Will you upgrade to the iPad 3 or is the OG iPad still good enough for you?
Like the title says. I didn't get the iPad 2 because I felt like the iPad 1 could do what I wanted (emails, web browsing, school work and some games). However, with the third iPad coming out, I feel like I should upgrade because down the line it will not be supported by iOS 6 (?) and I just feel like I would be way behind the curve.
So, my plan is to sell my iPad 1 (64gb WIFI only) towards an iPad 3 (at least 32gb). What about you guys?
- 08-26-2011, 04:54 PM #2
- 08-26-2011, 07:01 PM #3
I just gave my OG iPad to my mom and ended up buying the iPad 2. I couldn't wait for the iPad 3 with no definitive release dates on the horizon. If the new feature are worth the upgrade I will just sell my iPad 2 on Ebay/CL and get the iPad 3 when it's officially announced.
- 08-26-2011, 07:23 PM #4iPhone Nanite
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Still using my iPad 1 16GB everyday. I tried to replace it with an Android Honeycomb tablet, but the OS just didn't feel ready to me, so I returned them and went back to my iPad.
I even picked up an iPad 2. Played with it for a bit, but it just didn't feel like it was worth the money and my iPad 1 seemed to have a better screen (what's the deal with iPad 2 screen quality?). So that went back.
I'm doubtful an iPad 3 will arrive this year. Seems those rumors are dying down and they are talking 2012 now. Was real hard to believe Apple would release an iPad 3 this year anyway.
So that will give me time to check out the Andriod 4 tablets coming out this fall.
I'm almost certainly going to replace this iPad 1 with an iPad 3 or Android 4 tablet. I have a 16GB model and I'm wanting something with more capacity and I want some more memory as well.
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- 09-21-2011, 12:10 PM #18iPhone Intermediate
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i'll probably upgrade. i skipped the ipad2 because after using it, the differences weren't all that drastic. but i remember when i had the original ipod touch came out, i was happy to use that until iOS4 came out, and the 1st gen iTouch wasn't supported. i feel like that'll be the case with the original iPad and iOS6 or 7.
- 09-21-2011, 12:32 PM #19
- 09-22-2011, 12:20 AM #20
I didnt get the OG iPad I got the iPad 2 and I like most people in this thread feel that as long as the current OS is supported I wouldnt feel compelled to upgrade...and I tend to agree with the last post also, that I prefer to stay with the newest iPhone than I would the newest iPad...
- 09-22-2011, 12:41 AM #21
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- 09-25-2011, 09:59 PM #23
Nope. I'm OG, it's iPad all the way for me.
I see the iPad like a computer- use it until a) it doesn't work anymore or b) it becomes too slow or unstable to the point where it is no longer productive to use it.
But to tell you the truth, I'm wondering if I even will replace it. My macbook pro rocks and my iPhone rocks. The iPad was a luxury buy.
- 10-02-2011, 09:05 AM #24
- 10-04-2011, 03:40 PM #25iPhone Nanite
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I have both the iPad and iPad2. Both 32GB and 3G. For having the iPad2 about six months now, here are my thoughts:
1. WEIGHT -- iP1 is obviously heavier, however, I do feel safe throwing it around. Unlike iP2, which always requires my delicate touch. Probably iP1 is bulkier and doesn't have a camera at the back
2. BATTERY -- Both are upgraded to iOS4.3x, but iP2 needs charging every 2 days while iP1 still can survive for at least 3-4 days. I use iP2 in daytime in my office together with Macs, iP1 at home mainly for browsing and movies and tv. I suppose iP1 really have good battery capacity
3. WEB & DOC -- I see different things on the same site with both of them. Eg.. this site streamingtvforipad dot com, I use it almost every night lately for tv shows. in iP1, I can see the screenshot in the video before I play, but not in iP2. In my office, when opening the same Excel using the iPad Numbers, in iP1 the grid view is always organized, but iP2 always seems to have a problem with Excel converted viewing
4. CAMERA -- iP1 doesn't have a camera, so this is not comparable. However, the iP2 I'm holding is actually my third iP2 due to a faulty rear camera. Apple exchanged twice for me. I don't use the camera now except for app development when comes to augmented reality. The quality of the photos are grainy. It looks good when you took it and view in the iPad, but absolutely disgusting in iPhotos. I now use my Blackberry more often to take photos when needed.
5. SYNCING -- though I use the iP2 for work, both my iPads have all the same apps installed, and are synced daily. When there is an update for some apps installed, they will be updating the apps automatically in the iPads when you connect them to the iTunes. iP2 always takes 5 to 10 minutes longer to complete. This I'm frustrated because I thought a newer generation hardware is supposedly more advanced, in this case, speed. But it isn't.
6. 3G Reception -- both are using Vodafone supplied by my company. But for way too many times, iP2 seems to have better signal strength then iP1 while in the same location. This is more obvious either in Underground or a remote golf course.
To sum it up, I'm not so hype about iP2 but since both are company issued, I obviously took the better one back home for personal pleasure. iPad3 will definitely outbeat iP2 by far to get me consider buying it for myself. But I can say this, the screen size of iPad is really perfect for both work and pleasure. So they get headaches minus one.