Apple iPad Air 2 rumor round-up: design, specs, price and release date
This is said to be the screen for the Apple iPad Air 2
Price and release date
Alleged iPad Air 2 dummy units and components
8. iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air
12. iPad Air 2 dummy
1. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Any Windows machine crushes this piece of something something dark side.
2. bucky (Posts: 1390; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
You have to take an iPad for what it is. Light work and all media consumption. I'm shopping around for a good price for a surface pro 2 right now.
However, if you're consuming media nothing beats the battery of a tablet.
17. techperson211 (Posts: 599; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Boring.... An oversized iPod touch again with no functionality to take advantage. Oh wait taking pictures and video while in a concert. Stupidity at its best.
18. Onlinector (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
And you call yourself a tech person?oh,dude im crying for your stupidity,If the ipads make you mad,Why did you even clicked on this link?an oversized ipod touch?Really?lolz..
3. droidbricker (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)
You are correct! I underestimated you MS shills! Microsoft products are massive bricks that would definitely crush a beautifully designed device like the iPad Air if they ever collided.
To learn more about what happens when two objects with different masses collide, Google, errrr Bing (lol) "Conservation of Momentum".
4. Iodine (Posts: 367; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
Well if the information about the new A8 SoC is correct, it could get dangerously close to the ultra book level of performance. Maybe not a dealbreaker, but another advantage of PC will be destroyed.
5. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
iOS won't be able to take advantage of that power.
9. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Yes it will, and it will have a ton of content tailored to take advantage of it, from incredible entertainment to enterprise apps, games built specifically to squeeze every bit of that A8 power out and look stunning on the Retina display, it's rather amazing to use an iPad as everything is beautifully tailored for it, this must make you very mad I guess, hence why you're here.
10. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Yes I'm mad because I can't understand what's so amazing about tablets. I have used them a lot and every time I touch one I get reminded how comfortable and fast PC's are to use.
11. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Then you are not using the tablet for what it's meant for. You seem to be expecting the tablet to be the same as a PC. The 1st thing one must realize is that a tablet is not a PC replacement, not even a fully fledged laptop replacement, an iPad/tablet is a go between, between a smartphone and a laptop.
Tablets have the compactness and simplicity of a smartphone yet they offer a much larger display, incredible battery life (I'd say the best battery life of any gadget used heavily), and power to do more.
Tablets are great for content consumption, online shopping, document editting and light document creation, online banking etc... I know many people who carried laptops who have stopped as they didn't require ALL that power all the time, they now leave the laptop at home, use it for when it's really needed and then use the tablet for most other stuff.
12. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
"Compactness of a smartphone"? The simplicity yes, but you'll need a bag to carry a tablet. Can't fit in your pocket. Tablets are useless devices with full of compromises.
All those things you mentioned are a lot better to do on a PC because of the seamless multitasking, keyboard, mouse and literally instant speed.
Why would I carry two devices that do the same thing with me? Smartphone and a tablet I mean. Tablets don't really have the power to do more. They have the same internals which are used in smartphones and run the same OS just blown up.
13. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
You're not understanding what I'm saying. When I talk bout compactness I'm talking about a tablet being lighter, slimmer and generally more convenient to carry than a laptop.
Tablets use the same internals as smartphones yes, but more than often the internals run at higher clocks and have higher thermal limitations and their batteries are much larger, this is one of the best parts. I know when I'm traveling I enjoy reading books and papers, browsing etc... Doing this on a smartphone is possible but it's better on a tablet and at the same time I don't have to be carrying a large laptop, on top of that I save my phones battery, as the tablet can run a good 12hours of usage with no problem.
Tablets do have the power to do more, the larger screen, the larger battery, it gives them greater endurance. They are the best for content consumption, if you are happy with your smartphone and PC then I'm happy for you, to YOU the tablet is useless, but to many of us they are useful, especially when travels a lot and isn't at one place all the time, it's taken away the burden of lugging a laptop and having to boot up windows every time I just want to read the newspaper, make a bank transaction while I'm on a call and so on.
15. pulkit1 (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
there are almost 7 billion people in this world , each with different likes and wants . How the hell can you speak for all of us . If it does not work for you that does not meant its a useless product .
14. pulkit1 (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
Well it can if you have proper apps apart from coding iOS has all the apps that you need , the only problem is small display is not suited for video editing .
8. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Lol, that's why the PC industry is seeing a massive drop in profits and a shrinking in their industry.
You can blabber on and on on how much more your Windows machine does, in the end the iPad is a brilliant piece of tech for what it does, it does it very well and in an extremely efficient manner, if you can point me to a battery powered Windows machine that is as compact as an iPad, has as many optimized apps as an iPad, can last as long as an iPad on one charge with heavy usage I'll be impressed.
6. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Awesome, looking forward to this, I've had my iPad 4 WiFi + LTE for nearly two years now, it has served me well, still looks new and the battery life is still so ridiculously long, going to be hard to leave it for something newer but I want to get a iPad Air 2 WiFi + LTE 64GB or 128GB (if it's the right price), to replace my iPad 4, I hope the Air 2 has at least 2GB RAM and multiwindow multitasking.
16. pulkit1 (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
Agreed man , i have had my iPad 2 for more than 2 years and still i use it everyday . i will upgrade this year .