Like me, it's beat up and ugly, but it works...
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Yet another iPad added to the collection. This is an old 3rd generation unit, the first one with the retina display, snagged for $20. I just wanted it as an instrument display for Microsoft Flight Simulator or X-Plane so it doesn't need to be pretty. For about $10 and a lot of labor I could replace the digitizer, but for my planned use it really isn't necessary at this time.
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I still have the oooold iPad 2 I bought when they first came out. It’s been far too slow to do anything on for years but my 3yo son’s games run ok on it. So at least I won’t cry if it breaks.
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@britsnswedes-was-minigti I have an original 64gb iPad that I could not bear to part with for sentimental reasons.
I was poor at the time and walked / took the bus to and from work. One day, only a few weeks after the iPad had been released, I found one in the street. It had been run over, and you could still see the tire prints on the cover. I took it over to the local Apple store to get an estimate on repairing it. Instead of providing an estimate they grabbed a replacement unit (brown box instead of retail packaging) and gave it to me. I had to control myself until I got far enough away from the store where I then proceeded to laugh like crazy at my unbelievably good fortune.
The reason I can't part with is because of my late grandmother. She was 92 at the time and not technically savvy - cordless phones were a challenge for her, but she picked up how to use the iPad and surf the web in an instant. Every time I would go down to visit, the first thing she would always ask was "Did you bring the iPad?"
I occasionally use it as a simple music player or a monitor to show incoming mail; it's really too slow to do much of anything these days. But the best thing it does is remind me of my favorite grandparent and the good times that we had together.