iPad Is it worth upgrading to the Air from an iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AaronM5670, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502

    AaronM5670

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    #1
    I am wondering whether the benefits are worth it or I should stick with my near 3-year old iPad 2 with its pixellated display. I will basically be using it as a dumbed-down MacBook Air for editing files on the go, with my iMac as my main computer.

    Should I wait for the iPad 6 or whatever it will be called or just get the Air? I'm worried it might not be future proof enough considering I will need it for the next 3 years (i.e. Touch ID etc.)
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Next years model might have Touch ID but will be missing whatever feature is the iphone 6's signature. No such thing as future proofing. Upgrade when you feel the need & enjoy.
     
  3. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    Being that the iPad 2 is still a "current" device (still being sold new by Apple), used prices remain pretty high (relatively speaking, for a 3YO device). Those who bought their iPad 2 since its release definitely got their money's worth when they sell it to fund the purchase of the new model. I'd say totally worth it!

    I'm sticking with my iPad 4 but will upgrade the Mini to the retina.
     
  4. PharmDoc macrumors 6502

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    I am planning on doing this and then selling the ipad 3 next year so that I don't keep a model for more than 2 years to maximize it's resell value... selling on a yearly basis seems like too much of a headache but I might try it next year.
     

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