Thinking of getting an iPad?
With the range of options out there, picking the perfect one can seem overwhelming.
That is until Apple released the new iPad Air, which might aid you in nailing down your next Apple purchase.
Personally, I’m a fan of the ‘Air’ range – I’m typing on a MacBook Air right now – but don’t take my word for it.
Here’s The Verge with a review of the latest addition to the Apple family:
new iPad Air feels instantly familiar. It has the same basic iPad form factor we’ve been living with for years and years. The screen is surrounded by bezels that look large in 2019 but really aren’t too bad, with a physical Touch ID button on one side and a camera on the other. The back is tapered to the edges, making the whole thing feel thinner, and I really like that there’s no camera bump to speak of.
So we’re off to a good start. On to the specs:
What’s “new” about the Air is the screen size: 10.5 inches. That’s slightly bigger than the basic iPad, but it’s exactly the same size as the old (and now-discontinued) 10.5-inch iPad Pro from 2017. That means the body is slightly larger than traditional 9.7-inch iPads — not enough to really feel but just enough to make your old cases incompatible.
The screen is great, though. It’s a clear step up from the basic iPad and not just because of the slightly larger size. It’s laminated to the glass, which means that there’s nearly no air gap between where you touch and where the pixels are.
The idea behind the iPad Air is to take the features that you’d want from an iPad Pro and bring them down to a more affordable price point.
The Pro-level iPads have two things this iPad Air lacks: larger, fancy curved-corner screens and Apple’s ProMotion technology for varying the display’s refresh rate to make scrolling ultra smooth.
While both of these things are nice to have, they’re not necessarily worth breaking the bank over.
this Air, buying an iPad led to a difficult choice. The basic iPad was (and is) very good, but if you wanted to step up and get something with a keyboard connector, the Pro used to start at $649.
Now, the Air is a very obvious and very reasonable upsell. At $499, you get almost all of the “Pro” features that really matter in day-to-day use.
Day to day use is key. Ask Seth – he ditched his laptop in favour of his iPad and has never looked back.
You can check out a full review here:
And remember – for all your Apple related needs, look no further than Digicape, South Africa’s largest independent Apple retailer.
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