Help me make a trading decision

James.K.Polk

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Considering trading my iPad Mini 4 for a 9.7" iPad Pro w/ Cellular (32 GB). The only caveat? It's rose gold. I might have to throw in $50 in top.

Worth it? Does anyone have a rose-gold iPad, even if isn't their favorite device? I could always put a case/skin on it...
 

Chupa Chupa

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Can you live with 32? Personally, I could not. Do you want a 9.7? Or is it just a "grass is greener" on the other side situation? Rose gold would be a problem for me b/c I only have a hard plastic back protector and a soft screen protector. To me cases ad bulk and weight, negating the light and thin feel of the Air. If you buy a case then that is extra $ over the $50.

It's worth it if its something you want, sure. From a $ perspective its an honest trade.
 

James.K.Polk

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Can you live with 32? Personally, I could not. Do you want a 9.7? Or is it just a "grass is greener" on the other side situation? Rose gold would be a problem for me b/c I only have a hard plastic back protector and a soft screen protector. To me cases ad bulk and weight, negating the light and thin feel of the Air. If you buy a case then that is extra $ over the $50.

It's worth it if its something you want, sure. From a $ perspective its an honest trade.
I'd really appreciate the Apple Pencil (not included, I don't think) for basic note taking in law school. 32 GB is more than fine - even 16 works for me, with a couple minor tradeoffs. I have 64 GB on my iPhone and don't use anywhere close to it. The biggest hang-up (in a vain way) is the pink but I can probably get over it... Thanks!
 

mcdj

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You don't mention the specs of the Mini 4. GB? Wifi only? 4G? It really just comes down to simple math. Take the used market street value of your Mini 4, add the $50, and compare it to the retail price of the lady color 9.7.
 

ssledoux

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Well I'm a woman, so take this with a grain of salt I guess (since pink wouldn't be an issue for me), but I'd do it and just put a colored case/sleeve on the back. Those don't have to cost much at all from Amazon, and you wouldn't really see the pink.
 

James.K.Polk

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You don't mention the specs of the Mini 4. GB? Wifi only? 4G? It really just comes down to simple math. Take the used market street value of your Mini 4, add the $50, and compare it to the retail price of the lady color 9.7.
Right. It's 16 GB Wifi/Cellular. The guy seemed genuinely interested this morning but hasn't responded since so maybe he found a buyer...
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Well I'm a woman, so take this with a grain of salt I guess (since pink wouldn't be an issue for me), but I'd do it and just put a colored case/sleeve on the back. Those don't have to cost much at all from Amazon, and you wouldn't really see the pink.
I think it's very do-able. I don't hate the pink, it just wouldn't be my first choice....
 

thadoggfather

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Yeah I mean mini 4 for an iPad Pro 9.7 , even with $50 on top , is an extremely favorable trade on your side of the deal
 

Kal-037

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I actually thought i'd hate Rose Gold (Salmon) colored iPhones and iPads... but it's actually really neat looking enough that I wouldn't be opposed to owning one, (and I usually don't like any colored aluminum.) But it may be storage that is the deciding factor here... do you need extra storage or would 32GB work for you? If yes, then I say go for it. the Apple Pencil, great screen, great speakers, and great camera all make the iPP 9.7" amazing.


Kal.
 

James.K.Polk

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That would have been a great trade in your favor but it sounds like that ship has sailed.
Sometimes you never know but.... Looks like odds are against it. I'll keep the Craigslist post up for trading just in case. I do love this Mini 4, but I went to the Apple Store to buy a Smart Cover and playing with that Apple Pencil wow'd me a little.
 

James.K.Polk

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Anddddd it fell through. So now, of course, looking at buying a Pro at Best Buy and possibly trading in the Mini 4... hmm...
 

James.K.Polk

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I wonder if he read this thread.
Ha! No, what actually happened was... the IMEI rang clean on iCloud and Swappa, but turned out to be financed (and overdue!) on T-Mobile. Don't think he's a MacRumors reader ;)
 
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