ipad

Created at: 2021-03-18 16:02:12
Questioner General

I have a 6 year old daughter who is very responsible and I'm looking at purchasing an I pad for her. it will mostly be used for games and video chat. What one would you suggest, I'm not looking for the newest one just something that will last her and wont hurt the pocket book to much.

Answer #1:

By: Mrs. Alena Stokes DVM

I have a 6 year old daughter who is very responsible and I'm looking at purchasing an I pad for her. it will mostly be used for games and video chat. What one would you suggest, I'm not looking for the newest one just something that will last her and wont hurt the pocket book to much.

Answer #2:

By: Dr. Ariane Bartoletti

I pad mini should be a good bang for your buck. Maybe if you can get the mini 5 at a discounted price since the 6 has been launched. However, if you wait a bit longer chances are the prices will fall once the mini 6 becomes available to public.



You can also consider 7 or 8 gen if you get a good deal. It depends.



You can compare iPad models here and select the one that suits you:

https://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/

Answer #3:

By: Alvah Gusikowski

There are PLENTY of less expensive, newer, older iPad models that can run the latest, current versions of iPadOS.

If you need OR ONLY able to purchase older, less expensive iPad models, look at older IPads from 2014 and later.



All of these older model iPads below, CAN run the latest iPadOS versions and the up.



2014, 9,7 inch screen iPad Air 2 models

2015, 7.9 inch screen iPad Mini 4 models

2015-2017, 12.9 inch screen iPad Pro models. ( 1st gen Pencil support )

2016, 9.7 inch screen iPad Pro models ( 1st gen Pencil support )

2017,10.5 inch screen iPad Pro models ( 1st gen Pencil support )

2017, 9.7 inch screen iPad 5th gen models

2018, 9.7 inch screen iPad 6th gen models ( 1st gen Pencil support )

2019, 10.2 inch screen iPad 7th gen models ( 1st gen Pencil support )

2020, 10.2 inch screen iPad 8th gen models. ( 1st gen Pencil support )



Get the largest internal data storage model you can afford as NO Apple iOS device has expandable storage.





Best of Luck to You!`

Answer #4:

By: Dannie Schaefer

If you decide to go down the path of purchasing used, secondhand Apple devices, here is how to avoid purchasing an Apple iOS/iPadOS device with user activation lock, in the future.





If you purchase any iPad, or any Apple iOS device, for that matter, used/second hand, online, or even in-person, make sure this iPad does NOT have user activation lock and has been properly reset for sale.



A properly reset for sale iPad should initially power up to an animated, multi-language “Welcome” screen.



DO NOT take the iPad seller's word that this iPad is user activation lock free,

We have seen plenty of used iOS device purchasers get scammed.

User Activation Lock can never be bypasss, circumvented or worked around IF there is no correct previous/original user information to be able to do so.

Apple doesn't get involved with ANY user activation locked, used/second-hand sold devices, either.



So, buyer beware.



If purchasing a used device in-person, power the iPad ON

If the iPad DOES NOT display the initial animated, multi-language “Welcome”screen, then pass on purchasing this iPad.

If the iPad powers up to any other screen, then forget purchasing this iPad.

You cannot trust that the seller actually has the correct needed info to properly reset the iPad back to factory settings right then and there before the actual purchase and exchange of money for the iPad, in question.

Pass on the device!



If you are purchasing this used iPad online ask the seller to provide multiple images, either online or be sent to you via email, showing this animated, multi-language “Welcome” screen of the interested in purchasing iPad model.

Even better, ask for a short video be sent to you showing this animated, multi-language “Welcome” screen, in action and in its entirety, posted to the online ad or emailed to you.

If the online iPad seller refuses any of these requests, pass on the iPad. DO NOT BUY!



Good Luck to You!