Collecting... iPads???

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

  1. FineFuturity macrumors regular


    Feb 19, 2012
    TX, United States
    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 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
    --- Post Merged, Feb 8, 2017 ---
    Nope not me. I have an iPad Air 2 and an old iPad 2 for the kid to use.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Everyone has to have a hobby.

    I give my old unit to family or friends.
  4. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    Interesting. Stopped accumulating old stuff personally.
  5. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    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

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    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
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2017

    Peter K. macrumors 6502a

    Peter K.

    Nov 6, 2012
    SoCal / Philly
    What about iPad "4" and mini 3 (the only ones missing)?
  8. Cnasty macrumors 68040


    Jul 2, 2008
    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


    Jun 16, 2014
    Houston, Texas
    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

    Peter K.

    Nov 6, 2012
    SoCal / Philly
    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

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    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 G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    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

    Jan 24, 2013
    Now that's a hobby I could get behind.

    Do you use them for anything?
  14. Bart Kela Suspended

    Bart Kela

    Oct 12, 2016
    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 G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    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 65816

    Oct 25, 2013
    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 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    My first gen iPad will stick with me forever. Other than that, they get sold to pay for the next gen.
  18. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I have thought about collecting Apple Newton but I decided not to....not sure why.
  19. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    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
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2017

    bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    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
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2017

    Tycho24 Suspended


    Aug 29, 2014
    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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