Apple iOS devices

I’ve updated both my iPhone 5s and iPad 2 to iOS 8.1. The iPhone is working fine, but the iPad is really showing its age. It’s running pretty slow, and some apps are crashing occasionally.

I’m looking to buy a new iPad, but I’m still not sure if I want to shell out for the new Air 2, or get last year’s Air 1. Either would be much speedier than the iPad 2.

Meanwhile, though, I decided to trade in my old iPad, and my old iPhone 4, which has been gathering dust for the last year. (I’m not sure why I didn’t do something with the old iPhone sooner, but better late than never, I guess.) I was surprised to see that the iPhone 4 is still worth $35 from Apple’s recycling program. I’m not sure if they’ll actually pay that, or if they’ll mark it down for some reason, but I wasn’t expecting anything for it, so whatever I get is fine. And, while Apple’s site gave me a value of $85 for the iPad 2, Gazelle offered me $100, so I’m sending that to Gazelle. (Gazelle’s offer for the iPhone 4 would only be $25, so I’m slightly better off using Apple’s program for that.)

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