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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:12 AM   #101
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There just milking people for there money i have just got my ipad 4 about 6 weeks ago and now its going to be outdated .
Another one who can not do without the latest!
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:13 AM   #102
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I'll gladly buy my first iPad when the Mini has Retina display and the same CPU as the full sized iPad.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:13 AM   #103
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Excellent point. Every upgrade of an Apple product only costs half the price due to the resale value. I don't have a problem with Apple going to a 6 month cycle. It will be up to the buyer whether the upgrade is worth it. Apple is just offering upgrades, and iOS updates still work with older models.
Problem is, the faster the product launches get, the faster the resale value of that "old" device drops as apple products saturate the market, i am already seeing this happen with the iPhones and even the Macbooks and iMacs and Minis are plummeting in re-sale price in the local 2nd hand retail establishments because they are now worried about being left with stock they cant sell when the next product comes out.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:13 AM   #104
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The mini will NOT get retina this soon. Keep dreaming, people. It will probably just get an A6 chip.
I heard the very same thing last year before the retina ipad launched. Bookmark this comment so we can laugh at this guy when it happens.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:14 AM   #105
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Another one who can not do without the latest!
No kidding. I still use my 4th Gen iPod Touch and even though it's a little slow , it still does stuff I need it to do.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:15 AM   #106
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Fine with me. Competition is good, faster development cycles are good. The only people who are going to complain are those who must have the latest version at all cost. While I 'get' the desire to have the latest and greatest, all it does, besides fill Apple's coffers, is perpetuate our throwaway society.

My iPad2 and iPhone4S are still perfectly functional. I'll probably replace them either when iOS support disappears or their batteries die.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:16 AM   #107
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they most likely upgrade the mini on March and release the iPad 5 too because the iPad 4 was just an upgrade to the iPad 3 it was more like an iPad 3S
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:16 AM   #108
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I can't see Apple adding a retina screen to the iPad Mini in March. I can't see them even putting out a new revision in March! They don't need to when they're selling as many as they are.

But... if they do I won't mind. I'll weigh up whether the addition of the higher res screen is worth the inevitable extra weight or power requirements. I won't upgrade automatically.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:16 AM   #109
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This is what I think might be the reason behind such a quick upgrade: http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/11/38...-apple-in-2013
So Apple's going to sell 4 iPads - 2 with retina and 2 without? With all the storage sizes and cellular options? At the same time the competition is putting high quality, high res displays in their products? I doubt it.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:16 AM   #110
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Give the mini the same CPU as the iPhone 5 and I'll sell my iPad 4 for it.
What kind of heavy processing apps are you using that you would notice a difference? Genuinely curious.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:16 AM   #111
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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.
yep, the day it is released they'll shut yours off.


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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:16 AM   #112
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Why?
Aren't new features a good thing?
Do the previous models tragically stop working?
The previous models might not stop working, but its the enforced obsolescence apple create by leaving out features that would work fine on the old model in the OS update that usually accompanies the new model, just because there would be no reason to upgrade if it didn't.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:17 AM   #113
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Another one who can not do without the latest!
not really because i wont be buying the new one its just a little enjoying thATS ALL
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:19 AM   #114
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I fell for this BS on the iPad4. Partly because my iPhone 4 died and I had to get a new one, so I got the iPhone 5. Then, I didn't want to maintain a set of 30pin cables/peripherals and another set of lighting ones for the iPhone 5. And I refused to pay Apple's freakin' insane adaptor cost of $29 that should have been included when they made the switch.
Ok, so you forked out several hundred $s on an iPhone 5 but didn't want to spend an extra $29 for each of the 30 pin leads you have yes?

I'm with you so far....

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So, I unloaded all my iPad2 stuff at a loss and bought the iPad4.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:19 AM   #115
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You suuuuuure?
Methinks Retina is important to staying ahead of the competition. is pushing it thru the whole product line. While some people don't see/care the difference, enough do that it becomes a key point of superior quality. As production of such high-res displays ramps up, and with the CES introductions of 4K displays & GPUs, the entire product line will get that resolution. Even the mini.

Non-Retina is fast equating to low quality hardware.
There is no reason not to make the mini's display Retina.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:20 AM   #116
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They need to settle on a launch schedule.
Why?

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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
That really is a silly thing to care about.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:20 AM   #117
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yep, the day it is released they'll shut yours off.


Get ready!
ahahahahahahahhaha mate your so funny.

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:21 AM   #118
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Well this would be interesting.

A 6 month cycle keeps it fresh for new customers which is good, I guess.

The 9.7" iPad will probably get a form factor update, but Mini stays the same.

The question is do they add retina or just boost specs for the mini? Could be A6/1GB RAM. Of course it would be hard to differentiate between the two generations in that case...

The real question is can the A6 handle an iPad retina display?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:22 AM   #119
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Just taking a stab in the dark here, but I'm guessing it will be even a little bit thinner....
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:22 AM   #120
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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.
Releasing a new version does not make yours any worse. Do you want a company to stop improving their products just so that YOU won't feel like yours is outdated? For me, I don't really give a ***** how often they release a new product. I would rather Apple keeps innovating, competing and improving.

Stop thinking about yourself.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:23 AM   #121
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Wow... they are really going out on a limb here. The fifth generation iPad is going to be lighter and thinner? I would have thunk it?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:23 AM   #122
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they will lose so many customers if they keep releasing ipads every 5-6 months
Sorry, but this is inaccurate. With a fixed or "known" release schedule, buyers tend to hold off making purchases until the "new" model is released. With a variable release schedule, a buyer won't know when the next model will come out, so is likely to purchase sooner rather than later.

Also, not everyone who owns an iPad is on the same upgrade cycle (or cares about having the absolute latest and greatest). For most people, simply having a device that works well and meets their needs is sufficient.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:24 AM   #123
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The first iPad Mini was too little, too late. This is just playing catch up - again.
wtf? Do you have a clue about what you're saying?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:24 AM   #124
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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.
It will be exactly the same as when you bought it. If your decision was based entirely on wanting to be the one with the newest iPad, you will be disappointed.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:26 AM   #125
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I'm too lazy to read every entry here. Has someone already written the obligatory "I can't believe they'll be bringing out new iPads again and haven't even touched the Mac Pro in forever" post?
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