All iPads How often do you upgrade?

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  1. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    I had the 1 gen and now the 3rd gen iPad and loved both of them. I see a lot of people on here who seem to upgrade with each release. Just curious, why are you compelled to change to a new iPad (iPad 4) when you have a perfectly good one already?
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    So far every cycle. On the fence w/ 4 though. I'll see what the 3 is getting on eBay when the LTE version ships.
     
  3. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    I'm not.
     
  4. tann macrumors 68000

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    Once I graduate and if I get a reasonably paid job I probably will each release, but I don't spend much money on anything other than food and accommodation really!

    Otherwise 2-3 years for an iPad I think :) Only really use it for Netflix and video watching (with some web browsing and Facebook!).
     
  5. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    As with everything else, I purchase new Apple products when my current ones cease to function.

    I expect my iPad 2 to work well for the next 2 years.
     
  6. Lampmeister macrumors member

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    I've yet to upgrade, as my 1st gen is still rocking right along. (But I upgrade my iPhone with every other new model.)
     
  7. Gaelic2 macrumors 6502

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    I had the original, then upgraded to iPad3 which I really like. I will hold onto this one for the next 3 or 4 years just like I do with iMacs.
     
  8. glen e macrumors 68030

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    every cycle...I like new sh** and have the money to do it....that simple...
     
  9. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    I still have the iPad 2 and still don't see any compelling enough reason to upgrade. My wife still loves her first gen.
     
  10. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I did 1 and 2... Gave the 2 away and now have none. Pre-ordered the mini. The regular one is too big for what I want it for, just browsing and social media mostly.
     
  11. jimboutilier macrumors 6502a

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    When there is a feature I find compelling, I upgrade.

    I went from a 1 to a 2 for the facetime camera. I travel a lot so thats important to keep in touch with my family.

    And although i did not find any of the ipad 3 features compelling I am going to try a mini, again due to travel where smaller and lighter is usually better.
     
  12. Noisemaker Guest

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    This will likely be my last big "round" of upgrades. I'm going to stick with my iPhone 5 until the 6, and iPad 4/Mini until major revisions of both.

    Prior, I've had every revision. It's just not needed.
     
  13. sovereign macrumors 6502

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    Planned to this time but due to the piss poor rumor reporting for the 4 I missed the boat.
     
  14. hoyaspook macrumors member

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    It depends. I still have a 2008 iMac and the first aluminum 13" Macbook as my primary machines. I don't see myself upgrading any time soon.

    I went from the iPhone, to the 3GS and then to the 4S. I'll probably keep my 4S through the 5S. I upgraded each time because the incremental iOS upgrades made each previous generation of the iPhone rather slow.

    I just upgraded my iPad (the original one) to the new iPad because I find it painfully slow since the upgrade to iOS 5, so much so that I don't use it that much anymore. Surfing isn't great and apps like the New Yorker crash frequently.

    I probably won't upgrade my iPad for 2-3 years.

    I've gotten less upgrade happy in my old age.
     
  15. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I have the iPad [3] and have no desire to upgrade to the [4]. So far I plan on keeping this one until its useless or something bad happens to it, then will upgrade to what ever is out.
     
  16. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    I upgrade every time there is an update to my MacBook Air and iphone. I have also updated to every ipad but I am going from the 3 to the mini this time around. If I use the mini as much as I think I will I am sure I will upgrade to every new one.
     
  17. BaBaBoooooooey macrumors regular

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    Same here. Im just a little worn out by the ipad 2 form factor that has been present in the last 3 ipads. Gimmie something new! gimmie ipad Mini!
     
  18. SAL8116 macrumors regular

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    Every cycle because resale (Ebay) has been great for me. I've sold every iPad I've owned for 30-50 bucks short of what I bought it for.
     
  19. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Every cycle it seems for me. I've had the iPad 1, 2, 3, and now I'm waiting for the iPad Mini. I went from the 3 to the mini mainly due to size.
     
  20. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    Whenever the upgrade is worth it. So far from the first to second to third has been. I am skipping out on fourth because I only use the connector for charging and a keyboard once in a while and the ipad I have feels fast enough in comparison to the 4th gen.
     
  21. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Have 64GB 3G iPad 1, and don't feel the need to upgrade yet. The new ones are nice, but the one I have still works perfect
     
  22. advan031 macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded from iPad 1 to iPad 2 to the new iPad but now I'll be upgrading every other generation.
     
  23. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    I seem to upgrade every other release. I guess if I had kids or something to give as pass me downs then I'd have an excuse to buy every upgrade. For now, I just don't see an urgent need. Especially not for the Ipad4. After I see how the mini is in person, I may get that for portability reasons but I am not happy it doesn't come w retina display.

    I'm pretty pleased w the cycle I'm on. Got iphone 4, skipped the 4s but got the 5. Got ipad3 skipping the 4 bc the 5 will have better upgrades.
     
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    For most people the method above is the smartest, most cost effective practice.

    Conversely I upgrade the majority of my MBP's, MBA's, Pads, Pods & Phones at each new release. Mainly because I enjoy doing so, it keeps me completely current, and it's a long standing tradition dating back to Apple Computer Inc. Circa 1991.

    That said, newer is not always better, and as such my main network, laptops & Mac Pro are all centered on my favorite, ultra reliable, free of iOS elements, OS X 10.6.8.

    My newer machines are on the latest rev of Moutain Lion. An OS I'm still not that fond of.
     

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