Sell iPad 2 for HD?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BlackMamba14, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. BlackMamba14 macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2011
    What would the iPad HD have to have for you to sell your iPad 2? I have been waiting for Retina Display and am tempted to sell my iPad 2
  2. nickbarbs macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2009
  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    It isn't going to happen. iPAD HD as a third more expensive ultimate SKU - makes no sense when iPad 3 will come in Spring sporting retina across the board.

    iPad HD in the fall makes even less sense when no developers have made allowances for their apps to be retina'd for it, and by the time we do see retina app updates - the iPad 3 will surely be announced anyway.

    Logic and common sense say an iPad HD this fall will not happen.


    On the slimmest remote chance of it happening - i still would not spend even more money on a 'retina' enabled iPad (assuming it would be more expensive than the 64GB 3G so possibly $899) knowing that in just 3-4 months time a $499 model will have the same display and possibly a better processor and gpu to boot.
  4. BlackMamba14 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2011
    True. I guess I'll wait for iPad 3 when everything is updated.
  5. Kebabselector, Jul 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011

    Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    Sometimes you have to wonder if all these iPad 3/4/5 HD Widescreen GTi reports coming from analysts are just a way to stop people buying iPads in preference to other 'better specified'* tablets.

    *I don't give a **** about specs to be honest.

    Wow -2 must have upset some
  6. RossMc macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2010
    Newcastle, UK
    I just don't think Apple will release a new iPad when the iPad 2 is still selling so well and they still haven't fully caught up with demand.
  7. urkel, Jul 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011

    urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    I would hope there would be more to a "Pro" device than just a retina display. I dont even see how that single feature would improve the iPad experience unless it was coupled with better hardware features and 1st party Pro level apps with actual support and frequent updates.

    Content creation tools (FCP, Aperture, iMovie, Garage Band) tend to need more attention and feature implementations than business apps, but Apple tends to drop an app bomb but then ignore updating it for extended periods of time because their focus shifts to the next product category. So if we are to get Pro level iPad hardware then Apple has to be serious about supporting it, and lately it seems that the Pro users have become Apple's "Hobby".
  8. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I love my iPad to death, but no new model is going to make me buy 2 iPads in one year.
  9. taipan61 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2011
    corner starbucks
    since it's already an outdated model and everyone's anticipating the next best thing i'll take your iPad2 off your hands for a quick turnaround price of $ offer out there so far!...:D (kidding)
  10. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2011
    Sustain a loss of several hundred dollars for eye candy on a nine inch screen? I don't think so.
  11. nwbusa macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2010
    BC, Canada
    I think this post said it best.
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Sell your iPad now and then wait the six months needed for the next iPad.
  13. Apple... macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2010
    The United States
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    The only thing you'll see this fall is the launch of iCloud + iOS 5, the new iPhone, and maybe some new iPods in addition to some Mac refreshes later on. I doubt we'll see the next iPad until March. :)
  14. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    How dare you cite logic and common sense on MacRumors! :D

    And so the MR cycle goes...
    1. Speculation
    2. Build Up
    3. Expectation
    4. Disappointment
    5. Repeat

    There is a logic to Apple having a Sept/Oct release for an ipad device, as that primes the pump for Christmas sales...

    ... on the other hand, look at availability 2-3 months after March release. What incentive would they have to create even greater demand?

    No, there's a certain logic to the current cycle; build up stocks in Aug/Sept/Oct for Nov/Dec xmas sales, taper off prod'n in January, then shift production to the next revision for a March/April release.
  15. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    I'll throw some logic into the OP's illogical premise.

    IF the HD rumors are true then there is absolutely no way the "HD" model will in any way compete with the iPad 2 price-wise. It would likely be in the $1,000 range. The iPad 2 would continue to be sold at its current price point so resale shouldn't suffer much, if at all. So wait.
  16. tactician1016 macrumors regular


    Jan 17, 2010
    Huh. I think that' the SPUF (Steam Forums) TF2 cycle too. Those few weeks before the Uber Update were chaos.

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