Will you get another iPad in the future?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by CristobalHuet, Aug 6, 2010.


Will you buy another iPad?

  1. Yes, 2nd gen

  2. Yes, 3rd gen

  3. No, a device like this isn't for me

  4. No, I'll buy a competitor's device when/if they come out (Blackpad, Palmpad, etc)

  1. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    Simple thread...would be interesting to know how many of you plan on buying another iPad in the future (meaning a 2nd gen, 3rd gen, etc...), or if you think you made a mistake buying an iPad and won't get another one.

    Feel free to list your reasons why or why not. :)

    Voted for 3rd gen, as I don't think the 2nd gen will be too big an update (speed bump, capacity bump, camera), however I get the feeling 3rd gen will be the better update. Plus the current-gen iPad can last for at least another generation.

    I went one month without my Mac and using only the iPad, and it went very well...it's not a computer replacement, at least not yet, but the future is very exciting, considering this is just a 1st generation device. :)
  2. PerfSeeker macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2010
    Probably 3rd Gen as I expect retina display, real HD video and maybe Swype!
  3. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    I also said v3, but that would only be if v2 was not a significant enough upgrade for me.
  4. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    I also said 3rd gen. I bought 1st gen with the knowledge that a second gen would come out in a year but I'll pass on that and get a iPad mini instead. :D
  5. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    Depends on when my current iPad breaks. I use it almost everyday so I don't expect to not have something like it anytime soon. Probably Gen2 won't be a sufficiently big update for me to make the switch. Gen3 will almost certainly have something faster than 3G connection and that will be compelling for when out of wi-fi range. Nicer screen would be nice and lighter is always good. But those three things are really the only major improvements I could see. The thing is fast enough as is and more storage isn't necessary since I don't mind stripping shows and movies after I've watched them.
    But Gen2 is a possibility if I can gain some utility by handing off my Gen1 to a family member or something like that.
  6. arctic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    I'm gonna get every gen and ebay old devices if I dont feel the need of have having both. I can't wait for the next gen to have FaceTime, bigger RAM and perhaps the support of the new Magic Trackpad. My 64gb is already getting smaller by the week so I'm stoked when the 128gb finally arrives.
  7. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2010
    Toronto, Duh!
    I'll wait for v3 if not 4. I love my iPad, but I don't want to go bankrupt buying every generation.
  8. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    Yes...but v2 or v3 really depends on the feature set, and I'm not yet sure what it will take for me to switch. I had an original iPhone, and didn't upgrade that until the ip4 came out. Even then things like the retina display (which is brilliant, mind you) weren't enough to make the difference--what sold me was the camera, and the fact that my 1st gen was starting to show it's age speed-wise.

    The form factor on the iPad is about perfect for me. I won't be going back to using a laptop as my primary computing device.
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    I'm considering getting another one once they're available here in Norway.

    Probably be 2. generation by then... :p
  10. iThinman macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    I own one and my wife owns one. We both use them frequently and we each also have iPhone 4's

    I use my iPad every day. Most days, I run through an entire battery charge.

    Unless there are some fundamental changes to the os, most notably a unified documents folder, I will not be purchasing another iPad.
  11. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    I understand where you're coming from, but battery life will no doubt degrade over time - Apple says they're designed to retain 80% of their life (8 hours) for 1000 charge cycles, past that, your battery will only get worse and worse.

    So you wouldn't get a new one if your battery life becomes unacceptable? :)
  12. shen macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2003
    Your poll is missing an option:

    "Yes, ASAP, if i can find the money, because my wife takes the first with her everywhere and I obviously need my own, thank god it will replace my laptop and we can concentrate on having a main desktop and then just get all the family members a pad...."

    What? Too wordy?
  13. iThinman macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    Batterey life is not my concern. I have never been happier with the battery life of a device than I am with the iPad.

    Not being able to access documents seamlessly between applications is unacceptable on a 10" device that could actually be productive, if allowed.

    As stated, unless a fundamental change is made, I will be switching to an android once released and evaluated.
  14. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    Ditto about getting version 3. It seems I may be stuck alternating years updating my iPad and iPhone.
  15. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2009
    Probably grab a v3 by the time they arrive. Give my current pad to a family member or something.
  16. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    I'll probably end up getting the third generation, iOS5 probably won't work to well on this iPad.
  17. Foljas macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2010
  18. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2008
    Going to wait for v3 unless something spectacular comes out in v2. My iPhone 3G still gets the job done, so i see no reason why my iPad won't still work like a champ for the next 2 years.
  19. Durious macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2008
    Calgary, Alberta
    Even if the only upgrade is more storage space I'm sold... :)
  20. MrWillie macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2010
    Starlite Starbrite Trailer Court
    Wife wants one, so there is another right off the bat. I didn't answer the poll because the gen isn't important to me. When this one wears out, and can't be repaired, I will get another. Regardless of the version.

    Competitors product? Well they released a Kmart 'Blue Light Special' Android tablet a few days ago. Reviews I read said they couldn't get apps to install and Skype didn't work. Hey, but for $150, can't expect too much can you?:rolleyes:
  21. Dillenger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2006
    Central, Illinois
  22. stisdal macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2010
    You know, I want to say I will wait for the 3rd gen, but I have said that with my iPhone too and I always end up getting the latest and greatest. :rolleyes:

    So I know deep down I won't be able to wait......
  23. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Same here... I am still an iPhone 1g owner here. :) The only reason I am thinking about the iPhone 4 is that I am having some screen issues on my current iPhone :( And that after the purchase of the iPad, I love the speed of the new CPU on it (the same as in the iPhone 4). So glad that I held off on the 3G and 3GS models.

    The iPad 2 will have to have some killer feature(s) to really make me jump for it. The one feature that would make me buy just after a year would be for an iPad that was as easy to read in sunlight as my current iPhone seems to be to my eyes....
  24. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    I probably will upgrade to Gen 2 (but, as always, only a couple of months after release to wait out any teething problems). But only if I perceive the spec bump to be necessary for my needs and wants.
  25. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    I'm not sure. I tend to always sell my stuff and buy the newest computer or phone out there, so chances are that I will buy the 2nd gen. But realistically, the current iPad does everything I need it to do. If it had a front camera or even a back camera, I'm not sure it would make a difference for me at the moment. We shall see.

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