Why do people keep upgrading iPads?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by ipad987, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. ipad987

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    For most people who use their iPad for a bit of fun like web browsing, watching a few videos and accessing email, I really don't see the need for upgrading. To me, that's what an iPAd is - an entertainment device, not something to work on; I have the laptop for that. I have iPad 2 and I can't see myself buying another iPad until the 9th or 10th version comes out by which time I would imagine the iPad will be very light, have very long battery life, very high quality screen, noticeably faster processor. But I really don't see why people buy a new iPad each time a new version comes out. Most of the upgrades are very small and incremental. Apple deliberately holds back big changes because they need to advertise something new each time they release a new one.

    For example, if Apple brought a new iPad on to the market with only one change, let's say, a superior camera, there will be a flock going off and buying the new one even though most will never use the camera. Who uses an iPAd to take pictures? Its so awkward. Lot of the new iPad purchases are irrational.
     
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    What makes you so sure you know what others are doing?

    Are you sure everyone upgrades each time a new iPad comes out? Where is your data on this? Lots of folks skip a model or two or pass the old one on to someone else.

    Also, what if others don't use their iPad as you do? Does that make their use invalid? What if they got rid of their laptop?

    And many tablets come with both rear and front cameras...just because it isn't your main camera, doesn't mean it can be used to snap a shot or two. Who says people upgrade to a new iPad just to get a new camera?

    Do as you see fit for you and let others do as they please. It's a simple concept. :)
     
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    Still enjoying my iPad 2. :)


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    I use the iPad for Internet browsing and light gaming. I've had an iPad 1 since it came out. It started crashing on more advanced games and wasn't even capable of running some newer games. And the interent was very slow. So I upgrade to an iPad 3 when they released. I couldn't be happier with the upgrade. The difference is night and day. It certainly didn't take 9 or 10 generations to build a far superior product IMO.

    Even my 4 year doesn't want to use the iPad 1 any longer because of occasional crashes. He calls it junky. Santa brought him an iPad mini and he couldn't be happier with it.

    I've had an iPhone 4 since release. It recently started getting slow and sluggish. I bought an iPhone 5 the day before yesterday. I couldn't be happier with the improvements.

    Also I think you have to realize that for some people these devices are very expensive and upgrading from one gen to the next is financially hard. For others money really isn't an issue and they like to have to newest products. All depends.
     
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    While I can't speak for anyone else, I upgraded from iPad 1 to iPad3 for two reasons:

    1... I wanted a camera in mine so I could facetime with my daughter and take pictures of my artwork. Neither of which could be achieved in iPad 1 since it has no camera.
    2... I was getting completely frustrated Safari closing darn near every time I used it, due to a glitch in iPad1.

    so I gave my iPad1 to hubby and he bought me a new one.
     
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    I upgraded to an Ipad Mini because I wanted to, I don't have any vices left anymore (don't drink, smoke, or some other stuff) so this is an outlet for me. And not to mention that I have something nice to show for it.
     
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    I would have kept my iPad 2 had it not been for the iPad Mini release. I was drawn to the smaller size.

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    "The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys."

    No one NEEDS an iPad of any vintage, they're all just toys that bring a little joy into our lives. If the folks who can afford it didn't buy the latest phones and tablets, they'd just spend the money on something even less useful...which is what money is for, after all, once life's essentials are covered.

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  9. MadJoe86

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    Well said. You never know what's better until you take a plunge and try something new IMO.

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  10. MoonlitSonata

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    I upgraded from 2 to 4. Passed the 2 over to Dad. And i use it to take notes for my novel. It's great for work, not just play.
     

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