Families Trading Up Give Older iPads to Kids, Parents

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By: Roger Yu | USA TODAY

As tablet prices drop and new versions land in stores, families are trading up and passing their castoffs to children and grandparents. The tablet-on-every-lap trend is playing out in millions of U.S. households where, come television’s prime time, moms and dads dump the TV and retreat to their own devices, while teenagers text and sneak in game apps during homework breaks.

The trend is proving to be a boon for device makers eager to flood the market with new versions even if the old ones work well for most users.

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