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Over half of iPads now being traded to Gazelle are iPad 2 & 3


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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  1. patstar5 - 9 years ago

    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….

    • Ben Lovejoy - 9 years ago

      I’d suggest having a proper play with a Windows 8 tablet before making your decision …

      • patstar5 - 9 years ago

        I have a surface rt, I just wish I had desktop apps. And the new intel atom ones do

    • PMZanetti - 9 years ago

      Don’t try and justify it. Other than a price decision, no other point could make that a good decision.

      • patstar5 - 9 years ago

        Justify what?

      • ant.Lopez (@Psycomonkey) - 9 years ago

        Obviously the Windows tablet will meet his needs more than an iPad. I love my iPad but it isn’t the end all of tablets.

  2. Paul Threatt - 9 years ago

    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.

    • Ben Lovejoy - 9 years ago

      Certainly the iPad 2 is notably slower on iOS 7 than iOS 6

      • Douglas Brace - 9 years ago

        I’ve got an iPad 2. It is running iOS 7. For what I use it for the performance is acceptable.

      • Ben Lovejoy - 9 years ago

        I have the iPad 2 also, as I’ve been waiting for LTE to roll out in the UK (which it finally has). It’s still perfectly usable, but noticeably slower. Will be pleased to upgrade to the iPad 5.

    • PMZanetti - 9 years ago

      iPad 3 is also quite slow and laggy on iOS 7. Should spur a wealth of upgrades to an iPad with an A7X chip.

  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! :)


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