iPad iPad 3 owners upgrade?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tim100, Nov 3, 2012.

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iPad 3 upgrade

  1. iPad 4

    27 vote(s)
    24.3%
  2. iPad Mini

    17 vote(s)
    15.3%
  3. Stay with iPad 3

    43 vote(s)
    38.7%
  4. Waiting for iPad 5

    24 vote(s)
    21.6%
  1. tim100
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    I intend to keep mine.
     
  3. Jacoblee23
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    This. The resale value on the 3 is shot. Especially, if you have an LTE model like me

    [QUOTE=SandboxGeneral;16218350]I intend to keep mine.[/QUOTE]
     
  4. limesmoothie
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    Gone mini. Got a reasonable resale on my 3, lost about £150.
     
  5. urkel
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    I can check all those boxes.

    I sold my wifes iPad3 to get an iPad4 that she will use until the iPad5 and I sold my iPad3 in June and used that money to buy two iPad Mini's (One for me one for the kid).
     
  6. nStyle
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    Damn, you poll posters always miss the most important options.

    In this case: Keep iPad 3 and buy iPad Mini.
     
  7. jabingla2810
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    I've changed to the iPad mini from the iPad 3rd Gen.

    It's such a fantastic device.
     
  8. Noisemaker
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    I went with iPad 4 *and* a Mini. It was an excellent decision for me.

    Both have major strengths, and serve their own purposes well.
     
  9. MrXiro
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    How did you sell yours? How much did you get? I'm having a hard time selling mine. :(

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    I'm moving to a base Mini but it's more because I lost my job and need to cut back. I'm trying to cut back on gear without compromise. Switching to a Mac Mini from a 27 inch iMac and Switching to a iPad Mini from a iPad 3 LTE.
     
  10. AlanKA
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    I probably would have upgraded to the 4 since I do a lot of iMovie making on it and the 3 lags some. I'm keeping the 3 until the redesigned (and hopefully lighter) 5 comes out. In the meantime, got a Mini and love it. I'm REALLY glad I didn't upgrade to the 4 since the money went into a Mini it's awesome. The three will do, and will be used less anyway since the Mini is going be the one that goes in the bag with me.
     
  11. bobpensik
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    I agree and I did the same thing. Loving the mini.
     
  12. Morehouse1982
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    For me it was all about portability. So I decided to sell my iPad 3 and get the mini. I'm glad I made the choice. The screen on the mini is fine, in my opinion. Fortunately on the day the iPad mini and 4 were announced, I was able to lock in my resell price for my 64 gig iPad 3 for $500 through gazelle.com. This thing is freakishly light.
     
  13. aneftp
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    I sold my ipad 2 64GB wifi for $420 (perfect condition) on craigslist 2 weeks ago.

    My ipad 3 64GB Verizon LTE has 3 dents on the corner cause the lightweight cover I used didn't protect it from my 2 year old using it. Nothing is wrong with the ipad 3 LTE.

    As the other poster said, resale value is shot for LTE models especially when I have 3 minor dents. Maybe get $500 for my model, Amazon is giving me $465 for model I paid $829 plus taxes. Not worth it.

    So I am keeping it. I need 2 ipads around the house anyways cause of the 2 year old. My wife never touches the iPad. So I went out and brought both iPad mini 16GB and iPad 4 64GB wifi ($40 target gift card).

    Don't like the ipad mini screen. So I am keeping the ipad 4 64GB Wifi and putting it in same military case Griffith I have my ipad 3.
     
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    I was happy to side grade to the Mini though. Mini's Size and weight > ipad 3's Retina Display.

    That is a fine trad off in my opinion.
     
  16. Macman45
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    Bought the four, and I'm glad I did...I got top $ for my three which helped, but the large spec upgrade was the main reason...I wasn't expecting anything more from the keynote other than a lightning port and a couple of little bumps. I'm really pleased with my new one.
     
  17. vince.
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    In the day and a half that I've had the mini, I see it more of a COMPLEMENT to the iPad3 rather than a replacement.

    So far, I can't see myself getting rid of the iPad3 simply because of the bigger size and retina display. When I first used the mini, the text didn't seem too bad, especially when reading in landscape. However, last night while reading/surfing for an hour or so, the text on screen really started to wear on my eyes.

    After a while, you really start to notice how bad the text is in portrait orientation, even with the mini a normal distance from your eye (worse, of course, if you're holding it relatively close).

    So, for now, I'm keeping the iPad3 and complementing with the Mini. If the 3 gets little to no use the next few weeks, it will likely be sold to fund a MBA
     
  18. Bokes
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    I thought about it and put my v3 on CL.
    I asked what I considered a low, but fair price.
    MINT. smart case and box for $350 less than full cost.
    very little interest and no offers.

    Apple F'd the resale of the v3 with this v4
    It will be awhile before I upgrade.
     
  19. LostSoul80
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    I don't have a reason to upgrade.
    Keeping the 3rd.
     
  20. maclook
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    Amazon is offering a reasonable amount of money for a trade in. I just listed my 3 so if I don't get any bites, I'll just fall back on Amazon. It's Amazon credit though so gotta keep that in mind.
     
  21. Ih8reno
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    Love my 3 and have an iPhone 5, with those devices I have small and large screen sizes covered. No need to get a mini and nothing released software wise can't be played on either one or the other. Ill keep the $329 for another year.
     
  22. tim100
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    It seems like the trade in value on the iPad 3 is low. It is only 7 mts old and the 4 looks the same with a faster a6x. I would think I could do better than 59 % of what I paid.
     
  23. iapplelove
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    i love the retina and since i only use it to surf the web and look at photos i won't upgrade until the body has changed
     
  24. tim100
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    That is great reasoning. I would like to have all my devices using lighting. Now I need different cords or expensive adapters. I refuse to buy the adapters. I will just carry multiple cords.
     
  25. AR15MBP
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    Why is the LTE version's value especially shot?
     

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