Those big screen iPhones are enticing iPad users after all, Compare My Mobile's trade-in data shows
Still, we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves here. The intense spikes in iPad Air (220%) and iPad Mini with Retina display (250%) trade-ins following the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 announcements show the majority of users are holding onto their iPads and want nothing else. Furthermore, trade-ins of the two-year old 16 GB Wi-Fi only iPad 4 peaked at a peachy 450%, which further illustrates the point. Two years and many competing tablets later, iPad 4 owners flocked to the iPad once again. It must be that "Apple magic".
In a final curious nugget of information, within the last month, iPad trade-in values on Compare My Mobile have fallen almost as much as they usually would over the entire year. The iPad Air has lost £72.12 of its value since the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 reveal, while the iPad Air only lost £85 of its value for the whole year. Its little comrade, the iPad Mini with Retina Display, has lost £54.70 of its value since the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 reveal, while the iPad Mini with Retina Display only lost £66 of its value in the span of a year.