Is it possible to earn enough money to get a new one?
Probably going to look into an android tablet, they are crappy (or so I have heard) but much less expensive.
Android's are indeed cheaper, but to me they just look like a big phone, not a tablet.
Phil does some nice comparisons against the Google Nexus 7 at the 50min mark
Apple - Apple Events - Apple Special Event October 2012
To be honest I feel betrayed.
That may seem harsh or unreasonable but it seems too short a time frame to out mod something do darned expensive.
On the other hand it is Apple. They have always been the wealthy person's computer company. Slick looking and very streamlined but Apple has always been VERY expensive.
The iPad 2 is not only still supported, it is still manufactured and sold. The original iPad, it should not be forgotten, it the tablet that no-one wanted, that was never going to sell. Considering the whining at the time of release, I think it has done pretty well. 4 years is a long time in IT.
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Yes of course :)
I hear your argument. Having a device that is locked in at iOS 5.1.1 stings, as more and more apps come out requiring iOS 6.
I have a 1st generation 16GB iPod touch, that is locked down to 3.1.3, sits in a drawer mostly, as could use a replacement battery. However it still makes a good iPod for music.
I am seriously looking at the Mini, regardless that it is really just iPad 2 hardware....same hardware that is in my iPhone 4s really. Screen looks much better than the 1st gen iPad from what I have seen in person as well. My main concern at this point is what effect iOS 7 will have on it when it gets installed. When the iPad first came out on iOS 4 it ran very well, then iOS 5 came along and that was the killer in my opinion.
Apple designs the latest iOS to support the latest devices, with the older models as a afterthought. Of course they want your older device sluggish, then you are wanting a newer device to run all your apps on you already paid for....