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Michael Rockwell
The reason existing iPad users don’t buy new iPads is because the one they have never feels slower than when they bought it.
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Michael Rockwell Feb 1
By comparison, the Windows PCs they used to buy, are at their fastest on the day they’re purchased.
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Michael Rockwell Feb 1
The reason most people buy a new PC is because they eventually become slow and unusable.
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Michael Rockwell Feb 1
They could reinstall the OS to bring back the speed, but most people don’t know how to do that, it’s easier to just buy a new machine.
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Michael Rockwell Feb 1
This isn’t true with iOS — it always feels just as fast as when you first bought it.
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Michael Rockwell Feb 1
The reason this can’t be said about the iPhone is because upgrades are often spurred by dropped/broken/water damaged devices.
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Michael Rockwell Feb 1
This is why iPad sales are down year-over-year.
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Michael Rockwell Feb 1
There’s no inherent reason to upgrade and Apple isn’t doing enough with the hardware and software to encourage earlier upgrades.
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Riccardo Mori Feb 1
Possible exceptions are things like iOS 9 on iPad 2/iPhone 4S. Those devices become really slow and you can’t even downgrade.
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Riccardo Mori Feb 1
But yes, overall I agree with your argument.
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Scripted Tech Feb 1
I don’t get why more people don’t understand this. It’s not something you upgrade every year 🤦🏽‍♂️😒
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Michael Rockwell Feb 1
it’s going to take a while to know for sure, but I expect the average upgrade cycle for iPads is around 5 years.
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Scripted Tech Feb 1
Totally agree - I only just replaced my father in laws iPad (v1) with the latest Air (2) as he mainly needed more storage 😂
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Michael Rockwell Feb 1
I had a similar experience — bought the original on day one and didn’t upgrade until the Air 2 came out.
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Scripted Tech Feb 1
Not quite sure what to do with the Original iPad now though :\
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Michael Rockwell Feb 1
I used it as a kitchen computer for a while, but it just feels *so much slower* than the other devices I own now.
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Erik Costoulas Feb 1
true for later models, but my old iPad 2 is glacially slow nowadays, bordering on unusable.
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Michael Rockwell Feb 1
I think the first two or three models might be the exception.
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Erik Costoulas Feb 1
for now, but I’m guessing future software releases will keep making previous models obsolete 🙃
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