iPad is getting ipad 4 dumb?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bhigh8, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. bhigh8 macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    I have had 3 iphones but never a tablet. my wife and I have always just had laptops and they are usually close by the couch. was wondering if getting a ipad 4 is a good idea. the upgrades from the 4 to 5 arnt that great other than size/weight. and I wont know the difference.

    opinions on if it seems like a good idea or will it really lag as ios has updates?

    refurbished also, if apple still has them possibly also.
  2. rgarjr, Nov 14, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013

    rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    right now is the best time u can get great deals used iPad 4s since a lot of the people selling wanna get the new shiny one.
  3. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    It's a fine idea but get a good deal on it. You might be able to pick up a 16GB model for around $375.00 or less.
  4. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
  5. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Does apple usually do anything for refurbished models on black friday?
  6. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    refurbished models come up every once in a while
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    If we were talking about a refriderator I'd agree, but we are not. We are talking about a mobile device. Size and weight are huge, and you can tell yourself you won't know the difference but you will after using it for a bit.

    I can say the from personal experience having gone from an original (very heavy) iPad to a seemingly featherweight iPad 2. Loved that model. I then bumped up to the 3 b/c I wanted a retina screen. Loved the screen but hated the weight. Ironically the weight was the reason I fell in love with the non-retina mini. But now the 10" is light and the 7" has retina so I'm very happy w/ both.

    Don't cheap out unless the extra $ means that much to you. (The Air kills the 4 in the speed dept too). Lots of great deals on WiFi Airs even now ($40 off at Microcenter) and even better deals coming Black Friday.
  8. bhigh8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    right now I can get a refurb ipad 4 32gb from apple for $449. think that is good or do they usually go down with the holidays?
  9. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    Really tough to say. When the iPad 4 came out the 3's really dropped in price about two months later. That might not apply for the iPad 4 since it's perceived to be a better unit than the 3 was.
  10. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
  11. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
  12. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I think it is.
  13. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
  14. Rockies macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2011
    Get the Ipad Air. There are alot of deals around on Black Friday. Once you pick up an Air you will never go back, its that much smaller and lighter. I think IOS7 runs much smoother on the Ipad Air due to enhanced processor and graphics. Ipad Air will also have better resale in a few years.
  15. double329 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
  16. nostresshere macrumors 68030

    Dec 30, 2010
    or $30 more you can get

    Brand new Ipad Air 16gb
    Newer, faster chip
    Half pound lighter
    slightly smaller

    The Ipad4 is a fine tablet. Really, it is. But....
  17. denisvj macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2006
  18. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    Seriously don't get a 16 GB iPad Retina anything. You'll quickly regret it.
  19. JTyler82 macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2011
    Dude. eBay. I got a 32gb ip4 for 300 bucks and it was 6 months old!!!


    This is NOT correct. Like I just told OP, I got my 32gb iP4 on eBay for 300 bucks and it was only 6 months old with no scuffs or anything.
  20. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Depends on what you want to do.

    If all you want to do is to read books and check email then it's not dumb.

    Are there any specific apps you want to run?
  21. rdowty macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2008
    If you can get an iPad Air for $100 off at Target on Black Friday it will be hard to beat that anywhere. The 16GB could be a bit limiting but I'd rather have to manage which apps I keep installed and have the Air over a previous model.

    The iPad mini is even cheaper and you might like that one as well.
  22. praterkeith macrumors 6502


    Oct 30, 2005
    Montgomery, AL
    In the past I've ordered previous generations through the Apple store in the refurb section. Full warranty and great deal. Never regretted it.
  23. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2009
    how is it $100 off, is still $479.99 but with a $100 GC
  24. bhigh8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2012
    That's why I want a 32 GB iPad. I have 16 GB iPhones and always have issues with them being full.
  25. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA

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