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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:04 AM   #1
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Okay so what happened to the iPad 3?

So on Apple's website you can purchase the iPad mini, iPad 2 and the new iPad Retina.

Two questions:

What happened to the iPad 3? Why are they no longer available?

What are the major differences between the 3 and the new iPad with Retina?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:20 AM   #4
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So on Apple's website you can purchase the iPad mini, iPad 2 and the new iPad Retina.

Two questions:

What happened to the iPad 3? Why are they no longer available?

What are the major differences between the 3 and the new iPad with Retina?
The 3 is no longer available.
The biggest difference between the two is PERFORMANCE. The iPad 4 has a much better chip.
There are other big improvements like the from camera, the lightning connector, the 12Watt charger, the lightning port and the improved WiFi reception.
It's what the iPad 3 should have been
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 05:28 AM   #5
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upgraded with faster processor/graphics, lightning port. No biggie imo unless you're a spec whore
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 05:30 AM   #6
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seems like there's hundreds more on refurbme.com...
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upgraded with faster processor/graphics, lightning port. No biggie imo unless you're a spec whore
Or a true power user or avid gamer.
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I believe Apple is selling off the remaining iPad 3's on the refurb store.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 06:50 AM   #9
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WalMart had iPads at 100 off, I didn't check to see if it was the 2 or 3.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 06:50 AM   #10
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i think the ipad 3 had heat problems apple didnt want us to know

might have lead to premature battery failure etc
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:00 AM   #11
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I believe Apple is selling off the remaining iPad 3's on the refurb store.
Theyve just ran out of the 16gb wifi versions, at least for now. They're also going to have to hold onto a few for Applecare replacements, otherwise they may have to replace broken 3's with later models until September 2014.
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i think the ipad 3 had heat problems apple didnt want us to know

might have lead to premature battery failure etc
I think you're making stuff up.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:10 AM   #13
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Shafted is the operative word! Apple put out a POS ipad3 just like they just put out a POS Mac mini 1 so they can bring out the correct version in 6 months. I paid $630 plus tax for my ipad3 with Verizon. My wife paid $500 plus tax for her base iPad 3. Seven months later its going for $375 refurb full warranty on apple.com. Lost 25 percent in seven months. Actually more if try to sell on CL. Yes apple xxxxxx a lot of loyal buyers.


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Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:15 AM   #14
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Shafted is the operative word! Apple put out a POS ipad3 just like they just put out a POS Mac mini 1 so they can bring out the correct version in 6 months. I paid $630 plus tax for my ipad3 with Verizon. My wife paid $500 plus tax for her base iPad 3. Seven months later its going for $375 refurb full warranty on apple.com. Lost 25 percent in seven months. Actually more if try to sell on CL. Yes apple xxxxxx a lot of loyal buyers.
Using the iPad 3 as an investment is not a good idea as technology is quickly changing. I'm sure your model works perfectly fine however.
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Shafted is the operative word! Apple put out a POS ipad3 just like they just put out a POS Mac mini 1 so they can bring out the correct version in 6 months. I paid $630 plus tax for my ipad3 with Verizon. My wife paid $500 plus tax for her base iPad 3. Seven months later its going for $375 refurb full warranty on apple.com. Lost 25 percent in seven months. Actually more if try to sell on CL. Yes apple xxxxxx a lot of loyal buyers.
News Flash. Hardware gets updated. iPad 1 owners didn't whine about getting shafted once they brought out the 2, even those who bought theirs less than seven months before the two came out.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:21 AM   #16
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The iPad 3 was discontinued entirely because in the eyes of the *average* consumer there is little difference between it and the iPad 4. Most would still opt for a discounted iPad 3. The iPad 2 still has the old low res screen and is cheaper to produce which means a higher profit margin.

If you want a cheaper, quality iPad the refurb 3's are a good move IMO.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:28 AM   #17
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Care to guess that they'll trot the threes back out again as the $399 budget iPad once the 5's come out? Especially if it's a major redesign?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 07:51 AM   #18
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i think the ipad 3 had heat problems apple didnt want us to know

might have lead to premature battery failure etc

Could we put this false rumor to rest?
I've had an ipad 3 since day one and it has NEVER had a heat problem.
I have yet to see anyone using oven mitts to hold the iPad.
I would love the better chip in the v4,
but the v3 (at least mine) does NOT get hot.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:00 AM   #19
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Could we put this false rumor to rest?
I've had an ipad 3 since day one and it has NEVER had a heat problem.
I have yet to see anyone using oven mitts to hold the iPad.
I would love the better chip in the v4,
but the v3 (at least mine) does NOT get hot.
Agreed. I've had mine since march and no heat issues here. Gets slightly warm when running graphics heavy games/apps but it doesn't require a radiation suit to handle
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 05:13 PM   #20
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Shafted is the operative word! Apple put out a POS ipad3 just like they just put out a POS Mac mini 1 so they can bring out the correct version in 6 months. I paid $630 plus tax for my ipad3 with Verizon. My wife paid $500 plus tax for her base iPad 3. Seven months later its going for $375 refurb full warranty on apple.com. Lost 25 percent in seven months. Actually more if try to sell on CL. Yes apple xxxxxx a lot of loyal buyers.
yeah, i was just lucky that i sold mine 2 months before the new ipad announcement, which is why im not peeved
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My iPad 3 never got hot under normal indoor or outdoor use. It only got hot when used in bright summer sunlight above ambient temperatures above 85F
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 05:43 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the info. It was just weird to see the iPad 2 still on sale and the iPad 3 totally gone like it wasn't ever part of the line up. I've had the 3 since day one with no issues. I'm just debating with myself whether it's worth the upgrade charge to go to the 4. I went from the original to the 3 and loved the changes.

Mmmmmmm - what to do...
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