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iPad Air vs iPad Air 2 for P3

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by DrChris, May 6, 2015.

  1. DrChris

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    I think I may be asking a question that's otherwise covered in a variety of places, but the recent information seems a bit confusing and I wanted to get some clarification.

    If I'm right, the following are true:

    - The chips are different, A7 on the Air, A8x on the Air 2 - the speed should be 40% faster on the A8x in general.

    - Both are officially supported by DJI

    - On the Air (A7), you should turn ON hardware acceleration. On the Air 2 (A8x) you should not turn on hardware acceleration

    I need to upgrade my iPad (that I use for work every day all day) and would prefer to upgrade to the Air 2, but if the Air is more stable or works better with the P3 because of the hardware acceleration issue, I could go with that.

    Any suggestions? Am I right about the acceleration issue above?

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
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  2. Tj1627

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    Yes, you've pretty much summed it up.

    For reference:
    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2384430&page=538&highlight=A7#post31546694

    I can't find the exact beginning of the A7 vs A8x convo in that thread (20-30 new pages a day!), but here's a comment from blade strike on the matter:

    I've seen another DJI rep (Ed maybe?) state that you should always have it on for the A7, and up to you on the A8. Can't find that comment specifically, sorry. Just pulling from memory.

    HTH
     
  3. PishPosh

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    Is there some detriment to having hardware decode on for any device?
     
  4. bbfpv

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    The A8 devices randomely restart if its enabled (but you already know that by following the link above ;) )
     
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  5. PishPosh

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    Ah ha, sorry didn't really read the link. I guess I should leave that off for my iPhone 6 then huh