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Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by madmonk2884, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. madmonk2884
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    I want to know because i was thinking of getting an ipad 2 , and i dont have a lote of money,please let me know

    I ask because i can get a new 64gb wifi for a good prise
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    Well I think it makes more sense to get an iPad with either 3G or 4G broadband access as well as wifi.
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    My cell phone can do mobile hotspot so i dont have to have 3g or 4g in an ipad
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    iPad in general is a great device.
    However, if you take iPad 2, there are a few features missing: Siri is not available, in case you needed it, and it has lower screen resolution than iPad 3 or 4 with their retina screen display.
    There's also the question of how long it will receive the latest software updates.

    If all this doesn't matter, and you get it for a good price, then don't hesitate to purchase it.
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    As long as i can watch movies i,m fine
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    Yes, you will be able to watch movies on an iPad 2 and much more.

    As Apple is still selling the iPad 2 as an entry level full size ipad, this would suggest that they will still be offering updates for this iPad into the future.

    Enjoy!
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    I have a 64GB iPad 2 - works and looks great.
    Just for fun I rented an HD priced movie from iTunes and could not tell the difference in picture quality, from less expensive SD content.

    I think you'll be very happy, while staying within your budget, with an iPad 2 wifi only device.

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    Still have my iPad 2 running 6.1.2 Jailbroken & still running strong. I do everything with this thing lol, the A6 chip is faster but the A5 is still an awesome performance chip. Siri is kinda like a want not a necessity.
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    And to support all positive info, I am running iOS Beta3 on my iPad2 and despite the occasional reboots because of beta software it runs just fine. So at least for a year more the latest software will be with your investment.
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    Had my iPad 2 for a couple of years, love it, go nowhere without it.
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    Got my ipad 2 it has 64gb and wifi3g
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    iPad 2 is definitely a wise choice if you don't want to spent much money on tablet, reliable and can share the ios apps
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    I personally think the iPad mini would be a better choice than the 2. It is cheaper, for starters but more importantly it is much newer which means it will be supported and updated for much longer.
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    It's still running with the A5 chip same as iPad 2 but it does have a retina display & Siri but the software won't be an issue because of the same chip.
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    The iPad mini at this time doesn't have a retina display......and the odds don't look good that the next mini will have it either from what they're saying. May have to wait for next years model to have a retina display.
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    True. If hardware performance is the main buying criteria then there is hardly any difference between the mini and the iPad 2. The new mini will likely have a retina display but that may be delayed from what news sources are saying.
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    IPad 2 is the best choice. is cheap, very light, easy to carry, memory wise, and has the best apps there!

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