Upgrade to new iPad after only 4 months with iPad 2?
I bought my 16 GB iPad 2 in November, but after using it for awhile, realized that I'd like a 32 GB model. Coincidentally, a co-worker offered to buy my 16 GB model from me. At first, I figured I would go with the 32 GB iPad 2 (wifi only), but then I was thinking, what if I upgraded to the new version? I didn't plan on making a move so soon, and I wouldn't mind saving some cash by buying last year's model, but I feel like it would make more sense given the availability. I use my iPad 2 as my eReader, and I've heard many people write that anyone who reads on their iPad should consider upgrading.
Is there anyone else in a similar situation such as mine? If so, what do you think? Stick with the iPad 2? Or go with the latest and greatest?
- 04-02-2012, 07:20 AM #2
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Whenever Apple announces a new product, my colleagues smirk and ask me if I have gotten mine yet. I laugh and tell them when it is expected. For example, my new iPad will arrive on Thursday of this week.
The joke is that I pay with Apple dollars. I paid $12 for these and they are now worth $600-. Peter Lynch would call this "a good investment." but Jim Cramer is screaming in my ear "Pig! Pig! Pig! Sell! Sell! Sell!."
This am an analyst announced his target price of $1000-. While texting my great nephew as to whether he wanted my old iPad, AAPL went up enough to pay for the new one. (When his father heard about it, he wanted my iPad2 and for the baby to have his iPad1. Apple is all about family.)
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- 04-02-2012, 10:23 AM #9
I only had my 16GB iPad2 for 3 months and figured I wouldn't update. But I like new toys so went to the apple store and bought a 32GB new iPad. Glad I did. The new display is great and movies, pictures and books look so much better. If you're gonna upgrade get the new one.
- 04-02-2012, 01:36 PM #10
At first glance, I'd say no way, would I buy a 3rd gen iPad after just buying a iPad 2. But if you're planning on selling your iPad 2, I'd definitely pony up the bucks for the new iPad. Retina alone makes it worth it, for an extra $100. No brainer. I bought the 3rd gen after using my first gen iPad for two years, and it's a dramatic difference.
- 04-02-2012, 02:40 PM #11
This is a game. We play it here often. Apple announces a new product. One of us wants it. Wants it but knows that it is not really "justified." Thinks it ought to be justified. He brings the problem here and we all pretend to help him to decide to do what he clearly intends to do anyway. We pretend with him that this is a decision that must and can be made rationally while we all know better. We all enjoy the game so we play it over and over.
I always play the same way, "It is only money; better early than late." Others switch ides so that they can pretend to be swayed by the facts.
By the way, no one is forcing you to contribute to this thread.
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- 04-03-2012, 01:30 AM #15
If you are going to buy another one because you want more space I would get the new iPad. If you were going to buy the same size I personally feel like I wouldn't have got my at least $150 worth that I would loose on selling it within 6 months but that's just me. I was a first time iPad buyer 2 weeks ago they were sold out of the new one at best buy so I bought the 2 to try it out to see if it was something I really liked and long story short I got super lucky and wound up paying $399 for a 32gb ipad 2 and after playing with it it home compared to playing with the new one in store I will be more than happy to keep it until the next gen comes out in 2013 but like I said if you are wanting more storage go with the new iPad
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