New iPad figures from Gazelle suggest that owners of iPad 2 and iPad 3 models may be preparing to upgrade to the iPad 5. Gazelle told me that they are seeing five times as many iPad trade-ins as last year, with the trade-in rate increasing as the month progresses. Apple is due to launch the iPad 5 on 22nd October. Over half of all iPads being traded-in this year are the iPad 2 and 3 models.

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12 Responses to “Over half of iPads now being traded to Gazelle are iPad 2 & 3”

  1. patstar5 says:

    I have an iPad 2, was thinking of upgrading to the 5 but maybe I will get a windows 8 tablet… Paying $700 for a device I mainly use for web browsing in games is not worth if, I would rather pay less and have full windows plus I would have access to iTunes and iTunes Store. Just no iPad apps….


  2. Paul Threatt says:

    I think iOS7 is the reason for the increase in trade-ins. It’s simply upgrader’s remorse combined with the closure of a path to revert to iOS6. http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/19/buyers-remorse-heres-how-to-go-back-to-ios-6-while-you-still-can/


  3. My iPad 2 actually seems faster on iOS 7 than iOS 6! I will be upgrading to the iPad 5 when it’s available! :)