Resale value of 16GB iPad models

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  1. zenbro macrumors newbie

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    I'm in between getting the iPad Mini 2 or the 4. Most likely If next year's model has 3D touch I will upgrade to that regardless but for now I'm not sure which one to get. Leaning towards the 4 tho.

    I would get the 16GB model because I don't need more space. Only thing is If I get a iPad Mini 4 16GB now, will I be able to sell it for decent money in one year from now if I upgrade? Does 16GB hold any value these days?

    What are you thoughts on this?
     
  2. jev425 macrumors 6502

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    Are you set on the mini size? If not, I would suggest the air 2 16gb with the deal staples has going on now
     
  3. zenbro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah pretty set on the mini size :)
     
  4. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    Get at least a 64gb if resale is a priority.
     
  5. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Between the two get the 4. 1GB DRAM Safari and app reloads on the 2 will quickly make you regret buying it. Only thing is 4 is not worth MSRP so take advantage of the deals out there like possibly Target cartwheel 10% off.
     
  6. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    I just upgraded to the mini 4 and recycled my 2 year old mini 2, 16GB, LTE, silver for $115 from Apple. I just looked up the same device with 64GB on Apple and the amount is the same. I don't know what the price difference would be if any on sites such as eBay, Craigslist, etc.
     
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  8. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    If resell is the purpose get the 16GB. There is no way you get a $100 more for the extra GBs when you resell. Check used prices.
     
  9. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely stick to the 16Gb models for resale. Potential buyers are usually wanting machines for their kids, not caring about high specs at all. A 64Gb model is worth only slightly more second-hand than a 16Gb.
     
  10. zenbro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah looks like I'm going to get the Mini4 16GB - makes sense after reading all the replies. Thanks guys!
     
  11. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    You'll always end up losing a lot of resale value on the 64, and 128GB models.
     
  12. zenbro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    About the Ipad Mini 2 - which model is more favored? White or Black front?

    Also will you get a lot more resale value out of it by getting the WIFI + Cellular?
     
  13. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    white front looks more pristine to me, others say black front makes better for watching movies, etc.
     
  14. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Resale value decreases with each higher capacity model. I.e. 128gb nets a similar sale price to 64gb. It's certainly not a $100 premium.
     
  15. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Buy the cheapest spec one will always be the "best" for resale. Whatever you pay for cellular you will not get back when you resell.
     

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