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Christmas gift, good price for IPAD3 with Retina display?

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by scott6809, Dec 8, 2012.

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    I picked one up today for $449.99 at best buy, it's the 16gig model, they also had the 32 for the same price, but sold out.... I thought it was a good price.. Has anyone seen a better price for that model anywhere? If I can save more $$$ I'd like too.

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    Why would you buy a 3 when you could have a 4 for $5 or $10 more?

    Look around.... :)
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    My wife and i were going to get him the Mini and said "Well for $70 more we can get him a IPAD2" then yesterday we saw an ad for Ipad3 $449.99 and said "Well for 50 more we can get him the Ipad3".... So in our case it was more than just $10 jump from what we originally had plan to spend. I was just curious if anyone had seen a better price than what we paid.

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    Stick with the ipad3, you'll have ios5 and don't upgrade that device, you'll be glad you didn't.
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    If size isn't an issue, go for the iPad 3. You shouldn't, however, be afraid to update to iOS 6, as only a very small percentage of users are having any problems with it.
    If the smaller size of the mini is important, buy it instead.
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    Stay away from the iOS six update you will regret doing that, your iPad 3 will come with iOS 5 stick with it and you'll be glad you did trust me
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    I'm sorry that you had a bad experience with iOS 6, but you are in the small minority. Almost no one has had any significant problems with iOS 6. There's also a good chance that a recently purchased new iPad 3 has iOS 6 on it. The iPad 3 remained in production for about 2 months after iOS 6 was released.
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    Actually that's incorrect your iPad will come with what ever was originally on it from Apple if it's an iPad 3 it absolutely will come with iOS five, if you look at the Apple website under refurbished iPads it states that also.
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    iOs 6 works fine on our two iPad3s and iPad mini. No problems whatsoever. I am very glad I have it.
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    That is a play on words when percentages are talked about with the millions of iPads that are out there you could say it is a small percent but it is thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people that are having issues with iOS six
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    I've seen the iPad 3 for $100 off retail price, which would put it in the $399 range for the 16GB WiFi.

    btw - iOS 6 is awesome............no problems here whatsoever with 4 different iPads.
    Don't hesitate to upgrade IMHO. :thumbs:
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    Same deal here. iPhone and iPad are both running iOS 6 with no problems.

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    Then your lucky, go to google and look up IOS 6 issues, if you have not updated to ios6 google it first then STAY AWAY from that update guys.
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    Hi there.. I want to know that i have ipad 3 with ios 5 so, can i update ios 6 with jailbroken?
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    I think you've more stated your opinion on iOS6..........your obviously in the minority here.
    No need to keep repeating yourself and try to convince many others that have had a great experience with iOS 6
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    And with that excellent piece of advice, could we please steer this thread back on topic? I believe the topic is iPad 3 pricing.

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    Ahh i didnt get it
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    Is that before tax or after? It's weird that they would have the 32 and 16 gig at the same price. But anyway, it seems like a good price. What I personally think the cheapest place to get iPads is the apple refurbished store online. Currently they have the iPad 3 (32) for $470, but seems like they're out of stock of the 16 Gb; so it may be cheaper there, but there aren't any, so based on availability, I think it's a good price to pay.

    Drifting off topic, I would suggest to update it to iOS 6. It includes Siri, and to me, that's enough of a reason.

    Apple Refurbished iPad Site: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad
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    Check out apples web site they post refurbs on that site daily, you can get a really good buy from that site.

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