iPad Is a iPad 2 Worth It?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by KevoTheReaper, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    So I am looking for a iPad on Craigslist becuase there is NO way my dad can afford a Brand New iPad and is a iPad 2 Worth it? It would Manley used for YouTube, iFunny, and games. I would only use the art apps just for fun to see if I can make something decent. I have a iPod, which if I get a iPad I have to give it to my dad. So is it worth it?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I would say yes, as long as the lo-res screen doesn't bother you. It will get the iOS 7 update and is still widely supported with apps and such.
    If you can find a good deal on a 3rd gen, go for that as it has a retina display with makes a huge difference.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. For a "budget" tablet the iPad 2 is excellent. Way better than any type of Kindle Fire/Generic Android Tablet. If you can't afford an iPad 3 then iPad 2 will still be a good choice.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    the mini might be better. Cheaper and you get a better camera.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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  6. macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. Just bought two refurb iPad minis in the last month or so. At the current refurb prices I see absolutely no argument for buying new other than having it in your hand the same day, if that's something you need.
     
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    ipad 2 is fine if you can afford it. I paid iPad 2 off ebay for reasonable price for 32GB I enjoy all many latest apps on my iPad 2 without any problem. :apple:
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Refureb ipad4 16 gig is 419 dollars from apple store.
    I love my refurbed ipad4 I almost got an ipad2
     
  9. macrumors 601

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    Probably not for the art apps mentioned in the OP.
     
  10. macrumors 68040

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    I'd go for a refurb iPad 3 or 4 at this point. The iPad 3 refurb is a particularly good deal. When the iPad 5 comes, I bet the prices will plunge even further. Don't do a low res screen--there's no reason to.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    as an ipad 2 owner and someone who has compared my 2 next to the 3 & 4 many times, I say go for it, as long as the price is right. als if bought off cl, try to get one that still has AppleCare or original 1 year warranty. peace of mind if there's an initial problem.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    Ummm.....I think it depends on the price.

    Is it worth it for 30.00, YES.

    Is it worth it for 300.00, NO!
     
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    $300 is way too much. I'd say $175 or less would be a fair price for a basic Ipad 2. Mine still works like it's new and I have no need to upgrade. For reading, it's not very good though. Retina is a must for that.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    ive had my iPad 2 since launch and i still love it today.

    For me the speed increase and retina screen isnt worth it for me........yet.

    Might upgrade in March wen the 5th gen may come out.
     

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