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Apple iPad 8th Gen Wi-Fi 128GB $597 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Just looking for a budget tablet for kids while in lockdown and found this latest budget iPad from Amazon cheaper than Apple's A$649.00 price. 32Gb is also discounted to $467.00 but don't recommend as 32gb is too small for a tablet.

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    Free delivery without prime

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      Thanks, updated the title.

  • +5 votes

    Office works same price

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    Grab this one if you are not a heavy Internet user:

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/641157

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      Yeah nice deal, but not for me. You're basically tied up with a plan which i will probably not use as most of us have wifi from home.

      • +7 votes

        Basically I signed up this deal and cancelled the NBN plan. Telstra's 4G is much faster than NBN at the same cost in my area not to mention 5G. Just need a 4g router to carry the sim though.

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          The (sigh) only downside is having to sign up for the 4G NBN in a store… which wouldn’t normally be a problem.

          But it’s good to see that there’s no penalty for leaving.

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          I am ok with the 1.5Mbps speed after depleting the 300GB. I find that it is ok for general youtube and movies, I don't mind to watch my apple 4K movies in HD quality.

          Been doing this (mobile broadband) and not having NBN at home since 2019.

        • +23 votes

          5G doesnt work unless you had the 2nd shot of the vaccine

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          wait what do you mean you cancelled the plan

          do you mean you dont have to pay the $69 a month???

          • +1 vote

            @furythree: Hi furythree.
            My assumption is if you already had a NBN plan e.g $60/m and you use less than 300gb/m. You can sign up this deal and cancel your NBN plan.

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        Did you see this deal?
        Not sure if it will work but it’s a router where you can put a sim in.

        https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/640465

    • +6 votes

      Not at all in the same price category. You're comparing $600 for an iPad, or ~$1400 over 12 months for an iPad Pro.

  • +1 vote

    same price at Costco if you have membership

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    Good price. I was in same position. Tossing up between this and ipad air 3 (refurb but from a reputable seller). Screen on the air is 10 times better.
    In the end, jb had a sale on air 4… plus discounted vouchers

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    Bought around $550 during last deal with CR gift cards eBay

  • +45 votes

    'budget tablet for kids'

    ..can i be your kid too?

    • +10 votes

      Must be rich kids 😄

      • +8 votes

        parents not getting their kids an ipad pro should be reported to docs for child abuse.

        /s

        • +2 votes

          Adult kids not getting their parents an ipad pro should be reported to docs for aged-neglect

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          shhhh peasant!😂

  • +16 votes

    $597 doesn't sound "budget." Big budget maybe, but you can get whole computers for that price.

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      Depends for some people $597 is only like $1 to them 😆

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        True. Generally, people earning high income buy the electronics stuff as and when needed, they don’t think twice like we all OzBargainers do.

    • +6 votes

      I can get a Mustang for the price of a Family SUV these days, maybe I should apply your wisdom and ignore what the wife and 3 kids say about that…

      • -1 vote

        SUV probably has a higher ANCAP rating

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          Only Betas ANCAP

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          ANCAP ratings don’t pull in the chicks 😂😂

    • +6 votes

      iPads do tend to hold their value and remain usable for a relatively long time though. Longer term OS support is pretty good compared to Android.

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        yep agree, I still have one ipad from 2013 going strong and has been heavily used by kids.

      • +1 vote

        I just sold a iPad Air 2 16GB on marketplace for $250, and that was the cheapest listing in all WA.

    • -8 votes

      Ok, got your point that you don’t have much money. Trying to grasp the relevance to my personal situation and honestly its a struggle.

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      It depends. An ipad could do so much more than a cheap budget PC, at least for a kid.

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      yea. im sure anyone who thinks $600 ipad is budget frequents these forums.

      he's having a laugh

  • +1 vote

    More in my Budget

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    Any good deals on the 11" iPad Pro at the moment?

  • +1 vote

    Grab some gift cards from Macquarie for free 3% off.

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    Dunno about 32gb being “Too Small”, the only major issue is that Apple has a cripplingly bad update system that can only grow larger over time.

