Need help with a refurb purchase

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Muttster, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Muttster macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2007
    I'm in the market to buy my wife an Ipad and I need some advice. She will primarily use it to answer emails, plan activities, light word processing. read the paper and do crosswords puzzles. Looking at the Apple Store, I noticed the following choices:

    1. 1st Gen 16 gb wi/fi with 3g - $399. Although I don't anticipate her using the 3g option and the monthly plans, this would give her the option to take it on vacation.

    2. 1st Gen. 32 gb wi/fi - $399. Do you really need the extra space?

    3. 2nd Gen. 16 gb wi/fi - $449 - the newest model but would it be a significant upgrade given what my wife wants to do with the Ipad? Do you think it will be more future proof than the 1st generation Ipods? She won't use the camera at all on the Ipad.

    I'm really kinda stuck here and would appreciate any advice or suggestions. Also, is the Apple store the only place that sells the refurbs?

    Thanks again
  2. herdnerfer macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2011
    Saint louis, MO

    Ipad 2 is definitely worth the extra 50 bucks and I don't think the extra space is really needed.... You might find the cameras more useful than you think. Not for replacing your main camera but for things like FaceTime & skype....
  3. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    easy choice based on the OP's post...#3.

    Apple would be the only one i'd trust for refurbs. easy replacements if you have any issues and global cust service 24/7.
  4. JRoDDz macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2009

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