Should I buy regular iPad or iPad 2?

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  1. Olivia23 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to decide between buying an ipad or an ipad 2. Of course the first ipad is cheaper and I don't have a whole lot of money to spend. I know QVC lets you make payments on the first ipad (and it's not a credit card either), but they do jack the total price up. Of course it is a 64GB with accessories, but I like that the ipad 2 is faster and looks better, but I will have to pay full price for the ipad 2.

    For the ones who have the first ipad. Do you still have it, or are you planning on upgrading right now? Is the first ipad adequate enough to meet your needs such as internet browsing, playing games, and streaming Netflix?
     
  2. Blacklabel34, Jun 10, 2011
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    This has been discussed over and over again....anyways

    I still have the original iPad (Got it within a week of the original release) Happy with it since I have no interest in facetime or playing graphic intensive games. I use my iPad for browsing the net, checking email, keeping organized with the calendar app, watching a movie while on a plane, and the occasional Angry Birds or Racing. I don't plan on getting iPad2 since I have all the features I need with my current iPad. Until Apple puts a HD/Retina screen in the iPad I will continue to use my original.

    As far as your situation is concerned you should look at it like this.
    iPad2 has been out for 91 days. So based on the MacRumors buyers guide another isn't due for 252 days.
    Maybe it will be a little more or a little less, nobody knows but Steve.
    If you buy the first gen iPad then decided to upgrade to iPad3 your going to take an even bigger blow as the resale value of the first gen will drop even more once the newer one is released.
    If you buy iPad2 and decide you want the 3rd gen you wont take as much of a loss but your inital cost will be higher then buying iPad1. Not sure if that helped but it just depends on how long you plan on keeping it.
     
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    Is a camera worth $100? if so, Get the iPad 2.
     
  5. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    If your budget better allows you the first gen, get that one. You will not be disappointed. My wife is still very happy with her first gen model. I on the other hand, had to get the iPad 2 and I like it very much. I sold my first gen to get it. I'm not unhappy with that decision.

    If you get the first gen, you will still be very happy with it!
     
  6. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    With a limited budget I'd get the first one. It works great. I have both 1 and 2 and while 2 is faster and a bit lighter it's not that spectacularly better than getting a 1 at a good price.
     
  7. aery macrumors member

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    I'm waiting for the iPad 2 to show up in the refurbished section.
     
  8. motty2307 macrumors regular

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    I have the iPad and have no intention of upgrading until they have the retina screen and even then I may not. I use mine for some simple gaming, web browsing, e-mail, etc. My XBOX is where I get my high quality gaming fix. If your usage would be like mine, I'd stay with the cheaper iPad.
     
  9. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Go with the iPad 1. It's a solid tablet that was a year ahead of its time. It will be updated to iOS 5 soon and the only justification for the iPad 2 right now is the cameras. If you don't need them, definitely go for the much cheaper iPad 1 if money is a concern.
     
  10. Olivia23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks so much everyone for your help. Looks like I'll go with the first iPad 64gb! Now just have to wait for it!
     
  11. Stefx73 macrumors regular

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    If money is a concern and you'd have to go in debt to buy an iPad (payments...) , I don't think it's a good idea to get one.
    Wait until your financial situation has improved.
     

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