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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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New iPad or Refurb iPad 3????

I'm struggling a little bit with this decision. If I were to go the refurb route, I would definitely get the 32gb version. If I go with the new iPad 4, I'm on the fence as to whether I would get the 16gb or 32gb version.

I know the display is pretty much the same and I've read that the lightning connector may actually be a bad thing for right now (no accessories), but I've also read that the new iPad is a lot faster, which would be the most important piece to me.

My question, is it worth the extra money for the new versus a refurb? I would still get AppleCare with either version.

Any suggestions are welcome.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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FFS make up your minf ! the are the same thing, one small the other big !
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Just get the refurb. Hell, next Fall, the iPad 5 will be redesigned to look more like the Mini/iPhone 5 anyway.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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The 4 is faster, but if you don't do anything demanding it won't matter. Accessories will come.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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Get what's newest and greatest... it will have the better resale value when it comes time to buy the next version of the iPad. If your going retina, the 16 might be a bit small for all those retina enable apps. Unless you are discipled and keep apps to a minimum on your device.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 11:37 AM   #6
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Tough choice! I would go for the refurb if you have 4/4S. If you have iP5 then get the iPad 4. Keeps the cables easier to manage this way.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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Tough choice! I would go for the refurb if you have 4/4S. If you have iP5 then get the iPad 4. Keeps the cables easier to manage this way.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 12:18 PM   #8
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I have the IPad 4 and love it. Get the one your pocket can afford.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 02:33 PM   #9
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I just got the iPad 3 refurbished. Figured when the 5 comes out, I can sell it for like 300-350-ish since I got it for $379 the loss won't be too bad at all. I don't do anything too graphic intensive/demanding so I opted for the 3.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:45 AM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestions. I would probably not upgrade to the next iPad version (which would lean me toward the iPad 4), but also don't plan on updating my iPhone 4S anytime soon either (which would lean me toward the iPad 3 Refurb due to the same connector). I don't feel the need to have EVERY version of EVERY product, but instead, buy what I need and then keep it until it's lived a useful life and see what I can get out of it.

I'm leaning towards the 32gb version, which would mean a price difference of $130 (not incl tax).

There is a chance I could do some minor photo/video editing, which leans me towards the iPad 4, along with controlling home theater, email, web browsing and some pages/numbers/keynote stuff.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:50 AM   #11
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Well, its always a question depending on how much is the extra money worth to you. I decided to go with the ipad 4 because I felt $130 was not that big a difference at least for me. If it was $200 then I would have gone for the ipad 3 refurb.
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