All iPads Which iPad for my daughter

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JaredVegas, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. JaredVegas macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2009
    I am going to visit my 11 year old daughter on her birthday and was considering giving her my iPad 3 64gb I am replacing soon. I am concerned it will be obsolete soon and will start to show its age more and more in games. Would it be better to sell it and get a Refurb iPad 4 16gb or bite the bullet and get the iPad Air 16gb. Myself personally will be getting the iPad Aur but that may be overkill for a 11 year old. Would get the iPad Mini Retina but I will flying out on the 8th and it will not be out by then.
  2. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    Personally, I think it is a terrific gift just as is.
    Thoughtful, and she'll get tons of use out of it for quite awhile.
  3. Tzuten macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2011
    iPad 3 should be good for another couple years when it comes to games and apps she would use. It's still plenty fast and the screen is nice.

    My 7 year old daughter will get my iPad 3 once I upgrade to the Air or Mini.. Or Air... She's still using the iPad 1 I gave her, and for the most part it is compatible with most games she is interested in still.

    Either way it's still a great thing for a kid to have.
  4. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2009
    Costa Mesa, CA
    I agree with braddick. The iPad 3 is a rock-solid performer, and unless your daughter is into graphic heavy racing games or productivity apps, I doubt she'll ever notice any performance issues.
  5. Ladybug macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2006
    Give her the iPad 3 and see how that goes. If she loves it and uses it a lot, buy her a new one in a year or two. JMHO!

    ETA: buy her a girlie case to make it look all fresh and new.
  6. JaredVegas thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Thanks for the advice.. Just worried it would be outdated soon. But then I am of the mentality of an early adopter always wanting the newest device.
  7. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    My 13 year old daughter is using my old iPad 3 (replaced with an Air) and it does everything she needs. Basic web, a bit of 7th grade school research, Facebook, a few games, movies, FaceTime and iBooks.

    My 13 yr old son got my original iPad mini and it's doing the same thing for him just fine.

    Both are running iOS 7 reasonably well, too.

    Heck, my older high-school sophomore daughter is doing just fine with an iPad 2.

    (And basically, all three devices are essentially the same speed - all A5-based).

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