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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Apple is cheapening the iPad brand by releasing so many versions

in such short time. a year ago iPad3 with Retna display came out, then the 4, and now the 128GB iPad4, all within 12 month period. i doubt anybody stood in line for the iPad4 like they did for the first couple releases. imo, Apple is cheapening the iPad brand.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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People don't stand in line for MacBook Pro spec bumps either. The iPad is becoming a mature product; it won't be reinventing the wheel every year.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:06 PM   #3
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People were going nuts for the Apple II in the 70's too I believe. A tablet is a tablet. It's not really going to fundamentally change, just like the PC never did. It's all iterative updates from here on out. Don't worry too much though, the iWatch will be out soon if you need something new to throw your money at.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:11 PM   #4
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It's still a lot less than Samsung by example

In all honesty tho the 4 needed to happen to bring all apples iOS devices inline with the same connector technology. As for the 128gb models I'd say that's a smart move as bulk purchases reduce future cost.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:16 PM   #5
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In all honesty tho the 4 needed to happen to bring all apples iOS devices inline with the same connector technology.
Have you used an iPad 3 lately?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:28 PM   #6
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Just the opposite, Apple is strengthening the iPad "brand" if you will. But really Apple is more concerned with the "apple" brand , not the iPad brand.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:16 PM   #7
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"cheapen the brand" ... I'm confused. You do realize this is a mass produced consumer gizmo that they make millions of, right? This isn't some limited edition luxury item, but rather a commodity. How exactly are they cheapening the brand?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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Agreed!

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 09:10 PM   #9
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Just the opposite, Apple is strengthening the iPad "brand" if you will. But really Apple is more concerned with the "apple" brand , not the iPad brand.
Agreed. The release of new products only helps the brand.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 10:51 PM   #10
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Well, the only mistake has been the iPad 4 seven months later than the iPad 3. Partially justified by the lightning connector and the adjustment of specs because the Retina display required the cpu of the iPad 4 since its launch and last but not least, to maximize the profits during Christmas.
The 128GB is just an increase of storage to compete with Surface tablets but it's still an iPad 4.

A truly reshaping of Apple and iPad brands would be the iPad 5/Mini 2 on March (and the next next generation on Fall), but I doubt that it's going to happen.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:15 PM   #11
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Have you used an iPad 3 lately?
They don't sell the iPad 3 as a new product. They do however sell the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S that both have the 30-pin connector as new products.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 01:39 AM   #12
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They don't sell the iPad 3 as a new product. They do however sell the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S that both have the 30-pin connector as new products.
What I meant is that the iPad 3 was kinda slow due to the retina display by the time it was released already. The iPad 4 needed to happen not only for the Lightning port, but for the A6X as well.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 04:26 AM   #13
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What I meant is that the iPad 3 was kinda slow due to the retina display by the time it was released already. The iPad 4 needed to happen not only for the Lightning port, but for the A6X as well.
In terms of a gaming device your right but for a lot of people it is not a gaming device in the first place. I too have some games on my 3 and they all play very well (GOF2HD is laggy on def Resolution though). But for University I don't see big differences because reading and writing is excellent on both iPad 3 and 4.

The 4 happened MOSTLY because of the Connector. Maybe the A6 Chip was designed to work with the 3 but didn't make it in time so they threw it in the 4 instead. The 4 is really just a speed bump and no real update. The future will tell us more :-)
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 06:51 AM   #14
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in such short time. a year ago iPad3 with Retna display came out, then the 4, and now the 128GB iPad4, all within 12 month period. i doubt anybody stood in line for the iPad4 like they did for the first couple releases. imo, Apple is cheapening the iPad brand.
I disagree completely.

While its true the timing is short between models, Apple's doing things today they would never have tried before. It's as though they're confused.

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Btw, if Apple is cheapening the iPad brand by updating it once or twice a year, I wonder what that says about the Galaxy S, Galaxy S Duos, Galaxy SII, Galaxy SIII, Galaxy S WiFi, Galaxy Xcover, Galaxy Y, Galaxy W, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy Mini, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Camera.
I don't even know what half of that stuff is supposed to be, though I understand the difference between an iPad and an iPad Mini.
I don't understand how these Android Haters sleep at night ?
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 07:17 AM   #15
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Apple is cheapening the iPad brand by releasing so many versions

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Have you used an iPad 3 lately?
Yes, it still has 30 pin connector not lightning, partly why I want to get the 4 which has Lightning


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Old Feb 20, 2013, 08:30 AM   #16
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in such short time. a year ago iPad3 with Retna display came out, then the 4, and now the 128GB iPad4, all within 12 month period. i doubt anybody stood in line for the iPad4 like they did for the first couple releases. imo, Apple is cheapening the iPad brand.
why do you care if people stood in line for the ipad4 and the last time i heard, the ipad3 and ipad4 was still a quality product minus whatever QC issues.

more than the usual product releases...yes. cheapening the brand...no.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 03:58 PM   #17
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What samsung is doing is to get more choices to consumers, big screen and small screen and so on.
Yet none of their offerings is as good as Apple's iPad 3 or 4 or even Mini iPad. Android just does not have as good Apps or OS as Apple.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 05:25 PM   #18
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What's the difference between the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 again?
http://blog.clove.co.uk/2012/09/11/g...axy-note-10-1/

Here ya go.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 05:57 PM   #19
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So the Galaxy Note 10.1 is really the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 - good to know.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 07:16 PM   #20
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in such short time. a year ago iPad3 with Retna display came out, then the 4, and now the 128GB iPad4, all within 12 month period. i doubt anybody stood in line for the iPad4 like they did for the first couple releases. imo, Apple is cheapening the iPad brand.
So rapid updates = brand cheapening

If I follow this logic, slow updates = brand strengthening

Therefore, Apple could strengthen the iPad brand to god-like superiority by only doing updates every 10 years or so!
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 07:50 PM   #21
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So the Galaxy Note 10.1 is really the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 - good to know.
Or the New New Galaxy Tab 10.1
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 10:32 PM   #22
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It's a tablet. Pretty much is replacing mobile computing. Sure, everyone will still need laptops for heavy duty work, but for general day to day tasks, a tablet is more than enought. An iPad is essentially a tablet made by Apple. It's becoming a norm.
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