Disappointed with iPad Air specs and features

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No gold option. No TouchID. Still starts with the 16 GB option rather than moving to 32/64/128.

I'm not saying it sucks, or that I won't get one, so don't start gathering twigs. I am a little disappointed though.
 

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I think the downsizing is actually pretty significant. The iPad 3 and 4 had to go thicker and heavier to maintain battery life. The iPad Air has just lost almost 1/3rd of the weight of its predecessors, and purports to have the same 10 hours of battery life. They stuck a smaller battery in there all the while having a faster processor, and thereforee have come up with some pretty big improvements in processor efficiency, maybe even display (lighting/panel) efficiency.

Thinner, lighter, faster. Apple's middle name. That ain't nothing to sneeze at.
 

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I think this might be a product that needs to be held in order to understand the magnitude of the change. I like the name change too.

I get how it could be perceived as a 'meh' event.
 

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I like the name change too.
I wonder if it's just to get rid of numbers and distinguish it from iPad 4 or 2 or mini, or if they're making room for an iPad Pro later on down the line
 

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No gold option. No TouchID. Still starts with the 16 GB option rather than moving to 32/64/128.

I'm not saying it sucks, or that I won't get one, so don't start gathering twigs. I am a little disappointed though.
I hear you brother! I was just a little disappointed in the fact that there is no Touch ID this go around. I figure it'll be available on next year model, but it would be nice to have it match my glorious iPhone 5s!

I do like all the updates though. I know they are nothing to sneeze at.

Nevertheless, I will be very excited to own one.
 

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This is a good time for current iPad owners to venture with Android tablets for a year while they wait for a more substantial update by Apple. I'll probably get the new nexus 7 while I wait.
 

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This is a good time for current iPad owners to venture with Android tablets for a year while they wait for a more substantial update by Apple. I'll probably get the new nexus 7 while I wait.
I've had a few Android tablets, as well as phones. Venturing is best done on the phone side of things. The tablets just aren't close to the iPads.

That being said, they are cheap and great quality. Hard to argue with picking up a Nexus 7. Me personally, I like my Android devices as phones.
 

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Starting to think iPad is just a dumping ground for surplus materials Apple does not want to get rid off lol like having leftover for diner hahahaha :D
 

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Starting to think iPad is just a dumping ground for surplus materials Apple does not want to get rid off lol like having leftover for diner hahahaha :D
Oh yeah, the new chips that were just released for the 5S are just surplus now.
Do tell, just WHAT was supposed to be in the iPad Air & mini? I'm very curious.....
 

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Oh yeah, the new chips that were just released for the 5S are just surplus now.
Do tell, just WHAT was supposed to be in the iPad Air & mini? I'm very curious.....
A7X nuff said
 

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The Air has a lot more pixels to push around then the 5S. More of a strain.
Yes it will have more pixels to push around, but do you really think that it will be a noticeable difference to the end user? I'm seriously doubting it will be. And benchmarks are benchmarks and usually mean nothing to the end user...