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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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Wait...so all we're getting is more memory in iPad 5?

Unless I missed something? So this is the next generation...just with memory? Does that even count as a new generation? Is so, it's a massive fail for me!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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Unless I missed something? So this is the next generation...just with memory? Does that even count as a new generation? Is so, it's a massive fail for me!
No it is not a new generation.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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If Apple is releasing a new version of the 4 with 128GB of memory,I think we can kiss goodbye any notion of a March release of the ipad5.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:16 PM   #4
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Unless I missed something? So this is the next generation...just with memory? Does that even count as a new generation? Is so, it's a massive fail for me!
This is the same generation.

Can you read?

Apple specifically said it's the 4th generation iPad.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:27 PM   #5
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If Apple is releasing a new version of the 4 with 128GB of memory,I think we can kiss goodbye any notion of a March release of the ipad5.
Duh!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:41 PM   #6
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:50 PM   #7
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The fifth generation iPad, the best third generation iPad yet.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 01:33 AM   #8
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I can't even fill up my 16GB because i use it as a Tablet, not Laptop.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 04:07 AM   #9
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I can't even fill up my 16GB because i use it as a Tablet, not Laptop.
Everyone tells me that a tablet is good for media consumption. That means listinging to music, watching movies and TV shows and reading books/newspapers/magazines. The only way I could do any of that on a 16 GB model is if I stream everything. If I leave my home, I am reliant on mobile data. I live in a small country in Europe, and if I cross the border (only about 12 km from where I live), data roaming costs an arm and a leg. If I travel by air, non-locally stored data is inaccessible. Any media I want to consume has to be stored on the device when I walk out my front door.

Remember mp3 players before the iPod? You had to decide before you left home which one album you would load onto it, because that's all it could store. Movies and TV shows on an iPad are in the same situation. I want an iPad to be to videos what the iPod was to music. I want my whole video library in my iPad wherever I go. 1000 songs in your pocket? I want 1000 movies in my bag.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 04:30 AM   #10
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Does anyone actually think there still a chance of a March ipad 5 release.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:22 AM   #11
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Does anyone actually think there still a chance of a March ipad 5 release.
Nope. Ain't gonna happen.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:34 AM   #12
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Does anyone actually think there still a chance of a March ipad 5 release.
No, they will release the new mini instead.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 06:44 AM   #13
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I think a lot of what Apple is doing is down to the availability (and refinement) of the technology to do what Apple wants to do. If the ability to make a thinner/lighter* iPad 3/4 at an acceptable price point exists now, they will be looking at doing this now.

* The 3 was, quite frankly a disappointment to me thanks extra bit of thickness and weight. Yes, I know it's not a lot but the 2 is just right for me. Something with the 4's oooomph and resolution, with the 2's size and weight would be perfect for my hands.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 06:52 AM   #14
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I think a lot of what Apple is doing is down to the availability (and refinement) of the technology to do what Apple wants to do. If the ability to make a thinner/lighter* iPad 3/4 at an acceptable price point exists now, they will be looking at doing this now.

* The 3 was, quite frankly a disappointment to me thanks extra bit of thickness and weight. Yes, I know it's not a lot but the 2 is just right for me. Something with the 4's oooomph and resolution, with the 2's size and weight would be perfect for my hands.
The 2 and 4 (I have both in my house) are practically the same weight and size. I don't get your point?
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The 2 and 4 (I have both in my house) are practically the same weight and size. I don't get your point?
The small difference is still a difference. If that's fine with you, that would not automatically mean it's fine with me.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 07:34 AM   #16
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If Apple is releasing a new version of the 4 with 128GB of memory,I think we can kiss goodbye any notion of a March release of the ipad5.
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No, they will release the new mini instead.
Awesome. Can I see that memo Apple sent you confirming that?
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:22 PM   #17
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If Apple is releasing a new version of the 4 with 128GB of memory,I think we can kiss goodbye any notion of a March release of the ipad5.
Many people put off purchasing for a new release so it could be a way to keep sales up.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:28 PM   #18
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Unless I missed something? So this is the next generation...just with memory? Does that even count as a new generation? Is so, it's a massive fail for me!
Of course its not the next generation.

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Does anyone actually think there still a chance of a March ipad 5 release.
Not without a March Apple Event.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 06:22 PM   #19
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I can't even fill up my 16GB because i use it as a Tablet, not Laptop.
Yeah, cause nobody ever consumes media at a time when they can't reach the cloud O_o

Or maybe you mean to imply that a "tablet" isn't for consuming media. In which case.... O_o O_o
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 06:31 PM   #20
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Can you read?

Apple specifically said it's the 4th generation iPad.

My my, you must have been treated quite badly as a child. Poor fellow.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 06:37 PM   #21
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The mini is too hot for a March release. The 128gb ipad 4 is *NOT* the ipad 5. Got it! Read me lips, there will NOT be an ipad release in March. And if there is, it would be a 128gb ipad mini gen 1. Kapesh?!

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Yeah, cause nobody ever consumes media at a time when they can't reach the cloud O_o

Or maybe you mean to imply that a "tablet" isn't for consuming media. In which case.... O_o O_o
And considering the high cost of data in North America, the cloud is not important. Storage space is. Hell, if they released a 8tb ipad, I'd be ALL over it.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 06:49 PM   #22
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Everyone tells me that a tablet is good for media consumption. That means listinging to music, watching movies and TV shows and reading books/newspapers/magazines. The only way I could do any of that on a 16 GB model is if I stream everything. If I leave my home, I am reliant on mobile data. I live in a small country in Europe, and if I cross the border (only about 12 km from where I live), data roaming costs an arm and a leg. If I travel by air, non-locally stored data is inaccessible. Any media I want to consume has to be stored on the device when I walk out my front door.

Remember mp3 players before the iPod? You had to decide before you left home which one album you would load onto it, because that's all it could store. Movies and TV shows on an iPad are in the same situation. I want an iPad to be to videos what the iPod was to music. I want my whole video library in my iPad wherever I go. 1000 songs in your pocket? I want 1000 movies in my bag.
When you watch all of those 1000 movies on your "trip", let me know. I've owned every iPad, and some of its competitors, and I've never used more than 16GB of data. I realize there are some people who will use more than 16GB of data, but those people can also get away with 16GB by consolidating their data, very easily.
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Does anyone actually think there still a chance of a March ipad 5 release.
Possible, in 2014.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 07:55 PM   #24
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new, new ipad specs

This is a report I read on the new ipad. They are saying that it comes with 2gig's of ram. I checked with apple on line and they didn't have info on the Ram

Everything else about the iPad announced Tuesday is the same as the current fourth-generation models: a 9.7-inch Retina display, a dual-core A6X processor, a FaceTime HD camera, 2 gigabtyes of RAM and an estimated 10 hours of battery life.
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This is a report I read on the new ipad. They are saying that it comes with 2gig's of ram. I checked with apple on line and they didn't have info on the Ram

Everything else about the iPad announced Tuesday is the same as the current fourth-generation models: a 9.7-inch Retina display, a dual-core A6X processor, a FaceTime HD camera, 2 gigabtyes of RAM and an estimated 10 hours of battery life.
No, the only change will be the 128gb storage.
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