    And there’s still the issue where an over the air update can leave behind 8-20gb of system files that can’t be deleted unless you format using iTunes. In 2021.

    it’s just very expensive for storage, about 7x more than SSD prices eg 1TB for $125-250, Apple expects $900, or more.

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      … an over the air update can leave behind 8-20gb of system files that can’t be deleted unless you format using iTunes. In 2021.

      Do you mind giving more details on the above comment or simply point me to some reference materials? Thank you

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        If you rely on Apple support there’s “no reason” it should occur.

        Except to format your iPad and the problem should be solved.

        It “crept in” during iOS 13 (or earlier) and has varying difficulty of diagnosis, as “Other Storage” and “System Storage” aren’t explicitly user-manageable, like most of the device.

        You can peek into what the phone believes is “Other Data” via iTunes backups and jailbreak/developer access, but, not with say “Files” or other user applications. It is not something you should probably notice, but on 32/64gb models, and also the 128gb models, they can ‘bloat’ up with background processing frequently. Or, be completely empty. Regardless, it can prevent wireless (over the air) updates or installing new applications.

        You can still install updates via iTunes but you would likely need to make a backup via iTunes as well, just to be cautious, as iTunes updates tend to format the iPad/iPhone.

        Other Storage may also be used during the iCloud restoration process, syncing and merging the local databases for email, photos, messages and music, or linking storage to icloud backup references etc. which is why it can’t be predicted or given a timeframe. And why it happens even on the newest iPhone 12 devices.

        https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT211686

        https://osxdaily.com/2018/07/02/reduce-ios-system-storage-ip...

        https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-storage-full-wit...

        Remedies include
        1/ syncing with iTunes - somehow this performs a garbage collection process as part of the backup of logs and upload to iCloud. This can drop 30gb to 11gb

        2/ Reboot phone/iPad. Check again.
        Plug into charger. Check again.
        Come back after 5 days. Check again.

        3/ factory reset via iTunes on PC/Mac, then restore from backup - the solution to most iPhone and iPad problems

        4/ Apple Genius Bar - hah see #3

        5/ Clear Safari History & Data

        Etc. There is probably a better list, but given how often the results for “ipad other storage” lead you to advertising for iPhone 3rd party software that unlocks the protected storage for iMessages/call logs or application data, and not to Apple forums or resources, it seems like a designed flaw Apple does not want to expose to user scrutiny, or solve readily by exposing how often it’s a problem for users.

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      I run light on storage usually, but 64GB would be my base. I don’t store files/pics on iPad but cloud files build up in the cache and Apps.

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    Can't get over the garbage "1.2MP FaceTime HD" front camera they put in these. Also no WiFi 6. Other than that awesome YouTube machines.

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      For YouTube, much better to use a device that can block ads

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        Use Brave browser

  • +1 vote

    This was $574 through JB Education at the start of the year when I bought it for my kid's school iPad program. Not sure if it's still this price.

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      Yes, it is still the same - $575 for the 128 GB version as of today, through the BYOD program.
      https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/

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        Do you know if you use gift cards in the education portal?

        • +1 vote

          Nope - just tried and only the following options are accepted:
          - Credit Card
          - bpay
          - humm90

  • +2 votes

    Ipad refresh season coming in a few months. This will be superceded with a product thats the same rrp(very likely)

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      What are the chances that it would come with the much faster M1 chip. Everything else they have put out recently has this chip and they are about the introduce its successor. It would makes sense for them to use the M1 as their new baseline chip.

      • +4 votes

        Base iPads won't get M1

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        A13 and 4gb ram is the current rumor.

  • +4 votes

    If you do not mind ChromeOS, i would say this is a great 'budget' touchscreen chromebook for home schooling kids.
    It comes with a detachable key board, cover as well.

    https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08FSR712C/?coliid=I1I86PR6YV2J...

    • +1 vote

      I was contemplating of getting this as well, but ended up getting a 2nd hand 8th gen iPad from eBay with logitech folio keyboard for $560.

