Anyone go from iPad 2 back to iPad 1?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by thadoggfather, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Just curious with all these instances of backlight bleed.

    I picked up a first gen 32gb wifi last weekend. Still love it and not too curious about iPad 2. The third revision will probably win me over.

    I also love jb and the construction of the first (a grainy camera bothers me more than no camera too for such a snazzy device).

    Plus my incase book jacket I just got in the mail makes this thing infinitely more convenient without having to hold it.
  2. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    I did and ended up getting rid of the iPad altogether due to preparation for me and my fiance wedding day. I plan on picking up an iPad 2 in a couple of months or so.
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Intense backlight bleed would drive me nuts for the price of this device and considering I use it a lot at night.

    They might never fix it and just take a hint for the third gen. :)
  4. HighEndMac macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2011
    iPad 2 is better than iPad 1, that should not even be in question...
  5. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Specs yes, build quality and for my needs, not so much.

    Besides not trying to convince people 1 is better. Just curious if anyone switched back and why they did.
  6. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    I briefly considered returning my iPad 2 when I saw AT&T selling the first gen 64 GB 3G units for $529 and noticed some slight backlight bleeding in one corner. However, after checking my old iPad 1 (passed along to my mom) for backlight bleeding and finding it had the same problem and I didn't notice it the entire year I used it and also loving the new form factor and processing speed, decided to stick with the iPad with no regrets.
  7. kinster macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2006
    You already know details about the 3rd generation?
  8. ani23, Apr 8, 2011
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    ani23 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2008
    Once you go 2 you dont go 1

    what does the ipad have to do with your wedding. just curious
  9. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Of course not but it's now all the talk since iPad has been in the wild for ' a while now' (by the fast pace of technology)
  10. kinster macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2006
    Maybe the costs?
  11. ssspinball macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    The build quality is better too. Issues with backlight bleed are WAY overblown. Using this thing with the brightness past 50% is like staring at the sun. Mine is usually down in the 40% range, even in a well lit area. Haven't used it outside yet, as it's still too cold here.
  12. waremaster, Apr 8, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011

    waremaster macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2006
    Actually the build quality of the iPad 2 sucks compared to the iPad 1.

    The iPad 2 looks and feels cheap and in fact is cheaper to pruduce due to the fact the case back is simply pressed aluminum. Whereas the iPad 1 was built just like the unibody macbook pro's from a single piece of extruded aluminum.

    Let’s face it in order to give you more features for the same price they had to cheapen it somehow and unfortunately thats where they did it.

    Smaller and lighter is not always better. I see many posts of people complaining about the fact that the iPad 2 looks like it has been dropped where near the top left corner of the case and display appear to be seperating. I went and looked at a display model and sure enough the display looked exacly like I have seen people complaining about.

    I care about build quality and will not be getting the iPad 2 anytime soon. I will keep my iPad 1 and my Samsung Galaxy Tab as well as Rooted Nook Color and be happy.
  13. twentytwo22 macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2010
    Considered it briefly since JB still hasn't released and I have lost a ton of utility in the thing, but I'll just continue to be patient.
  14. PBz macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2005
    PVB, Florida
    Never had the iPad 1. Have been through 2 iPad 2s. I currently have a $900 Apple store credit and I thought I would have had an iPad 2 by today as a manager has been helping me with this. For fun I checked out the waiting line scene and had a nice conversation with a very nice Asian gentleman who was trying to pick up a few for friends overseas (Singapore and Thailand).. anyways.. they come out and say "NO at&t models!" as well as "NO 32GB models". As you would guess, that killed a good bit of the line although the line wasn't that bad (I would guess 15 people in front of me).

    As of right now the store is open and I still have not heard from anyone even though they "have my name and #" and "will call me as soon as they get one". At this point I think I may try to see if I can go get my store credit converted to cash and find an iPad 1.. enjoy it through the first year or so of my soon-to-be-here son's life and then hand it down to my wife and him and go get me a 3 as soon as it's available flashlight and squeaky screen-free. I don't think I'm going to have much luck getting Apple to give me cash back for my store credit (I did not purchase my original iPad.. I bought it from an Asian guy:) ..being serious.. no disrespect meant as he was super-nice guy as well.)

