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Buying iPad on Amazon today using OPM
Posted by: chopper
Date: June 22, 2021 11:42AM
My wife's boss asked her to buy a new iPad today on Prime Day.

He gave her no other indication of what he wants. This is "corporate spending for the sake of spending" stuff me thinks.

They have a bunch of old iPads they have patched together to use Square.

Any suggestions on which model to get? No need for cellular. Plenty of employees with "old eyes" using these units. Retina screens or?

Suggestions welcome.
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Re: Buying iPad on Amazon today using OPM
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 22, 2021 11:48AM
It all depends on expected use case. Anything special ? You mentioned Square, so it sounds like it's being used as a sort of mobile POS terminal ? That implies cellular would be needed...

Inquiring minds....

Oh.. and definitely add a decent case to the mix, one with a keyboard and a decent level of ruggedness...
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Re: Buying iPad on Amazon today using OPM
Posted by: chopper
Date: June 22, 2021 11:52AM
It's in an ancient stone building. Cell service and wi-fi bites inside. They have it so wi-fi with Square works in two areas as POS and usual.
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Re: Buying iPad on Amazon today using OPM
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 22, 2021 12:56PM
Honestly, sounds like the basic iPad is prob more than enough. Cant see any reason based on your post of why they would need anything more... just wasted HP.

All iPad screens are "retina".

If they are using the little plug in square dongles, you need a 3.5" or lighting port... Air and Pro are USB C only... you would need to add a contactless reader to the mix.

If they are dealing with walk in customers, a square stand with contactless reader works with a basic iPad.





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Re: Buying iPad on Amazon today using OPM
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 22, 2021 01:44PM
Square iPad Stand and POS tap/swipe
[www.amazon.com]

iPad 2020 gen 8, 128GB
[www.amazon.com]
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Re: Buying iPad on Amazon today using OPM
Posted by: chopper
Date: June 22, 2021 02:05PM
Thanks for all suggestions.

She also adds (now) that she needs a hub or something for the iPad that has 2 usb ports and a lightning port.

Further suggestions?
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Re: Buying iPad on Amazon today using OPM
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 22, 2021 03:06PM
USB ports? for?

basic iPads dont really work that way... unless you go Air/Pro with USB C... and usage is limited.

I would guess that nothing is stored on the iPad, so paying extra for 128 GB might be meh if you go with the basic one..





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