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Old 10-21-2013, 01:43 AM   #1
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New iPads coming?

Apple event on 22nd October?
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Apple event on 22nd October?
I think that's pretty much a guarantee. Looks like they're permanently switching from a March/April to October/November release for the iPad so it's the right time for it. I'm more curious whether the new iPad Mini is going to have a retina display or not. I greatly dislike jaggies on the current Mini (played with it in the Apple Store and decided not to purchase).

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Old 10-21-2013, 08:05 AM   #4
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I think I might get my first iPad. I was waiting for an iPad Mini retina but since I already have an iPhone I think I'd get more mileage out of the iPad. Does Apple typically reduce the prices of the existing model for clearance when they announce a new release? I've noticed them $30 off at Best Buy with the sale ending on the 24th and I'm wondering if they'll go down further than that.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:11 AM   #5
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I think I might get my first iPad. I was waiting for an iPad Mini retina but since I already have an iPhone I think I'd get more mileage out of the iPad. Does Apple typically reduce the prices of the existing model for clearance when they announce a new release? I've noticed them $30 off at Best Buy with the sale ending on the 24th and I'm wondering if they'll go down further than that.
Check out the Apple Refurbished store. Older models typically get discounted by $100-150. The products are good as new and carry the same 1-year warranty as brand new items. You can also get Apple Care+ for additional coverage.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:08 AM   #6
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I think I might get my first iPad. I was waiting for an iPad Mini retina but since I already have an iPhone I think I'd get more mileage out of the iPad. Does Apple typically reduce the prices of the existing model for clearance when they announce a new release? I've noticed them $30 off at Best Buy with the sale ending on the 24th and I'm wondering if they'll go down further than that.
Yes, the current full-sized usually get reduced by $100 (or more) as soon as the newest model is introduced. These will be new iPads not refurbished. Since the Mini is less expensive, the discount will probably be less than $100.
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Yes, the current full-sized usually get reduced by $100 (or more) as soon as the newest model is introduced. These will be new iPads not refurbished. Since the Mini is less expensive, the discount will probably be less than $100.
Perfect, thanks! I'll definitely wait until after Tuesday then.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:40 AM   #8
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Yes, the current full-sized usually get reduced by $100 (or more) as soon as the newest model is introduced. These will be new iPads not refurbished. Since the Mini is less expensive, the discount will probably be less than $100.
That's only if Apple keeps on selling the older models (as is the case with iPad 1 & 2). The iPad 3 just got dropped from the product line. Otherwise, you can get them "refurbished" and I reckon immediately after the new product announcement or release, all Apple does is put a "refurbished" sticker on the older models.

That said, going with Apple refurb is an excellent way to save an extra $50-100 on Apple products. Quality is the same as new (with new chassis and battery) and you get the same warranty so it's not like you're really sacrificing anything by going refurb.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:51 AM   #9
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Retailers will probably have some stock left so they will have to discount them to liquidate. Best Buy usually discounts them like Apple. Last year they sold the iPad 3 for $100 less than the iPad 4 while their stocks lasted.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:34 PM   #10
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Just don't buy last year's mini... completely outdated screen by now. Only Retina will do for a reasonable October 2013 purchase.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #11
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Just don't buy last year's mini... completely outdated screen by now. Only Retina will do for a reasonable October 2013 purchase.
Matter of personal preference. Once prices drop, I'm actually planning to get one as a gift for my niece.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:18 PM   #12
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The niece definitely doesn't deserve that... Seriously, I'd blame myself for donating the original iPad mini to anyone in October 2013. Suffering from bad eyesight myself, I can't overestimate the importance of a truly crisp screen, such as that offered by Retina devices. If it's just a matter of money, I'd rather buy my niece the new Nexus 7 whose screen is on the level of Apple's Retina devices.

Naturally, this is your niece and your decision.
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The niece definitely doesn't deserve that... Seriously, I'd blame myself for donating the original iPad mini to anyone in October 2013. Suffering from bad eyesight myself, I can't overestimate the importance of a truly crisp screen, such as that offered by Retina devices. If it's just a matter of money, I'd rather buy my niece the new Nexus 7 whose screen is on the level of Apple's Retina devices.

Naturally, this is your niece and your decision.
She'll be quite happy even with the iPad 2 and in terms of pixel density, the Mini's already better. She's coming from an iPod Touch so another iOS device is just easier.

Granted, I personally wouldn't buy the current iPad Mini for myself. I'm myopic and the jaggies on the Mini really annoy me.
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I'm probably going to sell my Mini, after having sprung for one not that long ago. I don't mind it at all, but since buying the Logitech ultraslim BT keyboard for my iPad3, I'm using the mini far less. It lives near the couch and I periodically pick it up to look at it or to play videos from the hard drives in my study, via Plex and Airplay to the appleTV/regular TV. I can do that with my phone or the other ipad so its a bit redundant. I'm glad I did it though because now I know exactly what I want and don't want all Good.
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