Question about iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by asaeta, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. asaeta macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    Hey all,

    So I was recently given an iPad 1st Gen w/ wifi only as a hand-me-down. What do you guys think about selling it (also how much do you think I could get it for? It's in great condition) and using that to pay for some of the cost of getting an iPad 2. I know the iPad 3 is supposed to come out in the next 6-8 months, so would it make sense to get the iPad 2 and then sell it when the 3 comes out? Or just wait?
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    There will be no serious depreciation between selling your iPad1 now and your iPad1 in February, which should be around a month or so before the 3 is released. Waiting will give you a better idea of how much you use the iPad, which will determine if you should buy an iPad3 or a used iPad2 after the 3 is released.
  3. Rubo Draco macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2011
    or... it might happen to you what it happened to me, now I want the MacBook Air :p
    I'm probably getting the next gen MBA and giving away my iPad 2 to my bro.
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    This isn't a question with a one-size-fits-all answer. You need to determine where your preferences lie and what will suit you best. As for the "Should I wait?" question -- please refer to any thread on an tech-related site asking that very same question.
  5. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    I disagree. Depending on how iOS 5 works, iPad 1 value may go down a bit, because a gap will open up between it and the iPad 2. I recently sold my iPad 1 to get an iPad 2. But, I mainly did that because I needed certain features, like mirroring, and more speed for presentations. To be honest, for most of my needs, the iPad 1 was more than enough.
  6. Rubo Draco macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2011
    or with the FaceTime update with iOS 5 it might encourage people to get an iPad with a camera, which as we know, iPad1 doesn't have.
  7. cinca macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    I agree with the other forum user that said this isn't a 'one size fits all' type question so it's hard to give an answer. *My personal advice would be to wait. *Unless there is some KILLER feature you need that is only available on the ipad2 then you will loose less money holding onto the ipad 1 for another few months than if you lost a little now, upgraded to an ipad2 and then sold that for a loss so you could get an ipad3..*

    The iPad 2 is snappier and skinner and kinda looks and feels cooler but won't be nearly as cool as the ipad3 which is by all accounts just 5-6 months away. *At the very least you should wait a week and see if there is any iPad news at the apple event coming up next week.

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