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Li Tan
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11/2/2014 | 9:29:38 PM
Re: bargain
I agree with you - in my opinion for 16GB version the price around $300 - $350 is more reasonable. $499 seems to be overpriced. If you are using iPad Air already, there is no urgent need to upgrade. For me, I have already placed the order to replace my outdated iPad 2.
Susan Fourtané
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11/2/2014 | 6:35:41 PM
iPad for sharing?
Eric, -- I don't think Apple thought the iPad as a device to be shared. Mobile devices are more personal products. At least, I believe phones and tablets are for individual use, not for sharing as if they were a desktop, or a laptop that allows you to have multiple users and a guest user. I believe Apple never thought mobile devices as shared devices and this is why there is no multiple users option, which makes sense to me. If a user wants to share a tablet with a kid I suppose it's the user's responsibility and not Apple's to watch the content that is consumed by the adult uaer. -Susan
Susan Fourtané
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11/2/2014 | 5:07:55 PM
Re: bargain
mak -- Why do do you think the 16-GB Air 2 is overpriced at $499 if it has kept the same price of the iPad Air, which now is $100 cheaper?
mak63
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11/1/2014 | 7:12:30 PM
bargain
"The 16-GB Air 2 may seem like a bargain at $499"

No, it doesn't. It actually looks like an overpriced tablet. for at least $200
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11/1/2014 | 2:08:52 PM
Re: iPad Air 2: My First Week
TouchID is a nice feature, not sure it is worth an upgrade just yet, but I would like the convenience of not remembering all those passwords. I also like that the battery life has not been compromised and the weight and thickness has been reduced. I think I will continue to hold out for what's coming out next. Apple keeps me wanting more!
Michael Endler
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10/31/2014 | 3:36:35 PM
Will iPad 2 users update?
"However, it's hard to say the improvements are truly worth the $500 upgrade price over last year's iPad. If you're still using a 2nd-, 3rd-, or 4th-generation iPad, the Air 2 is definitely worth the upgrade."

I think this is the key takeaway. The iPad Air is a great tablet. The iPad Air 2 is somewhat better but in the same class. I don't think Apple expects a lot of upgrades from people who bought a tablet last year.

iPad sales have slid partly because existing iPad owners keep their devices longer than expected before upgrading. At least as of a few months ago, iPad 2s were the most common type of iPad. If Apple maintains the same rate of new customers it's had in recent quarters and gets people with older iPads to upgrade, it will be in good shape. The iPad Air-to-iPad Air 2 upgrades aren't as crucial.
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