- Mar 20, 2008
My wife and I each have an iPad 4. They've been great devices, serving us well for almost five years. Over the past year, however, they've become very slow, and they crash or freeze frequently. And, of course, they won't support iOS 11, which I'm really looking forward to. My wife's needs are basic. Mine are a bit more intensive. Try as I might, though, I can't justify the purchase of an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and Apple Smart Keyboard. It's a function of budget and the fact that I have a 2015 13" MBP and a late 2012 Mac mini for my heavy lifting. Costco normally has the 32 GB 9.7" iPad for $319 ($10 less that Apple's price) and the 128 GB version for $399 ($30 less than Apple's price). I was about to pull the trigger and get the 128 GB version for my wife and myself. I logged onto Costco's website and discovered that, during the month on August, the 128 GB version is only $359 for Costco members, if you buy it online. That's an incredible bang for the buck! Needless to say, I pulled the trigger.