Am I crazy?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mindy60, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Mindy60 macrumors regular

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    I know the iPad 3 is coming out next year. But then again so is the iPhone 5 and I will be upgrading. I've never owned a tablet before so I don't know what I would like to see different in the ipad 3. So I am thinking to just go ahead and get the ipad 2 this year, upgrade my iphone in 2012, then upgrade my ipad in 2013.

    Am I nuts to get an ipad 2 this late in the cycle?
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Nope. There comes a point in life where you just don't care and want to "live for today". Just get whatever is out there if it makes you happy.

    I'll probably be getting my iPad 2 this December (even later than you). The only thing I want from an iPad 3 is hybrid CDMA/GSM iPad because I wanted to sign up for Verizon service (but I also wanted the option of using GSM out of the USA), but I can just get an AT&T iPad if I really need that feature.
     
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  4. secksthoi macrumors member

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    So many of these threads. Just get one!

    I got one just last week. It's never too late.

    As an early adopter, the ipad1 wasn't very fitting for my needs, so I sold it. More than a year in, all my magazines moving to ipad, flipboard, tabbed browsing, multi-gestures, etc was a huge win for me. Perfect time to buy. :)
     
  5. bunit macrumors regular

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    I think you will be more than happy with the iPad 2, especially if it's your 1st tablet. I still have my original iPad, and don't see any need to buy a new one. And besides, an old iPad is better than not having any iPad! Go get one now...what are you waiting for?
     
  6. Mindy60 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry if this is another one of "those posts". I think I will buy an iPad this week sometime. I use my iPhone for so much, but it is really to small for much of what I want to do. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE my iPhone 4!! It's the best. I just have other needs now and could really use an iPad.

    Thanks. :)
     
  7. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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    If you have a need for it, I think it would be crazy not to get one :cool:
     
  8. Mindy60 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am graduating to an iPad! My start with Apple began with the ipod classic, the ipod touch, then the iphone 4... and now the iPad (this week).

    And one day I will get an iMac! I'm tired of PCs already. I'm hooked. I hope Apple continues to thrive. Steve Jobs you were awesome.
     
  9. doboy macrumors 68000

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    I have the iPad 1, but just bought the iPad 2 few weeks ago. If you are thinking about buying it this week check out Target. I read that they are offering $40 gift card for iPad purchase.

    http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/10/walmart-target-offering-ipad-2-deals
     
  10. penfan82 macrumors regular

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    I bought an iPad 1 in the Verizon fire sale when iPad 2 came out I don't regret the older generation and I love it. I too started with an iPod classic and vowed although I loved apple products they were just too expensive for my budget i now own a touch iPad and looking to move to the iphone when my contract expires i found apple lasts the products are durable and easy to use so go ahead buy now another "one more thing" is always coming out so why wait u can always sell it should iPad 3 seem more appealing. Oh and whatever came of that 6 yr old classic u ask? I still use it everyday on my rides to and from work
     
  11. dj95 macrumors member

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    I was in the same situation, but inevitably i am going to chose the iPad 2. I decided that there is likely to always be something better around the corner, but who knows, we might of been waiting on something that wasnt even going to come in March. We all saw what happened with the iPhone 4S, so it may even be delayed till Summer.
     
  12. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    Another unknown person coming on a fourm with a ton of people that are unknown asking advice on how to spend $500+ of their dollars...... I really don't understand this thinking. No one can make the decision for you and taking the advice of people on a forum with such an expensinve purchase is simply silly. If YOU want an iPad 2, get it. If YOU want to wait for the iPad 3, then wait.

    Like I tell every one with threads such as these.... You want advice on how to spend your money, PM me and I'll shoot you my paypal addy.
     
  13. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    It's only about halfway through the cycle. You've got at least a good five months to wait, and if demand outstrips supply like with the iPad 2, you could potentially add another month to that.

    If you want an iPad for the next six months, buy the damn thing already. If not, don't.
     
  14. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    Good question OP. It is often tough to figure out when to buy an Apple product, especially with all of the rumors (September iPad3? October iPad3?). I'd say you made a good choice getting it now, because we probably still have several months before the iPad 3. Even in a worst-case scenario, if you bought it now and they came out with the iPad 3 a day after your return period ended, you could still get a good price for it and upgrade (if you wanted to). It is a great piece of equipment.

