iPad Who's still rocking iPad 4?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Zaft, Jan 26, 2015.


Do you have iPad 4?

Poll closed Feb 25, 2015.
  1. Yes

    44 vote(s)
  2. Nope, upgraded

    25 vote(s)
  1. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    I still have my iPad 4 from 2012. Its still very usable, yes the air 2 is faster but I don't find the 4 slow. Still going good and don't plan on upgrading until air 3 I guess.
  2. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    Right here. I've thought about upgrading, but don't really see the need at the present moment.
  3. MalooNZ macrumors member


    Aug 20, 2012
    Auckland NZ

    I'm waiting to see if the ipad pro is coming - plus I gotta get a new watch in March.
  4. newfoundglory macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    The iPad 4 is still going good. Had it since Nov 2012. Guess I will swap it for a cheap Air 2 around October time :D

    Just got a 6 Plus to replace my 4S, that was weird :apple:
  5. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    We have an iPad air in the house but it's not mine. I still use my iPad 4 exclusively.
    Thing is, the iPad incremental updates have been pretty negligible, feature wise, since the iPad 3.
    Sure, tech wise, the A7 and A8 have been incredible jumps.
    But feature wise, cameras have been the same, but theyve been non-killer features since the beginning anyway. The screens have always had 100% RGB retina screens. Still the same. TouchID on an ipad actually makes the smartcover unlocking more cumbersome. Meh.

    The weight thing is a non issue to me. I think it's overblown.
    I don't feel like I'm missing anything by staying with iPad 4.

    This is different to the iPhones where each new increment has a killer feature that I would actually love to have.

    I wouldnt mind a battery replacement though
  6. newfoundglory macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    At the time of purchase, I felt the iPad 4's faster processor increased its longevity. And I still think thats true.

    But, we have had 64 bit processors since then (A7, A8), so maybe the iPad 4 will see iOS 9, but maybe not iOS 10 if Apple ditches updates for 32 bit.
  7. EmilyB613 macrumors member


    Aug 12, 2014
    It makes a great note-taker for college, Netflix player, and all-around fabulous device. I wouldn't trade it in until it can't get the latest operating system. Or it dies -- one of the two.:cool:
  8. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    What? Not poll option for "still rocking iPad 2"? :D
  9. Mivo macrumors regular


    Jan 23, 2015
    Still have mine, since it was my first tablet. :) It has been replaced by a Nexus 7 and now an iPad Air 2, though. I had meant to get the 4, but when 3 was so quickly replaced, I was worried about Apple's direction. A new model every year is just about fine, but eight months seemed awfully short to me.
  10. CairnsRock macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2013
    Anyone else got a groove in their inner left hand pinkie from holding this thing?
  11. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    I've got an iPad Air but I alternate between that and the iPad 4. The iPad 4 still works great. No noticeable slowdown compared to the Air for typical tasks (video streaming, web browsing, email, etc). Hoping for a 256GB iPad before upgrading.
  12. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    Had a 4 but moved to an Air 2. Like my Air 2, but LOVED my 4. That thing was absolutely perfect in terms of QC and monster battery life. Felt substantial too. I would've happily kept it another year, and sort of wish I had.
  13. ratsg macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    not sure if your post is a </humor> post or not, but my iPad 2 still works fine and meets all my needs.
  14. nj-morris macrumors 68000


    Nov 30, 2014
    I got an iPad 4 two days before the iPad Air was announced, but I ended up not regretting it. Sure the iPad is lighter and has 64-bit architecture, but that's pretty much as far as it goes. It has served me really well, and I've been using it as my main computer since, and I don't plan on upgrading unless there is a big change in the Air 3, and if not, the Air 4. Unless the iPad Pro comes out, which I hope it does, but only if it serves as a proper laptop replacement. All my friends have laptops, and I can't do a lot of what they do together with theirs. So yeah, that's what I want.
  15. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Same here. It can be a little laggy at times, but overall mine still functions decently.
  16. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    I've had mine since Jan 2013. It was blazingly fast on iOS 6. Now on iOS 8, it is tolerable with lags, app closures, and frequent occurrence of multi-touch gestures not registering.

    This will in all likelihood be my last iPad unless Apple does something radical with an iPad Pro. In that scenario, my wife will get my iPad 4 and I'll use her iPad 2 for another vintage TV remix.
  17. klo6 macrumors member


    Oct 14, 2014
    After having the 1 and 3, I LOVED my 4! But after getting Touch ID on my iPhone I got frustrated. I would leave my finger on the home button and curse the darn thing for not unlocking for few seconds before I realized what device I was holding. I had a friend that offered me $400 for it right when the Air 2 came out. I had an old iPhone to trade in to Verizon also so I took that and the money and only spent $75 out of pocket to upgrade. If I had to pay a few hundred OOP then I would've stayed with the 4, but I got too good of a deal to pass up!
  18. iOZZY macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2013
    Stamford, England
    Still using my iPad 4 with the 8.1.3 update applied. Thas fixed the multi gesture problem. I don't think I'll venture past 8.1.3 (assuming 8.2 is next) on the iPad 4 though, not taking the risk!
  19. mlmwalt macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2010
    Philadelphia, Pa, USA
    My The New iPad (iPad 3) is still going strong. :cool:

    The thing is rock solid. I'm pleasantly surprised it's not really laggy the way my old Touch went after a couple of years.
  20. Ev0d3vil macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2014
    What multi gesture issue? The one where gestures don't work sometimes?
  21. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Still rocking my iPad 3.

    Retina remains the last innovation that made me want to drop the cash.
  22. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    I upgraded from an iPad 3 to an iPad Air to an iPad Air 2. I sold the previous model to help pay for the newer one. If I had the iPad 4, I probably wouldn't upgrade since it is still an absolute beast and since it isn't 64-bit, it actually performs better with the 1GB RAM than the iPad Air 1.

    The only reason I got the iPad Air 2 is because I got such a good deal on the iPad Air 1 that I wasn't losing any money when I sold it. The reason why I got the iPad Air 1 was because the iPad 3 was so crippled and underpowered. Hence if I had the iPad 4, I would probably stick with it skipping the Air 1 and 2.
  23. TribeFan1 macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2013
    I've had mine for almost 2 years now, and it still is on iOS 6 and runs great. I'm looking at upgrading to the iPad Air 2, especially with the sales going on at Staples. But the 4 runs phenomenally well still on iOS 6, the only handicaps are the RAM while browsing the internet and the constant need to have iOS 7+ for apps. It is still a great device even after 2 years.
  24. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040


    Mar 6, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    I voted yes because there was no option to vote that I have the iPad 4 and upgraded.
  25. srshaw macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    Nope. My ipad 3 is still going strong. I think this is why ipad sales are now declining. Apple need to come up with something new. Bigger screen would catch my interest.

    I was happy with my iphone 4 until the 6s came out.

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