1. James Falconer's Avatar
    For all the hardcore iPad users out there - how often do you update to a newer model? Every year? Every other year? Or does it vary?
    06-12-2017 09:58 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I’ve had the iPad 2, and the iPad Mini prior to getting my 9.7” iPad Pro. I average a new iPad every 2 years. Not intentionally, but it just worked out that way...
    06-12-2017 10:45 AM
  3. TurboTiger's Avatar
    iPad II > iPad Air > 10.5 iPad Pro (soon, I hope)
    I gues about 2 year intervals.
    Good Luck
    06-12-2017 08:39 PM
  4. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I went from an iPad 3 to a mini 2, and now have the 2017 9.7" iPad. I'll usually keep my tablets for a few years until something compelling comes along to make me want to get a newer model. When I moved from a BlackBerry PlayBook to an iPad 3 it was because I wanted access to iOS and its ecosystem. The mini 2 was because I missed the smaller tablet size, finally had a retina display in the smaller form factor, and wanted hardware that didn't feel like it was tapped out. The latest 9.7" iPad was due mostly to the price making it worth while to get a bump in specs.
    06-13-2017 01:14 AM
  5. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I usually keep my iPads for 2 years. I’m thinking of getting the newer 12.9” model
    06-13-2017 02:49 AM
  6. mark-d's Avatar
    My iPad mini 3 has been with me 25 months now. Still love it and use it every day
    06-13-2017 04:04 AM
  7. TripleOne's Avatar
    iPad 2 - iPad Air 2 - iPad Pro 12.9"
    I don't upgrade my iPad often, somewhere around 2-3 years.
    06-13-2017 06:06 AM
  8. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    Well I am off to a bad start... The iPad Pro 9.7 was my first iPad (purchased in January) and I just purchased the iPad Pro 10.5.. So I guess 5 months? Ha! I'm hoping to keep this one for 2 years.
    06-21-2017 06:14 PM
  9. naddy6969's Avatar
    It will be a while for me, since I have bought 4 in the last 3 months. Used 64GB Air 2, new 256GB 10.5" Pro, new 256GB 12.9" Pro Gen 2, new 128 GB Mini 4.

    I don't need any more, but I am having LOADS of fun!
    06-28-2017 11:53 PM
  10. Garz's Avatar
    I buy the new flagship iPad every year. Just like iPhone.

    First gen iPad, iPad 2, 3rd gen retina, skipped 4th gen since it came out 6 months later, then iPad Air, then Air 2, then Pro 9.7, and now Pro 10.5. Had 1st and 2nd gen minis as well. I think that covered it all.
    06-28-2017 11:54 PM
  11. taz323's Avatar
    Just updated to the pro from iPad 4, so about 4 years!
    06-29-2017 12:41 AM
  12. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I buy the new flagship iPad every year. Just like iPhone.

    First gen iPad, iPad 2, 3rd gen retina, skipped 4th gen since it came out 6 months later, then iPad Air, then Air 2, then Pro 9.7, and now Pro 10.5. Had 1st and 2nd gen minis as well. I think that covered it all.
    Same. Update the mobile devices every year. Laptop every 4.
    07-11-2017 09:42 PM
  13. Frost Forged's Avatar
    For all the hardcore iPad users out there - how often do you update to a newer model? Every year? Every other year? Or does it vary?
    My wife and I are HUGE iPad fans. We’ve upgraded every generation.

    I went iPad 1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > Mini > Air 2 > 12.9” Pro > Baby Pro
    She went iPad 1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > Air > Air 2 > Baby Pro

    We have a problem...
    08-04-2017 09:00 PM
  14. TripleOne's Avatar
    My wife and I are HUGE iPad fans. We’ve upgraded every generation.

    I went iPad 1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > Mini > Air 2 > 12.9” Pro > Baby Pro
    She went iPad 1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > Air > Air 2 > Baby Pro

    We have a problem...
    Do you use the iPad as your primary computer?
    08-04-2017 10:02 PM
  15. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I’m still on my second iPad ha ha. An iPad Air 2 that I’ve had for a few years. I only got that because the Mini 2 was too small.
    08-04-2017 10:07 PM
  16. Frost Forged's Avatar
    Do you use the iPad as your primary computer?
    Yes we do and have since the iPad Air days. We have a 2013 Mac Pro but it's basically only used to back up photos and music at this point.
    TripleOne likes this.
    08-05-2017 02:58 AM
  17. ShaneBunting's Avatar
    Just got my iPad 2017 and hoping it'll last until Summer 2020 then I'd upgrade it to it's successor, or the Pro depending how it goes. I'm living the iPad only lifestyle with my iPhone/iPad being my only computers ATM and so far so good.
    08-06-2017 09:41 AM
  18. TripleOne's Avatar
    Just got my iPad 2017 and hoping it'll last until Summer 2020 then I'd upgrade it to it's successor, or the Pro depending how it goes. I'm living the iPad only lifestyle with my iPhone/iPad being my only computers ATM and so far so good.
    Enjoy the ride!
    It'll for sure serve you well until 2020.
    08-06-2017 01:23 PM
  19. imwjl's Avatar
    I’ll say a long time. The tablet has always been nice but never a vital tool for my work if we’re not talking about the dozens I have at work. My phone and laptop are vital. We went what I think is 5-6 years with a gap between an the first Retina with Lightening port to the 2017 just “iPad”.
    12-02-2017 09:46 PM
  20. JML5150's Avatar
    iPad 2 to iPad Air 2... I might upgrade if the next iPad goes edge to edge and Face ID. I feel more urgency to upgrade phones.
    12-02-2017 11:56 PM
  21. TripleOne's Avatar
    iPad 2 to iPad Air 2... I might upgrade if the next iPad goes edge to edge and Face ID. I feel more urgency to upgrade phones.
    Same here.
    If I could afford to upgrade every year, I would.
    12-03-2017 12:27 AM
  22. imwjl's Avatar
    Interesting to see how often some do or would upgrade. Even the Pro model is so limited compared to a general purpose computer and especially the MacBook that I'd have a hard time with that spending.

    Our early Retina model was fine until software updates on the past year but it's still a reasonable web browser and some apps still perform. At work dozens of iPads 2-5 years old still work fine enough.
    12-03-2017 10:34 AM
  23. TripleOne's Avatar
    Interesting to see how often some do or would upgrade. Even the Pro model is so limited compared to a general purpose computer and especially the MacBook that I'd have a hard time with that spending.

    Our early Retina model was fine until software updates on the past year but it's still a reasonable web browser and some apps still perform. At work dozens of iPads 2-5 years old still work fine enough.
    Oh yeah, MacBook and iPad can last for years.
    I’m going to start saving up for next year’s iPP. If I could afford it, I would upgrade my devices annualy except for the MacBook Pro.
    12-03-2017 10:52 AM
  24. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Every 2-3 years.
    12-30-2017 03:35 PM
  25. RobertP1's Avatar
    I am going to try to make the switch to an 10.5 inch IPad Pro. I have a MacBook but want to give it a shot. It does everything that I need and more... I will test it for a month before I sell my MacBook..
    01-16-2018 06:53 PM
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