Best time to buy an expiring-generation iPad?
August 17, 2014 7:27 AM Subscribe
I'd like an iPad. What's the optimal time to try to get one of last generation's iPads, new or refurbished? How long will retailers carry them after the product line is refreshed?
posted by blueshammer to Technology (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I quite like the Retina display, which requires a certain recent vintage. (The only next-gen iPad variable that's really of interest to me is that its pen sensitivity might approach that of a Wacom drawing tablet, but I'm not sure if that will be part of an OS update or a hardware update.) There have been a lot of good deals recently on expiring-gen iPads, but I'm in no hurry to get one, so I'm willing to wait until the "perfect" time.