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    There are several different mini, air, pro etc which on would be good for a child?
    07-04-2016 02:21 PM
  2. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Buy the cheapest one possible. Children break stuff very quickly. Also they are small and have small hands so a 7 inch iPad Mini will seem like a 13 inch iPad Pro to them.
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    07-04-2016 03:32 PM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Exactly what @anony_mouse said. And pair it up with an obnoxiously thick foam-style case like this one. We have one of those cases for my youngest's iPad and it has taken a beating with no problems.
    07-04-2016 03:43 PM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    Exactly what @anony_mouse said. And pair it up with an obnoxiously thick foam-style case like this one. We have one of those cases for my youngest's iPad and it has taken a beating with no problems.
    We have the same one. Updating the iPad now works great, protects the iPad, and gives a good handle for carrying. Did have to widen the headphone area for the headphones to fit but that was easy enough.
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    07-04-2016 04:12 PM
  5. eyecrispy's Avatar
    We have the same one. Updating the iPad now works great, protects the iPad, and gives a good handle for carrying. Did have to widen the headphone area for the headphones to fit but that was easy enough.
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    On wow. That really is obnoxious!

    OP, I don't know how old your kid is, but I don't personally believe that kids need an iPad of their own.

    I'd look into a used one.
    07-04-2016 04:29 PM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    On wow. That really is obnoxious!

    OP, I don't know how old your kid is, but I don't personally believe that kids need an iPad of their own.

    I'd look into a used one.
    Looks worse than it is based on the angle. but it's great. Been dropped, and he can easily carry it.
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    07-04-2016 08:37 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    There are several different mini, air, pro etc which on would be good for a child?
    Define "child" in the context you're using it. If you mean 5th grade and below, then I'd recommend an iPad Mini.
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    07-04-2016 09:43 PM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Define "child" in the context you're using it. If you mean 5th grade and below, then I'd recommend an iPad Mini.
    My kids have both gotten whichever one has been sitting idle around the house. Incidentally my oldest has a Mini and my youngest has an iPad 2.
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    07-04-2016 10:16 PM
  9. robertk328's Avatar
    My kids have both gotten whichever one has been sitting idle around the house. Incidentally my oldest has a Mini and my youngest has an iPad 2.
    Yup. He got what was there... iPad 2.
    07-05-2016 07:34 AM

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