All iPads Okay so what happened to the iPad 3?

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    Nhwhazup

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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?
     
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    sammich

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    Twice as fast CPU/graphics.
    Lightning Port.
     
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    New processor, better wifi, hd Facetime camera and lightning.
     
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    weas

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    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
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    shafted

    upgraded with faster processor/graphics, lightning port. No biggie imo unless you're a spec whore
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    seems like there's hundreds more on refurbme.com...
     
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    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.
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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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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    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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    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 you're making stuff up.
     
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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.


     
  14. macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  15. macrumors G3

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    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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    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.
     
  17. clyde2801, Nov 5, 2012
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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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    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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    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 ;)
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    yeah, i was just lucky that i sold mine 2 months before the new ipad announcement, which is why im not peeved
     
  21. macrumors regular

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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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    Nhwhazup

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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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