Just don’t. I do know cash is tight, however your sanity is vital too. Yes, there’s an opportunity an older iPad might nonetheless carry out decently, however except somebody is supplying you with one without spending a dime, attempt to hunt for a more moderen mannequin. Many of the older iPads now not obtain software program updates, and so they’ll appear sooooo gradual in comparison with your telephone and your pc. The Mini 1 and iPad 1-2 have very low-res screens, too. Forget shopping for an iPad Air 1—these are too lengthy within the tooth. If you’re shopping for one thing for a kid to make use of, strive Amazon’s Fire tablets as an alternative, that are cheaper than any new iPad and nonetheless have tons of kid-friendly options and parental controls.