Is this a good deal? I wouldnt mind getting one to replace my parents older 3rd generation.
no this doesn't really offer much over the 3rd generation. i would get the eBay iPad Air deal for $400, especially if you have the eBay bucks 4x promo, which makes it less than $350 for the newest model. a much better deal than this older model.
It's not a bad price, but there isn't a world of difference between gen 3 and gen 4. We're in a world developing on gen 5 (with a smaller chassis) and we have gen 6 coming out in a few months. Personally I'm waiting for the new one to be released and buying the gen 5 at a discount if the new one isn't anything special.
Also, Gen 3 is the last of the 30 pin connector; just a reminder to check and see if they have any docks or specific devices designed to use the old connector.
EDIT: There's an iPad air on the front page for $400 with no tax. I know it's more expensive, but that would actually be a noticeable upgrade.
I thought I read somewhere that the ipad 3 tended to get very hot to the touch, while the 4 did not. I could be wrong or maybe the problem was fixed but I remember that being an issue when the 3 came out.
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