Trying to stay under $600

davidwes

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 28, 2004
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Hi,

I am currently using an iPad 2 as a consumption device (I read comics, websurf, etc). I would like to upgrade for two reasons:

1. Increase storage capacity for more comics
2. Get a pen so I can use the iPad for notetaking at work - particularly tasks or other things that I use currently use paper for.

I really don't want to spend more then $600 for an iPad and a pen. Right now, at apple a refurbised iPad with 128GB is 589. Add a pen and tax and my checkout total is 749 (and that's without applecare).

For those who pay attention, how much lower would you expect this version of the iPad to sell for when new ones come out? Any other options I should consider?
 

atlas_0

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Dec 30, 2016
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Hi,

I am currently using an iPad 2 as a consumption device (I read comics, websurf, etc). I would like to upgrade for two reasons:

1. Increase storage capacity for more comics
2. Get a pen so I can use the iPad for notetaking at work - particularly tasks or other things that I use currently use paper for.

I really don't want to spend more then $600 for an iPad and a pen. Right now, at apple a refurbised iPad with 128GB is 589. Add a pen and tax and my checkout total is 749 (and that's without applecare).

For those who pay attention, how much lower would you expect this version of the iPad to sell for when new ones come out? Any other options I should consider?
Best Buy has a 3-day sale running with $100 off all iPads. Looks like you could get one with a pencil in your budget.
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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Hi,

I am currently using an iPad 2 as a consumption device (I read comics, websurf, etc). I would like to upgrade for two reasons:

1. Increase storage capacity for more comics
2. Get a pen so I can use the iPad for notetaking at work - particularly tasks or other things that I use currently use paper for.

I really don't want to spend more then $600 for an iPad and a pen. Right now, at apple a refurbised iPad with 128GB is 589. Add a pen and tax and my checkout total is 749 (and that's without applecare).

For those who pay attention, how much lower would you expect this version of the iPad to sell for when new ones come out? Any other options I should consider?
In my opinion, I would wait on your purchase, as new iPads are rumored to debut with in a week or so, if it happens, then you could see a drop in price for a newer model. As for price drop guesses, I would guess around a $100.00.
 

Badrottie

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May 8, 2011
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Los Angeles
Hi,

I am currently using an iPad 2 as a consumption device (I read comics, websurf, etc). I would like to upgrade for two reasons:

1. Increase storage capacity for more comics
2. Get a pen so I can use the iPad for notetaking at work - particularly tasks or other things that I use currently use paper for.

I really don't want to spend more then $600 for an iPad and a pen. Right now, at apple a refurbised iPad with 128GB is 589. Add a pen and tax and my checkout total is 749 (and that's without applecare).

For those who pay attention, how much lower would you expect this version of the iPad to sell for when new ones come out? Any other options I should consider?

First buy an iPad then Pencil later. That is what I did before
 

TheRealAlex

macrumors 68020
Sep 2, 2015
2,171
1,223
Hi,

I am currently using an iPad 2 as a consumption device (I read comics, websurf, etc). I would like to upgrade for two reasons:

1. Increase storage capacity for more comics
2. Get a pen so I can use the iPad for notetaking at work - particularly tasks or other things that I use currently use paper for.

I really don't want to spend more then $600 for an iPad and a pen. Right now, at apple a refurbised iPad with 128GB is 589. Add a pen and tax and my checkout total is 749 (and that's without applecare).

For those who pay attention, how much lower would you expect this version of the iPad to sell for when new ones come out? Any other options I should consider?
I got a 32GB iPad Pro 9.7" a year ago March 31st from Sprint for $529. And all I pay is $30 a month that was much easier to swallow than dropping $729 cash upfront and I have great credit and up to 10 lines on my account. All I did was order it click and they sent it not a dime upfront they even waived the activation fee.
 

sorcery

macrumors regular
Mar 27, 2016
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Ring of Fire
How badly do you need pencil support. The Air 2 is still a great machine at a steal. Note taking can be done by voice, eg Apple notes + siri. Or recorder app. A normal stylus can draw crude diagrams.
 

bufffilm

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May 3, 2011
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Hi,

I am currently using an iPad 2 as a consumption device (I read comics, websurf, etc). I would like to upgrade for two reasons:

1. Increase storage capacity for more comics
2. Get a pen so I can use the iPad for notetaking at work - particularly tasks or other things that I use currently use paper for.

I really don't want to spend more then $600 for an iPad and a pen. Right now, at apple a refurbised iPad with 128GB is 589. Add a pen and tax and my checkout total is 749 (and that's without applecare).

For those who pay attention, how much lower would you expect this version of the iPad to sell for when new ones come out? Any other options I should consider?
There's no point to speculating what it will and won't have at this late juncture...just be patient.

I have an ipad2 as well so I know how ready you are to buy. :)
 
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