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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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Holding back buying an expensive iPad case due to iPad 5

Anybody else holding back? Once the thinner one gets released all cases will be obsolete. I expect smart covers to still work but all your leather cases will be too large for the new Ipad 5.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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Anybody else holding back?
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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iPad 5 isn't being released anytime soon -- so I have no idea what you're holding back for. Plus, I doubt that leather iPad 4 cases will become "obsolete" if and when iPad 5 is released. It will probably still remain 9.7''
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what your point is. Given the most current is called the iPad with retina display, it's highly unlikely the upcoming model will be called iPad 5. Other than being thinner & lighter, any other features will be above & beyond what anyone needs or may use. The current model I have is very fast refined & complete. Yet Apple excels at convincing people they must have the latest.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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Anybody else holding back? Once the thinner one gets released all cases will be obsolete. I expect smart covers to still work but all your leather cases will be too large for the new Ipad 5.
If you upgrade every six months, what is the point of buying an expensive case at all? If you can't afford it, don't buy it.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:48 PM   #6
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Anybody else holding back? Once the thinner one gets released all cases will be obsolete. I expect smart covers to still work but all your leather cases will be too large for the new Ipad 5.
Regardless when Apple releases the iPad 5, note that there is a chance that it will have a different form factor that previous models.

First, its going to have the iPad Mini design which will mean it will be thinner and lighter.

Second, there is a good chance Apple will decrease its side bezels to make them more like the iPad Mini. By doing that the total width of the iPad 5 will be smaller which means most cases and Smart Covers will not fit (be larger than the actual iPad).
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:38 PM   #7
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Usually when I sell a device the case accompanies it. An expensive keyboard case like the new Zagg I got for Christmas I might sell separately if I feel I'll get a better return parting the items.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:56 PM   #8
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It will be different. Apple always moves things around, like the cameras, or the bezels. The 2 was different than the 1 and the 3 was different than the 2. That's life.

But, why hold back? We have no idea when the 5 will be released. More importantly, why spend a bunch of money on an expensive case that will add excessive weight to the device? To each his own

As others have already said, I sell my devices to upgrade, and throw in the cases with it.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 11:26 PM   #9
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Have fun waiting bud while I enjoy my perfectly usable iPad 3 until the day it dies.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:00 AM   #10
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Nah, I wouldn't let something like that affect how I take care of what I own. Unless you're planning to buy some diamond encrusted case, I wouldn't hold back. I'm not one to blow unnecessary money on a "nice" case though. If it will protect my iPad, while still looking decent, that's good enough for me. Unless it has a Bluetooth keyboard, I wouldn't spend more than $40 on a case.
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Sometimes I think threads like this have to be spoofs because people can't be so unable to make a decision.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 07:01 AM   #12
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Sometimes I think threads like this have to be spoofs because people can't be so unable to make a decision.
I think they do it get reactions out of people tbh. Its very sad...
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 08:54 AM   #13
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I went for the maxed out iPad 4. It's got retina, lightning connector, and great CPU and GPU performance.

Couldn't be happier.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:45 AM   #14
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How many more of these should I wait for the new iPad threads will be posted in 2013.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:46 AM   #15
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How many more of these should I wait for the new iPad threads will be posted in 2013.
Right up till it is released...then the threads for iPad 6 begin!
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:02 AM   #16
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I think they do it get reactions out of people tbh. Its very sad...
Some people just require a little confirmation, that's all. No need to be too critical.
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Some people just require a little confirmation, that's all. No need to be too critical.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:24 PM   #18
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I think they do it get reactions out of people tbh. Its very sad...
As Descartes might have said, "I start threads, therefore I am."
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:32 PM   #19
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If I were planning on buying the iPad 5, which has a good chance if being thinner, I would not buy an expensive case now because it so t work well on the five in the sAme way that Apples iPad 1 case didn't work well in the iPad 2.

Then again, I don't buy expensive cases and will most likely get another Belkin snap shield and Smart Cover combo.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 05:13 PM   #21
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If I were planning on buying the iPad 5, which has a good chance if being thinner, I would not buy an expensive case now because it so t work well on the five in the sAme way that Apples iPad 1 case didn't work well in the iPad 2.

Then again, I don't buy expensive cases and will most likely get another Belkin snap shield and Smart Cover combo.
The decision each time is terribly simple, isn't it

Well, Apple has its own all-in-one case now (back + smart cover), so I might consider that as an alternative.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 05:46 PM   #22
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Sometimes I think threads like this have to be spoofs because people can't be so unable to make a decision.
Some people want to get the best if its only a couple months down the road.

Don't see a problem with that considering most people don't blindly upgrade every year.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 05:49 PM   #23
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So the next iPad is going to be thinner? Says who? And why not buy a nice case if that's what you want? Seems stupid.
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So the next iPad is going to be thinner? Says who? And why not buy a nice case if that's what you want? Seems stupid.
No official word, but its expected that the next iPad will have the same design as the current iPad Mini.

Also the iPad 3/iPad 4 were heavier than the iPad 2 which is something Apple wants to change.
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No official word, but its expected that the next iPad will have the same design as the current iPad Mini.

Also the iPad 3/iPad 4 were heavier than the iPad 2 which is something Apple wants to change.
Really? Are they quoted somewhere saying that?
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