The Original iPad (iPad 1) owners, what are your thoughts?

coolwater

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 8, 2009
722
1
So, what are your thoughts and plans? Are you buying The New iPad?
 

EmmEff

macrumors regular
Oct 27, 2010
165
1
Ontario, Canada
I haven't decided yet... the new iPad looks great on paper, but the money I'd be spending on it would make a huge dent in the price of a MacBook Air. My original iPad isn't any less useful to me as of today's release.
 

tmarks11

macrumors 6502a
May 3, 2010
509
32
Definitely. Huge upgrade from ipad1.

Ios5 has made my ipad1 lag really bad. It will be nice to type and actually see the letters appearing as I touch the keys.

Tough choice compared to MBA. I have (well, now my wife has) a MBA11, and it is also an amazing device. If the ipad3 hadn't included the display upgrade, I was serously considering springing for another MBA11, and leaving my old ipad behind.
 

applefan289

macrumors 68000
Aug 20, 2010
1,705
8
USA
So, what are your thoughts and plans? Are you buying The New iPad?
Yes. I have a 3G 16GB iPad 1, and am ready to sell my current one and dive into "the new iPad"!

----------

Definitely. Huge upgrade from ipad1.

Ios5 has made my ipad1 lag really bad. It will be nice to type and actually see the letters appearing as I touch the keys.
Same here. Terrible lag on iOS5 with iPad 1.
 

Ladybug

macrumors 68000
Apr 13, 2006
1,692
766
I just ordered a 16 gb Black wifi to replace my iPad 1. I almost ordered an iPad 2 since they discounted them, but I went with the 1 last year instead of buying the 2 , and I figured it was worth $100 difference just to get one with retina. No buyers remorse or anything like that. Looking forward to getting it. And thats all I have to say about that.
 

eawmp1

macrumors 601
Feb 19, 2008
4,130
5
FL
Ordered today. My iPad 1 will be handed down. Safari crashes alot now.
 

Surf Monkey

macrumors 68030
Oct 3, 2010
2,670
435
Portland, OR
I had an iPad 1 and have an iPad 2. I'm upgrading to the iPad 3. It's a major update no matter what the haters say. If you're on an iPad 1 still it'll be a HUGE update.
 

jim4637

macrumors newbie
Jul 25, 2010
6
2
I have the ipad 1 wifi 16 Gb on which is becoming slower since IOS5 so I pre-ordered an ipad 3 with 32 Gb to have some more breathing room and added LTE for travel.
 

Vastastheocean

macrumors member
Feb 28, 2012
31
0
I'm upgrading from ver. 1. The faster processor & retina was the deal maker. Plus LTE was the cherry on top. This 3G seems slow in comparison to my 4s.
 

DWF1

macrumors newbie
Jul 28, 2010
12
0
I bought one of the first 64gb ipads--even before 3g was available. I upgraded today to 64g and 4g.
 

Richard8655

macrumors 65816
Mar 11, 2009
1,111
443
Chicago
Long-time iPad 1 holdout. Just ordered a white, engraved, 16gb wi-fi only iPad 3. Couldn't stand being denied anymore.
 

seeharrison

macrumors regular
Nov 8, 2011
168
0
My first gen iPad is on e-bay as we speak (auction ending tonight). If it sells I'll upgrade to the new iPad. If it doesn't sell, I'll just keep what I have and be happy.
 

DopeyFish

macrumors regular
Aug 18, 2008
130
0
i bought an LTE ipad, but my ipad 1 issues have basically been fixed with iOS 5.1

what a huge difference iOS 5.1 is to 5.0... seriously.
 

sovereign

macrumors 6502
Feb 13, 2009
266
107
Sold the 1 last week. Ordered the "new" 1st thing as soon as the site quit crashing.
 

arbitrage

macrumors 6502a
Mar 19, 2009
564
184
I had the original iPad on day one which was actually later here in Canada than in the US (oh the good old days!). Skipped ipad2 but its now time for an upgrade. My original was 64GB WiFi in black (obviously) and just preordered a new 64GB, WiFi in black. I think that every 2nd generation is a good time for a new one as now we are starting to see a lot of newer apps not supporting the original iPad (like the new iphoto app that I'm really excited about):D
 

lique831

macrumors regular
Dec 22, 2011
115
53
I sold my iPad 1 last week to help fund the newest iPad. I didn't feel that the iPad 2 had enough to justify an upgrade, but the retina screen had me sold and I'm glad to see it looks like I made the right decision. Plus it was time for an upgrade...it crashed several times a day and I was always in danger of running out of space(16GB).
 

Nathe

macrumors member
Feb 25, 2011
48
1
Staffordshire, UK
The new iPad looks stunning, no doubt about that. The only thing putting me off placing an order is the 64Gb limit. I'm already at a point where I'm regularly deleting things off my current 64Gb iPad to make more room for new apps/media and with a retina display those apps and media will only increase in size. When a 128Gb model comes out, then I'm sold.
 

penfan82

macrumors regular
Mar 11, 2011
150
1
Torn also just bought my iPad 1 last year in the Verizon fire sale think I'd rather save and buy a MacBook air or something upgrade doesn't seem with spending the money
 

Mike Oxard

macrumors 6502a
Oct 22, 2009
800
441
I will be upgrading my 16GB wifi iPad 1 to a 32 or 64GB wifi+4G new iPad (I may go for a 32 so I can get a new AppleTV). My iPad 1 will be passed on to my wife.
 

BESLC

macrumors regular
Apr 20, 2010
123
0
Purchased 1st Gen Ipad 64gig 3G on first day of its announcement, did the same today ordering a 64gig LTE today.

The Ipad2 was not as appealing an upgrade as this one appears to be.
 

mobilebuddha

macrumors regular
Jan 31, 2008
220
25
had 2 gen1 ipads and i just preordered 2 gen3s. didn't really see ipad2 as a worthy upgrade and I think there's enough difference between 1st and 3rd gen ipad to warrant the purchase.