Who is buying an iPad 3 now?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Shasta McNasty, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    How many of you who were iPad-less are going to be buying the 3? I just purchased a pristine iPad 3 from a fellow member for $335. The new new iPad doesn't really seem like a big update so I'm thinking this will tide me over until the thinner, lighter real update to the iPad comes. Who else is with me?
     
  2. hkfan24 macrumors regular

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    If I was currently iPad-less and was going to buy an ipad, you better believe I'm buying the latest one that's getting released.
     
  3. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    i might get the 4 eventually, but i wish it was thinner and lighter

    at least they kept the leather smart covers! those are so nice
     
  4. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    im still using an ipad 1. i feel that i got the most out of it that i could. I will be upgrading to the ipad 4 for sure. The ipad 3 will be cheaper but I want the newest generation which i will keep for a long long time. the new chip is exactly what it needed. going from an ipad 1 to an ipad 4 is a massive upgrade. so im happy.
     
  5. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    I'm more tempted to invest in something like Apple tv and wait for the next update.
     
  6. jigzaw macrumors 6502

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    I'm iPad-less and had been planning on waiting for March. A little unsure what to do now because the 4 looks very good but I was hoping for thinner/lighter for easier in-bed reading. Retina is a MUST so no Mini.

    Honestly don't know. Still uncertain if there's going to be a new NEW generation in March. If so, I can easily hold out til then.
     
  7. Shasta McNasty thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'd generally agree with that except this is an underwhelming update imo. I'd rather buy the 3. Save the $200 and change and wait for the iPad 5. Whenever that may be. Hopefully in March :D
     
  8. faiz23, Oct 23, 2012
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    Why not for $334 + tax, free smart cover, 12 month warranty, 5% cashback and 95% off the experience. I will wait 6 months till the ipad 5 and save my $$$
     

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  9. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    Don't put it past them to release Ipad 5 in March..reason is they need to update it and it would put it back to it's usual cycle and they would all be lightning connector ready. Ipad 4 was penned in because they would look silly putting Ipad mini with a new dock connector making Ipad 3 look old.
     
  10. Hello... macrumors 6502a

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    OP I am doing the same thing selling my 3 and getting a mini for now.
     
  11. NateEssex macrumors 6502

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    iPad 1 to Mini

    I've been rockin' my iPad 1 and will now go iPad Mini...as long as the screen looks decent.
     
  12. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 64GB wifi iPad 1. It serves my purposes, but is starting to get a little sluggish. I had planned on waiting a while longer before upgrading, but with the introduction of the iPad 4 today, I just ordered a refurb 32GB iPad 3. It was $469. One of the factors driving the decision was the 30 pin dock connector. One of the main things I use my iPad for is watching movies while traveling. I have the composite video cable for this since most places I visit have at least composite hookups. Sure, some have HDMI, but almost all have composite.

    This coupled with the fact that I don't need the latest and greatest lead me to click the buy button.
     
  13. jigzaw macrumors 6502

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    I know, I just can't imagine what they would add to it now that they've upgraded to the current processor.. an even higher-rez retina? Thinner and lighter, I would imagine. I'm leaning towards jumping in and going with the 4 as my first iPad. If it get significantly upgraded, I can always sell it and upgrade.
     
  14. PlutoniusX macrumors member

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    Maybe. If I can find one for sub 400.

    Just a little too big for me. :rolleyes:
     
  15. knemonic macrumors 6502a

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    They have the iPad 3 refurbished now for 379. Anyone dumb enough not to check the refurb section at this point if they were looking at the iPad 2 new deserves it.

    I mean, retina display for 20 bucks less or weaker display for 20 bucks more, and a5x and memory and etc.
     
  16. Shasta McNasty thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^definitely. I don't know who would honestly buy an iPad 2 at the point in time.
     
  17. stickybuns macrumors 6502

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    We're in the process of buying our first home so can't be spending money on non- essentials for a while, but I'm definitely looking to buy one in the not too distant future.
     

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