iPad Air – After The Buzz, Episode 35
Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.
Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.
For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.
So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.
Apple has clearly re-invented the tablet space since the launch of the first-generation iPad in 2010. We definitely know that Apple didn’t invent the category, but we must acknowledge that the company figured-out the right formula to make them as popular as they are today. Whether it’s because of its looks, its ease of use, its App Store offerings, or its features, there’s just no way that any iPad won’t make headlines.
Apple’s iPad Air has been in the market for a little-over 8 months. After all of our extensive coverage and our full review of the iPad Air, it’s time to re-visit the tablet and give you our final verdict over our experience with it in real world use. Is it still worth it for you to buy an iPad Air today, or should you consider new tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, aside from the obvious wait for a future iPad Pro being rumored? Watch our video, and join the discussion in the comments down bellow.