This is a discussion on Ipad reman versus ipad2 within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Gabriel1 Originally Posted by giradman SP - LOL - I suspect that was a 'tongue in cheek' response - I almost never ...
Correct.Originally Posted by SweetPoison
Well, like I said, Apple probably does a better job in rebuilding & repairing their returned products - thanks for the reassuring comments - I'd probably consider one in the future now - wife & I have downloaded a bunch of books already and are 'fighting over' who can use the iPad! Will need another one in the near future, I suspect -
My main experience w/ refurbished products are power tools - I'm an amateur woodworker, and even w/ the best brands, the quality control is not always the best -
Well I wouldn't cut a piece of softwood with a refurb iPad!Originally Posted by giradman
I bought my iPad 2 the day they came out. At work we recently got an iPad and they actually ordered a refurbished iPad 1. I can definitely tell a difference in speed between the two iPads doing regular things on the iPad (by regular things I mean opening non gaming apps, surfing the web, etc.). A far as the look of the refurbished iPad, it looks like new and I haven't had any issues with it. I'm now very glad I got the iPad 2 but if you need to save money then the refurbished iPad 1 may be the way to go for you, you need to see what your requirements and budget are. For what we use it at work the iPad 1 is perfectly fine.
64GB wifi iPad 2 - black
Of course the ipad 2 will be faster than any iPad 1, I specified it was refurbished since the OP was asking about refurbished iPad 1. I expect a new iPad 1 and a refurbished iPad 1 to be the same in regards to speed and both slower than an iPad 2.Originally Posted by SweetPoison
64GB wifi iPad 2 - black
I would buy again a 1st gen iPad just for the looks, I love the weight and shape fits better my hands. Some of my apps are better on iPad2 so maybe I will buy a secondhand iP2 in the future (next year, hahaha), but will never sell my first love.
By the way my MacBook Santa Rosita is also a great refurbished unit. Still kicking. Sometimes cheapoApple rules.
Last edited by MacVaio; 05-30-2011 at 04:03 PM.
BTW - if one is interested in purchasing a refurbished Apple product (you now have me interested since I know my wife & I will want to read books on the iPad at the same time, esp. while traveling!), what is the best option?
Should one buy locally at an Apple store or order online? I'm assuming the the 'quality control' on these machines is similar w/ either option? Just curious and thanks for your comments -