New old iPads

Discussion in 'iPad' started by raymanster, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. raymanster macrumors 6502

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    A lot of stories/posts on here from members upgrading to the new Pro iPads which came out recently. This made me wonder if anyone has used this opportunity to pick up a good deal on a used iPad Pro or non-Pro? Sometimes not all of us need the latest and greatest, would be interesting to hear your stories.

    I myself recently picked up a good deal on a Mini 4 32GB cellular SG as I like the form factor and is a nice upgrade from my Mini 1. I'm intending to use it while out and about, it's so handy that it fits in a large pocket.

    I've also been tempted to get a 2015 12.9 Pro 128GB Wifi and give my Air 2 to my son. The 12.9 would be perfect at home or propped up at a hotel on longer trips. Used prices are about 40-50% cheaper then a brand new 2017 256GB Wifi variant, and with 4GB of RAM it should last another 2 years or so.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I really think it depends on what year uses are with an iPad if you wanted a non-iPad Pro or used iPad Pro.

    The Air 2/2017 9.7 iPad are good options for someone who wants to save some money and if they have no need for the Pro features. They are similar in terms of features, aside from the 2017 iPad lacking The laminated display.

    The 2015 12.9 iPad Pro and 2017 12.9 Pro are not drastically different over each other, aside from the processor, Tru-Tone and the 120 HZ display. If you can find a good price on the 2015 12.9 iPad, I would certainly suggest it, unless you really wanted the new iPad, which really comes down to the Promotion display. But the 2015 12.9 iPad will easily see three more years of support and they both have 4 GB of Ram.
     
  3. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I'm going to be shopping for a used Pro at some point. I need it for my youngest kiddo for schoolwork. I'm hoping to find some bargains, but probably not enough to fit my single mom budget.

    I think it's a good time to buy prior loved iPads, lots to choose from!
     
  4. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    You will find lots of used 9.7" Pros on Swappa.com at pretty good prices.
     
  5. WRXiceman macrumors 6502

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    I picked up an absolutely mint iPad Pro 9.7 32GB Cellular for £310, and sold my iPad Mini 4 for £280 (£80 more than I paid for it 4 months ago).

    Absolutely thrilled with that!
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm looking to get whatever Apple's larget iPad Pro size is early 2018. Right now I have an iPad Air 2 that would have been perfect if my daughter hadn't dropped the edge on the corner of a table. Nice little dent.

    Consequently, she's on the Android crap tablet that has WiFi only now. But when I get the Pro next year she ends up with the iPad Air 2 she dented. Then she can live with the other consequences of her actions.

    My daughter is 9 so it's not like I'm asking too much of her to watch what she's doing.
     
  7. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Nine year old kids drop things! Heck, I am well past nine and I drop things too. Was the iPad in any kind of a case? If no, can we agree a small portion of the blame lies with you?
     
  8. eyoungren, Jul 19, 2017
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    eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No, it wasn't in a case.

    I would agree with your statement that some blame lies with me if I was in the habit of damaging things while not using cases and if my daughter was as careful with our stuff (my wife and I) as she is with HER own stuff.

    To date she has killed one PowerBook twice and put a dent in her current PowerBook once. This has happened because she was not careful.

    She is entirely capable of being careful. She chooses not to be when it's anyone elses stuff other than her own. And she's been reminded several times when we hand her things to be careful.

    She had handled the iPad well up until that point. But then she got up off grandma's couch with it and proceed to bounce-step down the hall which caused the iPad to catch the edge of the table.

    Then she tried to hide it from me.

    To her credit however, she has been very careful with the Android tablet. She knows if she damages it she has nothing to play with. Other than the computer her mother just gave her - which I might add she's trying to be careful with now too.
     
  9. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like solid parenting. Thanks for fleshing out the details.
     
  10. eyoungren, Jul 19, 2017
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    eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Respect for other people's property has been taught to my kids since they were toddlers.

    My son has just had a slightly easier time learning it than my daughter. :)
     

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