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    Default How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    Hello iMore.
    Just purchased a new iPad Air and iPad mini w/ Retina, and I know I probably should have waiting for the new ones... *sigh*
    But just wanted to get a general idea of how long do you guys wait until you upgrade your iPad to the latest model?
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    My first iPad was the 3, which I got about a month after release, and I updated to the rMini as soon as it was released. So that's almost 2 years. I didn't upgrade because I wanted something new, I upgraded because I needed a smaller/light iPad. If the 3 wasn't so heavy, I would of waited a little longer. For me, a new iPad every year isn't necessary. Now phones are a different story LOL
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    It takes about 3-5 liquor stores, or 7-11's before I have enough to get a new iPad ...
    Not many people know this, but I happen to be quite famous ...
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I purchased an iPad 2 around launch and am still using it today. I would like to upgrade to a Mini with retina display, but I'm saving my cash for whatever Apple rolls out at the next iPhone Keynote. That said, my wife has an Air and it's absolutely a worthy upgrade.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I bought the iPad 2 in November 2011. Bought the iPad 4 last year in July. I don't see the need to upgrade anytime soon


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    Have the iPad 4, been very happy with it, skipped The iPad Air, and will waite and see whats to comes, If the new features interest me enough i will trade if not, I'm still happy.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I keep my iPad(s) until there’s a compelling reason to upgrade. I get a new iPhone every year, but not so for the iPad. I purchased my original iPad in July, 2010, and kept it until last year when I upgraded to the retina Mini.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I've got a new iPad every year except the iPad 2. I doubt I will get another this year because touch ID is not compelling to me on iPad since I use the leather smart case and I want my iPad to wake and be open when I open my cover. I don't need the same type of security for iPad as I do iPhone.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I still use my iPad 2. My plan was to get an iPad Air but I want Touch ID on my iPad also so I'm waiting it out to see if that happens with the next one.


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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I bought the first gen ipad shortly after it came out. I resisted the second gen and jumped on the third gen. Then that became outdated quick with the 4. I resisted. I did get a mini because I have issues... I sold both tho when the air came out had now have that.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by mzengr View Post
    I still use my iPad 2. My plan was to get an iPad Air but I want Touch ID on my iPad also so I'm waiting it out to see if that happens with the next one.


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    I never thought I would care about Touch ID on my rMini until the thing never unlocks with my finger LOL. I'm so use to it on my 5S, I forget its not on my rMini every time. I still doubt if I'll upgrade because its not a necessity, its just a convenience.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I've been replacing my iPads every year. Sell the old and use that money toward the new(Currently using on the iPad Air 128gb Wifi/LTE). I do like the Touch ID on my 5s so I'm kind of thinking about getting the new one. I was on the fence of going back to a Mini but hopefully the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 comes out and will stick with that and my Air.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by iJuan View Post
    Hello iMore.
    Just purchased a new iPad Air and iPad mini w/ Retina, and I know I probably should have waiting for the new ones... *sigh*
    But just wanted to get a general idea of how long do you guys wait until you upgrade your iPad to the latest model?
    I wait until the tech guy at the school where I teach sends me an email telling me to bring the iPad I'm using to his office because he has a new one for me.

    Seriously...regardless of whether it is a phone, tablet, computer, etc.. I never chase technology. No matter what item you're purchasing, the next and greatest version is in the pipeline. If I'm ready for a new or different device I purchase what I like now. Be happy with what your new purchase and enjoy using it.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    Until my iPad doesn't support the newest iOS
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    Quote Originally Posted by rellyrellz View Post
    I've been replacing my iPads every year. Sell the old and use that money toward the new(Currently using on the iPad Air 128gb Wifi/LTE). I do like the Touch ID on my 5s so I'm kind of thinking about getting the new one. I was on the fence of going back to a Mini but hopefully the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 comes out and will stick with that and my Air.
    How much does the 128 gb cost
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drewbs View Post
    How much does the 128 gb cost
    iPad Air 128GB option starts at $799 USD for WiFi only and $929 USD for WiFi and Cellular.

    On the topic of the thread, I have had my iPad 2 since release and will probably keep it until this fall when I purchase a new iPad most likely.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I have an iPad 3 that may be replaced by one of the newer models this fall. Damn thing weighs a ton compared to the iPad Air, but it still works well. Recently bought a Kindle Fire HDX and am pleasantly surprised at the light weight today's tablets can achieve.

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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I have the iPad Air. Had the 4, 3, and 2. I will not be upgrading this time around though. I think that the Air is giving me everything I need right now. I couldn't ask for anything more. It has been perfect.


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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arktos View Post
    I purchased an iPad 2 around launch and am still using it today. I would like to upgrade to a Mini with retina display, but I'm saving my cash for whatever Apple rolls out at the next iPhone Keynote. That said, my wife has an Air and it's absolutely a worthy upgrade.

    Exactly where I am too, although I'll probably get an Air (or the next iteration equivalent) when my iPad 2 finally gives up the ghost.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I have an original iPad, ipad 2, original mini and a retina mini


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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I tell myself I don't need the latest iThang, and then launch day I am waiting on a delivery. I have each iPad from the original to iPad 3. Skipped 4th gen and have iPad Air. I wish I could say that this will last me for a few more year, but I know I will hand the credit card over to have the opportunity to be the first one on the block to have the latest whatever iThang they're selling.


    Sent from my AT&T LTE iPad Air. White in color of course. Or my iPhone 5s. Gold of course.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexJ92 View Post
    I have an original iPad, ipad 2, original mini and a retina mini


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    You keep your iPads?

    I normally sell my existing iPad then buy the desired one..
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    I was given my iPad mini by my lovely girlfriend for christmas the year it came out. I was blown away by its beauty and productivity. It truly is the right shape, size and feel for a tablet. Now however I am starting to feel the screen quality could be better. But what do i do, keep the one I have and by a new one or sell it and buy a new one or finally stay as i am. It is a big of a naughty thing to consider, cheating on my girlfriends gift. What would you do? I have had this thing for a number of years by now and could do with an upgrade, however I do enjoy an iPhone 6 since launch day this year.
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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    Let's see.

    I had the original iPad, then that was stolen. Got a used iPad 2, Fall 2012. That broke in Fall 2013. Gave the brokenscreened wreck to a cousin to get a new 2 at replacement price.

    Bought an Air that was maxed out then -- 128 GB plus LTE. Still using that.

    So I guess I average a new iPad every eighteen months? But would prefer to upgrade every 2-3 years. I just happened to have had two incidents (theft, drop) that made it make sense for me to get a new one.


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    Default Re: How long do you wait before getting a new iPad?

    if I can a couple of years.

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