The iPad Air was released a few days ago and we’re sure that there are older iPad users who might be interested in getting their hands on the latest model which is not only more powerful, but newly designed as well that makes the device thinner and slightly smaller (but keeping its display size) than its predecessors. While this is pretty much a given, we guess the kicker is that trade-ins of iPads have been reported to have doubled since back in 2012, as reported by Gazelle and Nextworth, where both companies claim to be seeing trade-in quotes for iPads up by around 130% for Gazelle, and 127% for Nextworth.
As expected, both companies claim the redesigned iPad Air was one of the reasons many customers were looking to trade in their older iPads for the new. The third-generation iPad appears to be the most popular item for trade-in as well, according to both companies. Gazelle reports that the third-gen iPad accounts for about 31% of iPad quotes last month, while Nextworth reports 35%. As for iPad mini quotes, those appear to be relatively flat at the moment as there’s still no telling when the tablet will be released, suggesting that current iPad mini users are still holding on to their tablets until a release date for the new iPad mini with Retina display has been announced.