to buy ipad 2 now or wait for ipad 3...?

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  1. juliebeannn macrumors member

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    i was thinking of using some of my Xmas bonus money to buy an iPad 2, but some friends are telling me to wait for the iPad 3.

    what would you guys do? :D

    thanks.
     
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  3. madfelon macrumors member

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    Im waiting to see if the ipad 3 is going to have Verizon 4g LTE.
     
  4. elistan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting for an iPad with a 300-ish dpi screen. Hopefully Q1 next year, but if later, or even 2013, I'll continue waiting.
     
  5. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Check for sale specials.

    Besides, if iPad 2 does everything you want, why wait?
     
  6. SporkLover macrumors 6502

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    At this point of the product life cycle, unless it was a spectacular deal, I would hold off until the iPad 3.

    My dad was able to pick up a Ipad 2 64gb +3g for $120 off (brand new).... so he bought one.
     
  7. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    because ipad 3 will be better for nearly the same price.. duh..
     
  8. Caliber26, Dec 15, 2011
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    I say buy now! :)

    I'd gotten one back in March, when they first came out, but sold it a few days later because I couldn't justify the expense at the time. It wasn't a real need, so I parted ways with it. TODAY, however, just like you, received a nice Christmas bonus at work, and I've bought it again -- and I couldn't be happier. Plus the Target $50 gift card I got with my purchase was one hell of an incentive. (Their ad says it's $40 but, for some reason, the guy at Target said it was $50 and I wasn't about to be disrespectful and get into an argument with him. ;) )

    I'm fully aware iPad 3 is expected to come out sometime in the next 3 to 5 months (Retina Display and LTE, if true, COULD delay things, ya never know), so I'm happy to know that I'll get that much usage from this iPad before a new one comes out. Needless to say, I'll sell this one at that time and use the funds towards iPad 3.

    Also, look at how many people held back from buying an iPhone earlier this year, awaiting the new 4" screen iPhone 5 in June/July. A retina, 4G iPad 3 in March/April has yet to be promised, so take that into consideration too.

    Go for it!!
     
  9. yourtoys7 macrumors 6502a

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    Buy now, enjoy for what it is and no one knows how long they'll take, maybe as long as iPhone 4S lol' than you'll be waiting a while.
     
  10. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Wait...wait... By all means WAIT :)

    You'll be sooo glad you did. IPad 3 will be here very soon.
     
  11. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    lol, 4 months is an interesting definition of "soon". That's 1/3 of a year.

    That said, if the OP can wait, he should. However, buying the iPad 2 now isn't bad, either.
     
  12. noncom23 macrumors newbie

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    Where?
     
  13. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting myself so unless your in desperate needs wait.
     
  14. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    Just do a search and read the posts on this topic. By the time you're finished the iPad 4 will be available.
     
  15. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

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    If you can wait 3 moths until the Ipad 3 comes out, then you probably don't even need an Ipad at all.
     
  16. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Who here really "needs" an ipad anyways? :p
     
  17. David085 macrumors 6502a

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  19. danahn17 macrumors 6502

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    Unless there's an essential or compelling reason to buy an iPad now, I think waiting would probably be better. If you have a laptop, you'll be able to do a lot of what the iPad can do anyways.

    But then again, let's hope that Apple decides release the iPad 3 in accordance to its usual timeline and not delay the iPad 3 like they did with the iPhone 4S.... :eek:
     
  20. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    unless you're terminally ill I dont know why you'd buy an iPad now because it makes no sense. The next revision will be the most dramatic since the iPad was introduced -- and I guarantee there will be a flood of people trying to unload low resolution iPads the day the iPad three is released.
     
  21. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I just bought my first iPad today. It's a 16GB iPad 2 Black. I love this thing. It's incredible so far.
     
  22. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    Where's the iPod 5? Where is the Mac Pro?

    If you want to play the waiting game, then do that, but I will enjoy my iPad for the next 1/4 of a year. It is well worth it, and judging by how much I sold my iPad 1 for AFTER the iPad 2 came out, I'd say that I won't lose much money at all.
     
  23. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly! And it's not even a loss because you are getting 3-4 (possibly more?) months' worth of usage.
     
  24. SporkLover macrumors 6502

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    At a military exchange. It was tax free too.
     
  25. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    I'm waiting for iPad 3 and maybe even iPad 4.
    I don't mind waiting as I have an iPad 2.
     

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