iPad iPad 1 user - worthwhile to upgrade to iPad 4?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by McPaul, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. McPaul macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2006
    I'm a casual iPad 1 user, and have noticed this thing slowing down a lot. The space is getting maxed out as well (wish they'd make a 128gb version)

    Will I notice a difference going to iPad 4? And what apps will show off the retina and speed?

  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    You will notice a massive difference. Just go in store and see how much that screen sticks out.
  3. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    The person who said go to the store gave good advice. The best way for you to decide may be to actually do a "hands on" comparison. You may also want to compare the specs and read reviews.
  4. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    I'd say go for it. The difference is enormous. I'd say do it. :)
  5. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
  6. ugcop macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    Traveling @ Warp Speed ...... USA
    I have iPad 1, 2 and 3. Moving back and forth between 1 and 3 is huge. Between 1 and 4 will blow your socks off.

    By the way you can speed up your 1 by first getting rid of apps you don't use and doing a restore as a new iPad. Just like Microsoft, once and awhile you need a clean install. :)
  7. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    The best way would be to see one for yourself. It all depends on how you use your tablet. There is a difference.
  8. Hallivand macrumors regular


    Aug 26, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    You will notice an insane difference from your first gen, I got the 4th gen on launch day and this thing just flies. Plus the screen is just gorgeous :)

    Safari itself, with the WiFi speeds and how it renders sites like paper will be enough to demo the retina display. Oh and the pictures taken too :D

    Edited for last line
  9. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2012
    Minor nitpick. It doesn't matter how you use the iPad 1 -- the iPad 4 leaves it in the dust. The differences are in no way trivial. The iPad 4 is much faster, much more stable, and much easier to read for smaller text.
  10. Candykwan macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2012
    Definitely! Although the 4th gen is my first ipad. I've had opportunities to use the 1st gen before. Clarity is much better and upgrades on the software helps you get the best use out of tablet. The best way to gage it would be actually seeing it and trying it out yourself.:)
  11. dthree36 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
  12. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    True, shame with most of the decent apps you have to pay for :(
    I do like my iPad 4 I got on launch day.
    I'll still keep my first gen iPad - and to think that was the newest thing out at one point.

    Is it me or is the app store layout different on the iPad 1 compared to the 4 as well? Maybe this was worth bringing up/mentioning?

    I hope the OP upgrades :)

  13. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    Yes, iPad 1 still has iOS 5 version of the App Store, iPad 2,3,4 that have iOS 6 have the newer one.
  14. Tree2u macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2012
    I just upgraded to a 4 from a 2 and I am loving the speed, go for it!!
  15. supertomtom macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
    For sure. Apart from the speed increase and going from non-retina to retina, don't forget all the other features you've missed out from previous gens coming from iPad 1 such as cameras (which opens up a whole slew of apps for you) as well as all the new features on iOS 6 which you couldn't install before.
  16. AlanKA macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2012

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