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Would I be Wrong to buy an iPad2

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by asimmd, Apr 21, 2012.

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    Hi All

    This would be my first Apple purchase,and I mainly want it to run Garageband.

    I will hook up the iPad2 to an Alesis IO Dock,then I can transfer all the stuff I do in
    Garageband to my PC.

    My question is,would I be wrong to buy an ipad 2 and would it be so outdated when
    the next version comes out that it will not be compatible with the Apps I need.

    Bearing in mind what I want it fr would a 32gig be big enough?

    Your comments appreciated

    Thanks

    Alan
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    No, not at all. The iPad 2 is still an active product so there is no way you can be "wrong" to buy it. As long as your main use is the run Garageband, I don't see how you will suffer. If you later decide you want to take advantage of other features that the iPad 3 has, then you might wish you had bought an iPad 3, but who can predict the future? If you think the iPad 2 meets your needs right now, I say go for it.
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    I agree with AQ_OC--the ipad 2 should work just fine for you. Many of us here use the iPad 2 without incident.
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    Honestly the only real difference in computing power between the 2 and 3 is the 1gb ram. All the extra graphics power goes towards the screen anyways.

    You should be perfectly fine on the 2


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    If you ever intend to use the iPad as a reader or photo apps then it may be worthwhile to go with the iPad 3.

    Just thought that Many people buy it with the intent to use it for one thing but then discover other uses for it.

    For garage band the iPad 2 is sweet.
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    I believe as others have stated here. If as you stated Garage Band is what you will be using the iPad for almost exclusively then ipad2 will do fine.

    Again if the iPad is not intended to be a storage device for large amounts of music, movies, or pictures I might even consider a 16GB model.
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    Agreed. The 16GB model gets a bad rep but that's from people that store ever song and movie they own on the thing. I'm about to get an iPad 2 for my daughter and I too was concerned about it staying current and having enough space. I think she'll be fine with the 16GB model.
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    I bought my daughter the iPad2 WiFi and she loves it. It will meet all her needs for sure.
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    I agree. I started with an iPad2 but sold it after 3 weeks to get the iPad3. I did this because of my photography and video interests. In both cases I got the 16GB version since I don't plan to store large files on the iPad (don't need to with iCloud and Drop Box apps). With the HDMI adapter I can stream (using AirPlayit app) just about any video format to the iPad connected to my big screen TV. I also use Skype with it.
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    I don't store any music or movies on mine (I have an airstash and can stream those)...and I have more than 32 GB of apps alone. Different people have different ways to use storage space.
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    I think you should be fine with the iPad 2. That said, if you have the funds available the new iPad is amazing. It all comes down to if you think the extra 100 bucks is worth it.
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    IPad 2 is still as awesome as ever! Depending on what her needs are, 16gb should be just fine!
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    Hi, I agree with Skimonkey. And everything is OK with my iPad2 since the release of the iPad 3. No need to worry about, just go for it.
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    If you do a lot of reading on your device, I'd go with the new one. I've had it since it came out and still am amazed by it's clarity, sharpness and legibility even at very tiny point sizes.
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    iPad 2 is still one of the best tablets on the market, and now offers seriously good value for money
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    Sure thing. The 16GB won't work for everyone but half of the money was hers so cost was an issue. She's just thrilled and understands that she can't just cram the thing full of music and videos. She has to be careful with apps too. It's a lesson in storage conservation for her. :)
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    I have a 16 gb and for what I use it for, I have plenty of room.
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    If you own an iPod or iPhone with a retina screen I would caution against getting an iPad2. Your eyes are now accustomed to a retina display and you will be disappointed with the lower resolution screen of the iPad2. If that doesn't apply to you, then go for it.

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