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    • harvey1964
    • By harvey1964 18th Jun 17, 9:28 PM
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    Advice .. new iPad
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    • 18th Jun 17, 9:28 PM
    Advice .. new iPad 18th Jun 17 at 9:28 PM
    I have my existing iPad since 2012 , think its second generation . It's wifi only , which was fine for me as I had my iPhone . Lately it's really slow and I was thinking of biting the billet and getting a new one . I saw a ipad 4....9.7 screen with 32gb... is this a recent model .not keen on the smaller iPad Air.
    Not good with all this technical stuff ( in my fifties ) but I love my iPad .. what do you think.. hoping to spend around £400...
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    • AndyMT
    • By AndyMT 18th Jun 17, 9:32 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 9:32 PM
    sounds like you want the latest ipad ...

    https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-9-7
    (£339)
    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 18th Jun 17, 9:46 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 9:46 PM
    not keen on the smaller iPad Air.
    The iPad Air is the same 9.7" form factor as it's predecessors, suspect you are confusing it with the iPad Mini.
    • harvey1964
    • By harvey1964 18th Jun 17, 10:09 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 10:09 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 10:09 PM
    It's not that I want the latest model but I bought the one I have in 2012 so I don't want to spend £339 on a model that's several years old . I won't be changing it for many years when I purchase it . Also in the link posted above it says wifi and then wifi and cellular ? What does this mean ? Thanks
    • AndyMT
    • By AndyMT 18th Jun 17, 10:17 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 10:17 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 10:17 PM
    ???

    the £339 model isn't several years old. i said it was the latest one.

    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2013/10/cellular-wifi-ipad-model-buy.html
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 18th Jun 17, 10:18 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 10:18 PM
    Also in the link posted above it says wifi and then wifi and cellular ? What does this mean ? Thanks
    Originally posted by harvey1964
    Cellular means sim card, so you can add a data sim card in the ipad
    The lastest Ipad is the iPad Pro

    https://www.apple.com/uk/ipad/compare/
    • AndyMT
    • By AndyMT 18th Jun 17, 10:30 PM
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    ipad pro is not within OPs budget

    harvey1964 - do yourself a favour. take yourself down to an apple store. talk to the staff. apple is big on customer service. they hire people to talk to customers like yourself who aren't sure what they need. so take advantage of this and go try out the new ipads for yourself. maybe you'll want to spend a bit more on the ipad pro. maybe not. i think you'll get more out of this than talking to people on the internet - especially if you're not familiar with all the terminology.
    • harvey1964
    • By harvey1964 18th Jun 17, 11:29 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 11:29 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 11:29 PM
    ???

    the £339 model isn't several years old. i said it was the latest one.

    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2013/10/cellular-wifi-ipad-model-buy.html
    Originally posted by AndyMT
    Thank you for the info
    • harvey1964
    • By harvey1964 18th Jun 17, 11:31 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 11:31 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 11:31 PM
    ipad pro is not within OPs budget

    harvey1964 - do yourself a favour. take yourself down to an apple store. talk to the staff. apple is big on customer service. they hire people to talk to customers like yourself who aren't sure what they need. so take advantage of this and go try out the new ipads for yourself. maybe you'll want to spend a bit more on the ipad pro. maybe not. i think you'll get more out of this than talking to people on the internet - especially if you're not familiar with all the terminology.
    Originally posted by AndyMT
    Thank you so much hadn't thought of this ....much appreciated in you taking the time to reply
    • AndyMT
    • By AndyMT 19th Jun 17, 12:09 AM
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    no worries harvey1964.

    hope it works out for you !
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 19th Jun 17, 8:46 AM
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    The iPad Pro 9.7" has now been discontinued and replaced with iPad Pro 10.5".

