Wait for new iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mr West, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Mr West macrumors member

    Mr West

    Apr 9, 2012
    So I just bought an iPad Air 2 and less than 24 hours later, I'm reading a new iPad might drop next week.
    Will this be a "better product for same price as previous generation"-scenario? Oh should I keep the Air 2?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Nothing has been confirmed yet. But the iPad rumors have been servicing for quite some time that we will see a revamp within the next two weeks. So yes, there is a high likeliness that a new iPad is coming.
  3. Mr West thread starter macrumors member

    Mr West

    Apr 9, 2012
    Thank you for your reply. Although I'm also rather certain a new iPad will drop, I'm wondering if it will be around the same price as the current Air 2? I know they did this with iPods in the past, but will they also do so for iPads.
    So basically my question is: will I be able to buy a better iPad for the same price?
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    There's no way of knowing that. Because we don't know what the new iPad will offer terms of pricing/features and availability. You could certainly return your iPad Air 2, wait for the keynote and determine if you're going to purchase a new iPad based on if the rumors are even accurate to begin with. We don't even know if Apple is going to release a new iPad. Again it's all speculation at this point.
  5. Mr West thread starter macrumors member

    Mr West

    Apr 9, 2012
  6. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2013
    At the very least, if a new iPad line is introduced within the next few weeks, you can bet that the prices for the air 2 models will decrease. Keep in mind that the air 2 wasn't the latest generation iPad. That would be the iPad Pro. The air 2 came out in October 2014.
  7. snow755 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2012

    I have the Air 2 my self I am planing on keeping it has a back up and upgrade too the newer iPads when they are released I got tried of waiting
  8. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    It all depends on what price you paid for your Air 2 and how soon you need an iPad.

    If it's $399/32GB or $499/128GB you might be better off returning it and waiting to see what's announced during the keynote.

    If it's $299/32GB or $399/128GB then I highly doubt we'd see discounts like that immediately if new models are released and I'd be more inclined to keep the Air 2.
  9. Mr West thread starter macrumors member

    Mr West

    Apr 9, 2012
    Got a 128GB for $500. I have exactly one month left to return it.
    However I will go abroad at the beginning of April and would like to take an iPad with me.

    Hope the new information about prices and specs will come asap.
  10. Keenanryan14 macrumors member


    Mar 5, 2017
    Halifax Canada
    Looks like they will be out next week
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    Looks like they will be out next week

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  11. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    No, you should read again. As somebody told you already in another thread, this comment is from the customer, not Apple.
  12. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'd return it and see what happens in the next couple weeks. Air 2 works yes, but pretty dated. And for $500, you can do better.
  13. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    LOL, your beliefs, based solely off that chat, are laughable. The online chat agents have no knowledge whatsoever on when a new item will be released.
  14. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Idk but even if a new iPad started at $599 it'll be way better than the Air 2. I'd be returning the Air 2 and waiting for the new ones before you make any desicions on purchasing.
  15. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    I would take it back. There's a very good chance there will be a 9.7" (non pro) with a A9X very soon.
  16. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    Just take it back. I'd say. It was a bad time to buy an iPad Air 2. You can check MacRumors' Buyer's Guide to see if it's wise to buy a certain Apple product.
  17. Rangers30 macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2008
    Best Buy has the iPad pro 9.7 with 128g for 600. Sorely tempted at this point.
  18. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Not bad but it is "only" $100 off. I've been spoiled by their $150 off sales. :)
  19. Rangers30 macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2008
    Well that's why I'm only tempted :)
    Still holding out for a bit more even though the awful wifi on my current tablet makes me want to chuck it at a wall.
  20. jquest68 macrumors regular


    Jun 26, 2016
    I want to buy the iPad pro, but don't know if its worth buying now or wait 6-8months for possible new ones. I have the iPad Air 2, and I would sell it and use the money to buy an iPad Pro. If a new one does come out, I mean, how different will it be to the one thats out now?

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