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Original poster
Mar 23, 2018
Have watched a few vids and doesn’t seem to be much difference except for pencil I dont want.
Reason I ask I have picked up a 17 32gb 4g 3 months old for $230aud and using it now, but have also got a new sealed 18 same model coming Monday for $350 retail here $669.
I can sell 17 for $330 so $100 profit and the 18 becomes $250, or can sell the 18 for $530, And the 17 becomes $70.
Is the 18 worth $180 more?


macrumors 6502a
May 8, 2015
If you don’t want Pencil and (per other threads) your reason for ending up with the 2017 was making a buck while waiting for new products later this year, it sounds like you don’t need the better processor in the 2018. Stick with your plan. Make $ on the 2018 to apply toward your next Pro and enjoy the perfectly fine 2017.


macrumors 68000
May 15, 2014
The 2018 iPad is interesting. No reason to spend extra if you don't want to add the Pencil. BUT, if you want to use the Apple Pencil it is HUGE, and a gigantic savings over splurging for a iPad Pro for this feature.


macrumors 65816
Nov 23, 2011
Florida, USA
I have a 2017 and love it. For me, it's the perfect iPad. The Pro is a nice item, but none of the additional stuff is worth theextra cost for me. (YMMV)

I think you'll love and enjoy either 17 or 18 models.


Original poster
Mar 23, 2018
My 18 model arrived today, no difference that i can see between the 2, both set up the same, screen the same, speed browsing seems the same, couldn't test 4g together only have 1 sim.


macrumors regular
Mar 25, 2018
I have both 2017 and 2018 iPad. There's really not much difference between 2017 and 2018 other than the ability to use Pencil. If you do not use Pencil, keep 2017 and sell 2018. I bought 2018 because I need to use Pencil for school. I'm going to trade the 2017 next year for an iPad Pro or a new laptop.
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