iPad How long between iPad upgrades for you?

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How long between upgrades?

  1. I don't have an iPad

    4 vote(s)
    2.1%
  2. 1 year

    37 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. 2 years

    71 vote(s)
    37.2%
  4. 3+ years

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    41.4%
  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #1
    The iPad 3 was getting slow, and iOS 8 wasn't helping. So after 2 years and some months I've upgraded to the Air 2 (Space Gray 64Gb).

    How long between iPads do you guys go?
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    I kept my iPad 2 for three years before upgrading to the Air 2.
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    You really notice the difference in weight between the 3 and Air 2 once you use the Air for a bit and then pick up the 3. Feels like a brick.
     
  4. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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    I had an iPad 2 up until August. Got Air 2 and returned it for Mini 3
     
  5. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    I went from iPad 3, which is surprising for me seeing as I'm such a gadget addict
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'm down for some new game suggestions. It'd be a shame if I just go back to my Boom Beach addiction.
     
  7. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I still have my day one first gen iPad Mini. Don't know when I'll finally upgrade.
     
  8. Beelzbub macrumors regular

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    Got an iPad 2 the year they came out (WiFi 16 GB model). Got a mini 3 (Celluar 128 GB Space Gray). Still have the iPad 2, restored it and my daughter uses it, still works fine for kids apps and Netflix. Loving my mini 3, hoping to go just as long with it as I've done with my iPad 2.
     
  9. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

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    Totally. I was thinking a piece of sidewalk slate. Had the 3 from first week released and now Air 2 from first deliveries from preorder.
     
  10. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    I went 1, 3, rMini. Not really sure when I will upgrade my rMini. Probably will wait until my rMini can't keep up with the new OS version.
     
  11. lokster macrumors 6502

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    im still on my ipad 3, saving for an ipad Air 1st gen, i tend to just upgrade every other ipad. ipad 1>ipad 3> ipad air
     
  12. Shinigami301 macrumors regular

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    Retired the 64 LTE iPad 3 today for a 128 LTE Air 2. Transferred the AT&T unlimited data account with no drama. So that's about 2 1/2 years average, from iPad 1 to 3 to Air 2. Got the 1 and 3 on release dates, waited a bit for the Air2.
     
  13. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  14. nightlong macrumors 6502a

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    Got iPad 2 and ipad 4 when they were launched. Gave ipad2 to a family member and got refurb iPad Air June this year.
     
  15. rgarjr, Dec 12, 2014
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  16. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I try to hold out, but I usually fall for the hype of a new model. However, this time I may actually keep my air 2 for a while. The RAM was the most important feature for me. I don't game or do intensive task, so the air 2 can will last.
     
  17. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    My upgrade cycle is inconsistent. Before my iPad 3, I upgraded every year. Then I purchased the iPad 3 on launch day and had it ever since a few weeks ago when I purchased the Air 2. I guess the updates to the iPad after the 3 weren't upgrade-worthy for me. Honestly, I probably would still have my iPad 3 if it wasn't for it's unbearable sluggishness after upgrading to iOS 7 last year. I didn't even try iOS 8.

    However, I restored it as a brand new device and gave it to my sister, and she is loving it.
     
  18. Baron015 macrumors newbie

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    What do you do with the old device, after an upgrade ?
     
  19. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    Ipad 2 -> iPad Air last year.

    Will get a plus/pro if it comes out otherwise not interested in another ipad till it actually offers something new.
     
  20. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    I always sell it for an abysmally low price to a friend or family member.
     
  21. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    How long between iPad upgrades for you?


    Sell it. Pass it on. Use it as a backup device, etc etc
     
  22. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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  23. jdphoto macrumors 6502

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    I chose 3+ years, but I think for me it depends on what the new models offer, sometimes I think I'll do a 2 year update cycle.
     
  24. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    I had the original iPad. Then upgraded to the 3 on launch day. Plan to keep thy until next years air 3 is released and pick up an refurb air 2.

    For what I use it for (watching movies and a few games). The 3 is fine for now but come iOS 9 I think it'll slow to a crawl (iOS 8 isn't great on it). So will be time to upgrade.
     
  25. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    i went from 1 to 4 to air 2. wife went from 1 to 2 to air. daughter went from mini to mini 3.
     

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