Will a smaller charging port hurt resale value of our ipads?

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  1. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    i have an ipad 3. will it hurt resale value if they update ipads next month with this port?
    if they dont update it then it will be updated more than likely next march for the new one. Whats everybodys take on it?
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    I doubt it will have an immediate affect.

    The old iPad will still work with thousands of accessories while one with the new connector will only be compatible with a handful of products (without an adaptor) when it's released.

    I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It won't hurt resale value any more than "selling the old model" will hurt it.
     
  4. Skika macrumors 68030

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    If they update the iPad with just the new connector then its probably that in some cases the old iPad could still retain its value because of the compatibility with accessories (without an adapter)
     
  5. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    It's not like the current 30-pin connector will cease to work.
     
  6. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i know it wont just stop working but everything coming out from then on out will be for the smaller port.
     
  7. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

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    I bought mine with a mini usb -> 30pin adapter, future proof!
     
  8. I8P'CS macrumors 6502

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    Life to short, stop worrying about minor issues. Some people are way to obsessed with Apple, It will still have retina etc, A day will come when an expected update in March will not happen as Apple will be working on changing the game or nothing more to add, just like the iMac currently.

    You only live once and nothing is promised for tomorrow, So enjoy today. Peace
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. The 30 pin connector has been around for years making it very likely any potential buyer has accessories that use the 30 pin dock.
     
  10. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    And yet some will say, "oh, that's the older version, I was looking for the newer version"
    It is a distinguishing factor
    How much impact it will have?
    Probably not much, but it will make a difference to some, no doubt
     
  11. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    It wouldn't hurt me, I've got three people lined up already asking to buy my iPad when I replace it.
     
  12. SlyMac macrumors 6502

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    I'd be very surprised if this had any effect on resale other than just no longer being the newest version availabe.
     
  13. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Agreed. It's not like the resale buyers are likely to be amassing a large hoard of new accessories, and even so, it will undoubtedly be addressed by an adapter, so there's little to no difference.
     
  14. shamash macrumors 6502a

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    I could see people wanting it MORE if the only change on the newer one is a smaller adapter. More compatibility with their existing products is a +.
     
  15. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Hardly, why? There is an entire ecosystem still otu there for the 30-pin connector.
     
  16. SlyMac macrumors 6502

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    You too? Whenever a new :apple: product is announced, people around the office always come to me asking if I'm going to be upgrading and if they can buy the old one.
     
  17. bembol macrumors 65816

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    It's actually an Advantage since Accessories & Docks are compatible and don't need to use Adapters.
     
  18. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    If Apple update the charging port and then iFixit discover it also has a new 28nm soc that apple have not announced, then yes, it will hurt the resale value.
     

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