iPad mini vs. iPad 3

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by joshuawalker, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2013
    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking into buying an iPad with cellular for boarding school - primarily for Pages, web-browsing and emailing. I don't plan to be storing large files, movies apps, so 16GB is enough.

    I would have liked to purchase the iPad 5, but that isn't set for release for a few months, my possible options are the iPad mini or a refurbished iPad 3 (both are about the same price).

    My question is: which would have the higher resell value come October when the new iPad/iPad-mini range is released?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Nov 3, 2011
    All iPads carry crazy high resell value - iPad 3 (refurb) will hold more than because you are getting it a lot cheaper than retail. Depends also if iPad Mini 2 is retina. But the truth is - they will be about the same retail value.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Feb 3, 2011
    I would say the base ipads have the highest percentage resell value over the higher capacity.
    I've been able to sell my older ipads when I've upgraded at about a 15-20% loss (depending on how and where I sold it).

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