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Old 10-01-2014, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I was in a Verizon store today and I couldn't help notice how little improvement the Air seemed to be over my two generations old iPad vs. an iPhone 6+ Compared to iPhone 5. Anyone else feel iPad is missing a step?
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Old 10-02-2014, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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No. Did you pick it up?
It's thinner. It's lighter. It has a smaller bezel. So much "sexier".
It has a processor 4 times faster. It has a MUCH better WiFi antenna. It has the new Lightning connector, which is pure genius. And it's 64bit which isn't a big deal now, but it is a bit more "future proof".
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I was in a Verizon store today and I couldn't help notice how little improvement the Air seemed to be over my two generations old iPad vs. an iPhone 6+ Compared to iPhone 5. Anyone else feel iPad is missing a step?
I'm pretty sure you're not technical at all because the changes are huge.

iPad 2/3/4 shares the same case.

iPad Air is 85% completely new design inside and out. Even the belly button has changed, it is a lot more durable than the previous gen that is prone to have the stickiness.

iPad Air is not only lighter, it is thinner, and the LCD has much higher color accuracy than previous gens.

It also uses a completely new 64bit processor, the 1st ARM based 64bit tablet. It has a motion sensing processor.

I copied and paste a few changes:

- the Air is 20% thinner, 28% lighter, and 24% reduced in volume from the 4th-gen iPad.
- Dual-core A7 CPU with 64-bit architecture
- M7 motion-tracking coprocessor
- 5-megapixel rear iSight camera capable of recording 1080p video; 1.2-megapixel 720p front-facing camera
- 802.11n dual-antenna MIMO Wi-Fi

These specs alone are huge improvements over previous gen and you don't even noticed it because consumers like you have no clue.

Streaming a video over wifi is a lot more smoother because the new MIMO Wifi antenna picks up more signal than previous iPad. This alone is worth the price over previous gen that drops Wifi signal frequently when you're in hard to reach places.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The pure technical specs aren't really the point. Does the Air FEEL that much more usable opposed to an iPad 3? I have no problem not buffering 1080P video on my 3. There is little the Air could do my 3 can't. It's certainly not the level of upgrades you see in iPhone.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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It's certainly not the level of upgrades you see in iPhone.
There is very little the Air can do that my iPad2 cannot.
There is very little the 6 can do that that the 5S cannot. Apple Pay and the Heartbeat monitor. oboy.
It's just "Bigger then Bigger"...
WORST Ad slogan Apple ever had...
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