So, ipad 2 users, what are your upgrade/update plans?

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    Just curious for those who only have an iPad 2 what your plans are regarding upgrades or chasing down the latest model?

    Personally I'm sticking with my iPad 2 until it starts giving me trouble. It's still works just like it did when I got it a year and two months ago. I haven't stumbled upon any apps that it can't run and the battery keeps chugging along. I can appreciate the retina display but its not enough to upgrade, IMO. So for now, I'm staying pat! Maybe I'm not stressing mine enough or something. I dunno!
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    Going to the 4, giving dad the 2.
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    I am keeping my iPad 2 until it begins to show its age. So far like you, s2mikey, I haven't seen any deterioration...except having to close out apps a little bit more. I may not be using it to its full potential as others here, don't know if that makes a difference. I have been very happy with it since the day I bought it to now. I'd like to add to my collection an iPad mini though. Have been hoping that the rumors were true and now it's here. So may look to buy one of those...or wait for the retina display one. Not sure yet!;)
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    Keeping mine until it dies.


    I may buy a new one at some point, but I'll still have uses for my 2, which it will still be good for.

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    For my purposes, the 3 and 4 models offer no advantages (certainaly none worth spending hundreds of dollars for).
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    Hmmmm Retina Display,more memory,better camera sounds like more of an advantage to me.
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    I am glad that you place greater value on the "improvements" made to the iPad. I make no attempt to deny that, for some people, this may be an advantage for which it is worth spending hundreds of dollars. Not for me. I was offering my opinion only.

    For my purposes (a caveat I included originally), which is basically web surfing, reading newspapers, email, texting, calendar, the improvements you state hold marginal value at best. I don't take pictures with the iPad. I understand that any increase in RAM was driven by the increased display density, so this offers NO independent value to me. While the retina display is marginally detectable by me and my friends with some text characters, I do not see this as a HUGE improvement. The newer version iPads also come with some equally-marginal downsides such as added weight and thickness. I view this as a minor upgrade overall.

    Others do appear to greatly appreciate the new display. I am happy with the old.
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    Been using my iPad 2 for about seven months. Keep liking it more each time we get together. Daily. The battery time is outstanding, as is everything else about this sweet machine.

    'Upgrade' to what now? Go to what different size? (Gently, with feeling, closing the cover, hearing the click, and caressing my iPad, my pal.)
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    I upgraded to 4th gen the day it came out and gave 2 to my sister. For good measure, I also got an iPad mini.
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    I've got an iPad 3 as well as an iPad mini, but have no plans to get rid of my iPad 2.
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    Seems like we have quite a few multi device users and households. That allows earlier generation devices to stay in rotation so to speak. Good to hear about. And yeah, any iPad can be used for music, streaming, web, email and stuff like that no matter what version it is. I think it's fair to say that apple devices are fairly long lived even after they have been up-modeled a few times. I guess they are still useful until they literally won't turn on anymore. Cool! :)
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    Both my wife and I have iPad 2's. No plans to change even though I had a good look at the Retina display and loved it, but don't need it.

    Sent using my iPad 2 - 16Gb - Wi-Fi
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    I have no plans to get rid of my 2. It serves me perfectly! Maybe I'll add a mini in the future.
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    Yup, no current plans to migrate from my ipad2. Ipad5 sounds appealing, especially if its a lot faster, thinner and lighter, but again, money is a huge factor in my household.

    And i really still do adore my ipad2 soooooo much.
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    I have no plans to upgrade from my iPad 2 anytime soon. I love it. I have the iPad 2 and also have a Galaxy Tab 2 7", so I'm good. If I had the spare money, I'd go ahead and get the iPad 3, but it's just not an option for me now. I sure wish iPad 2 could have had Siri, then I'd be PERFECTLY happy. Lol! :)

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    The ipad 3 and 4s slower battery charge time, heavier, thicker, are enough to make me wait till furture models, also the differences with the newer models isn't that great, takes a while to figure out which iPad you are using. The retina is only noticeable when reading, and barley. The speed of the 4 isn't that much faster, of course all those who went out and bought it will swear different, but apple fans still insist apple makes good earphones, lol.... I'm waiting for the 2nd mini, or iPad 9..... Still enjoying the 2... (not all apple products are great I have a useless iPod nano that sucked)
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    I'm still using my iPad 2, along with iPad 1 and 4. I use the 1 for videos now, and do my browsing on 2 and 4. The speed and reliability are noticeably better on the 4 for my uses. I like to double team iPads, so I always have one that's charged. I find iPad 2 crashing more frequently, so I expect to upgrade it to iPad 5. Once that happens, I'll retire iPad 1 or give it away, and iPad 2 will become my video-only iPad.
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    How do you like the galaxy 7"? I've entertained the idea of that over the mini. Is seems quite nice but the open sys and all the apps on my apple hold back.
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    When or what causes the crashing? Specific apps? Is there something wrong with it hardware wise or do you think the older processor and whatever is causing it? I've never had any crashes and am curious why this happens?

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