Is anyone still using an original iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bungleaio, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Bungleaio macrumors member

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    I'm guessing there won't be many others out there still using one but I'm still using my original iPad that I've had ever since the US launch, I got it imported to the UK before the UK launch.
    I use it every day just for surfing but it's getting quite tiresome with the regular crashes to the home screen due to its lack of ram, it's also quite annoying now that YouTube have pulled support for it.

    I'm so tempted to go for a pro but part of me doesn't want to give up on this old thing.

    So is there anyone else out there still rocking the original iPad?
     
  2. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    I still have mine, but I did get an Air a couple years ago because the crashing was just too much for me to stand. Unfortunately after a year my Air started crashing pretty much just as often due to the paltry RAM, so I'm still more than a little miffed to have encountered this same problem on both of the iPads I've ever owned. I guess I should be more skeptical about the Pro, but Pencil has me blinded. Hopefully the 4GB RAM rumors are accurate and this won't be a problem anymore.
     
  3. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Still have mine, still using it to the extent that I can, but the new Pro is on my wish list.
     
  4. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    Ipad2?

    Use mine as its all i got, but is becoming a nightmare to use. Cant wait for my ipp
     
  5. Spink10 Suspended

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    we use it exclusively when I give our 3 boys a haircut - they watch a video clip
     
  6. three macrumors 6502a

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    I've still got mine, but I gave it to my brother who uses it exclusively for textbooks for college. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
  7. prefrontex macrumors member

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    I still use my ipad 2 that I got in 2011. I use it pretty frequently, so it will be nice to update it this week : )
     
  8. judahde macrumors member

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    Bought 2 on launch day. One died last year... the other one is still used by my daughter.
     
  9. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    I still have mine, I just use it for notes or listening to some music. :)


    Kal.
     
  10. mrlowkey, Nov 9, 2015
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    mrlowkey macrumors member

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    yep..ipad 1 very useful..been using it as a 2nd monitor with my rMB daily...twomonusb gave new life for my 5yr old iPad 1 (which has been unused and sitting in the drawer for the past 2 yrs+) as an external monitor for retina Macbook

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    impressive.. no lag for ios v5.1.1(max allowed by Apple for EOL iPad 1) /the iOS duet display app was no go as it required at least ios 7

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Bungleaio thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow I'm amazed to see I'm not the only one. It's getting increasingly infuriating to use though. It crashed whilst I was posting the thread last night and I didn't think it had posted it.
     
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  13. timshundo macrumors regular

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    Theres a gen 1, 2, and 3 used between me and my family currently and they're all very aggravating to use they take 5 mins to turn on if they run out of battery, tabs reload on every switch. You can't stream video clips without stuttering... These things were not built to last, and no one wants to upgrade like they would a phone.
     

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