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5 things that could have made the iPad Air a better iPad

0. phoneArena 25 Oct 2013, 08:34 posted on

Apple has unveiled its newest tablet, the iPad Air, and while fans around the world are patiently waiting for November 1, which is the release date of the device, we've been thinking about the things the iPad Air misses the most - or the things that could have made the iPad Air an even better iPad...

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posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:14 11

33. DaHarder (Posts: 177; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


Seriously Now... For US 499.00 Lumia 2520 'offers':

- 32gb of storage VS 16gb for the iPad 'Air'.
- 2gb RAM VS 1gb for the iPad 'Air'.
- Built-in GPS module VS US 129.00 extra on the iPad 'Air'.
- LTE standard VS an addition US 129.00 for the iPad 'Air'.
- A widescreen aspect ratio far better for video/movie viewing.
- Industry standard resolution at 1080p vs whatever the iPad 'Air' is.
- More scratch/dent-proof polycarbonate build VS rather fragile aluminum.
- A first-party keyboard/battery case option VS no such thing for the iPad 'Air'.

Bottom Line: The Lumia 2520 has many advantages over the US 499.00 iPad 'Air' to anyone who's actually paying attention sans brand bias.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:50 2

35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


-The user available space after MS programs is going to be scary.
-I'm still question why Apple decided 1GB was enough knowing damn well the animations in iOS 7 are heavy.
-Cost (Apple loves this word)
-I'll give you that
-Watching videos and movies on an iPad 3/4 have been pretty amazing, so it shouldn't be no different on the iPad Air
-Polycarbonate is sturdier, but people go for Aluminum because of the way Ives pronounces it and because there's an Apple logo slapped in it
-This is a 50/50. The keyboards for the Surface aren't cheap whereas you can get one (3rd party) for less than $50. Depends on how you look at it.

There are pros and cons with both, but people go for iPads for brand recognition, user experience, and Apple's ecosystem.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 00:45

70. hmmm... (Posts: 78; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


I think what he means is that movies on the ipad does not use the whole screen estate because of the ratio, when it does use the whole screen(by cropping or stretching) the movies does not look as nice. it's even worst when the movie is 2.4:1.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:55

36. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


hahaha good one!! The Lumia is only as good as its OS and windows RT is not up to scratch end of!!

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 14:33

71. dranis6 (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)


I'm going to buy a POS surface tablet becuase I don't want to spend $15 on headphones :'(

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:44

4. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Ohmygod the price. Even the iPad 3 is still around 550$ - 750$ here. Usually an Ipad cost 200$ more than top shelf android tab (note 10.1, z tab, etc)

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:58

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Curious, what country are you from?

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:49 2

5. GrmanR (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Better camera would make the tablet even more expensive, so no. The rest couldn't be more true. I think I still prefer the Nexus 10 and the Xperia Tablet Z better though

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 18:56

61. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


It costs like less than $75 to make an apple tablet. They still pull over 80% profits on the stupid things (and most things they make, actually), so it's just a way to have an ipadairS next year

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:51 3

6. E.S.1 (Posts: 306; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


USB Port?

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:56 2

8. Genersis (Posts: 219; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Does it have any stylus support? If not, I'm surprised that didn't make the list.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:58

11. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I would say a self-destruct button but looks like Cook has that covered with the 'ON' button.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 09:03

15. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


I agree if you spending the money on the iPad they should be able to throw in a $20 pair of headphones that costs them pennies to mass produce.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 09:26

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


$30*

EarPods are amazing... They really go against the Skullcandies and JVC FX series that I've owned.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 09:51

26. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


I know, I have them, I like them a lot, but still I feel that it should come with them.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:13

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I agree completely. Millions of people buy iPads, and with the addition of EarPods, it would make the experience better.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 09:03 1

16. silencer271 (Posts: 254; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


android, micro sd slot, better price, better camera, not made by apple

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 09:25

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I knew someone was going to say Android.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 09:14 5

18. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


1. Widgets like Android
2. Bluetooth file transfer like Android
3. NFC like Android
4. Storage manager like Android
5. Advanced settings like Android

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 09:35 6

25. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


That would be too much user control. Why would users want control on a product they purchased?

John B.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 16:41

54. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


why should i purchase and drive a car if i can keep it in my garage?

...

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:57 2

38. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


get an android tablet....

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 16:41

55. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


I just did. Nexus 7

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 12:35 1

42. TheOldOne (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


6. Run Android 4.3

LOL sorry but I could not help myself

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 16:42

57. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


LOL nice one

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 09:57 3

27. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Maybe its just me but I still think people that take pictures with tablets, look like fools

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:07

29. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


#6 actually make it different so it's a new product not just the same thing in a new shell and new package...

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:13

32. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If it isn't broken, why fix it?

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 11:26 2

39. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


Apple continues to lose market share, so apparently something is broken...

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 13:19 1

47. Sauce (unregistered)


Too many people these days toss around the word "market share" like they know what they are talking about.

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