New iPad for xmas?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by vsg24, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. vsg24 macrumors newbie

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    Can we expect an update to the horrible iPad 2017 anytime soon?
    The display is just horrible (not laminated) and not acceptable in 2017 for a device that is almost just a big screen.
     
  2. MikaLoop macrumors newbie

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    Get an iPad Pro 10.5
     
  3. vsg24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Too expensive for an iPad. Already have the 2016 MacBook pro with TouchBar. iPad Pro is just not worth it IMO
     
  4. ejin222 macrumors regular

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    I think for what you get at that lowered price is reason enough why a laminated screen wasn’t added.

    If you want the extra bells and whistles, Apple has the device for you - 10.5! :D
     
  5. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Well what are you expecting exactly? You get what you pay for and for updated specs and improvements you need to get the pro. Doubt the 2017 iPad will be upgraded much. It’s just the lower spec model at a affordable price.
     
  6. davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    I just got the iPad Pro 10.5 at Best Buy for $549 which was the upper limit for me. This was the 64GB model which works for me. My fourth iPad and they have been traded in. Happy camper so far. This is the third time B.B. has had this $100 off sale.
     
  7. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    Get an iPad mini....oh wait that's got 3 year old tech with a better screen.

    I'm hoping Apple brings the iPad 2017 screen in line with the mini, and the mini in line with the iPad 2017 internals and then everyone would be happy...
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    If too expensive you will have to be happy with the screen or move to another platform. The Pro series does cost more but they are fantastic.
     
  9. ABC5S Suspended

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    Or look for a refurbished model of the iPad Pro
     
  10. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    Grab an Airc2 as the 2017 model is a thick, heavy monstrosity why is like warping back to 2010.
     
  11. vsg24, Oct 9, 2017
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    vsg24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What were they thinking with this ****ed up 2017 model. Old design, stupid ass display, old CPU, not enough RAM for 2017. It may be cheap but's absolutely not worth it since it will probably struggle to even run iOS 12 and you'll just have to put it in a ****ing garbage bag. All I want is an updated iPad Air 2
     
  12. ericwn, Oct 10, 2017
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    ericwn macrumors 65816

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    My god, just don’t buy it. The negative hyperbole some of you pour out here is really a bit much.
    Also, as mentioned before, if somebody cannot afford a Pro, get a used Air 2 or an older used Pro in good shape and enjoy that for a couple years.
     
  13. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    You get what you pay for. If you want premium then you need to pay the money. Can’t get those kind of specs on that price.
     
  14. mlody macrumors 6502a

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    I hate to break it to you but the updated Air 2 is called 9.7 Pro or 10.5 Pro. You can actually get 9.7 Pro for $469 from refurb store.
     
  15. bufffilm Suspended

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    Well, that model probably won't get refreshed for a good long while. And when it does, I doubt the display will improve by much. It's the entry level ipad.

    So if you want a nicer display, pay more and get a iPad Pro or get another brand (like Samsung or a Surface).
     
  16. NorthSeaBeach macrumors regular

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    It might be bothersome if you use it outdoors a lot, but indoors it's absolutely fine to me. I don't see much of a difference besides the fingerprints on the laminated display that are always there and annoy the sh.. out of me. And at almost half the price, it's a steal. I like it better than the pro, considering the pricepoint.
     
  17. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    It doesn't seem like the laminated display is doable at the $329 price point with Apple's desired profit margins. Out of warranty replacement of the Mini 4 and Air 2 is $299 while OOW replacement for Air and iPad 2017 is $249. Apple only has the Mini 4 128GB at $399. They got rid of the 32GB model.

    For mass market, around $300 is probably a good price for low mid-range tablet pricing. When the iPad 2017 was released, iPad sales increased but ASP went down. And really, most manufacturers have given up on the Android tablet market choosing to focus on Windows 2-in-1s instead. I think the only Android tablets now are either Samsung or the Chinese branded ones with MediaTek chipset or something which are probably outclassed by even the 4-year old iPad Air.
     
  18. vsg24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has one of the best displays ever. Beautiful Super AMOLED display with Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM. The ONLY problem is Android itself. Almost nobody makes apps optimized for Android tablets anymore. Apps are stretched out and don't look good at all.
     
  19. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    That's at $600 MSRP though, not $330. The comparable model for that is the iPad Pro 10.5 ($650), not the iPad 2017.
     

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