iPad iPad 2 to be replaced with iPad 4 tomorrow as the cheaper model.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by DBZmusicboy01, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    I guess it's because of many reasons. Why sell something that is very outdated for being a tablet...Why pay $400 for something that is 3 years old. Running a heavy os with limited ram. Also the iPhone 4S will be replaced tomorrow with the iPhone 5C 8GB. It makes NO sense to be selling A5 hardware now because think about it...If they are STILL selling it for so long it would have to also run iOS 8 and maybe iOS 9. It's a huge mistake.
    The jump from the iPad 2 to iPad Air is huge when it comes to the screen and processor.
  2. MisakixMikasa macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2013
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    But they still selling iPad mini first gen. and iPod Touch 5th gen. In would super angry if they not updating these two devices. If they are not update these two device, it is clear planned obsolescence
  3. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    agreed. i don't see why the iPad 2 would be desirable anymore.
  4. Tsepz macrumors 68020


    Jan 24, 2013
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Makes sense in every way, as the iPad 4 also comes with the Lightning Connector, so this is also Apple trying to completely phase out all outdated hardware in general.

    I also don't see the point of the iPad 2 at this point, especially since supporting it will become costly for Apple as it will mean having to tailor every new update for its old HW.
  5. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    Dec 28, 2009
    Ok everyone LISTEN UP! This move is probably the best move they've made in a long time. God only knows why they continued to sell the pathetic iPad 2 afte the launch of the Air? The iPad 4 was/is still very good. I wonder if this is left over stock with iOS 6 on it. If so, it will perform better than the Ipad air.
  6. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    Finally, all of the schools and businesses that buy the cheaper model aren't getting juked anymore. The iPad 4 is still a decent device. I see this as a move to finally get everything onto the lightning connector.
  7. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    This much pretty much nails the coffin....the iPad 3 is the ugliest step child of the iOS hardware family.

    Apple released the retina screen before there was enough horsepower to power the ipad in early 2012.

    I've owned all 5 iPads. The first gen was a trial. Even Apple knew it and discontinued it 18 months later. But the ipad 2, and now the ipad 4 and 5 will have much longer life cycles.
  8. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Completely agree on the iPad 3. The GPU upgrade on the iPad 3 was barely good enough to handle the increased resolution. Still, I got a good 11 months use out of the iPad 3 so that's not so bad (upgraded to iPad 4 128GB in February 2013).
  9. Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    It's only the 16GB version right?

    I guess that ok for a low end version, but they should offer at least a 23GB one.

    It's a great move though, as everyone here heartily agrees. The iPad 4 is a fantastic iPad.

    (Poor fools were actually buying the iPad 2 for $400....yikes)
  10. g.t. rags macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2010
    Long Island
    I love my 4 and I'm glad they finally relaunched. Should work for another few years no problems but plan on upgrading when the air2 launches
  11. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    You can get up to 128GB at significant discount if you check out the Apple Certified Refurbished page. Works just as well and comes with the same accessories and warranty as brand new.
  12. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    Yeah, the refurb store has some great prices on higher capacity iPad 4. Is there anything that the Air can run that 4 can't? Will such a software/app exist anytime soon?
  13. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    If there is, I haven't used it. I reckon by the time software is released that the iPad 4's hardware can't handle, it's likely the iPad Air wouldn't handle it much better either.
  14. tasdisr macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2007
    I was able to pick up a new in box wi/fi - cellular 128gb ipad4 from groupon for $649. (Actually my wife bought it for me)
  15. Dlanod macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    And the iPad 4 had a much better screen than the Air in terms of colour and evenness. If my Air was still in its return period it would be going back for an iPad 4.

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