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

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Is the iPad 3 worth upgrading to from iPad 1?

  1. Yes

    62 vote(s)
    92.5%
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
    7.5%
  1. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  2. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    #5
    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.
     
  5. Bradllez macrumors 6502

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    Unless you are running low on food..

    /life_advice
     
  6. bjet767 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  7. applefan9 macrumors newbie

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    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:
     
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The iPad 3 that hasn't been announced yet you mean? :D
     
  9. icupcake macrumors member

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    #10
    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.
     
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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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.
     
  11. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  12. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    #13
    Will the iPad 3 be worth the upgrade from an iPad 1?

    Yes, I'm pretty sure it will be.
     
  13. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  14. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    If what's being said here is true, then it's likely to be worth its weight in gold.
     
  15. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  16. Mouseinhat macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  17. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, absolutely it will be worth it.
    The increase in ram alone would make it worth it.
     

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