Questions for Current iPad 3 Owners

Koda650

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 27, 2011
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I just bought my first iPad today, which is a refurbished iPad 3. After spending the better part of my day here on this forum I noticed a lot of people were saying their iPad 3 is slow and shouldn't have been released in the state that it was in.

Are these just exaggerations, or would I truly benefit from spending the extra $120 for the A6X processor?

I plan on using it for media consumption, browsing, and educational purposes (mainly flash cards, etc...) If I have no plans on playing games on it, am I missing anything by buying an iPad 3 vs iPad 4? I understand that both the CPU and GPU are twice as fast, but is the iPad 3 slow enough to warrant a speed increase? I know no one here has used the A6X processor yet, but please let me know if you think your iPad 3 is too slow.
 

JoeShades

macrumors 6502a
Sep 1, 2010
994
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Williamstown, NJ
I just bought my first iPad today, which is a refurbished iPad 3. After spending the better part of my day here on this forum I noticed a lot of people were saying their iPad 3 is slow and shouldn't have been released in the state that it was in.

Are these just exaggerations, or would I truly benefit from spending the extra $120 for the A6X processor?

I plan on using it for media consumption, browsing, and educational purposes (mainly flash cards, etc...) If I have no plans on playing games on it, am I missing anything by buying an iPad 3 vs iPad 4? I understand that both the CPU and GPU are twice as fast, but is the iPad 3 slow enough to warrant a speed increase? I know no one here has used the A6X processor yet, but please let me know if you think your iPad 3 is too slow.
sometimes it takes me half a second to open an app, just terrible . my life will not be complete without the NEW NEW IPAD
 

skidbubble

macrumors 6502
May 17, 2010
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As of today, the iPad 3 is now archaic, antiquated and out of date. I say this with experience, as this response is being typed on one. It is no longer the "latest and greatest". Should one decide to get the iPad 4, they run the risk of Apple releasing an iPad 5 a few months down the road. Only each individual user can decide if it is worth it to try to stay on top.
 
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