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iPad Air and Retina Mini your thoughts

11-18-2013, 05:13 PM
#1
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iPad Air and Retina Mini your thoughts

Sorry if this post is elsewhere but I have not seen it.

Thoughts if you have one and thoughts about getting one??

It's a vast improvement over my iPad 3 in terms of graphic intensive games and all other tasks in general,

Faster web access is brilliant and I get 50/60 meg download speeds as opposed to 30/40 meg on my iPad 3

I'm very pleased with the investment
11-18-2013, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by GaZ-OiD View Post
Sorry if this post is elsewhere but I have not seen it.

Thoughts if you have one and thoughts about getting one??

It's a vast improvement over my iPad 3 in terms of graphic intensive games and all other tasks in general,

Faster web access is brilliant and I get 50/60 meg download speeds as opposed to 30/40 meg on my iPad 3

I'm very pleased with the investment
Got an iPad air after dropping my iPod while out and I have to say it is the best thing ever. The graphics are way better than my iPod 4 and it doesn't crash when I try delete apps. One thing bad about it is that it doesn't really work well with some of my old apps... (iOS 7??)
Ps. What happens if you try to play iPhone apps on an iPad?

11-18-2013, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DannyTheElite View Post
Got an iPad air after dropping my iPod while out and I have to say it is the best thing ever. The graphics are way better than my iPod 4 and it doesn't crash when I try delete apps. One thing bad about it is that it doesn't really work well with some of my old apps... (iOS 7??)
Ps. What happens if you try to play iPhone apps on an iPad?
Older apps and ios7 does not always make for a happy combination

iPhone apps can be upscaled to play on iPad but they have borders unless they are universal
11-18-2013, 06:23 PM
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iPad Air

Noticeably faster than my iPad 3. Has a yellowish tint/hue screen compared to iPad 3. Battery is really good at 12+ hours of games, wifi and watching movies casually (granted it is new). Some of my favorite games are crashing on it and basically unplayable. But upgrading from 64gb to 128gb seems to be enough to justify my purchase and enjoy my iPad Air.
11-18-2013, 06:31 PM
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iPad air 32 gb here and I love it coming from an iPad 2 lol Not going to lie though I still have like buyers remorse or a guilty feeling!
11-18-2013, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Amenbrother View Post
iPad air 32 gb here and I love it coming from an iPad 2 lol Not going to lie though I still have like buyers remorse or a guilty feeling!
Big improvement from my iPad 3 which I have not sold and will not sell! It is still a great iPad and still gets used everyday but the jump from iPad 2 must be immense with Retina display to go with all that extra horsepower

Life's to short for remorse, you have the best tablet in the World today so just enjoy it!!
11-18-2013, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by tabs View Post
iPad Air

Noticeably faster than my iPad 3. Has a yellowish tint/hue screen compared to iPad 3. Battery is really good at 12+ hours of games, wifi and watching movies casually (granted it is new). Some of my favorite games are crashing on it and basically unplayable. But upgrading from 64gb to 128gb seems to be enough to justify my purchase and enjoy my iPad Air.
The yellowish tint was first reported with iPad 3 if I'm not mistaken? It appeared with the Retina display, I could very slightly notice it on my 3 and can slightly notice with my Air but it's so slight as to not really worth mentioning.

It was a big debate in apple forums when 3 was launched but most of the comments were way over the top unless their devices were faulty or their eyes were a bit dodgy lol. I only notice a very very slight tint in patches on a pure white screen but it's certainly nothing worth worrying about imo
11-18-2013, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by GaZ-OiD View Post
Big improvement from my iPad 3 which I have not sold and will not sell! It is still a great iPad and still gets used everyday but the jump from iPad 2 must be immense with Retina display to go with all that extra horsepower

Life's to short for remorse, you have the best tablet in the World today so just enjoy it!!
It is a huge difference just I always feel bad for spending that amount of money. I am learning ways to cope with it by playing Oceanhorn lol
11-18-2013, 07:43 PM
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It is a huge difference just I always feel bad for spending that amount of money. I am learning ways to cope with it by playing Oceanhorn lol
A good game will always take your mind off trivial things like remorse, the cost, justification and guilt lol
11-18-2013, 07:49 PM
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Got a new mini. I absolutely LOVE it. Insanely better than the last generation. Definitely wouldn't go with an Air over it for gaming. I personally believe the mini is the perfect tablet. It fits in one hand comfortably, has essentially the same specs, and it is gorgeous!

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