iPad 1 vs 2 in terms of price

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mark28, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    I have noticed that stores are trying to get rid of the iPad 1 still. A iPad 1 64 gb + 3G is cheaper than the iPad 2 16 gb Wifi only.

    Is it worth picking up this older model with 3g support and 64 gb storage ( this fully upgraded older iPad is about $50 cheaper than the base iPad 2 too )

    Some Apps won't work on an iPad 1?
  2. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2011
    As far as I know, there are no apps that simply don't run on the original iPad. If you're into playing graphics-heavy games, however, the iPad 2 is a much better choice.
  3. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    If you plan on trading up in a year then go with it, but an iPad 2 will have a longer usable life (in terms of software upgrades, app compatibility).
  4. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    There are indeed apps that are for the iPad2 only.

    Despite the price difference, I feel that you won't like the weight of the original ipad. I sure dont.

    I would buy the ipad 2.
  5. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    The deal is quite interesting though.
    It really depends on how you're gonna use it.
  6. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2011
    Not doubting you but which apps are you referring to? I haven't found any that are designed solely for the iPad 2.
  7. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    iMovie, for starters.
  8. urbanj macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2008
    I also feel a lot of the critical reviews on some apps are also because of the iPad 1. People complain of crashing or poorly running apps and then you have someone post that it runs with no issues on their iPad 2.
  9. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Anything with augmented reality functions. And there are a few games that are iPad2 only (and others with iPad2 enhanced functionality).
  10. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
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    I've seen these deals too. It's almost compelling, but I just wouldn't get over the fact I'd bought an older model, especially with such great hardware differences.
  11. Rubo Draco macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2011
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  12. daveathall macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    I have an iPad1, I have seen and played with an iPad2, IMHO it is better in every way, period. However, it is not that much better in a way that would make me ditch the 1 and buy a 2. If I never had either I would spend the extra and buy the iPad2, without a doubt.
  13. jmpnop macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    It depends on how you intend to use it. If you just need it for web browsing, e-mail, videos, casual gaming, both will be fine. If you would like to play heavy games, do facetime and such, iPad 2 is worth. Also iPad 2 is lighter, thinner and has better resale value which makes it a better choice.
  14. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    Better resale value? In what way?

    in terms of the percentage of the cost you pay for the device, depending on how much you bought yours for (for example, before or after the price drop with the release of the ipad 2), the iPad 1 actually has a better resale value.

    it is not unheard of to get 90% or more of the cost back. that means you are basically renting the device for a few dollars a month.

    given that the cost of a brand new ipad2 and a used one is much farther apart (depending on the taxes in your state), i think it would be tough to get 90% of the original price paid.

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