expired [eBay Plus] iPad Air 2019 64GB 10.5" Wi-Fi $662.15 Delivered @ Wireless 1 eBay

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I have been looking for a replacement iPad Air, but missed the earlier Big W deal.
Looks like Wireless 1 have added a bunch of iPad Airs onto eBay.

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  • +9 votes

    Don't quite understand the hype myself. Unless you're primarily gaming on these (why you're doing that, I don't know), you're barely going to notice the difference between it and the 2018 iPad, which comes in around $250-300 cheaper.

    Even the 2nd generation 10.5" iPad Pro is more feature rich than this for productivity, and can be had at a similar price. All you're doing here is paying an earlier adopter tax for the 2020 iPad.

    • +1 vote

      Very good points, thanks for sharing

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      Yes as an owner of 5th gen iPad (2017) I agree with most of what you said. For basic uses such as internet browsing, watching YouTube and the occasional photo editing, there is very little performance to be gained over the budget iPad model.
      I even put off upgrading to the 6th gen iPad (2018) model when it was on sale (on ozbargain) due to satisfactory performance of 5th gen and minor upgrades of the 6th gen model.
      (I thought I would save money by running current 5th gen into the ground, then buying the newest model a few years ahead in the future.)

      I can see in a more professional work load (photo / video editing etc) where faster performance and larger capacity may be helpful, but then the iPad Pro models would be more suitable.
      iPad Air (2019) is an odd model (nostalgia naming / place holder), for those wanting a tablet which is a little more ‘fancy’ over the budget iPad (thinner lighter body / laminated 10.5 inch screen with True Tone etc).
      As I said in my ‘March 2019 Apple’ post, the price is too inflated for what the iPad Air (2019) is.

    • +2 votes

      These are mandatory for some high schools and actually see a lot of use. I disagree with your comment on the similarity to the iPad 2018 also. First of all, the 10.5" iPad pro is a much better buy despite it being a little slower but the promotion makes a night and day difference. It's something you can't really describe unless you try it yourself and once you do, you will become spoiled by it; no other screen will feel good enough. The differences between this and the budget iPad though is mainly the display rather than the performance. The iPad 2018 does not have a laminated screen, meaning that there is a gap between the screen and the actual display, which does not feel pleasant to the touch and ruins the experience. Also it has bigger bezels which obviously is worse in every way possible.

      So in conclusion go get yourself the 10.5" iPad pro to save money and has a screen that is incomparable.

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        It's something you can't really describe unless you try it yourself and once you do, you will become spoiled by it; no other screen will feel good enough.

        This. Lesson learned here is as long as you never try it, you will never know the difference.
        I can see how if using Apple Pencil the latency can bother you though.

        The idea of tolerance also applies. If you get the 120hz pro-motion model with smaller bezels, in a years time you will find it difficult to notice anything special, you will have become used to these ‘improvements’ and take them for granted (unless you keep an old 60hz device to provide yourself with a reference just so you can switch to your 120hz model and appreciate the difference).

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        I'm aware of the laminated screen, but was not aware that there was anyone on the planet who would use that to justify an additional $300, especially in the context of quality screen protectors.

        Glad we agree that the iPad Pro is the better buy. Apple's refusal to dial down its segmentation of the Pro and standard iPad from a multitasking and RAM perspective is going to hurt it badly very soon if they can't walk it back across all capable hardware with the release of their 2020 range.

        • +1 vote

          Not just the screen though. Faster, pro motion, 4 speakers and bezels for 300 that's not too bad but still pricey must admit. There is no competition with apple in tablets though. Nothing comes close so you pay the price.

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            @bargainsniper69: Where did you come away with the impression I was against the iPad Pro at this price? I was only ever pointing out why the Air is almost functionally indistinguishable from the 2018 iPad.

            They'll have more competition soon enough, firstly with the Snapdragon 8CX vs the 2019 Pro, then hopefully alongside a price cut for the Snapdragon 850. They'll be full Windows tablets and 2-in-1s, a market Apple should start chasing with MacOS equivalents saddled with the A13 or A13X next year.

            • +1 vote

              @jasswolf: I think sniper69 confused your opening statement:

              I'm aware of the laminated screen, but was not aware that there was anyone on the planet who would use that to justify an additional $300, especially in the context of quality screen protectors.

              ..as talking about the iPad Pro 10.5, when in the above statement you were referring to the iPad Air (2019).

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    I went with the normal Ipad 6th Gen via Telstra for $29 the other day. The Peace of mind data should really come handy during commutes with my son. They offered a $10 credit with the plan, but I am not convinced until I see my first bill.

    This deal would have been great if it was Cellular.