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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by ipoding, Jan 2, 2011.

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    I'm contemplating selling my ipad before ipad 2 release. Anyone else?
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    No I love my iPad ,and it does everything that I want it to do, I will not be upgrading to the newer model because it is smaller, i like the size and feel of the iPad, the only time I would upgrade is if it were the same size and the memory upgraded to 50 gb:)
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    It won't smaller, apple will build 10" second gen iPad's...
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    If you want to buy the iPad2, yes, I would say the time to sell is RIGHT NOW. Because if they announce the full specs at CES this week, no doubt more people will hold out for the iPad2 and demand for the original will go down significantly.
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    From what I am hearing, Apple "will be conspicuously absent" at this years CES. I will let you all know in a few days. CES is January 6-9 and I will be there.

    And Superbike is 100% correct in the value. We watched this happen with the iPhones and iTouch among various other devices.
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    Nope. Just got mine a month or so ago, and quite happy with it. And got it knowing the next one will be out in a few months. For those who want to get iPad 2, there will be a market to sell the first. Plenty of people will be fine buying a used first generation one that is only a year or less old. You'll likely get a better price selling now, but then if you want to be without yours for a few months, that's the tradeoff.
    And I did read a blurb today that Apple won't be at CES.
    Well, we all know Apple does its own announcements anyway.
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    Why would you sell it now without even knowing what features the new one will have or when it will come out?
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    Dude, you have like 6 months.
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    I totally agree with 1991-C4. What if iPad II is worse for you than iPad I?
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    Please explain how it could get worse? The thing doesn't have any "features" to begin with. It would be difficult for them to take away from nothing.

    The apps and iOS are what make the iPad what it is, the device itself doesn't really have anything special going for it. It can only get better.
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    My point was not that the iPadII could be worse, but at best, it is an unknown. Anything that anyone tells you about the next generation iPad is either guessing or is just wishful thinking.

    If you are going to wait around for the latest and greatest of anything, you will be waiting forever!
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    Yeah-I don't know that I think anyone ought to sell theirs NOW when the true specs and prices for iPad 2 aren't out yet. It's more like, really, once the 2 is close to release date, lots of people won't mind getting a used 1st generation. But if they sell now, they'll get prices based on 1st Gen being the ONLY one out. But then they'll sit there without an iPad for several months. Basically, think of the people who got one new as a holiday gift and are debating returning it or using it and selling. I can't speak for anyone, but myself and I am ENJOYING mine now. There are endless debates about sell or keep. I say ENJOY!
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    Well, realistically the difference between selling right now, and selling even after the iPad 2 has already released, will be maybe $50. If you are hard up for $50, then I would suggest selling now, but if you can afford to take that small hit, go ahead and keep the iPad you have for now and sell it after you get an iPad 2 around April.
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    Jobs already said they won't be making a 7"....10" should be the smallest you will see.
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    Well, if it were thinner that would be a backward step imo, as I'm already concerned about the iPad's fragility.

    Other possible backward steps: substantial cost increase; decreased screen size; a new os that may cause me problems.

    I know nothing about idevices except what I've learned about the iPad in the last three weeks. I'm just speculating pessimistically. It's my forte.

    Ok, so no smaller screen size.
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    The basic operating system has been the same since the original iPhone, it's not going to change. They have a formula that works, they aren't going to mess with it.

    Thinner? Maybe slightly, but won't be a huge difference.
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    If I sell mine, it will be after the iPad 2.

    Put it this way.. Say prices stay the same. I paid $630 for mine. If I sell mine for $400 then that's a $230 loss.

    I would be willing to take a $230 loss. I consider it getting my $230 worth...

    I doubt I sell. I always find a use for my items. Upgraded to a new iPhone? Use the old iPhone as a iPod. Airplane mode and there you go..
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    I have thought about this as well. But I could never be iPad-less now that I'm spoiled. I will most likely keep Lily (my current iPad) and pass her on to the girlfriend. I generally find it cheaper for me to keep the old one and recycle it to her or the kids, than to buy two new ones later.

    I will definitely be getting the iPad 2. Although Im perfectly happy with this one, I feel confident that the next one will have more horsepower under the hood, and it will definitely be needed as the quality of software improves and becomes more hardware intensive especially with the multi-tasking options.
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    I agree.. iPhone 2g had a nice aluminum back. 3G and 3GS have plastic backs. iPhone 4 has a glass back. The iPhone 4 has a new great form. However, glass? why not another material? Why make a frigle device more prone to damage?

    See items can get worse with newer models.
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    I've been attending CES nearly every year for a decade, and I don't recall seeing Apple at any of them. Up until a couple years ago, they always had MacWorld, but now just hold Special Events whenever something big is being announced.

    Regarding the OT, I kept my first gen iPhone for nearly 3 years before getting a new iPhone.

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