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How long between upgrades?

  • I don't have an iPad

    Votes: 4 2.1%
  • 1 year

    Votes: 37 19.4%
  • 2 years

    Votes: 71 37.2%
  • 3+ years

    Votes: 79 41.4%

  • Total voters
    191

GimmeSlack12

macrumors 603
Original poster
Apr 29, 2005
5,404
12
San Francisco
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?
 

GimmeSlack12

macrumors 603
Original poster
Apr 29, 2005
5,404
12
San Francisco
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.
 

Beelzbub

macrumors 6502
Feb 6, 2012
425
187
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.
 

Nismo73

macrumors 65816
Jan 4, 2013
1,169
1,000
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.

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.
 

JonMPLS

macrumors 68000
May 23, 2010
1,676
245
MN
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.
 

lokster

macrumors 6502
Feb 7, 2010
365
3
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
 

Shinigami301

Suspended
Jun 5, 2010
216
127
cogito, ergo zoom.
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.
 

nightlong

macrumors 6502a
Jun 16, 2012
863
165
Australia
Got iPad 2 and ipad 4 when they were launched. Gave ipad2 to a family member and got refurb iPad Air June this year.
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
14,678
5,898
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.
 

MykullMyerz

macrumors 6502a
Dec 6, 2006
500
4
Washington, D.C.
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.
 

007p

macrumors 6502a
Mar 7, 2012
989
650
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.
 

jdphoto

macrumors 6502
Jan 13, 2014
323
119
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.
 

lyceumHQ

macrumors 68000
Aug 4, 2010
1,519
700
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.
 

Mr Kram

macrumors 68020
Oct 1, 2008
2,388
1,237
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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