Originally Posted by tribalogical
Originally Posted by herbapou
My father still being very satisfied with its ipad 2 says ot all. Upgrade cycle is very long.
My iPad 1 lasted almost 4 years. I "retired" it by making it my sister's first iPad. She loves it (she studies linguistics, and reads constantly, so it works real well for her), and it shows no signs of giving up yet. The battery still holds a full charge (she says 8~9 hours a day of use), and the screen is bright as ever...
I replaced it with a Retina iPad Mini early this year. I wanted to wait for one with a Touch ID (assuming Apple is heading that way next-fen), but that was too far down the road.
I know the Mini could easily last another 3+ years for me, except I want the Touch ID!! So I"ll be getting another later this year (I hope!).
The build quality is as good as any Mac or iPhone I've owned, and it's rare that I replace those in less than 3 years (my typical cycle).
We're coming due for the replacement cycles for iPad 2 and 3 now, so I expect a solid uptick just from that... and the next-gen will be well worth upgrading into if it has Touch ID, etc...
You know, you just gave me an idea ...
When the iPad 2 was announced I bought five -- one for each member of our household
As the iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPad 4 were released I bout 1 each of these.(iPad 2s)
The newer iPads get pushed down to the grandkids to replace the iPad 2s.
I looked into selling the excess iPad 2s -- but decided to keep them to replace any lost or broken newer models.
This next cycle, I'll, likely, buy 1 new iPad and 1 new iPad mini, these will replace their counterparts and those, in turn, will get pushed down to the grandkids.
This time, rather than have 5 iPad 2s gathering dust, I think I'l find and donate to a charity that can use them for something like this:A voice for those who cannot speak