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Loved the huge screen on this iPad. Just like having a touch screen laptop. Only real downside is the price. I feel like this pad also does exactly the same as other Apple pads do. It hasn't changed much since the last Apple ipad in my opinion. Still great and better picture quality though. If I could go back I would buy a cheaper older pad because there isn't much difference. Really enjoy playing on this pad, nice to have a bigger screen to play with. Lots of different apps on the iPad that I love to play. Apple definitely make the best pads I've had. Would definitely buy another one if needs be. Camera quality is great on this pad, love to use Skype on it to connect with family, so fast and clear. Would recommend this pad to my family and friends as it makes my life so much better!
This is a fantastic product I just had this Ipad for Christmas. It weighs viryually nothing and is considerably lighter than the other ipads. It weighs just 469g. It looks really sleek and stylish and is really easy to use. It has a processor called an A7 which is really quick and I can happily browse the internet just as quickly as I can using my laptop.
The picture is superb and the retina display makes everything crystal clear and it is by far the best screen I have seen on any tablet. I particularly love watching the football on skygo on the ipad air and it allows great watching which a beautifully clear picture. The screen is 9'7 which is a really good size and I find no difficulty watching tv programs, movies or sport on a screen of this size. For me the acid test of whether a screen is the right size is too watch sport where a small ball is hit around quickly such as tennis. If you can't pick up the ball very well then the screen is too small. I can easily watch tennis on this tablet and I am currently enjoying the Australian open on this machine.
Another great thing about this product is the vast array of apps available, literally thousands. I use it everday for everything from my diary, banking, chatting to friends and family, shopping, reading the news and watching tv or sport. I really couldn't be without it.
I fully recommend this product
Costing £499 when reviewed, this tablet is very impressive, doesn't weight anything, just 469g, it's extremely fast and possibly the best screen I've seen on a tablet. It's thinner than all the previous models, just 7.5mm thick so it fits into a bag very easily. As with all the apple iPhones and tablets, it's made from one sheet of aluminum and a glass screen. It's available in White or Space Gray and personally I think it's the best looking tablet out there. It even feels strong and very nice to hold.
The screen is 9.7in which is the same as the other iPads made by Apple. It uses 2,048x1,536 Retina resolution which means no matter how close you put your nose to the device, you will never be able to see individual pixels on a screen that size. So the screen looks so bright, sharp and extremely detailed. You can also see the screen clearly from almost any angle. The brightness of the screen means that you can still see everything clearly no matter what light is reflecting off of it. You can purchase cases for the phone from Apple which attach magnetically to the sides, offering more protection. It also folds back meaning you can use it to stand the iPad at an angle on a desk and it's available in a variety of colors and styles.
It uses the same A7 system-on-a-chip (SoC) as seen in the iPad 5S, it's a 64-bit module processor meaning it can run more complicated apps and handle more data. It's duel-core and they run at a clock speed of 1.4GHz. This means that no matter what app or game you want to play, this beauty will handle it with ease. It also has an M7 motion coprocessor which uses senses to tell the iPad what angle it's at and if you are on the move. The iPad comes with the latest iOS 7, which in my opinion is better by far than all its predecessors. It's a lot easier and user friendly, and if you buy it today you get a free copy of iWorks and iLife. iWorks is a decent office suite that can do nearly everything Microsoft office can, and you can save your files to iCloud meaning you can access them wherever you are.
It still uses the same 5-megapixel camera as the iPad 4, which is a little disappointing because it's the only thing that lets it down and there are tablets with better cameras out there. It struggles with low-light environments. The camera in the front is 1.2 megapixel and it works really well for video calls. The battery life is also impressive, boasting 12 hours while watching movies. It also has been upgraded to 4G meaning you can connect to any network in the UK. It has duel antennas and they have added MIMO giving it a lot better reception and it has a speed of 300Mbit/s.
You can get the iPad Air with a number of different storage amounts, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.
In conclusion, this is easily the best tablet on the market, it's so close to perfect, the only thing that lets it down is the camera. Apart from that its nice to look at, very fast, long battery life, amazing screen. Simply awesome.
