Hello everyone, I know there are various threads regarding the iPad Air 2 and whether it is a good time to buy it or not, but I didn't want to hijack the other threads so I created this one. But if the mods want to merge it with some other thread, then please do so. I have an iPad 2 16 GB wifi model (bought in Nov 2011) whose battery is basically dead but other than that, the iPad is flawless as it was kept inside a HQ leather case and since it belongs my parents, who use it only for FaceTime, iMessage, Skype, reading some magazine and play a few light games, they've kept it in almost mint condition. So I went to the Apple Store and the Genius there told me that either I could replace the battery for 99€ and provide me a warranty for 6 months, or I could recycle it and get a rebate of 77€ and get a 4% student discount if I buy a new iPad of my choice. I was thinking of getting the iPad Air 2 64 GB WiFi + Cellular model which costs 709 € and obtain a discount of 105.36€ (77 + 28.36), bringing down the effective price to 603.64€. I wanted to make it as future proof as possible as my parents tend to keep their devices for a very long time (My mother is still using my iPhone 3G). The dilemma I have is, that I'm not sure if it worth spending that much for a device that will be barely used to its optimum or just replacing the battery on the iPad 2 (running iOS 6) is more than enough, especially considering the iPad Air 3 will be coming in a couple of months. My parents are not in a dire need of the iPad as of now and can wait but then again, the value of the iPad 2 will sink further down. It would be really helpful if I could get a couple of insights and help me out of my dilemma. Thanks, Ichigo K.