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Old Mar 26, 2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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Buy iPad or wait

Should I buy the iPad 4 now in May or should I wait and buy the next one?
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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Should I buy the iPad 4 now in May or should I wait and buy the next one?
Wait, save up all your money, and go with the iPad 7, 256GB.

It will be way better than the 4, the 5, and even the 6.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 09:43 AM   #3
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Wait, save up all your money, and go with the iPad 7, 256GB.

It will be way better than the 4, the 5, and even the 6.

I actually agree with this.
It will be the lighter, thinner form factor and a new faster chip.

the gen6 will most likely just be lighter and thinner.

If you want to buy now- go for a ipad 3- great deals and just as good as the 4.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 09:52 AM   #4
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Should I buy the iPad 4 now in May or should I wait and buy the next one?
Don't fall into the trap of 'something better could come out'. It will. There will always been something new, potentially better etc on the horizon. If you wrap your head around having the latest and greatest at all times you'll either never get anything or you'll turn into one of those angry people screaming about obsolescence even though whatever you have will still work in two years, five years even.

Do you have a need for an iPad now. Does the current model fit your needs?

If yes and yes and you have the money, just buy the dang thing.

If you don't have a real need for it but you want it cause everyone's got an iPad, don't buy it. don't buy the next ten if you don't have a need for it. save your money for something else or just save it to set it aside for when the day comes that you do have that need. And then get whatever there is at that time. When all your friends are snickering cause they have a generation 15 that isn't really any better than your generation 12 at least you can snicker back that unlike them you paid cash and didn't have to put your nuts in hock for something you barely use.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 10:03 AM   #5
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Which one would you buy, 16gb or 32gb or 64gb. What will you use it for? You need it or want it?

No indication anything new is forthcoming soon if that is your concern.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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I would buy the 64 GB and it's for school use... but from a few threads ago now I don't know if I should buy the 3 or the 4
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 10:46 AM   #7
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I would buy the 64 GB and it's for school use... but from a few threads ago now I don't know if I should buy the 3 or the 4
Go with the 3. The price wont drop a whole lot more when the 5 comes out. However the 4 will drop drastically.

That is what I would do anyways.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:35 PM   #8
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Go with the 3. The price wont drop a whole lot more when the 5 comes out. However the 4 will drop drastically.

That is what I would do anyways.
The 3 sold for $449 when the 4 was announced and released. The 3 is pretty much off retailer shelves now. I do not expect the 4 to drop drastically so nor should it on the used market.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:40 PM   #9
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Which one would you buy, 16gb or 32gb or 64gb. What will you use it for? You need it or want it?

No indication anything new is forthcoming soon if that is your concern.
A raft of leaks, mass advertsing of the ipad 4 suggests there is something coming.

April or June.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:42 PM   #10
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The 3 sold for $449 when the 4 was announced and released. The 3 is pretty much off retailer shelves now. I do not expect the 4 to drop drastically so nor should it on the used market.
I'm sorry. I can't read apparently. I was referring to the used market. Although he is looking for a 64 GB. That will be a lot cheaper as a used ipad 3 then used 4. If it is new the same applies. At the iPad 3 level you can buy it for a decent discount. I have seen the 64GB iPad 3 for around $500.

Just what I would do in the same situation. But then again I'm waiting for the 5 to come out.

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Old Mar 26, 2013, 01:54 PM   #11
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A raft of leaks, mass advertsing of the ipad 4 suggests there is something coming.

April or June.
What raft of leaks? The only thing that was shown was a case for the 5, and case makers are just as dumb as everyone else. Remember when cases pointed to an iPhone 5 with beveled edges?
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 02:23 PM   #12
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What raft of leaks? The only thing that was shown was a case for the 5, and case makers are just as dumb as everyone else. Remember when cases pointed to an iPhone 5 with beveled edges?
http://9to5mac.com/2013/02/22/first-...i-like-design/

This is no case. In fact the rear shell matches the cases leaked so there's nothing terribly surprising here.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 03:00 PM   #13
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Don't fall into the trap of 'something better could come out'. It will. There will always been something new, potentially better etc on the horizon. If you wrap your head around having the latest and greatest at all times you'll either never get anything or you'll turn into one of those angry people screaming about obsolescence even though whatever you have will still work in two years, five years even.

Do you have a need for an iPad now. Does the current model fit your needs?

If yes and yes and you have the money, just buy the dang thing.

If you don't have a real need for it but you want it cause everyone's got an iPad, don't buy it. don't buy the next ten if you don't have a need for it. save your money for something else or just save it to set it aside for when the day comes that you do have that need. And then get whatever there is at that time. When all your friends are snickering cause they have a generation 15 that isn't really any better than your generation 12 at least you can snicker back that unlike them you paid cash and didn't have to put your nuts in hock for something you barely use.
I think this is great advice.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 03:20 PM   #14
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http://9to5mac.com/2013/02/22/first-...i-like-design/

This is no case. In fact the rear shell matches the cases leaked so there's nothing terribly surprising here.
Okay, a leak, singular.

Certainly not a raft of leaks.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 03:33 PM   #15
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Okay, a leak, singular.
That is not correct. There is the rear shell i've provided you with, and the 3rd part cases matching that rear shell. That's leaks, plural.

There were not many leaks with the Mini, if at all.
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 03:56 PM   #16
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Does not mean anything is coming out soon so stop misleading people. And would you like to bet cause I am sure there will be many takers. You are purely speculating with no viable sources stating anything is coming soon.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 07:57 PM   #17
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Buy it when you really need it, no earlier, no later.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 08:59 PM   #18
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Buy it when you really need it, no earlier, no later.
Nobody really NEEDS an ipad.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 01:36 AM   #19
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Exactly
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 02:06 AM   #20
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Nobody really NEEDS an ipad.
1 point for you!!!

Everything ipad can do, you can do in a phone or laptop. Its just that its tablet trend now so everyone want to have it. If money is not an option, get it.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 10:25 AM   #21
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Many analysts speculate that Apple will ship the device sometime in June or July.
SO If I were you, I will wait for the iPad 5. The iPad 3 to iPad 4 did not see much change but it finally looks like we may get a redesign for the iPad and it looks for the better, so iPad 5 may will come with a thinner bezel. Also it may runs on the next-generation A7 processor, much faster than before.

Anyway, it depends on you.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 12:09 PM   #22
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go online and check bestbuy's open boxes, I just found a 4 Generation iPad 16GB VZW LTE for a huge discount $200 off... $429.99, just search around there is deals out there....
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 12:58 PM   #23
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go online and check bestbuy's open boxes, I just found a 4 Generation iPad 16GB VZW LTE for a huge discount $200 off... $429.99, just search around there is deals out there....
Does Best Buy do any replacements?
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 02:39 PM   #24
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always wait... with the recent history of short release cycles, I will only buy a new ipad shortly after a release. Don't second guess though, when it releases buy it.

Of course the current models will work fine after a new model is released, it's a matter of what will happen when you load the latest ios 2.5 years from now... if you wait a couple of months, you may get a product that has a functional life of a year or more longer, and get to at least have the latest greatest for a short window.

Further, moving the mini to retina, or the 5 to a smaller form factor are both very substantial upgrades IMHO. They are upgrades that would cause me to want to sell and rebuy if I had a current model.... unless you want to waste $$, wait.
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