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iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

After owning all three over Xmas I came to the conclusion there is virtually nothing to pick between the three.  The retina screen doesn't improve things by much, and the operating systems are all pretty much the same.  I would say don't upgrade at the moment if you are thinking about it.

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

I've ipad 2 and i don't want to upgrade, for now... The only thing that bothers me is the picture camera resolution, very poor quality! 

Doen't the ipad 4 have a better picture quality resolution?

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

I've ipad 2 and i don't want to upgrade, for now... The only thing that bothers me is the picture camera resolution, very poor quality! 

Doen't the ipad 4 have a better picture quality resolution?

Yes but not by much.

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

Taking pictures on the Air was quite good but still not worth the upgrade for me.

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

simonlewis wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

I've ipad 2 and i don't want to upgrade, for now... The only thing that bothers me is the picture camera resolution, very poor quality! 

Doen't the ipad 4 have a better picture quality resolution?

Yes but not by much.

Ipad comparison

 

twice as much, but still low resolution...:(

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

Samsung galaxy tab anyone.   Smile

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

It's obvious, that's why I haven't bothered upgrading my iPad 2 yet.

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

The retina screen is a huge difference! It's like going from standard def to high def! Saying that, some people can't even see that difference...

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

David@FrankHarvey wrote:

The retina screen is a huge difference! It's like going from standard def to high def! Saying that, some people can't even see that difference...

 

im glad someone agrees, I thought I was going mental!  I don't need reading glasses, do you David?   Wink

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

 The only thing that bothers me is the picture camera resolution, very poor quality! 

Anything that discourages its use (in public) is fine by me.

 

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

Well, I have looked at the iPad air and think he display is oodles better than my current ipad 2. Mrs J has expressed an interest in my ipad 2 so a shopping trip will shortly be in order.

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

The ipad air is pretty much identical to the ipad 4 with retina BUT if I gave you the ipad air to use for an hour then the ipad 4 you wouldn't want to use the ipad 4 given the choice .the lighter and thinner spec is massive.

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

theflyingwasp wrote:

The ipad air is pretty much identical to the ipad 4 with retina BUT if I gave you the ipad air to use for an hour then the ipad 4 you wouldn't want to use the ipad 4 given the choice .the lighter and thinner spec is massive.

 

I used the Air all over Xmas and couldn't stand it!  It went straight back.  The sound is poor and the shape is horrible!

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Paul. wrote:

David@FrankHarvey wrote:

The retina screen is a huge difference! It's like going from standard def to high def! Saying that, some people can't even see that difference...

 

im glad someone agrees, I thought I was going mental!  I don't need reading glasses, do you David?   Wink

Not to see that sort of difference!

Looking at non retina now is like sitting a foot away from a CRT television...

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 The sound is poor and the shape is horrible!  Sorry Gel,can't Agree with you there,in fact I think the opposite is true.In my view anyway

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RE: iPads 2, 4 and Air all pretty much the same!

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 The sound is poor and the shape is horrible!  Sorry Gel,can't Agree with you there,in fact I think the opposite is true.In my view anyway

 

Fair enough.   Smile   

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