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Is there any point to buying a 1st gen iPad?

I only want a tablet to watch Netflix, read the occasional book or surf the web. Would be nice to get iMessages on it too. Can I get a used first-gen iPad?

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It better be cheap. Why? Today for about 130
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I Wouldn't

I bought a refurbished iPad and that thing was slow when dealing with apps. Only thing it was good for was notes and watching pre-loaded movies.

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Ok

Ah- so what's the oldest iPad model that would still suffice for my purposes?

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What's the goal?

Cheap or finding the oldest iPad ever?

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(NT) Haha
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You can go cheaper but 1st Gen iPad has no Netflix.

A new or refurb Amazon Fire Tablet is under 99 bucks (most models.) Then we have many Android tablets. A first gen iPad is hard to find here. I guess you found one for 20 bucks? Do tell.

I guess I should have pointed out the 1st gen iPad will not get Netflix.

Post was last edited on January 26, 2018 2:31 PM PST

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How about

How about an iPad 2 refurbed?

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Unsure why you take my word on this.

It's just a google away but the iPad 2 on iOS 9.x does Netflix.

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I wouldn't

My wife used to have an iPad 3 and after a few IOS updates it was slow as molasses. It'd freeze as well. It was barely usable, I can't even imagine a 1st generation. I would get a lower end but much newer Android. And forget about iMessages

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Basically, it’s unusable

It’s too slow to surf the net. It crashes constantly. I only use mine to look at old photos. If there was a way to load an older operating system to make it work, I’d love to hear about it.

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Is there any point to buying a 1st gen iPad?

The 1st gen iPad is too obsolete. My mom has mine, but she uses it as a photo viewer and email client. If you plan to use any apps, forget it. The old iOS 5 won't run anything modern or interesting. All the best

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Short answer - no

I would not recommend purchasing a first Gen. For the main reason of speed. it will be sluggish, make sure you are on the latest OS if you decide to go ahead

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