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

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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71 Comments

33. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 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.

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

70. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 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.

36. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

71. dranis6

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

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

4. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 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)

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Curious, what country are you from?

5. GrmanR

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 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

61. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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

6. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

USB Port?

8. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

11. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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

15. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 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.

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

$30* EarPods are amazing... They really go against the Skullcandies and JVC FX series that I've owned.

26. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

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

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

16. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

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

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I knew someone was going to say Android.

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

25. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

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

54. Santi_Santi unregistered

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

38. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

get an android tablet....

55. Santi_Santi unregistered

I just did. Nexus 7

42. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

6. Run Android 4.3 LOL sorry but I could not help myself

57. Santi_Santi unregistered

LOL nice one

27. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

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

29. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

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

32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If it isn't broken, why fix it?

39. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

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

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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