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Apple MH182LL/A iPad Air 2 9.7-Inch Retina Display 64GB, Wi-Fi (Gold)

Apple MH182LL/A iPad Air 2 9.7-Inch Retina Spectacle 64GB, Wi-Fi (Gold)

  • Apple iOS 8; 9.7-Inch Retina Spectacle; 2048×1536 Resolution
  • A8X Chip w&#1110th 64-bit Architecture; M8 Motion Coprocessor
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) 64 GB Capacity, 2 GB RAM
  • 8 MP iSight Camera; FaceTime HD Camera
  • Up t&#959 10 Hours &#959f Battery Life

Apple iPad XX6LL/A Tablet (64GB, Wifi + AT&T 3G, Black) NEWEST MODEL

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  1. JJCEO says:
    737 of 766 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Ultra-quick, fantastic screen and it veteran 56% more powerful than my iPad Air!, November 4, 2014
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    JJCEO (Greenwood, Indiana) –
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    Customer Video Review Length:: 9:21 Mins

    We own 4 generations of the Apple iPad devices. They are the iPad 2, the iPad3, the iPad Air and the iPad Air 2. We each use the tablets about 8 hours per day for photography control, video taking and control and working on the internet. I am extremely familiar with the products and we own a whole of 16 tablets using Apple, HP and Android technologies.

    In my attached video I have tried to do a comparison between numerous of the product generations and the by and large performance. Physically the iPad Air 2 is about the same, appearance wise, to the iPad Air. If you look closely you will see some differences.
    * The iPad Air 2 is 18% thinner and a small lighter in consequence.
    * The Retina spectacle is better as it is thinner and the colors and clarity is much better to my eyes. The parallax side views are clearer and the colors are deeper and more realistic. It still has 264 pixels per inch and it is an brilliant video device.
    * The iPad Air 2 has the newer finger photograph sensor on the home button.
    * The rear facing camera is in a uncommon location on the back of the tablet and so your iPad Air suitcases will not work as they will interfere with your taking photos.
    * The microphone ports on the tablet have went and I show the new locations in my video.
    * The portal holes for the stereo speakers are just one row now and larger and the speakers are louder sounding. Not a major difference but it is noticeable.
    * The slide switch on the side of the tablet for the mute/screen lock rotate is gone now. You have to make those adjustments in the operating system of the tablet now or use the sound volume switches.

    The major differences in the tablet are the ones regarding performance. The CPU and GPU in the iPad Air are just very powerful. In my benchmarking I found the iPad Air 2 to be 56 % nearer in performing standard tasks and the GPU graphics speed is 2.5 era nearer. The 3D GPU test on the iPad Air 2 was 24157 versus 9051 for the iPad Air which is 2.69 era better. In using a bench marking software the iPad Air was 40129 as a benchmarks and the iPad Air 2 was 62482 which is a major improvement. You can see it in using the tablet, loading apps, browsing the internet and control videos. My wife’s older iPad 2 was only benchmarked at 15010 so the iPad Air 2 is 4.16 era nearer and more powerful. That is a dramatic improvement in only a few years.

    The camera on the front and the back of the tablet are improved. The rear facing camera is now an 8 Mega Pixel camera with improved signal processing. The photos are 3264 by 2448 pixels in resolution and the video is 1080P HD. You can take time lapse video, have exposure control, take slow motion video at 120 fps, bust mode photographs, timer mode photos and high resolution panorama shots.

    Browsing on the internet is nearer and pulling up web sites and videos on the internet is just smooth and quick. The signal is stronger for the WIFI and things just pull up nearer. Even syncing with iTunes is nearer.

    This is an brilliant product and my wife likes hers which was a surprise gift from me. I had it engraved for her to make sure that I didn’t take it and claim it was mine.

    I own 16 uncommon tablets and have extensively used them all. When it comes to getting a top quality tablet you cannot go incorrect with the Apple iPad Air 2. I rated it at 5 stars.

    If you have any questions please contact me and I will try to help answer your question if I can.

    Numerous people have questioned me in observations and also via send by e-mail if I recommend a nice iPad Air 2 case. I really like the ZooGue magnetic tilt case. It is highly protective of your tablet and it is by far the best tilting tablet case I have used on any iPad. Here is a link to that product.

