With the iPad 3 on the horizon, there’s going to be a lot of parents looking for something productive to do with their iPad 2.
Alright folks, you’ve been seeing and hearing a lot of buzz about the iPad 3. Rumors have it that Apple will be unveiling the super fast, high res iPad 3 on March 7th, just a few weeks away.
But with the iPad 3 coming, what in the world are we going to do with all of the iPad 2‘s in the world?
It’s estimated that around 30 million iPad 2′s have sold since last year, and the largest age brackets of iPad owners are people over the age of 25.
Here’s a quick glance at the age demographic:
Of course, as it is with die hard Apple fans, they always have to buy the latest and greatest device – and it won’t be any different with the iPad 3.
I honestly believe that if Apple released a new toaster, it would break every global sales record of toasters in the history of toasters. I’m just saying…
So that leaves us with a dilemma of sorts (dilemma for parents that is) – what are going to do with our existing iPad 2 when it’s time to buy the iPad 3?
Kids – Now’s Your Chance!!!!
The dilemma isn’t a dilemma at all if you’re a kid. If I was a kid right now, I’d be lining up my sales pitch to my parents or grandparents as to why they need to pass their iPad 2 down to me, instead of trying to sell it on Ebay.
And for the parents, this might be the best overall economical choice.
I wouldn’t think that selling the iPad 2 is a particularly good option at this point. Reason being, the price of the iPad 2 is expected to drop upwards of around 25% as the iPad 3 release date nears, and immediately after it’s announced.
This is exactly what happened with the iPhone 4 when the 4S was announced.
Plus, if you sell your iPad 2 now, heaven for bid you go a whole two or three weeks without an iPad... that would be unimaginable!
So the next best option, and one I dare say may be the more logical choice, is to simply pass your iPad 2 along to your children.
I mean, it’s not like you are going to care a whole heck of a lot about it once that nice, shiny iPad 3 is sitting comfortably in the palm of your hands.
With nearly 30 million iPad 2′s sold worldwide of the past year, and the looming iPad 3 coming in couple of weeks, something tells me that a lot of kids are going to be walking around with first and second generation iPad’s.
** Idea ** I was just now thinking… if there’s going to be millions of new kids walking around with iPad’s, then maybe we should think about this and start developing a slew of new apps for kids.
What do you think?