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Get an iPad air or wait?

04-01-2014, 07:57 PM
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Get an iPad air or wait?

So getting back into ios gaming again after a 2-3 year break , I'm anxious to get a new iPad. I was thinking about an iPad air but id hate to pick one up to only have a new one come out with an A8 processor soon.

Any advice on if I should wait or go ahead and get the Air? I haven't followed the iPad release schedule much recently but I do remember the iPad 4 coming soon after the 3rd gen, which is why I'm hesitant.

Also, how do people like the mini retina compared to the Air?
04-01-2014, 08:56 PM
#2
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I like the Air, and I do think it's well worth the asking price. Although that's the case, if you're okay waiting a good while, there are already rumors floating around about a new iPad with a bunch of cool features supposedly releasing in the fall.

04-01-2014, 09:31 PM
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I would wait for the ipad pro. I want an ipad with a bigger screen that I can use as a laptop or console with hdmi and a ios 7 joystick.
04-01-2014, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
I would wait for the ipad pro. I want an ipad with a bigger screen that I can use as a laptop or console with hdmi and a ios 7 joystick.
Is that the rumored 12 inch one?
04-01-2014, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by drez View Post
Is that the rumored 12 inch one?
Yes.
04-01-2014, 10:40 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drez View Post
So getting back into ios gaming again after a 2-3 year break , I'm anxious to get a new iPad. I was thinking about an iPad air but id hate to pick one up to only have a new one come out with an A8 processor soon.

Any advice on if I should wait or go ahead and get the Air? I haven't followed the iPad release schedule much recently but I do remember the iPad 4 coming soon after the 3rd gen, which is why I'm hesitant.

Also, how do people like the mini retina compared to the Air?
The retina iPad Mini is just an underclocked iPad Air that is significantly lighter and smaller. I personally hate it and mine is just gathering dust on my desk as it is too tiny to type on.

In general, iPads release on an annual cycle. iPad 4 was the exception and not the rule.

Always buy the latest iPad or soon you will find that you will miss features as although iOS updates will install, only the most current iDevices are allowed to access the full feature set.

Since you will be gaming, you need iPad 2014...
04-01-2014, 11:19 PM
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The iPad Air is great. Released in November I think, so next one is due in November this year? Want to wait? There will always be something better coming in the future. Just depends on whether the current offering fits your needs.

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04-02-2014, 01:56 AM
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You won't get anything if you keep waiting for a better product. If you can buy it, buy it and have fun.

I would upgrade when Apple puts 4G RAM to go with the 64bit chip though.

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04-02-2014, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by squashy View Post
You won't get anything if you keep waiting for a better product. If you can buy it, buy it and have fun.

I would upgrade when Apple puts 4G RAM to go with the 64bit chip though.
Yes, exactly that is what I am looking for, a 4gb ipad pro.
04-02-2014, 02:30 AM
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Dream on. Apple won't include 4gb of ram for a very long time.