iPad Time to sell?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lamonsas, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2010
    i have an ipad 4, when is the ipad 5 expected to come out? april? do u guys think i should sell my ipad 4?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010
    Did your iPad 4 stop working? I don't know why you'd feel the need to upgrade already...
  3. macrumors 68020

    Apr 12, 2011
  4. macrumors regular

    May 2, 2002
    I have a four and am not concerned with getting the 5, but I may unload it to get the new retina mini. However, not sure how comfortable surfing the net on that little screen would be even if it is retina. :confused:
  5. macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
  6. pwfletcher, Feb 24, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013

    macrumors regular

    May 2, 2002
    Don't forget to save a little money for the new iWatch ;-)

    Seriously though, what more could the iPad 5 offer than we already have right now? More storage? We already have maxed out specs. I don't see a significant jump in technology coming with the next upgrade.
  7. macrumors 68040

    Nov 20, 2008
    Gazelle is already only offering $375 for a 64 gig wifi iPad 4 in flawless condition. Wack.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2008
    Forget Gazelle. Craig's List that beazy, put it on Ebay or Amazon.

    And btw, I love my iPad 4. When the 5 is announced, THAT is when I'll sell my iPad 4 because I'd rather lose another $50-75 in the selling price than go a few weeks without an iPad. I use this thing EVERY day.

    Also, don't forget that the jail break will not be available for the iPad 5 probably until next year. They WILL patch the 6.1.2 exploit before dropping iOS 7.0.
  9. thadoggfather, Feb 24, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013

    macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2007
    I wonder how many people include JB when considering their next upgrade path. If that's your priority, like essenar hinted at, now would actually be the time to buy/hold on instead of sell

    It doesn't seem to be mentioned all that often
  10. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    What will the iPad 5 give you that the iPad 4 doesn't do? Don't worry about what apple may or may not release with the 5, the iPad 4 is a great device and the 5 will only be incrementally better - apple typically just makes evolutionary updates, not revolutionary updates, i.e., small updates vs. large ones.
  11. macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    no ... you are being sucked into a pattern ... just enjoy the 4
  12. macrumors 68000

    Sep 15, 2012
    You ought to introspect why you own the iPad in the first place.

    Is it because you find it useful and enhances some functions in your life?

    Or is it a symbol to show off that you have the money to buy the latest and the greatest?

    It's not my place to judge the two choices, but if you agree with the former, then keep your current iPad as long as it performs the functions you wish it does. If you agree with the latter, then sure sell the iPad and get in line for the iPad 5.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Aug 2, 2008
    I would wait to see what the 5 offers before selling. The iPads aren't that expensive to begin with so you wouldn't lose loads of extra money by waiting.
  14. macrumors member

    May 31, 2011
    Nobody really needed to upgrade from iPad 3 to 4, especially now they're doing these twice-yearly updates.

    They're going to push even their most loyal hipster customers too far soon.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Just got a 4 32GB WiFi. The next iPad im getting is probably gonna be the iPad 6 or 7. You have to skip in between generations iPad 5 is not really meant for iPad 4 owners in my opinion in terms of extra features.


    That's one of my reasons for getting a 4 i know how long we had to wait to get these jailbreaks. Without tweaks an iPad value in my eyes is dramatically reduced lol. iPad 5 will have no jailbreak for a while.
  16. macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2007
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    Enjoy the iPad 4, it's a great piece of hardware and the newest one will basically look like the iPad mini, except fill size, there won't be anything wondrous about it.
    Save your money, wait for the new Apple rumor products to come out and reevaluate.
  18. macrumors 68040

    Jul 28, 2007
    This is my opinion.

    But the iPad is a very mature product at generation 4 now. Sure if you want to burn money and resell it now, do it before new ones come out (sometime between April-September.

    It's a guessing game at this point. If you are a serial ipad updater who gets new ipad every generation. Than I'd suggest you just get the low end 16gb wifi model each time to minimize your loss.

    For "normal" people the iPad 4 will last at minimal 2 or even 3 years easily.

    Ipad 2 was good enough (and still good enough after almost 2 years). The iPad 1 had lack of RAM (256MB) and that's why it was discontinued after 2 years.

    I suspect ipad 2 to be supported through iOS7 (because iPad 2 and iPad mini run essentially the same specs).

    The only reason iPad 4 was released much earlier than expected was
    1. Apple wanted to move to the lightning connector on iPad and iPad mini and iphone devices.
    2. Apple realize the A5X chip was barely able to support the Retina display on iPad 3 and almost all high def games were scaled down.
  19. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    One time does not mean "now they're doing".
  20. macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2012
    It's not even March yet. Why selling your perfectly fine (I assume it's in good condition) device?

    I am a heavy user, but also waiting for iPad 5 and will wait LONGER for any updates. Selling it right now is way too early.

    How much can you get it anyway, if sell it now?:confused:
  21. macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2013
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    I heard Q3, if you really must get the iPad5 then I'd say sell now, and save up a bit more money on top to get the iPad5 128GB. Personally wouldn't do that as I'd just buy the next iPad and give my 4 to a family member, but if you are going to sell rather do it early before there's a rush to sell them.
  22. macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2011
    Keep it, doubt we'll see new iPad's until Sept-Oct.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2012
    Gazelle is for chumps.

    A 32 gig wifi iPad 4, in flawless condition, with a case thrown in, recently sold on swappa for $499.
  24. macrumors 65816


    May 10, 2012
    Thats nuts I just watched a iPad 3 16gb Black go for $400 on ebay. I'm thinking about selling mine.
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2012
    Swappa's pretty good generally, at least for Android devices. Just sold my Galaxy Nexus, which was going for about $125 on eBay, for $200.

    I'm thinking of maybe selling my iPad 3 as well, but I'm not sure. I'm thinking the iPad mini will be obsolete sooner rather than later because of non-retina and crappy RAM.

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