    Best iPad Air 2 Case Prodigy Elite By ZooGue

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  2. James Thomas says:
    249 of 275 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Apple iPad Air 2 is the best and thinnest tablet on the market, October 29, 2014
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    Review update from the original post

    As far as suitcases go, I was going to initially try out the Apple SmartCase, but for $80, I thought I should at smallest amount check out what else was available. I found this case that was similar in design but a bit more stylish and a lot cheaper. Really I was a small worried about it life so cheap on Amazon, but the reviews were excellent so I figured I’d give it a shot. Turns out I had not anything to agonize about. Case seems to function just as well as Apples and it really seems a bit sturdier. It’s made from synthetic materials instead of leather like the Apple case, but I like it even better. Seems like it would be simpler to sterile (especially clever for when my kids get their hands on it) and just feels simpler to grip for me. At smallest amount that’s my opinion. You should check it out.

    http://www.amazon.com/iPad-Air-Case-Landscape-Generation/dp/B00OKUBFNC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1415224806&sr=1-1&keywords=roocase+optigon+air+2

    Though it’s only been a week since my initial review, I’ve been taking the iPad Air 2 to test out its capabilities further, much to the dismay of my family tree. But as I mentioned earlier, I do have a windows tablet (8″ version) that I had been using as a supplement to my work computer. I sometimes need to view spreadsheets, powerpoints or word docs away from the office and if it’s just to check something or make a minor edit, it can be a major pain to pull out my full, work issued laptop. I thought having full windows in a portable, as-needed, format was well-located. But since I’ve been reading that the iPad is more productivity oriented in its present form, I had to see how it compared. Especially since, I would have the convenience of the other tablet strengths of the iPad to boot.

    So far I’m impressed. I’ve been using MS Office for iPad and I have to say that in many ways, it’s even better than Office is on a small windows tablet. I reckon the iPad version is more suited to a touch screen whereas the windows version still feels like they expect you to use a mouse. I reckon the key is having the right Bluetooth keyboard and a excellent stand case for the iPad Air 2, especially when it comes to control a complicated formula in an excel file.

    For the time life, I’ve been using a no-name, compact keyboard I had originally bought for the ancient iPad 2. It came built into a case but of course that case doesn’t fit the new iPad. But luckily, the keyboard part was removable. I never liked having the keyboard attached when I wasn’t using it anyway. I will take up again to try to find a better one as this one just feels a small too mushy for me.

    So far the iPad Air 2 is exceeding my expectations. I just figured the ancient iPad we had was getting too ancient and needed replacing. But, I’m quickly learning that all the incremental improvements made between each generation has added up to a device that is pushing new ground for what a tablet is meant to be. Like I mentioned in my review, I’ve tried a lot of uncommon tablets, including Asus Transformer Pad with keyboards. Even my older iPad didn’t cut it as a productivity device. But this new iPad is just nearer and smoother making trying to get a small work done a lot less frustrating without giving up on anything that has made the iPad so well-located.

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    Original Post

    I’ve tried many uncommon tablets including iPads, various Android tablets from older 10.1″ Honeycomb versions to the most recent Nexus 7 and even a Windows 8.1 tablet. I originally started with the iPad 2 and it was the device that convinced me that tablets were worth the investment and served a useful function. From there I tried numerous Android tablets. It really took that platform quite a while to catch up to the benchmark the iPad had set. I started with a honeycomb tablet that required a lot of patience as bugs were worked out. I finished up having to root it and try some custom roms to get the tablet to work the way I expected it to and even then it wasn’t uncommon for the device to crash on me. But eventually, Google was able to increase the OS and by the time the second generation Nexus 7 came out, they had finally achieved a truly usable device.

    As for Windows tablets, I don’t really see them as an iPad competitor. They are more like a miniature version of your PC you can take along with you in place of a full size laptop. Sure the Metro interface does make it more tablet-like, but the lack of apps and reliance on the desktop screen keeps it from life that “even a child can figure it out,” used by everybody in that family tree, zero learning curve device.

