touch ID scanner really doesn't do much for me.

    I may have jumped to the Mini 3, if it had the upgraded guys like the new Air.
     
  10. Apple4me

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    Me too. Have you found a case for one that's available by the time the new iPad Air 2 arrives?
     
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  11. Apple4me

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    Yes, Apple will have the Smart Cover and smart case in stock soon, but they are ridiculously over priced for what they are. I did order this one on Saturday to hold me over until 3rd parties release a decent case: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201197157987 . Received a USPS tracking number last night that indicates it will arrive by this Thursday. I just hope my iPad Air 2 arrives on the same day
     
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  12. Europa

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    You'll be going from a mini to an Air 2, right? Do you prefer the size of the mini? I'm disappointed that the mini retina 2 didn't any any upgrades aside from storage space and Touch ID, so I won't be upgrading since I prefer the smaller size of the mini.
     
  13. acosmichippo

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    No, I have an air. I sold my mini to upgrade last fall. The mini is cool, but I need to have a full sized iPad for typing. With the air's landscape keyboard, I can *almost* type like a normal physical keyboard. The bigger size is also nice for games and videos, so I doubt i'll go with a Mini again.
     
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  14. Europa

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    I'm going to check out the iPad Air 2 in the stores. If it's light enough, I might sell my retina mini and go back to full size so I can get the better specs.
     
  15. Lon

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    Actually, from the iPad (original) anything would be great. I can barely turn it on without crashing!! :mad:
    I think the specs on the new Air 2 are great and will not be out of date for many years.
     

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