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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:38 AM   #26
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they will lose so many customers if they keep releasing ipads every 5-6 months until now you knew your device would atleast be the newest for atleast 1 year.... now this just sucks
this makes no sense... how will they lose customers?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:38 AM   #27
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The first iPad Mini was too little, too late. This is just playing catch up - again.
Catching up to what?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:38 AM   #28
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bring on the retina mini
dont skimp on the chip either
I want one
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:39 AM   #29
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I find it hard to believe that they'll update the iPad mini less than 5 months after it was released AND then be able to offer the better specs at the same price. A retina screen plus the battery to power that screen will hurt their margins or they'd have to increase the price.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:39 AM   #30
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I'd be more likely to get a mini if it has retina. I love the form factor and have played with it quite a bit at apple stores. But the screen is awful.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:40 AM   #31
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Would you cut it out, Apple? Wait a ****ing little while.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:40 AM   #32
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They need to settle on a launch schedule.
why? when it's ready, ship it. it actually gives them a competitive advantage to NOT follow a launch schedule.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:40 AM   #33
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There just milking people for there money i have just got my ipad 4 about 6 weeks ago and now its going to be outdated by apples new ipads its just getting to much and to stupid to keep realising new ipads with out any major change so what ipad 4 is twice as fast as ipad 3 it doesnt matter no app uses all of the ipad 4 processor power.
I'm just asking, how is it outdated?

Name me one thing the ipad 4 can do which the iPad 3 cannot do. One thing.


It's not outdated if it has the full iOS functionality. This, in my opinion, is jealousy.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:41 AM   #34
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it seems to me that Apple wants to sell their ios devices as much as they can while the going is good. No real inovation being done for their phones, ipads, ipod anymore...they keep circling between different designs and looks. No real feature has been seen for a long time now. Although im a big Apple product user, i do not like this thinner, lighter faster(which is no where near as fast as other competing products) crap...
Even their computers dont offer the most high end hardware...I bought a 2 year old galaxy nexus to get accustomed to the android OS, and that OS and hardware was as fast my iphone5. And the nexus had WAayyy more features.

i can only imagine what the current gen Android phones offer.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:42 AM   #35
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Catching up to what?
I don't think the current mini is superior enough to the nexus 7 to justify the increased price.

/flamesuit
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:42 AM   #36
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The first iPad Mini was too little, too late. This is just playing catch up - again.
Yes, of course your correct, and Apple sales of iPad mini's reflect that.

Oh, wait a minute...
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:42 AM   #37
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Catching up to what?
people who claim the iPad mini is a "catch up" device obviously haven't held one.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:43 AM   #38
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Name me one thing the ipad 4 can do which the iPad 3 cannot do. One thing.
Render most existing accessories useless, of course!
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:43 AM   #39
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I think anyone who bought an iPad 4 should have known better to wait. The thing is too heavy and the display model I picked up that was being charged was pretty warm on the back (I'm assuming this is the same proble from the 3rd). I can't wait for the thing to lose some serious weight (if you've picked up a Mini you'd love it). The border on the sides I hope adopts the thinness of the Mini as well. No need for that extra width. Bring on the next iPads! I'm actually tempted by a Retina Mini, the perfect size (minus comics which it's just a bit too small for).
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:43 AM   #40
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The iPad 4 is nothing but an iPad 3 with better CPU and as a giveaway it got a better front camera. The CPU fit in it so it got when it was ready. That was no move to a new update cycle at all.

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:43 AM   #41
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To me it's abvious that the iPad 4 was out of schedule. It was also an almost quiet upgrade. Doesn't count. A friend of mine that usually buys EVERY new iOS product right away didn't even know it had been upgraded.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:43 AM   #42
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I'll be enjoying my iPad Mini Retina sooner than I thought.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:43 AM   #43
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Merry Go Ground Updates

I really don't care if they update the iPad every other month Frankly I just jump on the Merry Go Round when the update has features I want, and of course when I have the money!

I'm still on iPad2 and was almost going to go with the latest and I thought as much as I want the higher resolution screen the iPad2 was working fine. So if it is March so be it. I'm starting to save up some cash.

I feel the same way about my MacbookPro, iPhone5 and 2010 iMac.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:44 AM   #44
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being upset over this is silly
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:44 AM   #45
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I don't think the current mini is superior enough to the nexus 7 to justify the increased price.

/flamesuit
That's what people have said about Apple products for decades, yet they seem to be doing alright.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:45 AM   #46
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Already?! I'm going to hate the new product cycle. It's obvious, people will buy less often since, six months down the road, they know something better will come out. This will fail.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:45 AM   #47
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it seems to me that Apple wants to sell their ios devices as much as they can while the going is good. No real inovation being done for their phones, ipads, ipod anymore...they keep circling between different designs and looks. No real feature has been seen for a long time now. Although im a big Apple product user, i do not like this thinner, lighter faster(which is no where near as fast as other competing products) crap...
Even their computers dont offer the most high end hardware...I bought a 2 year old galaxy nexus to get accustomed to the android OS, and that OS and hardware was as fast my iphone5. And the nexus had WAayyy more features.

i can only imagine what the current gen Android phones offer.
Galaxy nexus is as fast as iPhone 5? Who are you kidding?

I have both and the difference is obvious. Don't believe it? Feel free to check the benchmarks.

Btw, iPhone 5 is the fastest phone on the planet currently. Do your homework before posting garbage.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:45 AM   #48
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I find it hard to believe that they'll update the iPad mini less than 5 months after it was released AND then be able to offer the better specs at the same price. A retina screen plus the battery to power that screen will hurt their margins or they'd have to increase the price.
Fine. Give me a retina screen. I'll pay the bump in price to accomplish it. Make it a tiny bit thicker to accommodate its power needs, and I will still pay to have it. Releasing the mini without Retina was a step back, thinness be damned.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:46 AM   #49
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I find it hard to believe that they'll update the iPad mini less than 5 months after it was released AND then be able to offer the better specs at the same price. A retina screen plus the battery to power that screen will hurt their margins or they'd have to increase the price.
1st Gen Mini will go down to $250 if they release 2nd Gen in March. So not such a bad idea after 5 months, you cover your bases: a cheap Mini AND a top of the line, brand new Mini both selling at the same time. Meh, who knows what they'll do, we're all just guessing.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:46 AM   #50
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Yea Right.

I guess we all know iPad mini will get Retina.

However the company making the screens has reportedly said they wont be ready till Q3 2013, so if there is no Retina available for a March timeframe, what are they going to do with the mini. Bump its core specs to A6 & 1gb ram, when sales of the mini current show no signs of abating, so it would in many respects be a needless update for Apple.
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