Buy iPad 3 or wait?

Liquinn

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Hi, should I buy the iPad 3 or wait for the next iPad next year/the iPad mini or should I buy now?

Thanks. :apple:
 

mankar4

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The Ipad costs about $500.

If you make $50K after taxes, thats less than 1% of your net income.
Will you spend more than 1% of your day on it? That's about 15 minutes per day.

If it is less than 1% of your income and you will spend more than 1% of your time on it, then you should buy it. If not, you should wait.
 

marc11

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The Ipad costs about $500.

If you make $50K after taxes, thats less than 1% of your net income.
Will you spend more than 1% of your day on it? That's about 15 minutes per day.

If it is less than 1% of your income and you will spend more than 1% of your time on it, then you should buy it. If not, you should wait.
Huh? That is the most insane logic to justify an expense I have ever read.
 

virginblue4

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Hi, should I buy the iPad 3 or wait for the next iPad next year/the iPad mini or should I buy now?

Thanks. :apple:
I'd go ahead and buy it now. The 4th generation iPad won't be announced for roughly 7 months. The iPad mini is rumoured for an October announcement. It depends if you want a 9.7" display or a 7.85" display.

If you want the 9.7", then buy the iPad 3 now. Hope this helps :)

The Ipad costs about $500.

If you make $50K after taxes, thats less than 1% of your net income.
Will you spend more than 1% of your day on it? That's about 15 minutes per day.

If it is less than 1% of your income and you will spend more than 1% of your time on it, then you should buy it. If not, you should wait.
Good analysis. I like it :)

I think you need to wait 2 and a half years, for the iPad Max.
Or maybe 3 and a half years until the iPad Max 2 is announced! :)
 

Liquinn

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I'd go ahead and buy it now. The 4th generation iPad won't be announced for roughly 7 months. The iPad mini is rumoured for an October announcement. It depends if you want a 9.7" display or a 7.85" display.

If you want the 9.7", then buy the iPad 3 now. Hope this helps :)



Good analysis. I like it :)



Or maybe 3 and a half years until the iPad Max 2 is announced! :)
I'm gonna buy the iPad Mini on launch if it does come out; and then buy the 2013 iPad next March.
 

LastDayDawn

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Wait for 2 months.
Is it really that difficult?
If a new iPad is announced, the chances for the current gen iPad to lower in price is high.

Besides, you get to see the new generation of iPad and make a decision on which one you want to buy. Be smart.
 

virginblue4

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Wait for 2 months.
Is it really that difficult?
If a new iPad is announced, the chances for the current gen iPad to lower in price is high.

Besides, you get to see the new generation of iPad and make a decision on which one you want to buy. Be smart.
There may be an iPad mini announced in 2 months, but there won't be another 9.7" iPad until around March 2013.
 

willmtaylor

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Wait until Ocober to see if the Mini debuts and if the new iPads are updated with a new connector. Then make your decision.
 

ixodes

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The Ipad costs about $500.

If you make $50K after taxes, thats less than 1% of your net income.
Will you spend more than 1% of your day on it? That's about 15 minutes per day.

If it is less than 1% of your income and you will spend more than 1% of your time on it, then you should buy it. If not, you should wait.
Oh my, that's a creative way to spin it.