iPad Air and iPad Air 2 buyers and owners

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    If you don't want to play around with mounting screws there are
    arms that will mount in the cup holder such as this:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F0IQTE8/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1M2XARP67I1BE&coliid=I3S42M1YSTREZQ&psc=1

    So, that is a way to use your iPad as a navigation device.

    I also hooked up with a guy that started a kickstarter project to mount
    iPads in the CD player of the car:



    I am happy to see that he is now selling the kit on Amazon. Only thing is, for my
    next trip, I need the CD player.

    I am going to be driving to Canada. I hear that none of the three big map programs
    (Waze, Google, Apple Maps) offer offline mapping. So, even with the cellular GPSchip I may out of luck once I enter Canada.
     
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    edit*: I think that the best app is called Sygic
     
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    Hrmm...That requires you taking your eyes off the road to read the map. It's better than the Bad Old Days when I'd try to flip printouts of MapQuest while driving my rental down the 405 ;) And I do it with my iPhone when I forget to pack the windshield mount on a trip. But definitely not my preferred approach.

    Naysaying aside, how does it work for you? Why go at it that way instead of with your phone?
     
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    Here's the thing, Apple has yet to do a 'spec bump' on iPad other than the one time they updated it for just Lightning. Every other year has been a massive jump. Buying an Air today is likely to be the worst decision a tech enthusiast could make. Normal people won't care, but those in the know will kick themselves. I am glad you have held off.
     
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    I've got an iPad 3 and my wife, an iPad 2. If the new iPad Air gets the fingerprint reader this Fall, I will be hard-pressed to not upgrade from my 3. (And the 3 goes to the wife, and the 2 goes to eBay / Gazelle).

    I thought the mini might be the way to go for me, but I really like the 10" screen. It's great for movies and web browsing. And the iPad Air's lighter weight would be great for bed use. And also shave a 1/2 lb from my travel satchel; a small, but noticeable improvement.
     
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    Touch ID could be cool but what I really really really want is rear camera parity with iPhone. They make such GREAT cams for the phones it kills me that they refuse to put it on the pads.
     
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    Now that folks are using their iPads as cameras, just like an iPhone, Apple owes it to their customers to do that.
     
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    I'm pretty much ready to purchase the upcoming iPad Air with the thumbprint scanner, because it's tiring to have to type in your password all the time. ☺️ And, a larger iPhone is a definite purchase for me.
     
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    Pawl, September can't come soon enough.Saving my money for Apple and/or Android goodies.This has got to be one of the most exciting years for electronic innovations.
     
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    Me too Ron, saving up on purchasing my new iPhone 6 and iPad Scanner...hehe!
     
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    Yeah, going to be an expensive September.
     
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    I figured I was safe this Fall, but there's a growing sentiment that I'm going to buy a new iPad this year and replace the wife's iPad 2. The question then will be whether I get the new iPad and she gets my iPad 3, or she gets the new iPad and I keep the iPad 3.

    If the new iPad Air has fingerprint reader, I'm pretty much sunk :)
     
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    You are sunk.
     
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    Get ready to pull out the credit card, Dave. :)
     
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    Bump and title update. I'll be selling off my iPad Air (tho sadly not to Gazelle, their offer sucked) and getting up at 3AM to order: iPad Air 2, Space Grey, Verizon, 128GB.

    Good to know:
     
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    This is neat:
    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/10/16/ipad-air-2-apple-sim/

    But....
    Oh for Fs sake Verizon....
     
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    The mini is the exact same specs as last year with Touch ID for $100 more. Don't buy it.
     
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    It's Verizon - not surprised sadly. I am thinking about trading up - the thinness is really really important to me, as I use it for reading. Decisions decisions...
     

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