When the ipad and similar came out, I wasn't too interested. It seemed ok but not worth the price in my mind. Then about 3 years ago on Fathers day, DS gave me one (ipad mini 1st gen) as a gift (he loves apple products) cuz he thought I was missing out? I found out that it was a pretty neat gadget, surf the web, netflix, use wi fi at w*rk, etc. etc.
Over time I noticed that apps would run slow, web pages painfully slow some would just reload a minute or two after being on the page with an error that 'something went wrong with the web page and it has to reload'. It was getting to the point that if I didn't have an app for the website I wanted to use, I wouldn't go to it.
I guess the paranoid belief is that each iOS upgrade purposely slows down your device, uses more memory, etc., so that you get frustrated and voluntarily purchase the newest hardware
Maybe its true?!?
Anyhow not to hijack the thread, but just two days ago, my ipad went completely blank, like the power was off. No hard reset, charging for multiple hours, nothing, would get it to work. I ended up taking it to a apple (not official) repair place and they tried some kind of hard diagnostic reset on it and no go, it is now a paper weight. Has that happened to anyone else? Is 3 years an average amount of life for an ipad?
So, now not having one I am jonesing for one. I saw at Costco they have the mini 4 with 64G for $429. A drop in price (I was told) due to the newest pro coming out and $70 less than apple direct. I'm going to get it tonight or tomorrow.