iPad Air - I traded in my iPad Mini

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ivantwilliams

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#1
Earlier this evening I traded in my iPad Mini for an iPad Air.
I'm in the process of setting it up, etc. I have to say, I've not watched a film or YouTube clip yet and I'm VERY impressed with the screen. I guess that's what a retina display does for you.

Simply impressive! No, seriously...

This is all @chris' fault!

Now I need a case...
 

Sharunda

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#3
Earlier this evening I traded in my iPad Mini for an iPad Air.
I'm in the process of setting it up, etc. I have to say, I've not watched a film or YouTube clip yet and I'm VERY impressed with the screen. I guess that's what a retina display does for you.

Simply impressive! No, seriously...

This is all @chris' fault!

Now I need a case...

CONGRATS! I know you're going to love the Air. It's impressive!
 

chris

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#4
The Air is filled with awesome. Seriously, it's just a beautiful tablet. We have a retina mini in my house and a mini. I love them both, but still miss the Air that I returned. It's everything that the iPad 3/4 were supposed to be..

I know they'll add Touch ID next year, but outside of that, where do they go from here? Upgraded cameras?
 

chris

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#6
They can always add a faster processor and improve battery life without making it heavier.
I think software optimization in iOS 7 and iOS 8 will naturally give the processor a boost. Battery life is also great. These are nice upgrades, but at this advanced stage of the product, these upgrades become somewhat negligible. I could say similar to the iPhone 5 to iPhone 5s. My wife has an iPhone 5. I don't use it often, but when I do, I don't notice a drop-off.

Do you think we'll see a benefit from software optimization either with future releases of iOS 7 or maybe iOS 8?
 

Europa

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#7
I was referring to bigger batteries that last longer, not just software optimization. There's a lot of room for improvement in the front facing camera, too.