iPad Holding back buying an expensive iPad case due to iPad 5

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gadget123, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    No.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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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''
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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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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    KeepCalmPeople

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    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.
     
  6. Guest

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    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).
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  8. macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Have fun waiting bud while I enjoy my perfectly usable iPad 3 until the day it dies.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    I think they do it get reactions out of people tbh. Its very sad...
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    How many more of these should I wait for the new iPad threads will be posted in 2013.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Right up till it is released...then the threads for iPad 6 begin! ;)
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    Some people just require a little confirmation, that's all. No need to be too critical.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    Sure :)
     
  18. macrumors 65816

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    As Descartes might have said, "I start threads, therefore I am."
     
  19. macrumors G3

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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.
     
  20. macrumors 68040

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    Yes I am. I was going to buy a rather expensive Vesa stand but now the worm of doubt has found a home.
     
  21. macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  22. Guest

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    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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    GoCubsGo

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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.
     
  24. Guest

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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.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Really? Are they quoted somewhere saying that?
     

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