Anyone upgraded an IPad to an IPad 2 and regretted it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shenfrey, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Now I know they are a better device but when I say regret is, are you getting the use out this device that you couldn't with iPad 1? Are you using the cameras, the gyro, are you using apps you couldn't run well on an Ipad?

    Let me know be nice to see if everyone is making the most out of their upgrade : )

    For me? Not yet but I like the size and that's why I upgraded, I think having a rear camera on such a large device is quite silly personally lol

    Sent from my iPad 2 using Tapatalk
  2. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    No regrets here. I upgraded for the increased speed, ram, and the thinness.

    And for futureproofing.
  3. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000


    May 9, 2009
    I just upgraded a few days ago and couldn't be happier :)
  4. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Zero regrets here. Went from 1 original iPad to two of the iPad 2's (myself & wife) and we both use them daily and love them. I'd recommend an upgrade to anyone.
  5. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
  6. jesterscourt macrumors regular


    Mar 4, 2009
    Skipped the iPad 1 and went straight for the two a few months ago, but I'd suppose the only possible explanation for someone going from 1 to 2 and getting frustrated would be from going from a Jailbreak to stock. I'd love to be able to play emulators on my iPad2 with a Wiimote, for example, and I can't currently.
  7. REM314 macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    Don't try to get justification for your purchase from others. If you enjoy it then enjoy it and dont worry what other people think. If you've made a mistake then return the device or learn to make more informed decisions like going to the apple store and playing with the iPad 2 until you're convinced its right or wrong for you.
  8. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    No regrets even though I lost a bit selling my ipad1, but it's the price of being on the cutting edge. Thinner and faster were really the only things I upgraded for.
  9. Plasmolyze macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    Palo Alto, CA
    I'm sure once iOS 5 is out you won't regret getting ipad2. :D
  10. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Ipad 2 vs iPad 1?

    No, the iPad 2 is better. I even had a prototype iPad 3 and sent it back because the 2 was better. Too much android crap in iOS 5 beta they had running on it. ;)
  11. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    No regrets here. Upgraded to the iPad 2 on 5/13. I use both my iPad 1 and 2, but the difference in speed between the two is noticeable. I basically use the 1 for "at home" and the 2 for travelling.

    Love both of them...but the 2 is definitely an upgrade.
  12. gadget123 macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Why regret it?

    Course nobody does it's better if you can afford put a bit towards a new one and sell your old one why regret it?
  13. richardmu macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    I got the ipad1 on release day and the ipad2 from an Apple store as soon as was possible after release in the UK.
    No regrets. I went from a 16gb wifi only to 32gb with 3g and that was a good move. 16gb was too little and not having 3g was a pain sometimes.
    I don't use any of the additional features much but the forward facing camera has proved to be useful occasionally. Extra performance, slimmer form and slightly lighter are all nice to have.
    The ipad1 is back in it's box ready to go on ebay when i can be bothered with the hassle. I chickened out once before and ended the listing early when i first got the ipad2 as I still like the old one!
  14. gdeputy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    I came into it knowing what I was upgrading for.

    I got a thinner form factor, a much faster CPU and a MUCCHH faster GPU.

    Well worth the upgrade IMHO.

    The cameras and gyro (and for me, 3g/GPS) were bonuses.
  15. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Was it delivered by a virgin riding a unicorn?
  16. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2009
    I believe there probably are some. But no one would admit to it here. Reasons might be expense and hassle of trade-up not worth modest improvements. But this is my opinion.
  17. MsMerryMac macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    Glad to see this question and the pretty much unanimous responses of little to no regret. When I upgraded my iPod touch last year, I did actually regret it because I didn't use the camera much and it didn't do much that the old one did for my use. But I have been thinking of upgrading my iPad and now think it might be worth it - I use it almost as much as my MBP, though can't imagine I would use the camera. Thanks for the thread!
  18. syc23 macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2011
    Asking iPad 2 owners that question is like asking Bin Laden if he liked USA. You know what the answer is going to be.
  19. lakerchick4life macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2007
    I can't wait to get my iPad 2..of course I will be MUCH happier once it will be jailbroken but I don't mind waiting. I already have a jailbroken iPad 1st Gen and will be selling it the second the iPad 2 gets jailbroken..I ordered mine in white, it just looks SO awesome, faster, better screen, a camera..what's not to love but yes having it jailbroken just makes it even better!
  20. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010
    Nah, I'm waiting it out for the 3. The iPad 2 seems like more of an interim upgrade
  21. Darkfox3889 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2010
    Same here. I bought an iPad 2 on launch day as my first iPad. I couldn't resist the refurb pricing on the original iPad, so I ended up selling the iPad 2 and sticking with the first generation. I don't game much so the experience has been nearly identical between the two devices for me. Wasn't worth an extra $200. =P
  22. rasputinj macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
  23. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Disagree. It would be exceedingly easy to sell an iPad 2 anywhere nowadays, so if somebody DID have regret (but not admit it, as you claim), why would they keep it?

    It's not like anybody is STUCK with one, considering people are STILL lining up to purchase, and iPad 2s on Craigslist and eBay are snapped up in an instant.
  24. xelaetaks macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Im really happy with my iPad 2. The cameras not that great but it actually is nice to have the option to mess around with it sometimes and i like the faster speeds and memory.
  25. reactions macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2009

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