    Worst case I think I could sell my gift card and just take the hit and be done with this. I actually like the hardware of 1, possibly more than 2 and I might just have to be OK playing any racing games on my 360 versus my iPad for now.
  15. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    I'm not sure I believe that. I'm really not sure if the iPad 2 is worth the upgrade. I have both and was going to sell off my iPad1, but I'm not sure anymore with the lack of difference between the two.
  16. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    My fiance didn't think it was a wise choice to spend the money on an iPad at that time considering we haven't purchased everything yet. After further thought I agreed with her. It wasn't a necessity.
  17. Aloha-boy macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    Las Vegas
    Never got the iPad 1 in the beginning. Did get the iPad 2 for the wife's birthday at launch day. Ended up selling the iPad 2 a week later and with the awesome resale value, we ended up buying 2 iPad 1's! ;)
  18. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
  19. dacapo, Apr 8, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011

    dacapo macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2010
    While this is not what one wants to hear from his fiance, it is what what one needs to hear. (That's why the "my wife says no" was such a hit a couple weeks back.) And it's great that you actually agreed with her. That's a great start.

    Reminds me of a story I once came across:

    Good luck with the preparations, and may you have 60+ good years as well!

    PS. For a preemptive response for some who would question this story, the point of the story is not about "who gets to make the decision", it's about the perspective of what constitutes a "major" or "minor" decision. In the grand scheme of things, many decisions we make in life are indeed "minor" and not worth arguing about and tearing each other to pieces for.
  20. kultschar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010
    Your joking? The iPad 1 is like a heavy book, ipad 2 like a magazine!! :D
  21. caonimadebi macrumors regular

    May 7, 2009
    In Apple's product history in the last 10 years, newer has ALWAYS meant better. Sure, some revisions may be minor (such as iPhone 3G-->3GS; iPad-->iPad2), but they're still a step forward, all things considered.
    If iPad 1 and iPad 2 were sold at the same price, will you still pick the 1 over the 2?
    Have you spent some time with the iPad 2? Do you know how much faster :apple:A5 alone makes, even to the novice user? Just because you're not willing to shell out $599 for the latest, it doesn't mean it's not the greatest.
  22. WindowsTraitor macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2008
    I sold my ipad1 on launch day last year for 1300$ on ebay. I had an 18 months financing deals, and I just bought the same ipad 1 from att for 529$ 64gb 3g.

    I wanted to get the ipad 2 so I could say i went from 2 to 1
  23. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    While I understand why an existing iPad owner might not be "on fire" to jump on the iPad 2 bandwagon, I can't fathom a backward move as making any sort of sense, considering that for the about $100 price difference you get the more current design, twice the memory and a zippier processor. I didn't mention the cameras since there's near universal argreement that Apple should have spent a few more dollars on a few more megapixels for at least the rear unit.
  24. VidPro macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2011
    Good luck! I got married in October and we paid for everything. It seemed like every week I had to shell out cash. :)
  25. fertilized-egg, Apr 8, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011

    fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

    Dec 18, 2009
    I have both and I must say the iPad 2 is heck of a product. The iPad 1 is still a great device as well and there's no reason to upgrade immediately but I'd recommend a new comer to go straight for the iPad 2 unless saving upfront cost is important or someone is offering a used iPad 1 for amazing price.

    Now that I've been using both interchangeably for a while, I think:

    - I notice a little speed boost here and there more and more
    - I use it a lot while standing up, and the improved ergonomics of the iPad 2 is very noticeable
    - I prefer iPad 2's screen by a mile. Brighter and dimmer, and I think it's closer to the standard(6500) color temperature as well. There's a very faint bleed at 100% brightness in a dark room but I never notice it in real usage, even movies but then again I don't watch movies at 100% brightness in a completely dark room. If you do YMMV. (my monitor and old Nokia phone both bleed much worse so maybe I'm just less sensitive :( )

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