1. int32_t's Avatar
    We're looking at getting a family iPad for general-purpose use. Thought I'd get community opinion: what would you do given the choice between these three iPads?

    • 2017 iPad (new): Wi-Fi + Cellular, 32 GB - $620 CAD
    • iPad Air 2 (refurb): Wi-Fi + Cellular, $589 CAD
    • iPad Air (refurb): Wi-Fi + Cellular, $439 CAD

    What about AppleCare? (I believe it's available on refurbished units as well.) Is it even worth $99 for only one extra year of coverage? The Mac we purchased several years ago crapped out after 18 months though (just out of warranty!), which gives us pause.

    Everybody's got an opinion -- thanks for sharing yours, and I hope it makes the decision easier for us!
    04-11-2017 07:43 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Since it's only. $31 dollar difference between the iPad Air 2 and the 2017 iPad, I'd go with the newest model.
    04-11-2017 07:54 PM
  3. mogelijk's Avatar
    I'd go with the new iPad, particularly since you are getting a cellular version. The new iPad supports more bands, such as LTE Band 12, that the Air and Air 2 do not.
    04-12-2017 09:11 AM

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