iPad Need 64GB. Refurb 3 or new 4?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by graygmc, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. graygmc macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2009
    I thought the 32GB iPad 3 would have been more than enough room when I bought it new back in March. Now with movies, photos, podcasts, music, and large apps I need a 64GB. What is the better decision?

    Refurb iPad3 64GB wifi-$549
    New iPad4 64GB wifi-$699

    Is the A6X processor, lightning cable really worth an extra $150?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Some people claim 2x the performance on the 4. An improvement is obvious but if you think you may upgrade with the next one then get the 3. I upgrade every other year myself.
  3. reputationZed macrumors 65816

    Mar 9, 2011
    34°55′42″N 80°44′41″W (34.
    Do you have an iPhone 5, if so it may be beneficial just to consolidate cables. I upgraded from the 2 to the 4 and while the speedier SoC is noticeable I wouldn't say it was dramatically so. That may change if devs release apps targeted towards the A6x but other than a few games I think most devs would target the larger A5 audience. That being said I went with the 4.
  4. bigboar macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2012
    I just got a 64gb 4 today and one of my reasons was because of wanting the same connector
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    The upgrades are worth an extra $150 IMHO. If you have the extra $ go for it. If not the iPad 3 is no slouch. I still love mine, but the dock connector is a PITA now that I have a mini and iPhone 5.
  6. graygmc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2009
    Well I went out today I bought an iPad 4 64GB. I think I made the right decision. One thing I have already noticed a huge difference over the iPad 3 is loading my pdf chemistry book. Zero lag when switching from different pages. With my iPad3 there was sometimes a 2-3 second load time.

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