Upgraders : WHY?

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  1. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    Looking at the used market it seems a very high percentage of iPad owners are moving on up....

    If your one of them.. Why?
     
  2. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    You don't the simple answer is that the iPad 2 is better? Or are you one of those crazy people who think it is not better?

    What is so hard to understand?

    I get that some people won't upgrade because the changes aren't major enough for them, but there are some big changes in my opinion:

    Completely new design
    Thinner
    Lighter
    Cameras
    Faster

    Even the new design alone is enough to make people go "I want that." Do some research into how consumers think, you'll be surprised how basic it is.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Why?
    Because they want too.

    The iPad 2 is offering them something that the iPad 1 did not, whether that's the thinner design, faster cpu, or faster gpu. They decided that its better and to sell the iPad 1
     
  4. iDabble macrumors regular

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    I can't afford to upgrade my computer every year. I can afford to sell my iPad and upgrade every year. I ended up using my iPad a good amount more than my MacBook. I like Apple's products, and given how much I used my first iPad, I think it's a good purchase.

    No I don't need it, but I want it and I can afford it.
     
  5. beg_ne macrumors 6502

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    For that badass smart cover! :cool::apple:
     
  6. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Why do YOU ask ?

    Accept that if one wants to upgrade, it is ok!

    :eek:
     
  7. thetruth1985 macrumors 6502

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    I'm upgrading because the new one is so much thinner. The Ipad 1 is too big and heavy and feels like I am carrying around a 3 subject binder. The guy at the apple store told me the new one feels as heavy as a 2 subject binder so I want to get that one.


    /end sarcasm
     
  8. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just a simple neutral question folks...

    We know it's thinner, lighter, faster with FaceTime and SmartCovers.

    Question is why are you upgrading...
    Was it too heavy before, too thick, did a specific App run too slow, etc?
     
  9. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    For most people it's probably all of the above.
     
  10. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    So, nobody here asks themselves if it's worth it? You just do it because Apple says it's newer and better?
     
  11. ovrlrd macrumors 65816

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    Of course people ask themselves if it's worth it. If they answer to the question is "no" then they don't buy it, if they answer "yes" then they consider buying it.

    Also why do you have to treat people as if they are only doing it because of what Apple says? Like they can't make the decision about it for themselves? That is just simply insulting.
     
  12. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    INCREASED PERFORMANCE!:eek:
     
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    And that's the answer, anyone one or a combination of those is why people are upgrading
     
  15. mullman macrumors 6502

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    I used to buy a new MBP nearly every year, this is way cheaper. :)

    Seriously though, 2x faster CPU, & 9x faster graphics means there are going to the a great number of apps released in the next few months that possibly WILL NOT WORK on the iPad v1. iMovie is a prime example, on the Apple page is says it works on iPad 2, and the latest iPhone & iPod Touch only.
     
  16. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    This is a same question of asking brad pitt like, "Brad, why are you breaking up with Jennifer Aniston, why?"

    Brad: Because Angelina Jolie is so much hotter, younger and sexier.

    Does that answer your question?
     
  17. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

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    Ever since I purchased my iPad and experienced how magical it was first hand in my day-to-day, I always thought, "Hmm...this would be a great device if it had a camera". Now that iPad 2 has a camera, the decision to upgrade is a no-brainer.
     
  18. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Now that's a specific reason, great answer.

    Been a couple others too, but many are being defensive or general.

    Let's hear more specific answers like that...
     
  19. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, but it got my mind off the iPad for a moment.
    You pass.
     
  20. Lord Sandwich macrumors regular

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    1. I have the 32GB wifi-only version and want Verizon 3G. Used to have a MiFi but it was cumbersome and had half the battery life of the device it was serving.
    2. I got $460 from Gazelle.com for my iPad 1. May as well jump now while the resale value is high.
     
  21. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    iPad 2 is Angelina Jolie. iPad is Jennifer Aniston.

    I would choose Angelina. Thanks.
     
  22. gameface macrumors 6502

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    I wished I went with 3G model and decided I would just stick it out until the new one came out.
     
  23. gadgetmonster macrumors regular

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    .......after much discussion/thought/pros/cons, i decided to buy an ipad1.....$349 was too good of a deal to pass up from apple.com on a refurbished 16GB wifi version.
     
  24. Shootme macrumors newbie

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    Family upgrade plan. The wife and I get the new and the girls get the older models which they pay us for. It's been like this for years. Works well.
     
  25. OSMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do they have a choice ? :)
     

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