In my line of work I have to use lyrics to read from, now I have been using simple paper and typing out lyrics, turning the pages to go through the set list.
However times are changing and I am useless at buying the most recent technology, however I was lucky enough to be given some money for christmas, and decided to buy the most recent Ipad Air, with 32Gb of internal memory.
I bought it from John Lewis for £479 which is super expensive, but it came with a 3 year warranty whereas from everywhere else you only get the 1 year. Free delivery and I got cashback from my santander credit card. I figured I would still be using this in 3 years so worth getting it from a reputable shop. The screen is 9.7" and this is plenty big enough to see it, I am long sighted and dont need to wear my glasses when reading through documents. I have downloaded a few books through an app to read and I can also see the print fine, though you can zoom in by pushing two fingers apart on the screen. The retina display makes everything super clear and bright. Its a great quality when watching films on the move.
The ipad has a chip called A7 which makes it almost as powerful as a laptop, I already have a laptop and the main reason I bought this was because of the apps available. It works so fast, you can scroll through the menus, watch films and iplayer, basically everything my old iphone 3 s does, but much better. Its really light, they say it only weighs a pound, I believe them!
It comes in two colours, space grey, and silver. The front of mine is black and the back silver grey colour.
The operating system IOS 7 doesnt mean a lot to me but my partner has the same on iphone 4. I only have the wifi version so cant comment on 3g. One of my favourite things about the ipad is that I can facetime my family abroad for free, and in great quality. Having their faces on a large screen is brilliant and much better than the smaller iphone screen.
It came pre loaded with loads of apps, the most useful for me being the imovie and garageband which I probably would have bought anyway. It records video in fab quality, and the camera is a huge improvement on the iphone but with no flash. I havent run the battery down yet even after about 3 days of being on it off and on.
You hardly have to stroke the screen for it to do something, its just brilliant and I am so glad I bought the most up to date model, having never done anything like this before!
I got a present of an Apple iTouch a couple of years ago and have used it constantly ever since. It's only drawback was its tiny screen which meant surfing the web was an uncomfortable and awkward experience. The only surfing at home I could do was on an old laptop so I decided the time had come to get a tablet. As its one of the most expensive on the market, I was hesitant so researched other tablets to see how they compared. However, the iPAD was still my favourite - there is just something that Apple do which puts their products ahead of the competition.
I got the new iPAD Air 32GB. I considered the iPAD 2 which is still available but as its on the market for some time I was afraid it would date quickly. I shopped around but Apple products tend not to vary too much in price, particularly newly released ones. In the end I got it on Black Friday when the Apple site had 35 euros off it.
It arrived in a white box - very sleek and classy. The only accessory included was a lead which plugs in to the iPAD for charging. The other end can be either connected to a USB port or plugged in to the mains for charging.
What can I say - it has lived up to my expectations and I love it. I switched it on and it had a full charge so I was able to start straight away. It automatically takes you through a number of steps to complete the set up so its fuss free and straightforward. Its very light and extremely thin and with a powerful processor inside its very fast. As I haven't owned a previous model I can't say how it compares to earlier generations though. After some consideration I went for the 32gb model rather than the 16gb. From what I understand, many of the new apps are in HD and can be quite memory intensive. Also, using it for video can fill up the storage pretty fast and as it lacks the flexibility of adding extra memory its important to get this decision right at the outset.
The retina display is brilliant - the screen is clear and crisp and very responsive to touch. There are only a few buttons on the side - one switches it on and off and the other two control the volume. The interface is well designed and easy to use - apps are clearly displayed on the home screen and by swiping your finger down from the top of the screen you get access to the calendar and updates section. By swiping from the bottom, you can access wi-fi options, volume and brightness among other things. You can set up folders to group similar apps together to make navigation easier.
The camera is very good and takes great quality pictures. This is definitely an improvement on my 4th generation iTouch, where the picture quality was a let down. Unique to the Air are a number of apps included free which otherwise would have to be paid for on the App Store. These are iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers and Keynote. The last three are sort of Apple's versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint. I have downloaded some of them but have yet to try them so can't comment further on that.
Finally, battery life is excellent. As its my new 'toy' I have been spending a lot of time on it and the battery is lasting well.