iPad Need 64GB. Refurb 3 or new 4?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by graygmc, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I thought the 32GB iPad 3 would have been more than enough room when I bought it new back in March. Now with movies, photos, podcasts, music, and large apps I need a 64GB. What is the better decision?

    Refurb iPad3 64GB wifi-$549
    New iPad4 64GB wifi-$699

    Is the A6X processor, lightning cable really worth an extra $150?
     
  2. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Some people claim 2x the performance on the 4. An improvement is obvious but if you think you may upgrade with the next one then get the 3. I upgrade every other year myself.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Do you have an iPhone 5, if so it may be beneficial just to consolidate cables. I upgraded from the 2 to the 4 and while the speedier SoC is noticeable I wouldn't say it was dramatically so. That may change if devs release apps targeted towards the A6x but other than a few games I think most devs would target the larger A5 audience. That being said I went with the 4.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I just got a 64gb 4 today and one of my reasons was because of wanting the same connector
     
  5. macrumors G4

    Chupa Chupa

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    The upgrades are worth an extra $150 IMHO. If you have the extra $ go for it. If not the iPad 3 is no slouch. I still love mine, but the dock connector is a PITA now that I have a mini and iPhone 5.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I went out today I bought an iPad 4 64GB. I think I made the right decision. One thing I have already noticed a huge difference over the iPad 3 is loading my pdf chemistry book. Zero lag when switching from different pages. With my iPad3 there was sometimes a 2-3 second load time.
     

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