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      funnily enough I got one of these delivered today for my 6yo daughter.. and i'm typing this response on it right now.

      so far so good. logging in and creating her own account was a breeze, and I like that she can sign on with her school account (NSW DET) and it's all recognised.

      my son has an ipad because the school expects ipad.. it's a really nice device and I nearly got my daughter one too but it's too expensive for a 6 yo, let alone the money for accessories like keyboards etc

      So I agree, this is a great device and ChromeOS is pretty good.

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        And have added bonus of able to run at least 90% of Android apps in Chrome OS.

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      Thank you champion, checked it out the other day and noticed its at a super price for today only. For that price and those specs aswell as being a 2 in 1, great value being half the price of an iPad and was about to shell out for another one.

  • +1 vote

    Officeworks would probably price match its ipad mini 64GB space grey or gold with amazon's (both colours on for $569 at time of posting)

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Apple-iPad-Mini-64GB-Wi-Fi/dp/B07Q...

    https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/ipad-mini-...

    Making it $540.

  • +1 vote

    I've got an old alcatel Windows 10" 2 in 1 similar setup as Lenovo Ideapad Duet Chromebook but was painfully slow and i ended up installing ChromeOS (CloudReady) and its now as new and very fast and saved myself lot of money as i was about to buy an ipad.

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    Is there any way to refresh the battery on older models? We've got 2 6th Gen ipads; they both work fine from an app perspective but one has a battery which barely lasts 15 mins and therefore has to be plugged into the charger pretty much permanently. The other one is still fine…both have had a very similar usage pattern.

    • +3 votes

      Yes, it will cost you $165 if you don't have AppleCare+

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        Thanks very much for highlighting this. Does 'service' mean replace? It would only be worthwhile paying this if I got a brand new battery.

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          I believe yes, otherwise there's no point of servicing a depleted battery without replacing it. They have 90 days guarantee for service or parts replaced.

        • +5 votes

          if you pay for a battery “service” at the Apple store, Apple will actually take your old iPad away and you will get a replacement (refurbished) iPad, which will have a new screen, shell and battery.

          Apple stores don’t actually swap out iPad batteries, because of the copious amounts of adhesive used to adhere the digitiser or display to the iPad shell.

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            @WookieMonster: Wow that's good to know, seems worth it to pay that extra $165 if you get a refurbished iPad from Apple.

            • +4 votes

              @johnyBgood: The extra benefit is that replacement iPads supplied directly by Apple come with Australian Consumer Law coverage, and Apple interprets that to mean you will have a minimum of two years of service coverage at Australian Apple stores (and Authorised Apple Service Providers).

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    Quick question .. do we get 10-% cash back on iPad

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    Any compelling reason to cough up extra for the air over this? USB C and better display would be nice, but not $400 nice. Probably wouldn't even notice the difference in SoC and doubt I'd ever use the camera.

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      I have the air4 and ipad 6. Night and day. Laminated screen, no bezel, altogether a sleeker package. There was a sale on at jb for $770 minus discount gift vouchers. May well come back with air 5 incoming. No brainer at that price

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    $600 for a budget tablet? lol

    Kids can watch youtube just fine on something half that price.

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      True, but it’s also going to last until school for a lot of kids, and the game/edu ecosystem while shared, is primarily Apple. Especially with AR apps like Jig which are power-hungry.

      The Galaxy Tab A7 (when discounted to $250) or FireHD10 ($230) is cheaper, but they don’t have the same speed or utility as the iPad.

      Battery refurb or repair service is also a challenge with either Android tablet.

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    need to decide between ordering this or repairing the screen on my 2014 ipad air 2 (which was working reasonably well until the screen cracked) for around $200

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    You can watch YouTube on $99 prepaid phone LOL SPOILT BRATS

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      It would be hard to use that for homeschooling though. Main purpose I bought the iPad is to use it for their home schooling and at the same time media consumption.

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      But how do I pimp brag that the other parents with kids using a $99 prepaid phone and call them peasants when my own kids are slumming it like them.

      /s

  • +1 vote

    For kids use why not just get a used Air 2? Laminated screen and still more than enough performance for kids usage which would be basic games and youtube. Can pick one of those up for $250-$300

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    Would prefer the rose gold rather than the space grey. Will JB price match space grey for rose gold?