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So why would I want to use a new one yet? Apple has set a new standard in lifespan & reliability.
I have a 1st Gen Ipad which has been essentially bricked by Apple's IOS updates. So while it still works fine, I am stuck with a 700.00 64GB digital storage locker for music and photos. I cannot use any new productivity applications (e.g. Google drive) because it is only supported on the newer IOS version which will not install on my old Ipad. For this reason, I am DONE with apple products. Had they continued to support my version, I might feel differently, but this "Microsoft like" tactic of intentionally obsoleting hardware with software will not work with me. My Galaxy tab is more than adequate to do what I need when I am on the go.. and it has an SD slot for expansion.