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Old Sep 29, 2010, 02:23 PM   #1
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New iPad before Christmas ?

This article claims that an iPad refresh for the holiday season seems likely. What do you all think?

Personally, I think would be a great move for Apple if they could release a new ipad before christmas. I'd definitely buy one
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 02:29 PM   #2
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If you peruse the Buyer's Guide, you'll see that Apple pretty much never updates any of its products in a given year after October. That makes sense. If you want product for the holiday buying season, you need the products on the shelf in quantity no later than early November.

So if we are to see a new iPad this year, it pretty much has to be announced within the next four weeks or so. After that, forget it.

The idea of having all of Apple's products capable of FaceTime makes sense, but that is the only reason I can think of to indicate a refresh very soon. Everything else* points to no new iPad until 2011.

* No manufacturing reports of such a new device yet, plus Apple is selling the current iPad as fast as they can make them so why replace what is selling so well and will continue to sell well until the new year?
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 02:29 PM   #3
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Since that there have been articles saying there will be a refresh Q1 of 2011, a refresh Q2 of 2011, that a new 9.7 inch iPad will be released in Q2 of 2011 and after that a 7 inch iPad will be released.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 02:38 PM   #4
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Doubt it very much, when the current iPad just launched on other countries and still more countries to come from here to the holidays, they will get all the money they can get out of the current gen, before updating, even if it ready.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 03:07 PM   #5
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Who gives a crap. My iPad will be used for two more years at least, they could come out with 10 more iPads.

These rumors are always brought up by those between type buyers. You know the ones who decided April was not a good time to buy one so they waited but don't want to wait until 2011 April so they start rumors. It sucks to be you. Well you should have bought one at release.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 03:43 PM   #6
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FaceTime is really overhyped. I've got it on the iPhone 4: it's fun for a once or twice, but after that it's just a gimmick.

Buy the iPad now, when iPad 2 comes out (most likely in april 2011 - that's like 6 months from now... a long long time) decide whether it's worth the upgrade. FaceTime won't be worth the upgrade. 512 MB of ram won't be worth the upgrade either.

I don't think Apple is going to release a new iPad before the end of this year, since they are still launching the iPad in some countries (new countries are planned for november and even december...) and it's selling like hot cakes.

I advice you to maybe upgrade once every two years. In two years time you might only get $200 or $300 for 16 GB iPad, but than the extra price is worth the upgrade.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 03:48 PM   #7
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Little to no chance there will be an update before Spring

Like others have said, that's a long time
I love my iPad, and I don't know if the new version will have much appeal or not for me

I have an iPhone 4, so the camera, etc. isn't critical for me
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 05:04 PM   #8
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Little to no chance there will be an update before Spring

Like others have said, that's a long time
I love my iPad, and I don't know if the new version will have much appeal or not for me

I have an iPhone 4, so the camera, etc. isn't critical for me
My thoughts exactly!
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 07:16 PM   #9
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Little to no chance there will be an update before Spring

Like others have said, that's a long time
I love my iPad, and I don't know if the new version will have much appeal or not for me

I have an iPhone 4, so the camera, etc. isn't critical for me
I'm pretty sure Apple will think of something to pull you in.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 08:37 PM   #10
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Who gives a crap. My iPad will be used for two more years at least, they could come out with 10 more iPads.

These rumors are always brought up by those between type buyers. You know the ones who decided April was not a good time to buy one so they waited but don't want to wait until 2011 April so they start rumors. It sucks to be you. Well you should have bought one at release.
Oh im sorry i didn't know I offended you personally. I don't regret not buying an iPad at all and was just asking what people thought of the article. Stop being a dick.
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Little to no chance there will be an update before Spring

Like others have said, that's a long time
I love my iPad, and I don't know if the new version will have much appeal or not for me

I have an iPhone 4, so the camera, etc. isn't critical for me
I feel the same way. Though if the new iPad has more RAM and a camera, I will be getting it.
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 06:13 AM   #12
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Do you think it would damage iPad Christmas sales (major gifts to loved ones) when everyone knows the new model will follow 16 weeks later?
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 10:01 AM   #13
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I learned a long time ago that if you don't buy something because the rumored next one is going to be better, you'll never buy one and won't get to enjoy it.

I guarandamntee you, within 48 hours of the next gen iPad being released, all this nonsense will start all over again.
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Do you think it would damage iPad Christmas sales (major gifts to loved ones) when everyone knows the new model will follow 16 weeks later?
Well, since nobody will know that, I don't think it will hurt sales at all
Apple has always followed this policy and it hasn't been an issue before
Rumors are rumors, and there is always newer technology around the corner

Besides, most consumers do not follow the updates as religiously as rumor sites do
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 04:25 PM   #15
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The only thing being refreshed on the iPad this holiday season is you'll be able to buy one at Target. I don't see Target stocking iPad1.0 and then in a month or two iPad2.0 is released

So there you have it
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Oh im sorry i didn't know I offended you personally. I don't regret not buying an iPad at all and was just asking what people thought of the article. Stop being a dick.
ROFL. Well said - this posted just stated what he/she read in another article - nothing to pounce upon.
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 04:49 PM   #17
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Apple usually doesn't backstab their clients, If they don't have a new iPad till the Holiday season they probably won't till spring, my gut tells me it would be even June because it's a First gen that isn't even out in some countries yet, but maybe that's just me
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 07:41 PM   #18
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Personally I'd like a summer new model launch date.

2 or 3 months after Christmas is almost a slap in the face to those who have just bought them (current/ now old model) as gifts not that many weeks earlier.

2 or 3 months before Christmas would be so close that supply issues would be too tight to probably have enough to ship to consumers for the gift buying season.

Around the middle part of the year would mean, they would avoid either problem really.

Just a thought

Although of course I'd like an even faster and better one tomorrow
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 09:06 PM   #19
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