iPad Will iPad 4 prices drop rock bottom once 5 hits?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kendo, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    I know that anytime a new model comes out for any Apple product, the current drops in value. But will this be especially true with the iPad 4? Mainly because the 5 will be the first major design change? Will it be the biggest drop in value in iPad's history?

    I currently have a 3 and love the thick bezels on the side because when I am lying on my back and browsing in landscape mode, the thick bezel sinks into my chest (whether on a blanket or on a shirt) which leaves the entire viewable screen unobscured. I feel like this won't hold true with the 5.

    Also, since I own an iPad 3 I was thinking of selling it and buying the new Mini and picking up an iPad 4 for dirt cheap to keep as a "main iPad" (especially if the prices hit rock bottom).
  2. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Not sure what your definition of 'rock bottom' is. I highly doubt they will sell for less than $100 off the regular price. Refurbs may be cheaper, but not that much cheaper. Time will tell...
  3. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    I doubt it will much the 1st ipad still holds around $200 if in good condition maybe $50 or so the average consumer dosent know or care.
  4. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    Well I mean Craigslist and eBay, not retail stores. I was able to score a 64GB iPhone 5 for $450 right after the 5S models came out even though the actual unsubsidized price was $850 just a year before. And this was just an S release. The iPad 5 will be a major design change.
  5. Vertigo1 macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2013
    Prices will drop but not massively so. If you are looking to buy a 4 though, just after the 5 is released may be the best time as there'll never be more people trying to sell their 4 which will make it a buyer's market and drive prices down a little more.
  6. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    That's probably the best way to view it. Bu, if you wait a few months you'll see prices slowly start coming down. The refurbished models will be the first to drop.
  7. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Walmart still has the 4 on rollback price I believe. It will be interesting if it goes even lower right after the 5 is announced or released. BTW, my local store still has a good amount of them for sale.
  8. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    The the new design, I'm willing to get the iPad 2 and 3 will be phased out entire. The iPad 4 will take it's place and the prices will drop 75$ or so and that'll be that.

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