iPad Help deciding between Ipad4 and Ipad2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mg6, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Mg6
    macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2012
    I'm looking into purchasing an ipad but do not know if it's worth purchasing the newest model. I'm perfectly ok with not having the newest model but I also don't want to purchase something that will be just plain outdated in two years.
    My use will be very basic. Netflix, Skype, music, email, basic apps. The difference in speed isnt worth it to me to pay more but is the screen that much better on the new one? And are there programs that will be outdated?
  2. macrumors 65832

    Dec 9, 2011
    If your finances allow for it, I would say go for the 4gen. The retina screen makes a big difference, in my opinion. Also, since you're not someone who will always want the latest and greatest, you can consider it a long term investment, in which case it would make sense to get the 4gen, as it will be supported with iOS updates for much longer than the iPad2.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Nov 12, 2012
    If price isn't a concern, I'd go with the 4th gen as well.

    You can also think about the Mini for $329 and it would save you money on the iPad 2. More portable, lighter weighter, smaller size and it is zippy!
  4. flavr, Nov 23, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2012

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    Nov 9, 2011
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2010
    I would say 2 if the price isn't a huge diff. Basic apps will be supported and work even I you can't install the latest iOS. I have a 2 and am waiting for the 5 to come out to upgrade

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