Collecting... iPads???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FineFuturity, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. FineFuturity macrumors member

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    Not sure what's come over me lately, but I've had this massive urge to start collecting 1st thru 4th gen iPads. As of now, I have the following:

    - iPad, 1st gen (32GB WiFi + 3G)
    - iPad 2, white (16 GB WiFi)
    - iPad 2, black (64 GB WiFi + 3G)
    - iPad 2, black (32GB WiFi) -- just ordered today

    Am I the only one into this sort of thing?? If you have one, please post your collection!
     
  2. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    Nope not me. I have an iPad Air 2 and an old iPad 2 for the kid to use.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Everyone has to have a hobby.

    I give my old unit to family or friends.
     
  4. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. Stopped accumulating old stuff personally.
     
  5. bufffilm Suspended

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    I'm sure there are some individuals out there who collect every iPad.

    Rather pointless I say, but it's your money.

    If you are, you have a lot of catching up to do.
     
  6. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    You're not the only one!

    • Original iPad (32 GB, Wifi)
    • iPad 2 (32 GB, Verizon)
    • iPad 3 (32 GB, Verizon)
    • iPad Air (128 GB, Verizon)
    • iPad Air 2 (16 GB, Wifi)
    • iPad Pro 9.7 (128 GB, Verizon)
    • iPad Pro 12.9 (128 GB, Wifi)
    • iPad Mini 1 (32 GB, Verizon)
    • iPad Mini 2 (32 GB, AT&T)
    • iPad Mini 2 (32 GB, Verizon)
    • iPad Mini 4 (128 GB, Verizon)
    Also a small collection of Newton MessagePads!

    Many of my old iPads are displaying pictures/art. A couple I have docked in strategic locations as video/internet. The two Pros and the Mini 4 are my daily devices.

    I love finding uses for my old devices, though some are just display.
     
  7. Peter K., Feb 9, 2017
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    What about iPad "4" and mini 3 (the only ones missing)?
     
  8. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I have kids and they get all my Apple hand me downs.

    1 year old has the original iPad still going strong for movies/shows in the car
    4 year old has my iPad air 2

    Not too shabby kids!
     
  9. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    I think it's pretty cool. Years from now you'll be able to go back and see how archaic the technology was.
    I always sell my current model MacBook or iPad in order to purchase a newer one.
     
  10. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    Your kids have it good! My daughters, nine and six years old, have my old iPad mini 2 and iPad "4", respectively. They're happy with 'em.

    I'm happy, too, as I have an excuse/reason to semi-regularly upgrade to the newest model(s).
     
  11. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Someday I'll have to complete the collection!

    I never bought the 4 because I was super satisfied with the 3 and I had a 4 at work.

    I bought the mini 2 when the mini 3 was announced (and I recently was gifted another mini 2 - long story).

    I would say, from a personal perspective, the 4 and the mini 3 were the only models I just haven't had an interest in. The 4 wasn't enough of an upgrade, and the mini 3 was just completely uninteresting. Every other iPad model was significant enough for me to want to upgrade.
     
  12. sracer macrumors 603

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    Not intentionally. I still have my iPad 1, iPad 2, (my daughter has my iPad 4 and my wife has my Air 2), I currently have a 12.9 iPad Pro and Mini 4.

    All are still actively used.

    I've been bitten by the Vintage ThinkPad bug... started with a T42 in great shape for $25 and now looking at other models.
     
  13. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Now that's a hobby I could get behind.

    Do you use them for anything?
     
  14. Bart Kela macrumors 6502a

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    I sell the old ones to Gazelle, Amazon, etc. Cash instead of clutter.

    That said, I use my iPad the least of all of my Apple devices. It rarely leaves the house unless I am traveling and at home, I use it sparingly for couch surfing while watching television (I spend very little time sitting in front of the TV). While traveling, it's great for watching movies/TV shows on a long flight or for e-book reading. I'm sure it would get more use if I had kids.
     
  15. sracer macrumors 603

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    Yes! Back-in-the-day, T42's came preloaded with XP. I created a CD that contains an XP+SP3 install image and installed that on it. Applied all of the updates to it. Cleaned it up. Installed adblock Plus and Ghostery plugins for Firefox and Opera. Works great. I have a ton of XP-era software that is still very capable. It could be my daily driver but I'll be using it for running vintage software.

    When I compare it to my Macbook Pro (now deceased) and current Macbook Air, I had forgotten how compact these ThinkPads were. VERY thin bezel! Full keyboard. And virtually everything is user replaceable.

    I was with IBM as a software developer/engineer for 30 years (retired from them) and amassed quite a bit of software. I installed OS/2 on a spare drive because the DOS box support is 2nd to none... sadly too many drivers were missing.

    Sorry OP for hijacking this thread. :oops:
     
  16. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a collection of old Apple computers
    Apple ][
    Apple ][+
    Apple ][e, c
    Apple ][gs

    The ][gs was the last Apple computer/device I had before getting an iPhone 3gs
     
  17. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    My first gen iPad will stick with me forever. Other than that, they get sold to pay for the next gen.
     
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    I have thought about collecting Apple Newton but I decided not to....not sure why.
     
  19. itsmilo macrumors 65816

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    I rather collect sneakers and sell them for 5 times their price a year later to pay for my vacations lol
     
  20. bensisko, Feb 12, 2017
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    bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Newtons are cool collectibles!
    I have:
    • OMP (Original MessagePad)
    • Case-less MP 110 (still works!)
    • Two MP2000 (with the 2100 upgrade)
    • eMate 300
    All of them still work! My MP2000 was my daily carry until the original iPad came out.

    I also collect Macs:
    • Original Macintosh
    • Macintosh TV
    • Original Bondi Blue iMac
    • Original iMac G4
    • iMac G5
    • iMac with Intel Processor
    • Original Mac Mini
    • PowerBook 100
    • PowerBook 145
    • PowerBook Duo 210
    • PowerBooks Duo 230
    • PowerBook Duo 270c
    • PowerBook 520c
    • PowerBook 5300
    • PowerBook 3400
    • PowerBook G3
    • iBook G3 (Snow white)
    • iBook G4 14"
    • PowerBook G4 12"
    • MacBook 15"
    • MacBook Retina
    Coolest thing about collecting Macs is you can find them so cheap on eBay!
    Would LOVE to find:
    • G4 Cube
    • 20th Anniversary Mac
    • PowerBook 2400
     
  21. Tycho24, Feb 12, 2017
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    I sell my old ones to get the new one; but have had every iPad ever made & every iPhone that was offered on Verizon (iPhone 4 & on).
     

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