which would be better

Discussion in 'iPad' started by radome, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. radome macrumors newbie

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    i am considering buying a refurbished ipad and i have a choice to make and don't have enough experience to make the choice.

    for the same money would i be better off with an ipad 3 with 64gb or an ipad 4 with 16gb. I will use it mainly for reading and free games and apps.
     
  2. lugworm macrumors 6502

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    For the same kind of money you should be able to pick up a 32gb Air.
    That would be my choice over the others.
     
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    Neither choice is great.

    I don't know which price level you could accept, but for future updates and use, it is possible to see if you could get an iPad air or even iPad air 2.
     
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  5. cynics macrumors G4

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    Pick your poison? I would avoid the iPad 3. At the same rate I also need more than 16gb.
     
  6. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    If you're only going to read and don't really expect to play games - go with the iPad 4.

    The 3 is terrible, and essentially an iPad 2 with retina. I had it at release, and would stay far away. The 4 was actually good, and I very much enjoyed it.

    But search for an Air, or even mini 2..
     
  7. Badrottie Suspended

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    iOS 10 is not going to see iPad 4 so don't bother... Try used/refurb iPad Air 2
     
  8. radome thread starter macrumors newbie

    radome

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    thank you all for your input. my choices were limited and i went with the ipad 4 with 16gb. the ipad air and air 2 are out of my price range right now.
    another question. is an external drive a viable option with what i bought?
     
  9. Neodym macrumors 68000

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    You can have external drives, but the selection is limited.
     
  10. Lowe Lilliehorn macrumors regular

    Lowe Lilliehorn

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    Well, I personally don't think you are going to buy an iPad Mini 1... IOS 9 runs slow on it.. :)
     
  11. radome thread starter macrumors newbie

    radome

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    thanks guys. i did some research on cnet and they recommend a device called RAVPower File Hub 5-in-1. $40 on Amazon
     
  12. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Don't buy anything older than iPad Air 1. When so many tell you the same thing, you really should listen. If you can't afford one now, save up and buy later.
     
  13. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    Unfortunately he has made the decision. He chose iPad 4, which Is not so bad as iPad 3.
     
  14. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040

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    I agree. I have the 2, 3, 4, Air, Air 2. The 4 still has plenty of pep compared to the 3. I wish I had skipped the 3.
     
  15. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    I didn't really use any iPad except first generation.

    But I have received many reports saying iPad 3 is one of the worse release of iPad, due to its powerless processor and retina display. I feel next iPad would be an iPad with least feature potentials due to "crapping" hardware.
     

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