“You know, the elderly [iPad], although slow, and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. Don’t you go dying on me now!”
-Lloyd Christmas, Dumb & Dumber
I have a first generation iPad floating around my house. I could get $100 for it at a local used video game store, but I think I can still get more than $100 use out of it. It is slower and sometimes it crashes, but I do still find it useful in a few ways.
What I do with my really old iPad:
- Videos (iTunes and other downloaded files)
- Streaming apps (Netflix, PBS Kids, Hulu, Right Now Media, Jelly Telly, etc.)
- Logos Bible App
- Google Drive
- Browse the web
- Music (leave it at your tech booth; I would rather have students use this than my phone)
- Social Media (a dedicated iPad with all your ministry social media accounts; keep your work at work and not on your phone)
What I do not do with my really old iPad:
- Teach: If it crashes, you are toast.
- Games: Some work but some are very slow. (Candy Crush is still cranking out updates. #winning)
- New Apps: Some are just too powerful.
Hope this helps!