I am thinking about purchasing an iPad for work and to take on the road in our MH. I have read the challenges with the heat and battery life on the new iPad, is there a good reason to spend the extra $100 to buy the new version or not? Thanks in advance for your input.
Kevin & Tracy
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For me, the screen alone on the New Ipad is worth the extra $100. Really only you can decide, so go and ompare them side by side.
I have an IPad 2, and love it, but the high resolution screen on the New IPad was stunning.
As far as I know battery life is about the same, and Consumers re-reviewed the New Ipad and found the heat within specs, and only noticeable when doing heavy processing, like streaming movies.
I went from a iPad 1 to a 3. The screen is a huge difference. The iPad 1 looks blurry after using the 3. I don't have the heat issues and I condition the battery on everything I buy so I haven't had any battery issues. I use my iPad as my primary device.
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Originally I bought the iPad with minimum memory with the intent to only use it for business. I soon discovered it was easier to use for certain apps besides business then the desktop and shortly ran it out of memory. I sold it for the 64gigbyte iPad and it has served me just fine.
Co-workers have upgraded and are now using the iPad 3 and seem to think it is a great improvement. Better camera, better screen, faster, etc. I usually try to upgrade every several updates so I plan to wait until the next one. If I was buying my first one now I would buy the latest version so it will be longer until it will be outdated and some updated apps not work on the version I have. There are several apps available now that won't work on my current iPad but the latest versions of apps that I use for work still do so I will wait.
I tried to save money and ultimately it cost more in the long run. When the next version comes out I'll most likely end up with the latest options again with max memory so I can go for a few years versions until it becomes outdated and unsupported by newer apps.
The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.
Easy.... If 16gb of memory will do for you, buy the iPAD-2. It's only available with 16gb. If you need more storage capacity, the New iPad is your only choice. I store a lot of music and photos, so went with the new 64gb model. Pricey, but I got $175 in trade for my iPAD-1, so it wasn't as painful as it could have been.
Paul & Sandra
New Bedford, MA
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