Buy iPad 2 now or just wait for iPad 3?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dj95, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. dj95 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2011
    Hi guys, need some advice on whether to buy an iPad 2 now in time for Christmas, or wait for the iPad 3 in the April-March time frame. Should I wait or just buy now? There's nothing holding me back apart from not wanting to buy the iPad now when in a few months there would be something better for the same price :rolleyes:.

  2. S1njin macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    Asked many many times. Answered roughly the same way most of the time.

    A. Nobody knows for sure when the iPad 3 is coming out
    B. If you have a legitimate use or want for the iPad 2 and the funds to cover it, go ahead and buy it
    C. There is always something better just around the corner
    D. Resale on most iOS devices is pretty good, so you can always unload it for reasonable coin that you can put towards the new one should you so desire

    Really, its not rocket science.
  3. iDuel macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2011
    To add... Remember that there will always be new technology around the corner, so if you need an iPad 2 now just buy it!

  4. MrRon macrumors regular


    Oct 13, 2011
    Miami, FL
    get a used one if you don't want to pay full price :)
  5. fattire357 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2011
    It depends on what you are going to use it for. I just started a job where basically I have to move all over the place, I need to read a lot, and all the computer terminals are often used up.

    Thus, having an iPad that I put into my coat pocket and have a mobile reading beast, is the most awesome. thing. ever.

    I have no need for an iPad 3.

    Do you want it as a gaming machine? Then maybe wait for the update. Reading machine? get it now.
  6. Invincibilizer macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2011
    iPad 3 only if you want better camera and retina display
  7. sumone macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2011
    I say you should hold off indefinitely since there will probably always be a new one around the corner.
  8. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Funny you said April or march and them said a few months. A few is normally 3. I expect by the time you can actually but it would be closer to 5. 11,12,1,2,3.
  9. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010

    Another dead horse to beat.
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Then you should wait.
  11. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    If you need it now, buy it now. If you don't need it now, wait until you do need it.
  12. ristb macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2010
    I was in the same boat so I decided to go on Craigslist to find a used one. Found a guy that won one at a golf outing. Brand new even with the shrink wrap on the box and also threw in a brand new apple smart cover all for 375. Thank you Craigslist!
  13. Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2007
    I just bought 2 now!

    So you should definitely wait! ;)
  14. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    The retina display will be worth the wait. Save your money. Enjoy what you already have.
  15. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    Can they just sticky this at the top of the forum or something?
  16. bri1212 macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2008
    No, please do us all a favor and wait for Ipad 5.
    The Ipad 3 may come out in April, like last year. It may be delayed for 6 or so more months like the Iphone 4s was. The real question, is what are you waiting for?
    After all, there will always be another one around the corner, with better hardware, better software? We can play this game until the end of time. No matter which piece of technology that you buy, it will be rendered obsolete by the next big thing. BTW... the next big thing usually is announced or comes out about three days after you buy said product.
    Either buy the product and enjoy what you've got, buy the product and sell it, as soon as, or right before, the next one comes out, or wait until the next one comes along.
  17. Flake macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2010
    there will always be something new, it doesn't matter what you get now because it will always be replaced with something better eventually
  18. chuckles:) macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2006
    If you don't need the iPad (and I can't think of why you would), it's probably worth waiting.
  19. fedecape macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Go and buy an iPad 2 now. You can't race Apple. New things of yesterday today are "old ****".
  20. kamil97 macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2011
    in a house
    I think you should just get it. While waiting a few months seems like a short time, you will realize that it is quite painful (i speak from experience, i have a macbook pro). unless you will absolutely ***** your pants from not having the latest and greatest iPad (big iPod touch :D) i recommend immediately running to your local Apple Store and buying the iPad 2.
  21. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    Don't buy when a new product or a new generation just came out, because it'll most likely have bugs (yellowish tint screen, light bleeding, battery issues).

    Don't buy in the mid cycle of a generation, because the refurbished one of the exact same model is about to come out.

    Don't buy near the end of the cycle, because a better and faster one for the same or cheaper price is just around the corner.

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