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My wife and I want to get an iPad for the family this holiday. My big question is whether the new retina display one is worth the extra money or if the regular iPad 2 is fine.
The retina display version is rumored to be going on sale at WalMart next week for something like$399 and a $30 gift card. No brainer if true.
I didn't think the Apple elite approved of Walmart.
I never saw the retina display iPad but I just got the 2 and it is exactly what I wanted in terms of browsing the Internet or watching movies. I guess it all depends on what you want to do on it.
We have the retina version. I've never seen a side by side comparison with the 2 but it's probably not worth the extra cost.
No, not worth it. It's $100 more for the 16GB wifi.
It is very difficult to tell the two versions apart when side-by-side.
You might notice the difference 1) in looking at highly detailed photos/movies, or 2) reading ebooks at a close range.
But it's being quit nitpicky to notice either of those (I've got a retina display "New" iPad).
This post was edited by Morgan Freeman 16 months ago
I'm posting these very words from the retina display ipad. It is very elite.
I have a non-retina one and I can easily tell when I use a friend's retina iPad. The biggest difference I've noticed is with text. One thing to consider is the retina display version will be supported by Apple longer.
Edit: Probably should have mentioned I'm a tech junkie so I notice more than the average person would.
This post was edited by MSUManiac13 16 months ago
That's v3 but you can buy v4 from the Apple store now. Why take the lower version?
I have seen both, for the average user who is going to stream video, browse the internets and compose some emails, the 2 is perfect. No need for retina unless your into video or picture editing, or just dont know what to do with your money.
That being said, GET THE MINI. HOLY SHIT THAT THING IS AWESOME.
This is the same play they ran earlier, turn the corner and look. Nice back door. Cleaves the alley-oop. Ohh! What a setup off the timeout!
Just got the Ipad with Retina display and love it. Two weeks ago I put Splashtop on it to take care of not being able to use Flash. Now I can just remotely access my laptop anytime I want and get anything that uses Flash from my Ipad. I can't wait for the spring tennis season use it to take pictures/photos, and update the team website with it instantly. It's gonna be fun!!!
If you've been using retina for a while you'll have trouble going back. So for anyone new to iPads, the 2 is a perfectly fine model.
You might be able to find an old retina display iPad for $459. My buddy picked one up yesterday for his gal at Target and also got a $50 gift card.
I would go that route, pretty much the same as the new one minus the new connector and a slight bump in processor.
Why would you want the iPad Mini/ IPad Touch/ Large iPod?
I'm an Apple Fanboy, but going with the Mini is taking a step back just for the sake of getting a smaller tablet.
The Mini has the same specs as the iPad 2. Same processor, same RAM, just a smaller model. Go with the retina display (4th gen), you will be able to tell the difference. Also, should you get a service plan with it, the retina display is 4G, where as the iPad 2 is 3G. That's where you will be able to tell the difference.
got to hand it to you john. you make a very convincing argument.
I've never used the retina iPad, but there was a very notable difference when jumping to the retina iPhone.
It depends on how future proof you want it to be. There are already apps and features of ios 6 that don't work on the ipad 1. Its only a matter of time before the same will be said for the ipad 2. The processor in the 3 and the 4 are far superior to the processor in the 2. Apps and further development of the OS will be created without the ipad 2 in mind moving forward. I am fortunate that in my line of work I've gotten to use a 1, 2, and 3. The retina display is definitely noticeable and the processing speed is as well.
always get the most advanced technology when making these types of decisions. you're only talking a difference of a couple hundred dollars...
How about the extended warranty? It looks like we're going to buy at Target. Is there extended warranty OK or should you only get the warranty from Apple?
Personally, the warranty through Apple should be good. I think the main question is would you rather go to an Apple store to resolve a potential problem, or would you rather file a claim through whatever Target's process is?
I've been looking at getting my first tablet...I don't want this to turn into an Apple vs. Google debate, but the Nexus 10" is priced at $399...what do I miss out on if I buy that over the comparable Retina iPad for $499?
I bought the retina for my daughter for Christmas/graduation (I'm done with paying for college ). I don't mind the extra dough--I just think the term "retina display" is geek-speak horseshit.
A feeling of superiority?
You're all idiots.
iPod nano sleep button quit working this morning, it's gently used, never dropped or damaged, everything else works but I have to plug the iPod into the computer to turn the screen on. This is no good since I use the nano away from the house to work out and in the car. I searched it and as it turns out, this seems to happen quite frequently to owners of the 6th gen nano. I've had it for about 10 months, I still have the box, just no receipt, as it was a b-day gift. The warranty is supposed to be a year and I read a recommendation from somebody that returning it to an apple store and getting it replaced shouldn't be a problem as long as it is returned with the packaging. It's a goddamn blizzard here today, so I was wondering if anyone else has had to return an apple item and how it went, before I venture out into the slop?
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