Con of iPad Air 2. (In fact nearly all iPads running iOS 7 and above)
1. No Mute / Lock Physical button. - iPad Air 2 only
Major disappointment. Apple removed one of their trademark feature in favor of software lock. Super DUMB in my view.
2. iOS 8.1 Multi-gesture not working all the time.
Multi-touch gesture on iPad used to be another trademark feature of iPad. Virtually you do not need to use the home button. (5-finger pinch = home), (4 finger up = multi-task), (4 finger swipe = switch app). Now it freezes over time, and you need to disable and enable in Settings. UBER irritating. - Apple tried to get rid of iPad multi-touch gesture quietly during iPad gen 1, iOS4 update.. but the tons of complains make them add it back. HOPEFULLY APPLE update this bug.
3. Reduced battery endurance.
The first generation iPad released by Steve Jobs promises 10 hours of battery life ANNND 1 month standby battery life. Now that second claim is slowly weakening!! And quietly discontinued!!! 1 mth standby?? WHERE IS IT?? WHERE, the battery becomes WEAK super weak now. I know this because i have every generation of iPads, the first gen still destroy current gen iPad battery life.
4. Lock Screen Notification + Smart Cover.
Before iOS7, when you enable smart cover, the notification will not interfere with the lock screen. (ie. When you unlock, it goes straight into home screen). NOW in iOS7 and above, the notification appears in the lock screen when you open the cover, SO YOU HAVE TO SWIPE TO UNLOCK A SECOND TIME, BAD very BAD MOVE. There is a way to resolve this thou.. Go to the notification center and DISABLE (SHOW on LOCK screen ONE BY ONE, ONE BY ONE.. if you have 250 apps.. Good Luck)
5. Music App. (iPod app in the past)
In the past, master-detail view make everything easy to navigate. (who do not understand master-detail, look at Settings design). NOW in iOS7/8, Music app looks like a bloated iPhone version. What a waste of space. The Album art is REDUCED to just a small square on the top left. ZERO beauty. Look just look at iPad iOS 3 iPod app, and look at this... you will agree with me the junk is music app now.
iPad is going downhill for awhile. Apple might or might not read this. But mark my words, those with iPad should all rise up and stop this madness before its too late!
ipad air 2 is the best tablet yet available in the market, I highly recommend that you get the 4G edition 64 gb.
Anonymous, 30 Oct 2014Which is better? Ipad air or ipad air2?Definitely the ipad Air2 is better than the ipad Air, its thinner, faster, better cpu and graphics, better display, better battery and overall better in every possible way!
This is definitely the best option for those who never own an IPAD but for who's currently using IPAD Air or so, doesn’t Require the upgrade.
Does any body know what is the battery mAh for the iPad Air 2. all i see its 27.3-watt-hour. upto 10 hours.
i really like how they maxed out the features and also the a8x hybrid chip which is faster than iphone 6's a8 chip... remarkable
ipad fan, 23 Oct 2014THE BEST PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET RIGHT NOW
MOBILE-GALAXY NOTE 4
TABLET-IPAD AIR 2
... moreI was quite disappointed with the Note 4, got it instead of iPhone 6+
Sold it after a week's use. It felt lagging and 3D games like Real Racing 3 stuttered and poor framerate.
On, Note 3 and Nexus 5 the same works like butter smooth.
Back to Nexus 5 for now, and with the cash I got from selling Note 4, probably gonna get iPad Air 2 :)
Does the apple ipad air 2 support both gsm and cdma or there are different models for gsm and cdma
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