iPad mini vs. iPad 3

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 8, 2013
    #1
    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 68030

    Spink10

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    Nov 3, 2011
    #2
    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

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    Canada
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    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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