    So while I’ve gone back and forth with devices, life the gadget geek that I am, my family tree and I have always had an iPad around when we wanted to quickly play a game, use an app or watch a video. So when the new iPad Air 2 came out, I chose it was…

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  3. Artoo says:
    121 of 133 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Incredible upgrade, November 1, 2014
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    Artoo
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    Couldn’t wait to upgrade to the iPad Air 2.

    Our ancient iPad was the iPad 2nd generation. So, it’s quite a leap for us getting the iPad Air 2.

    – Form —

    The first thing we noticed was how light and thin it is. Then you turn on the screen, and wow. The retina spectacle is incredible, especially since we’ve come from the iPad 2nd gen which did not have the retina spectacle.

    – The difference –

    Up your sleeve from it was time to upgrade for us, one of the largest attractors is TouchID. Touch ID on the iPhone is incredible. It’s the perfect mix together of security and usability.

    Now TouchID comes to the iPad, and it’s even better. The TouchID button feels solid. The silver ring (or gold if you get the gold) around the touch plate is distinctive and elegant.

    – The color –

    So with the iPad Air, you have the color options (Silver, Gold, Space Gray).

    We’d never tried the other colors before (there was only white and black back when we got our ancient iPad).

    The reason we got the Silver is because that’s all they had at the store. A silver and a gold. Gold seemed a small much for us, and we would have been pleased with the Space gray, but we’ve come to really like the white front and silver edges of the silver.

    I thought the back of the iPad would be the same brilliant silver color, but it’s really only on the TouchID, the edges of the iPad, and the Apple logo on the back. The rest of the back casing is the finely brushed aluminum.

    – Drawbacks? –

    Drawbacks is too strong a word when dealing with such an elegant piece, but there are a few wrinkles that we encountered when first using the iPad Air 2.

    1. Form Factor

    The edges are more narrow, this is not new to the iPad Air 2, but upgrading from the 2nd gen iPad, it’s been an adjustment of how to hold it without dread of dropping. On the iPad 2nd gen, there was plenty of space on the side for your thumb to hold on to. Now that space is smaller, and has taken more adjustment than we thought.

    2. Where did the Sound go?

    Somehow along the way, we locked the sound. Some apps just wouldn’t produce sound, and the keyboard and the sleep button wouldn’t give their small clicks.

    We thought something was incorrect with it. We adjusted the volume up. Checked the settings.

    Turns out there’s no silence button like on the iPad 2nd gen.

    But, there is a button (we learned) if you swipe up from the bottom of the screen that has a bell on it. It’s the mute button.

    Somehow, I must have hit that button, and it caused most of the apps to go silent.

    3. iCould Renovate

    I used an iCloud backup of our ancient iPad, and then used that to renovate to the new one saving (we had hoped) our settings from our apps and such.

    The renovate did help to save our ancient iPad settings, backdrop, and apps, but a few apps lost their history/data. Not a huge deal, but certainly an inconvenience when game data was lost. Maybe that’s the apps fault for not storing their data in the right place.

    The renovate place back the apps we had on our ancient iPad, except for the apps made by Apple such as Pages, Numbers, Keynote. Those ones took the longest to get on the iPad, and I had to go to the buys section and download them. Weird.

    The other question we had after the renovate was where was the Passbook app?

    We set up Apple Pay, and knew that it used Passbook, but where was the app (like the iPhone has)?

    I thought that maybe our renovate kicked out some of the default apps, but after a lot of searching (ain’t searching the internet hard work?), I found out that there is no Passbook App, or Health App, or Voice Memo App that comes with the iPad Air 2 (at smallest amount as of this prose).

    I thought it would have the new stock apps that come with the new iPhones, but it doesn’t have them (health, passbook, even weather). So that took a small bit of searching to figure out.

    The process of the renovate itself was simple (minus those questions). It said it could take 6 hours, but it doesn’t tie up the iPad for all that time. It restores settings, then lets you use the iPad while the apps are downloaded.

    – Final Thoughts –

    The iPad Air 2 is light. It’s thin, and it’s oh so gorgeous.

    The ease of the Touch ID makes it worth it as security that most of us use for the 4 digit pass codes doesn’t help much when someone is looking over your shoulder. The Touch ID makes it so simple, and if you don’t have an iPhone 6, you can use Apple Pay with the iPad. More and more retailers are accepting Apple Pay for web payments too.

    It’s a fantastic iPad. You will like it.

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