View Poll Results: Are you selling your 1st gen for the 2nd gen?

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  • Yes it is already up for sale, or will be by the weekend

    7 36.84%
  • I'm waiting for iPad 3

    9 47.37%
  • I'm not selling it's going to a loved one

    2 10.53%
  • Other, see my reply

    1 5.26%
  1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    It has been confirmed that next Wednesday iPad 2 will be revealed. So has or will begin preparing to buy it by selling their first gen iPad?
    02-23-2011 05:37 PM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    It will be restored and JBen by the weekend and up for sale. I guess I will be without an iPad for 1-4 months I can live with that.
    02-23-2011 05:42 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Based on what I am hearing, I can skip gen2 of the iPad... to wait for the retina (or near-retina) screen on the iPad3... the main addition of iPad2 appears to be the front-facing camera... ok, I guess... but my current iPad is good enough for me for now.

    I'm more anxious to see the new MBPs tomorrow... and the iPhone5 in June.
    02-23-2011 06:00 PM
  4. CalifJewls's Avatar
    Based on what I am hearing, I can skip gen2 of the iPad... to wait for the retina (or near-retina) screen on the iPad3... the main addition of iPad2 appears to be the front-facing camera... ok, I guess... but my current iPad is good enough for me for now.

    I'm more anxious to see the new MBPs tomorrow... and the iPhone5 in June.
    I'm with you, I'm most likely going to skip this one, I don't need a camera on my iPad I have my iPhone for that. Not to mention I'm wanting to buy a new MacBook Pro soon and the iPhone 5..
    02-23-2011 06:16 PM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Wow I'm surprised so many people are waiting until iPad 3. There's no way I'm waiting all iPad 2 needs is more RAM and I'm all over it like glue.
    02-23-2011 11:00 PM
  6. Scout_313's Avatar
    I've already sold my 1st gen iPad but I'm not totally sure on what my plans are for the future. I'd really like to wait a little while to see what will be coming out in the near future as I'm really interested in a Wi-Fi only Motorola Xoom and the Blackberry Playbook looks like it could be pretty sweet as well. Depending on the specs of the iPad 2, that's a possibility as well, although I didn't really feel like it did enough additional things over my iPhone to justify tying up $500 in it.
    02-23-2011 11:36 PM
  7. macharborguy's Avatar
    Im waiting until Apple makes their official statement on the next iPad before i make any rash decisions.
    02-24-2011 12:06 AM
  8. Abby's Avatar
    waiting the iPad3, and enjoying the 1gen iPad now~
    02-24-2011 02:18 AM
  9. buzzdar#WN's Avatar
    If iPad 1 was really lower price I would get that but I prob will just go iPad 2.
    02-24-2011 06:16 AM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I'm surprised I'm still the only one set to pick up an iPad 2 for sure. The playbook looks nice and a few of the other tablets look cool I will prob try them out for sure but none of them I would consider using as my daily device. I find the same as before once I heard about the iPad there wasn't a doubt in my mind that I was going to get it.
    02-24-2011 11:09 AM
  11. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Im waiting until Apple makes their official statement on the next iPad before i make any rash decisions.
    Like they did yesterday?

    02-24-2011 01:32 PM
  12. morgantm89's Avatar
    My iPad 1 is going to my fiance, I'll keep the iPad 2 for myself.
    02-24-2011 04:12 PM
  13. guitarguy389's Avatar
    I'm staying with my 1st gen for now until I see what the actual specs are for the iPad2. If there is more than just a couple cameras added to it, I might just sell this one and spring for the 2.
    02-24-2011 11:25 PM
  14. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Well from the rumors I can almost guarantee that it will be thinner and lighter even if only on paper. It will have a faster processor and more RAM.
    02-25-2011 07:04 AM
  15. cardfan's Avatar
    Well from the rumors I can almost guarantee that it will be thinner and lighter even if only on paper. It will have a faster processor and more RAM.
    Thinner means next to nothing since you need a case. The faster processor and ram only matter if you're seeing lag or if things aren't running smooth. Until we see iOS 5 on an ipad, we don't really know if this will matter.