    Something else to keep in mind is Apple's phenomenal support for products after-purchase. My iPod actually got BETTER over the years with new iOS updates, and this pretty much convinced me to get the iPad, and later the MBP. I think it is called the Apple halo effect. Anyhow, the point is that purchasing an Apple product is a pretty safe bet, no matter when you do it.

    I am still waiting for Amazon to update my Kindle DX instead of leaving me behind for yet another product cycle :( I don't want to derail the thread into Amazon bashing (I actually like the company a lot), but one reason I would never buy the Fire or recommend it is because of the lack of updates given to the DX. And, worse than that, the total lack of transparency about IF there would even be updates (many kind, but frustratingly vague responses from Jeff's office, the Kindle team, and others). With Apple you know. That is a big deal (to me).
     
  15. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    You wouldn't buy an iPad 2 knowing that the third one is out in the next month, would you?
     
  16. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    i don't think i would mind. i'd just sell it and consider whatever loss to be "rent" for this month. the ipad is with me 24/7, and i like life so much with it, i wouldn't want to go without one for a month. in fact, back when rumors about the ipad3 coming out in september, i went out and bought an ipad2. i don't play the waiting game.
     
  17. Mindy60 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have an iHome clock radio with an iPhone/iPod dock. I have 7 days worth of music in my library and it fits quite nicely on my classic at 32GB of space, with lots of space to spare! My iPhone and iPod Touch only have 16GB and that is quite a squeeze. Yes I think my classic will last a long long time. ;)

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    People can reason with me regardless of whether or not I know them. It can make sense to me, or not. I am not asking anyone to tell me what to do. Actually, after I wrote the first post, the original reasoning struck home to me.

    Obviously you are not one I would be interested in reasoning with. Please play nice. Thank you.

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    Please play nice, thank you.

    People, if you don't have anything constructive to contribute, I ask that you not post to my thread. I appreciate it. Thanks.
     
  18. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    i'm going to get one this afternoon. looking forward to it, and i'm happy with what it has now - i think that's all that matters!
    however i'll undoubtedly update when the new one is out, i just really want one now :D
     
  19. Mindy60, Nov 1, 2011
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    The more I think about it, the more I think now is the right time for me to get an iPad. Why? Because no matter how you cut it, an iPad months old is not going to become obsolete with the next version of the product. Look at all the other Apple products. My iPod classic has lasted years and still plays all my favorite music.

    I can live without Siri. I had it on my iPhone 4 until the iOS5 update. After that, the app didn't work anymore and wasn't available in the app store. When I had it, I didn't use it all that much. Retina display? Nice to have but TBH, I don't think I would be missing anything since I have no experience with tablets.

    Am I crazy? I might have thought so in the beginning, but now I do believe it is a sound decision to get one now. Thanks to all who constructively contributed to this thread. ;)
     
  20. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    glad to hear you feel comfortable with your decision. it isn't easy with a purchase like this.

    as for siri, i don't care either way. yes, it is cool. yes, i would definitely like to have it on my ipod or iphone (if i had one). no, i don't need it on my ipad. i am not planning on talking to my ipad.

    one thing i always found curious (and oddly ignored by lots of techies) is that you COULD talk to a computer on star trek, but no one DID. the reason? what would the bridge sound like if everyone was chatting up their computer? it would be pandemonium. i doubt anyone in the library, coffee shop, at home, etc. wants to hear me talking, and i don't plan to be explaining to siri what kind of porn i want to see.

    just kidding :)
     
  21. Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely Not!

    Wife and I bought two last week and have NO regrets!

    Although, one regret is not getting them sooner. Such a cool device.

    If one waits for the next great thing, one will never get anything.

    Think of it like this, if you get run over by a bus next week (god willing that doesn't happen mind you!) wouldn't it be nice to at least use the iPad for a week?
     
  22. Mindy60, Nov 1, 2011
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    Funny you bring up star trek. I've been watching Star Trek: The Next Generation on Netflix and they DO talk to the main computer. But it is just the main characters of course. They also have touch screens on the main computer and tablets with touch screens. And they have a number of "gadgets" as well. That show started in 1987 and they were so right on! Ahead of their time!

    And then there was the anatomically correct android... Oh we don't have that yet! :D
     
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    well i got mine and i'm happy. get yours and you will be too :D
     
  25. gumblecosby macrumors 6502

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    Rumours suggest the next iPad with have a retina display. If this is true then the iPad 2 should end up like the 3GS. Ie, lower quality screen that's less taxing on resources but still fast enough.
     

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