Should I buy ipad 2 now?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ios8, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. ios8, Jun 14, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011

    ios8 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    Hi All,

    This is my first post, i'm interest in getting in ipad. Currently i own a mbp 17", windows notebook 11.6" and iphone 4. I work in IT area. I am undecided between getting an ipad 2 now or wait when ipad 3 comes out even rumors say it will come end of 2011 or beginning of 2012. So i do not need macbook air since i have 11.6" notebook to do the job, but ipad is more portable for browsing, reading books and emails where i spend 95% of my work on them. Also on my iphone i have mocha vnc, system admin where sometimes it crashes, does it happen to ipad too for all users that has these apps on ipad? Basically I need help on deciding if I drop my precious $$ on it now or wait.

    Thank you all.
  2. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    simple: wait ...
    As you gave enough gadgets like iPhone 4 you don't miss anything.

    Or do it like me: got the iPad 2 in May and start saving for iPad 3 ... they will be two different animals
  3. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    Exactly. Buy both of em. When u save your money to buy something expensive, it doesn't count as splurging or waisting money.

    Plus if upkeep your iPad 2 in good shape, it's an easy sale. Now u only have to pay the difference.
  4. ios8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    Thank you for your opinions. Originally i was going for macbook air but since i have 11.6" notebook already, i will decide on ipad 2. Any of you use the ipad for doing IT work?what apps do you use of ipad?

    Thanks again,
  5. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
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  6. ios8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
  7. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    These guys are pretty good at predicting the refresh cycle on Apple products.

    So I agree with the Buyers Guide, buy now.
  8. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    I really doubt the iPad 3 will be out before next spring. I say get the iPad 2 if you aren't prepared to spend 9 months of waiting and wanting, cursing yourself every month for not buying it back in June because of the possibility of a refresh.
  9. ios8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    You're right, i should not waste time waiting while i will be able to use it sooner. Just wondering how many people use the ipad for System administration and what kind of apps they use it for windows administration since i would like to set aside the windows notebook due to weight.
  10. Stefx73 macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    No, no, no, wait for the Apple X + 1, where X is whatever current version.
    This way, you're always on the lookout for something better...not like the suckers who bought the current version and are enjoying the product now.

    Imagine all the money you'll save!
  11. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Those of you are keep saying wait for ipad 3 or 4 or 5. Look... iPad has very high resale value as long as you keep them with good condition.

    I was able to sell my ipad for 399 dollars before the new one came out. That's about 100 dollars loss and I used it for almost 10 months. That's about 10 dollars a month. I don't think that's too much money. Cut your starbucks spending and save for an ipad. Problem solved. iPad 3 isn't due for another 8-9 months. That's a long wait.
  12. maclaptop macrumors 65816


    Apr 8, 2011
    Western Hemisphere
    I preferred my iPad 1 over my iPad 2. The 2 is a bit of a dud.

    Apple got cheap and it leaks light, it's got a bunch of small issues here and there, and overall it's just not up to what Apple is known for.

    Wait and get an iPad 3, you will be so glad you did.
  13. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    buy now, well worth it

    I use LogMeIn Ignition to remote in to my work pc. This gives me access to our network and servers as needed.
  14. ios8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    ipad 2 it is, then when ipad 3 comes out i can sell the 2. Anybody know any apps that i can get free ebooks?
  15. MotleyGrrl macrumors 6502


    Jun 15, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    I'd just get it now. No point in waiting and waiting, enjoy it now!
  16. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I would buy now. It only came out a lil over 3 months ago. :)
  17. jmpnop macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    I highly doubt iPad 3 will release this year. Buy iPad 2 now and when iPad 3 is released, sell 2 and get 3. You'll only pay the difference.
  18. ynblood macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    Love my ipad 2. Take it to work everyday for notes. Can't believe I didn't buy one sooner.
  19. tombubi macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2011
    iPad two just came out a few months ago, so I dont think it will be wise for Apple to launch a new one soon. plus there are no major issues with iPad2.
  20. ios8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    Traffic gods, i'll keep that in mind when i have mine =) Thanks.

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