iPad mini iPad Mini used as holdover

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  1. roland.g macrumors 603

    roland.g

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    I have an iPad 2 which has been taken over by the kids.

    And while I have an Air, what I really want is an iPad Mini Retina Cellular.

    I need something bigger than my phone but light with access anywhere. My iPad 2 is wifi only.

    Would it be worth it to get a used iPad Mini with cellular for $300 or so to use until the iPad Mini w retina arrives (whether that is this fall or early next year)?
     
  2. bokdol macrumors 6502a

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    how much storage? the 16? i have 32 non cell. and i love it. dont mind the regular resolution, i think i actually like it better. i dont have to worry about the processor taxing to much. the camera is great. i only now wish i had the cell version. so i say yes but once the new one comes out try not to be upset. and 300 for a 16 cell is pretty good.

    refurbed is 430.
     
  3. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

    roland.g

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    ^^ sorry. Looking at 16gb white Verizon models. While I have an AT&T iPhone, their iPad plans are not as good and neither is their LTE coverage.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Figure a loss of 30% selling yours and decide if its worth it to you.
     
  5. bokdol macrumors 6502a

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    the biggest plus is the cell service and gps. and for 300 thats a good price. so i say yes it's a great hold over. you could probably sell it for 300 after the new one comes out anyhow.
     
  6. Syk macrumors 6502a

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    Where can you find one for $300 with cellular. Yeah I'd get that as a hold over if it was me and wanting a mini

    ETA. I agree with the poster above me. I bet you could sell it for $300 even after the new one comes out unless Apple really,really discounts the gen1 when the gen2 is released
     
  7. roland.g thread starter macrumors 603

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    I know someone wanting to trade up to the full size iPad with Retina. But now they changed their tune to $375. Not sure I want a used unit for that high.
     
  8. Syk macrumors 6502a

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    I'd probably pay the $55 difference and get the Apple Refurb since he bumped the price.

    It's still money saved though but I'd probably wait unless I had to have it.

    I know the temptation is high. I got my mom the base ipad mini for Mothers Day and it taunts me haha.

    I want a mini cellular to replace my iPad2.
     

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