    Apple's refurbished section has a Wi-Fi only iPP 9.7" (32GB) for £439-personally OP I think you'd be better off with the iPad they released in March.
    It's not your credit score that counts, it's your credit history. Any replies are my own personal opinion and not a representation of my employer.
    • harvey1964
    • By harvey1964 19th Jun 17, 11:41 AM
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    So which is the one that was released in march there please ?
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 19th Jun 17, 8:03 PM
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    So which is the one that was released in march there please ?
    Originally posted by harvey1964
    The normal iPad at £339.
    I didn't get where i am today by not reading moneysavingexpert.com
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 19th Jun 17, 8:45 PM
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    Apple are doing a part ex offer on your old iPad at the moment, just find your nearest dealer. I bought a Refurbished Cellular iPad 4 from Tesco for about £260 a few weeks ago, you wouldn't know it was anything but brand new. Still have my iPad 3 but wanted larger memory and faster processor plus cellular.
    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 20th Jun 17, 7:31 AM
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    If you're looking at refurbs etc. I'd not bother with anything before an iPad Air II. That should ensure you'll get the iOS 11 and 12 updates over the next few years
    • wba31
    • By wba31 20th Jun 17, 2:06 PM
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    Do you want a new iPad, or think you need one because the old one is a bit slow?
    My 2012 iPad mini runs slow every now and again so I plug it into iTunes, do a full restore and it's fine again. iOS11 and the issue of apps updating may mean it will eventually need replacing.


    good luck on not changing it for many years, I doubt any tablet, especially one out of Apple, will remain fully up to date and problem free for many years... They've proved this with iOS11 meaning anyone with an iPad over 4 years old wont be able to update apps or software...
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 20th Jun 17, 3:12 PM
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    I've had my iPad 3 for about 5 years and just make sure I don't have too many apps and also store my photo's elsewhere. Clearing the history and removing open apps also helps keep the speed up. Can't say I've noticed much difference with iOS 10 on my iPad 4 over 9.35 so not too bothered about the planned 64 bit iOS 11.
    • john22
    • By john22 20th Jun 17, 5:33 PM
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    Another victim of Apple bloatware caused by sloppy programming IMO.

    I would seriously look at Android platform, basically it is going to be about the Apps you use, if they are available on Google then you could save a lot.

    No it will not be an iPad but it might meet your needs and have better bang for your bucks.

    It is only by voting with your feet that Apple will get the message that their code needs to last as long as the machine.

    I know the Apply sycophants will all pile in at me for this comment but truth always hurts.
    Originally posted by DavidP24
    Hear we go time to label people

    SO we have "Apple Fanboys" and now "Apply Sycophants" i bet you have a list a mile long

    #sarcasm
    • victor2
    • By victor2 20th Jun 17, 8:56 PM
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    I have my existing iPad since 2012 , think its second generation . It's wifi only , which was fine for me as I had my iPhone . Lately it's really slow and I was thinking of biting the billet and getting a new one . I saw a ipad 4....9.7 screen with 32gb... is this a recent model .not keen on the smaller iPad Air.
    Not good with all this technical stuff ( in my fifties ) but I love my iPad .. what do you think.. hoping to spend around £400...
    Originally posted by harvey1964
    iPads go extremely slow when their memory fills up. Maybe that is your problem?
    Check how much free space you have.
    If it is full of images and videos (particularly videos), just back them up somewhere in and via the cloud to another device, delete them from the iPad and then you could get your performance back.
    • judith_sw
    • By judith_sw 20th Jun 17, 9:10 PM
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    If an iPad is what you prefer, the ipad 2017 will be great and last many years. Consider whether 32GB will be enough storage though, as app sizes are getting bigger. It's just a shame that 128GB is the next one up and is a big hike in terms of capacity and price. I just got rid of my iPad 3 where I was getting close to the 32GB storage limit with lots of photos on it (but little music and just a couple of films), so 32GB may still be fine. John Lewis do a longer warranty for free or Apple do a small educational discount if you are eligible. Great bit of kit though and you'll love the retina screen
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