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iPad?

01-24-2011, 09:09 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1
iPad?

Well, ive been thinking about getting one lately. My brothers iPod 4g was left in some snow inside our car for 8 hours while we went skiing and got fried. I said that id trade him my laptop and iPod for his laptop (much older) and 500 bucks to get an iPad. I heard that a new one is coming out soon but is it worth it to wait? I hardly use my camera on my iPod (only used it twice when i first got it).
01-24-2011, 09:22 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,692
It's really late in the iPad product cycle now and a new one will likely be released in April. If having the old model instead of waiting for the new one won't bother you... I say go for it.
01-24-2011, 09:38 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 632
We really don't know how much better the new iPad will be, so I suggest you wait just until its announced (which should be really soon) and see whether it's worth waiting for. If, for example, it got a more powerful processor, I'd definitely wait. The one thing that disappoints me about my iPad is that it can't outperform the iPhone 4 in gaming.

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01-24-2011, 11:26 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,481
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oxynidus View Post
We really don't know how much better the new iPad will be, so I suggest you wait just until its announced (which should be really soon) and see whether it's worth waiting for. If, for example, it got a more powerful processor, I'd definitely wait. The one thing that disappoints me about my iPad is that it can't outperform the iPhone 4 in gaming.
Yes there have been some fairly reliable sources saying quite a bit on details. The screen res better and it will be a lot faster, better able to handle multi-tasking. I'd say you may as well wait as it's quite late in the life cycle, as said earlier. And you'll probably kick yourself for not waiting!

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01-24-2011, 11:28 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 368
I agree with the others. Unless you got one over/before Christmas (like myself), then I would hold off at least another month if you are going to be purchasing it. Who knows, maybe even the older iPads will drop in price and you could snag one of those for cheaper. Or at least decide to get the newest gen at the same price you were about to spend.
01-24-2011, 11:45 AM
#6
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 975
Im in the same boat, really want an ipad but with the new one around the corner I'm gona at least wait and see. I know their just rumors at this point but people have been saying that the new ipad could have a dual core processor and double the screen resolution of the current gen.

Edit: Found some of the rumors summed up in none other than a TA: article
http://toucharcade.com/2011/01/17/ipad-2-rumors/

Last edited by SirAwesome; 01-24-2011 at 04:13 PM.