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iPad Air 1 or 2

NorthEasterner
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iPad Air 1 or 2

Thinking of getting an ipad air 2 but looking at the 1 it is virtually the same but the finger print.
I'm getting sick of Android as it keeps freezing and crashing and not user friendly
Any recommendations?
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Re: iPad Air 1 or 2

Go for 2.
Not sure what version of the operating system is on 2 but on one it is 5.4.
iPad 3, 4, 5. Can be updated to the latest version of the operating system which I think is 7.
Why is this important ? Simply because many new and updated  program's require version 6 or 7.
Not sure what version iPad 2 can go up to but you do need to check.
I have an iPad 1 and find it is fairly restricted other than if you just want to do basic stuff.
Personally I prefer an Android tablet.
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Re: iPad Air 1 or 2

iPad Air 2 has more changes than the touch ID.
It's thinner/lighter/faster processor/Gold colour available/better camera
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Re: iPad Air 1 or 2

We have iPads 2 & 3 on IOS 8.0.2!
Geoff,
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Re: iPad Air 1 or 2

I think you are getting confused between versions of the iPad and the iPad Air. The iPad Air was launched 12 months ago with the iPad Air 2 having just been announced. Both run the latest operating system (IOSCool and both look very similar except the iPad Air 2 has the fingerprint scanner. I have been a very happy user of the iPad Air for the last 12 months but if I was buyer of a tablet today it would be the iPad Air 2. The fingerprint scanner on my iPhone is very useful and I wish I had it on my iPad. The iPad Air 2 also appears to be a lot more powerful that the iPad Air 1 (particularly the graphics) and has an upgraded camera.
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Re: iPad Air 1 or 2

No confusion here acr!  Wink
Just adding to the iPad post by gleneagles.
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Re: iPad Air 1 or 2

Quote from: acr
I think you are getting confused between versions of the iPad and the iPad Air. The iPad Air was launched 12 months ago with the iPad Air 2 having just been announced. Both run the latest operating system (IOSCool and both look very similar except the iPad Air 2 has the fingerprint scanner. I have been a very happy user of the iPad Air for the last 12 months but if I was buyer of a tablet today it would be the iPad Air 2. The fingerprint scanner on my iPhone is very useful and I wish I had it on my iPad. The iPad Air 2 also appears to be a lot more powerful that the iPad Air 1 (particularly the graphics) and has an upgraded camera.
Quite right I missed the addition of the 2.
I wrongly guessed  the question referred to the original IPad rather than the Air.
Thanks for the correction and apologies for any confusion caused by my original answer
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Re: iPad Air 1 or 2

Just been playing with daughters iPad Air1 today and can't see much difference to the old iPad 2 or 3!  Huh
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