iPad Should I buy the iPad air 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nafizur, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. nafizur macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2012
    Hi guys,

    I need your help deciding if I should buy the iPad air 2. I currently have iPad 4th gen cellular 32gb. I got it for $379 in April at a clearance price from Rogers. Now, I only use my iPad to surf really and share it with my wife. She also uses it to surf the net and browse through her Pinterest. I don't have a separate sim for the iPad becuse it's always at home. And if I ever do take it out (rarely) I tether with my iPhone. We don't take pictures or play any games on it. We don't use photsostrema or anything. I have a guy who's eilling to buy it for $400. Is it worth me selling it and paying $220 extra to get the iPad air 2? All I'd be getting is Touch ID really. I already have a six plus. The only thing I would benefit from is preparing myself for iOS 9. I'm pretty sure when that gets release, my current iPad will fall in performance. So I'm not sure if it's worth spending the money just to get the "latest" iPad or should I wait it out till next year since all I ever use the iPad for is to surf the net.
  2. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    If you have the means.

    Also you really should go to a store and look at one.

    But, no none of us really need these things.
  3. New Apple macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2012

    it looks like u dont do much with the ipad to do un 'up-waste-grade'

    save your money, my 3rd gen ipad still runs nicely.
    there might be times when you cannot afford a new ipad.
  4. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    Hmmm since $600 next year isnt equal to $300 this year when you factor in time value of money and you have an offer on the table, i'd probably take it. There is no guarantee iPad 4 will be sellable next year. Secondly you could use it to buy an iPad Air at cost and its just a wash in terms of how much cash you need to put out.
  5. addictzz macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Good deal does not come very often. I'd say take a stab at that deal and sell your iPad 4. Then get the new Air 2 and continue with your daily surfing activity. If you really only use for surfing and others basic activities, you don't need to wait for next year's iPad.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    What does the iPad Air 2 do that your iPad 4 doesn't? Depending on your answer, are you willing to buy a new iPad for that new functionality.
  7. nafizur thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2012
    the main reason would be to be future proof for Ios9. I hate it when a device is slow and lags. I know for sure when ios9 hits, it will be slow on the ipad 4. And given the new one has 2gb ram, i'm sure it will be good for at least 3-4 years.
  8. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    If you can afford it why not? I would not even ask. If I want it I'll buy it.
  9. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    I wouldn't say you know for sure that anything will lag on your iPad 4. You can't predict that. I feel the 4 is a very solid device and still quite current. My wife's is cranking right along with the latest iOS updates.

    Your use case does NOT support buying the Air 2, IMO.
  10. Techwriter macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2010
    From this post I think you already know you would like to upgrade and are simply hesitating. The entire point of an iPad is the user experience. Sooner or later, the iPad 4 will begin to lag. Even though you're an occasional iPad user, your enjoyment in the device will suffer and you'll find yourself reaching it for it less often. As others have said, if you have the disposable income and an eager buy for your iPad 4, do it.
  11. iF34R macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2011
    South Carolina
  12. vmflapem macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2013
    Given how the new ipad only has 1 GB of ram, I wouldn't recommend buying it now.
  13. stbrown macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2010
    Where does it say it only has 1GB of ram? No one has one in their hands to find that out yet
  14. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    If you want the iPad Air 2, and can find a way to afford it, then get it. If you don't want it and/or can't afford it, don't get it. There will always be a better, newer model next year.

    This goes for anybody.
  15. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    So just get the iPad Air 3 (or whatever it ends up being called) when iOS 9 drops next year. It makes no sense to spend money this year on something that you aren't going to need until next year.
  16. DSTOFEL macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2011
    Ditto this! If I could get $400 for the 4 cellular, I'd sell it in a heartbeat and pick up, at a minimum, a wifi only Air (since you say you don't use the cellular). You can get a refurbished Air from Apple (with 1 year warranty) for $389 (32GB) or $439 (64GB). Newer, lighter, faster than the 4 for essentially an even swap!
  17. nafizur, Oct 22, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2014

    nafizur thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2012
    It has been done guys. I sold the iPad 4 for $400 and placed the order for the wifi gold air 2. Should arrive by 24-28th.
  18. iMas70 macrumors 65816

    Sep 4, 2012
    Good deal! I also have an iPad 4. I thought about selling it but my kids are going to get it instead. $400.00 is a good deal and it didn't cost you much more to upgrade. You'll be getting more than just Touch ID. From what I've read, it's a lot faster than last year's iPad so the speed difference when compared to an iPad 4 should be like going from a Honda Accord to a Ferrari.
  19. schmidt65 macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    You might want to remove your address from that screenshot, don't want anyone trying to intercept it as they know the address, recipient and estimated delivery date!
  20. Closingracer macrumors 68030

    Jul 13, 2010
    Should I buy the iPad air 2?

    Umm it has 2gb

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