Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Still worth buying?

This is a discussion on Still worth buying? within the iPad 1 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; I recently joined this forum because I wanted to find out from some users if u thought it would still be a smart move to ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: Still worth buying?

  1. #1
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    278871
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    5

    Still worth buying?

    I recently joined this forum because I wanted to find out from some users if u thought it would still be a smart move to buy an ipad 1? I know that they're not being updated anymore and have slower processors and are non retina but its not like its an old black and white tv. And if I jailbreak it then updates won't matter as much so what do u all recommend? They are all over eBay and other sites for really good prices so let me know what u think. Oh, they can be jail broken right? Thanks for any insight u may have.

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    534
    Liked
    1 times
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    106
    I still use my iPad 1 for watching tv on my Slingplayer,streaming Netflix,Skype,and Internet use with no issues.
    I don't jailbreak.
    Also have an iPad 3 wifi and iPad 4 32 4g LTE with AT&T $30/mo. grandpa unlimited.
    Last edited by IGonz; 02-15-2013 at 01:39 AM.

  4. #3
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    278871
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    5
    So based on your experience would u buy a used iPad 1 today or pay a little more for a 2 or 3? Is there a major difference? I'm just gonna surf on it and YouTube or Netflix. Track fantasy football on it, Facebook, that kind of stuff. What do u think? Most of them r under 200 so is that worth it?

  5. #4
    iPad Wizard
    Member #
    49745
    Liked
    440 times
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    6,973
    The disadvantages of iPad 1 now:

    Limited RAM (new iPads have four times as much).

    No ability to get the latest firmware.

    Why you should care:

    Limited RAM can lead to repeated crashes, depending on which apps you use.

    No latest firmware means you can't load the latest version of some apps.

    Right now, Skype and Netflix require iOS 5, which is the highest firmware that iPad 1 can take. It's up to developers how long they offer support for older versions; the later the iPad, the longer support probably will be offered.

    Between my husband and me, we owned three iPad 1s, which we've given away. If we hadn't, we'd still use them for limited but diminished uses, like as a photo frame.

    I wouldn't buy any iPad 1 now. The lowest I'd go, if budget didn't afford a new model, is iPad 2. At least Apple is still selling them and iPad 2 shares some of the old guts of iPad mini, which is a relatively new device. With iPad 2, there will still be RAM limits, which can lead to crashes. iPad 2 has half the RAM of iPad 3 and 4.

    Increasingly, developers are upgrading apps to take advantage of newer hardware -- faster chips, more RAM, retina screen. That will increasingly limit iPad 1's uses and reliability. (I saw decline on iPad 1, which I owned from debut day of the 3G model, as compared to iPad 2 and 4, which I still own.)

    By the way, the Facebook app seems to crash a lot, from various reports on the forum, esp on older iPads.
    Last edited by Kaykaykay; 02-15-2013 at 10:39 AM.

  6. #5
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    278871
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    5
    Thanks! That's good info. I think I should at least consider a 2 if not a 3. Thanks again

  7. #6
    iPad Wizard
    Member #
    49745
    Liked
    440 times
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    6,973
    Quote Originally Posted by GunslingerCM View Post
    Thanks! That's good info. I think I should at least consider a 2 if not a 3. Thanks again
    Sure. By the way, iPad 1 has no camera, and that would matter to people who want to use video Skype.

  8. #7
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    279203
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Lancashire UK
    Posts
    1
    Hi,
    I have just this week bought the ipad 1, and to be honest I am very pleased. I know its not retina and does not update but within the hour I had it jailbroken and all is running great. I got a 64g from ebay for under £200 which I think was a good deal. The jailbreak was very easy to do with no problems and I have it themed with Dreamboard.
    All in all I would say it is a good move for the price you can get it for.

  9. #8
    iPad Wizard
    Member #
    49745
    Liked
    440 times
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    6,973
    Quote Originally Posted by CAZWICK View Post
    Hi,
    I have just this week bought the ipad 1, and to be honest I am very pleased. I know its not retina and does not update but within the hour I had it jailbroken and all is running great. I got a 64g from ebay for under £200 which I think was a good deal. The jailbreak was very easy to do with no problems and I have it themed with Dreamboard.
    All in all I would say it is a good move for the price you can get it for.
    Well, I've got to say: Any iPad is better than no iPad!
    Barçamad likes this.

  10. #9
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    278871
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    5
    That was my thinking too. Super cheap and can jailbreak it to my own desire. Am worried about apps not being supported for much longer though. Still considering my options.

  11. #10
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    230993
    Liked
    2 times
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    52
    Just bought an ipad 1 last feb 14 and so far im loving it.


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Ipad 2 still worth buying
    By frenchman96 in forum iPad 2 Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-15-2012, 03:44 AM
  2. IPad 3 16gb worth buying?
    By jac spmo in forum iPad 3 Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-08-2012, 09:52 AM
  3. i a used ipad2 worth buying?
    By dedication in forum iPad 2 Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-08-2012, 03:49 PM
  4. Is it worth buying an iPad?
    By blackbeard in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 12-26-2011, 01:12 PM

Search tags for this page

how much is ipad 1 worth 2013
,

ipad 1 still worth it

,

ipad 1 worth buying

,

is an ipad 1 still worth it

,
is ipad 1 still worth buying
,

is ipad 1 still worth it

,

is the ipad 1 still worth buying

,

is the ipad 1 still worth it

Click on a term to search for related topics.