Broke iPad2: Buy iPad2 or iPad1?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by legaleye3000, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    I have insurance that is giving me what I paid for the iPad 2. I'm not sure whether to get another iPad2 or save money and get an iPad 1 from Apple.

    From what I understand in the difference between the two, the iPad 2 is faster (speed on iPad1 never bothered me), has a camera (didn't use), is a little slimmer and lighter (isn't a big difference to me) and has a better speaker (not a huge deal to me either).

    Is there anything else that would pull me towards another iPad 2? Especially with rumors of an iPad 3 later this year...?

    Thanks
     
  2. aramosc macrumors regular

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    New macbook air maybe after wwdc..
     
  3. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not looking to spend that much... I'm looking at 16gb wifi only models... Just wondering if $150 (price of iPad1 refurb from Apple) is worth the bump to iPad 2... All the upgrades that I mentioned above don't seem worth it, unless there's something I'm missing..
     
  4. aramosc macrumors regular

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    I used to have the iPad 1 and it's ok.. but if you are going with the iPad 1 you should go with a used one that is in top shape.. you can probably get it for cheap..
     
  5. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ya- $350 refurb from Apple directly. The only pro I see for me coming from the iPad 2 is the smart cover and maybe that its a little lighter/thinner. Other than that, I don't do gaming, so I don't need the bump in speed, etc..
     
  6. aramosc macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking maybe craigslist or ebay you should be able to find one for 250~
     
  7. supermanfan macrumors member

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    I bought an iPad 2 on launch day. Had to sell it to raise cash a week later.

    Then bought an iPad 1 a while later used ($300 on Craigslist) and immediately noticed the weight difference and started my search for another iPad 2.

    Sold the iPad 1 on CL for $350.

    It's hard to go back.
     
  8. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    Did you use the iPad 2 at all before you broke it? Did you like using it??? I would imagine the OG iPad might be a bit of a letdown for you if the answer to either of these questions is yes. Also...

    ...there will be no iPad 3 this year, and if you're this concerned about saving $150 to downgrade your experience to the Gen. 1, then why would you really care anyway?
     
  9. cwerdna macrumors 6502

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    don't bother with iPad 1 at this point

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=12293945#post12293945

    This topic has been beaten to death in the past. If you want to buy a device that's next in line for iOS deprecation or that won't receive a bunch of features in iOS 5 that are available to iPad 2 users, go for it. Whenever iOS 6 or whatever comes out, you can be sure that set of features unavailable for iPad 1 will be larger than that of iPad 2, assuming it ever comes out for iPad 1.
     
  10. RWinOR macrumors 6502

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    I would purchase the IPad 2 again. It may have a higher resale when the threes come out and you will have enjoyed it for several months.
     
  11. bidwalj macrumors 6502a

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    Wait until Monday. See what iOS 5 has to bring to the table. Certain things might not work on the original iPad.
     
  12. macingman macrumors 68020

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    iPad 2, it is worth the extra $150 just for the weight difference, slimmer profile you really notice a difference.
     
  13. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, wait for a few more days.

    iOS 5 will probably work on iPad 1, but we can't be sure until we hear it.

    All in all, the iPad 2 is a better deal though, the 512mb RAM is going to make a big difference with future software as Apps mature. The Dual Core processor will also make a difference. Developers are doing more with the multicore architecture (the SDK makes it pretty easy to take advantage of multiple cores.)

    If you're a gamer, the iPad 2 graphics accelerator is much much better than the one in the iPad 1.

    They're both great. If you're using it just for web surfing, email, and some music / video, it probably doesn't matter. But if you plan on doing more, might as well get the iPad 2.
     
  14. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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