the new ipad 2017

Discussion in 'iPad' started by scatter, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. scatter macrumors member

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    Should I buy now or wait? I am afraid that if I purchase now, a new iPad with come out. Any opinions?
     
  2. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    The iPad 2017 will be the entry level model iPad at least for awhile. It came out only in April. I am sure there may be another iPad launched in the foreseeable future but it will be a higher end one. If you want a good reliable no frills iPad at a low price it is a good option.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    This is the evolution of technology. There is always something that will be superseded by another product even if you purchased the latest device. Purchase what you want, but your question should you by now or wait will always be applied to any piece of technology.

    Also, your post is not very clear when you say "New 2017 iPad", are you referring to the 9.7 2017 iPad or iPad Pro's that released back in June.
     
  4. KrisLord macrumors 65832

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    The 2017 iPad was released in March and the Pro models were released in June.

    So we’re 6 and 3 months into their life cycles. I think it’s safe to buy either.
     
  5. pat500000 Suspended

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    Asking something like this indicates you are not a serious buyer. If you need it, buy it.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Why would somebody need to be a serious buyer if they're seeking feedback on an iPad Forum? Most who purchase more expensive high-end tech items, likely are unsure of all the features and capabilities, therefore they ask questions and/or seeks others feedback. There are loads of forum members who seek opinions before they make a purchase on here. It's not uncommon and you don't need to be a serious buyer otherwise.
     
  7. Sunshoopa macrumors 6502

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    Go ahead and get one if you’re on the fence. No reason to wait. Plenty of time before a refresh.
     
  8. pat500000 Suspended

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    ...what sort of feedback would a person need? This poster could do a research by going to buyer's guild. Common sense...if this poster needs it...poster would buy it.
     
  9. Brenster macrumors 6502a

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    2017 non-Pro 128GB iPad owner here. Whilst I'm considering the 256GB 10.5 Pro, the 2017 iPad is no slouch on any front. Used it daily for banking & budgeting, Apple Music, ebooks (via Kindle app), Netflix, iTunes & Prime video streaming, web browsing, PDF reference at work via OneDrive and light note taking with OneNote and audiobook listening with Audible.

    No concerns whatsoever with performance, multitasking works incredibly well, on screen typing with folded back Smart Cover is great. Only reason I'm considering a pro is for stereo speakers, Smart Keyboard cover and pro motion. My old late 2011 MBP has been all but replaced by the 2017 iPad. Will be sharing a laptop with Mrs in the future rather than having a MBA/MBP each.

    Upgraded to the 2017 iPad from a 1st gen iPad mini with Retina display. The increase in performance and utility has been astounding. Don't let the lack of an -X suffix on the A9 processor fool you - this is and will remain a seriously capable machine for some time to come with iOS 11.
     
  10. KGB7 Suspended

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    When I see 2 lines and 2 questions, I know zero research and zero thought was put in. I can clearly see that we must chew all the food and feed the baby bird.

    Now if I saw a 1-2 page essay then it would be a different conversation.
     
  11. Dc2006ster macrumors regular

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    I have the 9.7 inch iPad 2017. I upgraded from a 6 year old iPad 2. In those 6 years there were many new iPads introduced but I could still use the iPad2. Sure, it could no longer use the most recent iOS and it was a little slow but it still worked. There was not a single new feature or app that I must have. I only upgraded because the screen was cracked and I got a good deal on the new one. I do not buy into the idea that old means obsolete. If it still does what you want it to do, it is not obsolete.

    So I say get the newest one, enjoy it, keep using it as long as you can and do not worry about new models coming out.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I understand what you're saying. But some people don't translate well what they're trying to translate on an Internet forum. We don't know the mindset of the OP based on text alone.
     
  13. pat500000, Sep 11, 2017
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  14. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    Buy it now. Like others have said, there will always be something new. I have an Air 2 that still works fine on IOS 11. The 2017 iPad is even more powerful so it will be good for a while.
     

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