Will the iPad 3 be worth the upgrade from an iPad 1?

Is the iPad 3 worth upgrading to from iPad 1?

  • Yes

    Votes: 62 92.5%
  • No

    Votes: 5 7.5%

  • Total voters
    67

deeddawg

macrumors G3
Jun 14, 2010
8,298
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Probably. Depends on the individual's needs and usage, but skip-generation upgrades in tech usually are worthwhile if you actually use the device. Single generation upgrades tend to be more iffy.
 

bjet767

macrumors 6502a
Oct 2, 2010
962
307
OK I have an iPhone 4, iPad1, iPad2 (corporate provided) and a late 2010 MBA11 full boat and I would say, Maybe it would be worth it.

The real issue is the display and improved A5 CPU, will people write apps which have to have these? If so then it's worth it, if not wait till iPad 4 with a real CPU upgrade. Think iPhone 4 vs 4S, not worth the upgrade at all. Now the iPhone 5 you bet, I will upgrade.
 

applefan9

macrumors newbie
Mar 6, 2012
7
0
i think so since iPad 1 doesn't have a camera and is slower.

i think those 2 reasons alone is enough to upgrade. :apple:
 

icupcake

macrumors member
Dec 4, 2011
31
0
Vancouver, BC
My iPad crashes at least half a dozen times a day on regular websites/safari. Really hope the iPad 3 is crazy fast! Then the upgrade will be absolutely worth it for me.
 

Michael CM1

macrumors 603
Feb 4, 2008
5,676
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If the iPad 3 has a Retina Display, it's a no-brainer if you have the money. It'll be like comparing a DVD to Blu-ray Disc.
 

SteveAbootman

macrumors 6502a
May 12, 2008
602
21
I hope so since I plan on upgrading. I know specs aren't everything but when you compare the 1 to what is rumored, it would be a huge upgrade.
 

LadyX

macrumors 68020
Mar 4, 2012
2,358
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Will the iPad 3 be worth the upgrade from an iPad 1?

Yes, I'm pretty sure it will be.
 

ChristianVirtual

macrumors 601
May 10, 2010
4,091
265
日本
I still have iPad 1 (from company) and iPad 2 (own). I miss the iPad 2 in my daily work as the smart cover really help to control the battery. I often put my iPad 1 in backpack and manage to press the button; then it runs in the back and kill my battery.

So jumping from iPad 1 to iPad 3 will be for sure nice: plus retina as killer feature.
 

Chupa Chupa

macrumors G5
Jul 16, 2002
14,830
7,369
I thought going from the iPad 1 to the iPad 2 was a worthy upgrade, so definitely.

Maybe I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I don't think so. There is enough internal h/w difference between the iPad & iPad 3 that when iOS 6 is announced this summer enough new iOS features will not be compatible with the iPad 1 to make the upgrade value obvious.

We are going to also see a lot more apps launch this summer and fall with requirements for iPad 2 or greater, and not just from Apple. The Photoshop app is just the start.
 

Mouseinhat

macrumors newbie
Sep 8, 2011
26
0
I thought going from the iPad 1 to the iPad 2 was a worthy upgrade, so definitely.

Maybe I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I don't think so. There is enough internal h/w difference between the iPad & iPad 3 that when iOS 6 is announced this summer enough new iOS features will not be compatible with the iPad 1 to make the upgrade value obvious.

We are going to also see a lot more apps launch this summer and fall with requirements for iPad 2 or greater, and not just from Apple. The Photoshop app is just the start.
Totally agree with this, the iPad 1 is going to be dead in the water soon, I'm going to miss mine when it's gone, not usually sentimental about tech items, but this was such a game changer.