iPad Anyone upgrading from iPad3 to iPad4?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Blorzoga, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    I was considering it, but went to check one out today and it didn't impress me in the least bit. I was at least expecting it to be "zippier" but it wasn't. Definitely holding onto my 3 until there's a real upgrade.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2012
    Mobile, AL
    I really wouldn't. I sold my Mini and I'm going to get a 3 to save cost. The 4 is too incremental.
  3. macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2007
    I did, once I was able to sell my 32GB black ipad 3 for $450. The upgrade is worth it for me because of the frontside FaceTime HD video camera. I do web broadcasting and it is good to have that feature that allows me to broadcast in clearer fashion.

    This along with the A6X chip were my main reasons. I needed a better workhorse and felt like I able to get one without too much compromise. Had I not sold my ipad 3 for that amount on CL, I would not have purchased the fourth generation.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Thinking of doing the same. I really don't need the 4th , but for an extra $50-75 after selling the 3rd gen is kinda hard to pass up. Choices......
  5. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    Thanks for letting us know. Make sure you come back and update this, we'll all be waiting.

    IF you can sell your 3 and get the 4 for $75 you'd be dumb not to do that. Newer tech for $75 is a no brainer.
  6. thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    I wasn't surprised when I saw the author of this response. Another useless contribution to a thread. Well done.
  7. macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2012
    Sold my 64GB Cellular iPad 3 for 680 Euro in Germany. Deffinitely going to upgrade to 32 GB Cellular iPad 4 as soon as it is released.

    Bought iPad 3 - 64 GB cause I had no other choices left in the store as 32 GB will be more than enough for me.
  8. macrumors member


    Jul 7, 2009
    Toronto, ON
    Sold my iPad 3 thinking I was going to grab an iPad mini but for ME the screen and performance of the mini was JUST poor enough to take a pass on this generation. Since I had already sold my iPad 3 I recently grabbed and ipad 4. The best way I can describe it is the change between an iPhone 4 and 4s. Those two devices and the ipad3/4 are basically the same but it's the internal changes that make the device feel that much better. The rare lag in app switching, the slight tearing on large graphic intense websites, and the frequent lagging and frame dropping in the most demanding games is gone. The iPad 3 was and is an amazing device in my opinion; the iPad 4 just makes the whole experience that much better.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Here, there and everywhere
    If you dont mind me asking, where did you sell it? I'm in Germany too and looking to use Wirkaufens.de to sell our old iPads and MacBook Pro, is there a better option around? (Slightly distrusting of eBay)
  10. macrumors 604


    Jul 10, 2007
    Seems like pretty solid advice to me. I'd upgrade to the 4 from the 3 in a heartbeat for $75. The reality is, it probably can't be done that cheaply.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2011
    Yes, I'd do it for $75, but the reality is that its closer to $300.

    Even if the 3 was still the current model, you can't get close to new price with a resale.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    I'm waiting on selling my 3rd gen until the battery or weight is fairly improved...or until ios no longer supports it :eek:
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2008
    I was lucky to still have an unlimited plan on my ipad 2 and sold the whole package for the cost of an iPad 4.....that means my wife gets my 3 to replace her 2...everyone wins....oh, and as for the unlimited plan...it was on my wife's ipad and she used maybe 500mb/mo if that...We have a Verizon share plan which has more than enough data for us...
  14. macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    No chance. Apple has pulled the rug out from under me this time by doing a six month cycle. The 32 GB 3 cost about 650 with taxes, so selling it at 450 and buying a 4 at 650 would "cost" me about 400 dollars. Ouch. I was planning on getting more than 450 out of it six months down the line in Spring 2013. No chance of that now. The monthly "rent" on this thing has skyrocketed to about $30. That is a dollar a day for every day I have owned it :(

    The 4 is undeniably a significant improvement inside. It isn't enough to warrant the upgrade, though. I don't play games, and I can do my work on the iPad fine now. I am just a little bummed that I probably won't be upgrading to the 5. Apple's upgrade game is a little too costly, without as much benefit lately, and the Google Nexus 10 is much more tempting:)
  15. macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    They're going to keep rolling out new models of iPads every year, or possibly less now. Some will be S upgrades like the 4, others will have drastic redesigns and new features. It's pretty obvious, unless you have scads of disposable income or enjoy signing your paychecks over to Apple, Inc., that you'll have to adopt one of the following strategies:

    1. Use what you got until it no longer needs what you need it to do or breaks out of warranty;

    2. Buy the newly discontinued model off of craigslist or the refurbished store for a tidy discount;

    3. Buy the base wifi model and use better file management, cloud storage and possibly an LTE mifi if necessary (the more expensive the model, the bigger the resale loss);

    4. Donate your 'old' model to a charity for a tax write off (?);

    5. Any combination thereof (such as buying a refurbished 16gb iP3 for $378 and possibly selling it for $300 when the 5's come out, and then buying a refurbished iP4 for $378 again-actually, that doesn't sound too bad at all);

    6. Or buy applecare plus and accidentally run your iPad over with a cement truck as soon as you find out your local apple store is out of refurbished units of your same model. (KIDDING!)

    This cutting edge is bleeding the green out of my wallet. Count me as a victim of upgrade fatigue with this last release. At least until they introduce a new model that literally blows my socks off. Hopefully, that will happen by next April.:p
  16. macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    I found that in a store with such good lighting and people around you it's actually quite difficult to assess the quality of a screen. For instance, I am very clear how does an iPad 2 screen look like and how an iPad 3/4 is better than it, but the iPad 2 actually looked better when I picked it up in the store (I mistook it as the new iPad 4, only after a while I found out the blurry text on the home screen). Also after some hands on besides the lightning connector I really couldn't find any difference between the 3 and the 4 - because there was no comparison at the same time.
  17. macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2012
    I sold it on eBay. :) I don't know if I am lucky or not but I never had any problem with the devices I sold from eBay. And I sold a lot. :) I only accept PayPal payments, no money transfer or no cash on collection or anything else.. And don't accept any buyers from outside of EU. You can arrange them in the Seller account of eBay. That options gives more security to both seller and the buyer. If you have an eBay account just try your luck. ;)
  18. macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    Nope, too little for me to justify upgrading.
  19. macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2006
    I did too. I wanted that significant speed bump. No regrets.
  20. macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    LoL... not sure who the winner is, you or MyiPhone7. Sorry if you don't like my response.
    When I make a blog post and call it a thread here on MR, by all means respond the same.
  21. thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Hmm, that's funny. I thought that button says "new thread", not "new blog post". I guess I'll have to clean my glasses.
  22. macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2012
    Upgrade so I can have. Clearer FaceTime call and a chip that will run apps slightly better then my 3? Waste of cash, this model is 7 months old and can do anything the newer one can. I'm holding onto my cash until the next one at least.

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