All iPads Which iPad gen have you skipped?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wesk702, Nov 19, 2013.

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Serial upgrades, which iPad have you skipped and why?

Poll closed Dec 31, 2013.
  1. 1st Gen iPad

    46 vote(s)
    38.3%
  2. 2nd Gen iPad

    52 vote(s)
    43.3%
  3. 3rd Gen iPad with Retina

    48 vote(s)
    40.0%
  4. 4th Gen iPad with Retina and Lightning port

    98 vote(s)
    81.7%
  5. iPad Air 1st Gen

    29 vote(s)
    24.2%
  6. 1st Gen iPad Mini

    70 vote(s)
    58.3%
  7. 2nd Gen iPad Mini with Retina

    49 vote(s)
    40.8%
  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

    wesk702

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    #1
    Got a question for frequent Apple upgraders. For my Macs I typically get a new one when I feel that my old mac is due for an upgrade and seems like it's slowing my workflow. For my ios devices I'm always upgrading whenever there is a new device. However for iPad I've upgraded every generation except for the 4th generation iPad, because to me it really felt like a useless upgrade.
    If you're a serial upgrader, which iPad have you skipped?
     
  2. ngenerator macrumors 68000

    ngenerator

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    #2
    I've had each of the full sized iPads. I skipped the minis; I don't really have a need for a smaller screened iPad.
     
  3. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

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    #3
    I went 1, 3, and now Air. I didn't plan it that way, just the way finances have worked out. I also bought my wife a Mini last year, she doesn't care about upgrading to the rMini.

    I am also on the "Non-S" iPhone upgrade cycle. I've had the 3g, 4, and 5.
     
  4. tehBrad macrumors regular

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    #4
    Skipped the minis and the 4th gen, had every other one
     
  5. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a

    bigdog5142

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    #5
    I owned the iPad 1, 3, and now the Air. I had a feeling that the Air would be coming when they released the Mini...the 4 was not much of an upgrade and I never really felt that it was needed. The speed would've been nice, but I didn't need it. I upgrade my phone each year, but I upgrade the iPad for a reason. 1-3 was all about the Retina Display...3 - Air is all about form factor (and the huge speed boost).
     
  6. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    Can we please change "2nd generation iPad mini" to "gamut-gimped iPad mini" so people know what you're referring to?
     
  7. blarivee macrumors 6502

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    #7
    Skipped the iPad minis and iPad 3rd generation since the processor was struggling to render retina display.
     
  8. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

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    #8
    :rolleyes:

    Do you have one that you are struggling with?
     
  9. csixty4 macrumors regular

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    #9
    I like to skip a generation. I had a 3G first-gen iPad on launch day and skipped the iPad 2. I upgraded to a third-gen when it came out and skipped the 4. But as much as I want an Air or Retina Mini, I can't justify it when iOS 7.0.4 still performs pretty well on what I have. Maybe I'll pick one up when the refurbs hit the store after the holidays. We'll see.
     
  10. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    #10
    I upgrade when the new features/capabilities seem worth the cost delta. Sometimes that's each generation, sometimes it's skip-a-generation.

    With the ipad it made sense to me to upgrade from 1->2 and 2->3. Didn't see any reason to go to the 4, and didn't have any reason to buy a mini when they came out.
     
  11. big samm macrumors 65816

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    #11
    I skipped the 2nd and 4th gen ipad, and also skipped the 1st ipad mini for lack of retina display...
     
  12. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    Had iPads 1-3 won't be buying another one unless ios advances by leaps and bounds. Android and Windows 8/RT are light years ahead at this point.
     
  13. Ryox macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    3 -> Air and Retina Mini

    Never needed the ipad when 1 came out

    Didn't really need an ipad 2 either.

    Got an ipad 3 because I wanted one, great media consumption device. Tad heavy

    Skipped 4, too soon and small upgrade.. If I knew it was coming out I would have waited and gotten the 4 instead of the 3

    Mini 1 was skipped for the lack of a retina display

    Ipad Air because of the new lighter form factor and 128gb storage

    Retina mini for situations where the air is too big
     
  14. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    #14
    iPad 1> skipped 2,3,4> now I have the iPad air.
     
  15. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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  16. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

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    #16
    No way. I love my mini. Just giving a jab to the people who are crying about it.
     
  17. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    #17
    Skipped 1, bought and LOVED 2, skipped 3 and 4 as my 2 was filling every need I had for it. Finally went for the Retina and form factor of the Air and love it.
     
  18. daneoni macrumors G4

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    #18
    Every model until now I've skipped. Too heavy or no retina but those have been addressed now.
     
  19. iKristen macrumors member

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    #19
    I skipped the 4th gen only because I had just gotten the 3rd earlier that year. Didn't make sense to buy another one so soon.
     
  20. McPc macrumors 6502

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    #20
    Same here. I am not really in a financial position to be buying iPads every year and 1st gen iPad served me well for my modest needs. However with the inability to upgrade the OS and it's slowness were both factors in finally upgrading at this point.
     
  21. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    #21
    I went from the iPad -> iPad 2 -> iPad 3rd gen -> iPad mini -> iPad Air. So the only ones I've skipped are the iPad 4th gen and the iPad mini with retina display, but I've picked up a new iPad each time they've had a refresh so far. I went with the Air this time around because for me it was now close enough size/weight to the mini, unlike the last gen where the mini was over 50% lighter.
     
  22. jenni122701 macrumors regular

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    #22
    I have owned the 2, 3 and now the Mini. I don't see any need for any other version right now. I just got the mini yesterday. Traded my 3rd Gen iPad for it. I'm really enjoying it!
     
  23. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    #23
    Skipped the first gen iPad, mainly because I didn't particularly see use for it, or couldn't predict how it'd fan out. I'm sure finances were a factor as well. Ended up going for the second gen on launch day.

    Skipped the fourth gen iPad, mainly because it came out half a year after I picked up my third gen iPad.

    Skipped the first gen iPad Mini, mainly because I still had my third gen iPad. Oh, and it didn't have a retina display.

    Second gen iPad Mini arriving today (thus skipping the Air)! :D
     
  24. typeadam macrumors regular

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    Skipped 1 b/c I didn't need one.

    Bought 2 b/c I DID need one right around the time the 2 came out so it worked out.

    Bought the 3 when the 4 came out b/c I wanted Retina but didn't want to pay for a 4. Kept 2 as a JB device.

    Skipped the 4.

    Skipped 1st Mini.

    Getting Mini retina.

    Will keep 2, sell 3 or give it to a family member to have.
     
  25. Vook macrumors member

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    #25
    Bought the first gen, skipped them all until the Air.....
     

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