    But here's the reason to upgrade...

    What really matters is what you can get for the old ipad versus the cost of a new one. The difference is what you're really paying which isn't all that much. 100? 200? To get another year of apple care on your old ipad will run 99 dollars alone. May as well sell old one and get a new one that has apple care.
    02-25-2011 08:51 AM
  16. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    Thinner means next to nothing since you need a case. The faster processor and ram only matter if you're seeing lag or if things aren't running smooth. Until we see iOS 5 on an ipad, we don't really know if this will matter.

    But here's the reason to upgrade...

    What really matters is what you can get for the old ipad versus the cost of a new one. The difference is what you're really paying which isn't all that much. 100? 200? To get another year of apple care on your old ipad will run 99 dollars alone. May as well sell old one and get a new one that has apple care.
    Good points!
    02-25-2011 10:45 AM
  17. kittykatta#AC's Avatar
    Thinner means next to nothing since you need a case.
    I get really bothered by how easily people embrace the "Thinner is Better" trend without even thinking it through. Thin is good but theres a point where that 2mm thickness results in losing 2hrs of battery life. If they make the iPad thinner without losing battery life then thats fine, but in the end I wont notice because I keep mine in a beefy case to protect it.

    But here's the reason to upgrade...

    What really matters is what you can get for the old ipad versus the cost of a new one.
    Exactly. And lets not forget that Apple wants to win the Tablet war so they may even be more competitive with pricing.

    I throw anything I intend to replace up on Ebay and am always surprised that I get most (or all) of my value back if selling at the right time. And IMO, the 1st Gen iPads value is has peaked so if you dont sell now then the dropoff will be substantial. (Mine just sold and I was shocked to get just about full price back due to a last minute bidding war)
    Last edited by kittykatta; 02-27-2011 at 09:11 AM.
    02-27-2011 12:25 AM
  18. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    You know with the whole "thinner is better" thing, you can do so much with thin, till the point where you could suffer performance issues. Didn't the MBA have some issues at its first launch a few years back?
    02-27-2011 12:33 AM
  19. Ipheuria's Avatar
    The problem is people always assume everyone else uses the device like they do, look for the things they do, etc. There are people ou there who don't have a problem with the battery power, there are some out there who would sacrifice battery power over the weigh or heft anyday. I personally don't care about the weight but I have had lag so for me a faster processor and more RAM is music to my ears.
    02-27-2011 01:29 PM
  20. buzzdar#WN's Avatar
    Is newer always better? I think iPad would be good enough for me. Is thinner always better. I know I don't need another camera already what I need for that on my vzw iPhone 4. I would like to see the iPad1 with a lower price option.
    02-27-2011 01:41 PM
  21. kittykatta#AC's Avatar
    Is newer always better? I think iPad would be good enough for me. Is thinner always better. I know I don't need another camera already what I need for that on my vzw iPhone 4. I would like to see the iPad1 with a lower price option.
    With Apple then Newer is (almost?) always better because they tend to rely on fixed pricepoints with following generations being spec upgrades. So while you can find deals on older machines (Apple refurb), you really aren't saving that much over buying the newer current model.

    BUT, if you really dont want the newest unit then there's going to be a flood of used iPads hitting ebay/craigslist once the iPad 2 is official.
    02-27-2011 01:50 PM
  22. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Is newer always better? I think iPad would be good enough for me. Is thinner always better. I know I don't need another camera already what I need for that on my vzw iPhone 4. I would like to see the iPad1 with a lower price option.
    They may do an iPhone route and offer the the first gen ipad 16GB for $100 less.
    02-27-2011 01:50 PM
  23. IamGov#IM's Avatar
    Bought a first gen today at walmart. I don't intend on opening or using until Wednesday afternoon. If the price drops I will get the difference back and be a happy camper. If the 2 completely replaces it then I will do a full out return. I just figured that if the price point does drop by 100 then these things will be hot cakes!


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    02-27-2011 09:03 PM
  24. iPadJay's Avatar
    I think I'll wait till Christmas for the 3rd one
    03-04-2011 10:08 AM
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