iPad Wait...so all we're getting is more memory in iPad 5?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by preyan, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    Planet Earth
    Unless I missed something? So this is the next generation...just with memory? Does that even count as a new generation? Is so, it's a massive fail for me! :eek:
  2. macrumors 68040


    Nov 3, 2011
    No it is not a new generation.
  3. macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2013
    If Apple is releasing a new version of the 4 with 128GB of memory,I think we can kiss goodbye any notion of a March release of the ipad5.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Sep 29, 2009
    This is the same generation.

    Can you read?

    Apple specifically said it's the 4th generation iPad.
  5. macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2008
  6. macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2012
  7. macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    The fifth generation iPad, the best third generation iPad yet.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    I can't even fill up my 16GB because i use it as a Tablet, not Laptop.
  9. macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    Everyone tells me that a tablet is good for media consumption. That means listinging to music, watching movies and TV shows and reading books/newspapers/magazines. The only way I could do any of that on a 16 GB model is if I stream everything. If I leave my home, I am reliant on mobile data. I live in a small country in Europe, and if I cross the border (only about 12 km from where I live), data roaming costs an arm and a leg. If I travel by air, non-locally stored data is inaccessible. Any media I want to consume has to be stored on the device when I walk out my front door.

    Remember mp3 players before the iPod? You had to decide before you left home which one album you would load onto it, because that's all it could store. Movies and TV shows on an iPad are in the same situation. I want an iPad to be to videos what the iPod was to music. I want my whole video library in my iPad wherever I go. 1000 songs in your pocket? I want 1000 movies in my bag.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Does anyone actually think there still a chance of a March ipad 5 release.
  11. macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2008
    Nope. Ain't gonna happen.
  12. macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    Apple Store
    No, they will release the new mini instead.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    I think a lot of what Apple is doing is down to the availability (and refinement) of the technology to do what Apple wants to do. If the ability to make a thinner/lighter* iPad 3/4 at an acceptable price point exists now, they will be looking at doing this now.

    * The 3 was, quite frankly a disappointment to me thanks extra bit of thickness and weight. Yes, I know it's not a lot but the 2 is just right for me. Something with the 4's oooomph and resolution, with the 2's size and weight would be perfect for my hands.
  14. macrumors G3

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    The 2 and 4 (I have both in my house) are practically the same weight and size. I don't get your point?
  15. macrumors 6502a

    The small difference is still a difference. If that's fine with you, that would not automatically mean it's fine with me.
  16. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Awesome. Can I see that memo Apple sent you confirming that? ;)
  17. macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    Many people put off purchasing for a new release so it could be a way to keep sales up.
  18. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Of course its not the next generation.


    Not without a March Apple Event.
  19. macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2012
    Beaverton, OR
    Yeah, cause nobody ever consumes media at a time when they can't reach the cloud o_O

    Or maybe you mean to imply that a "tablet" isn't for consuming media. In which case.... o_O o_O
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2012

    My my, you must have been treated quite badly as a child. Poor fellow.
  21. macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2008
    The mini is too hot for a March release. The 128gb ipad 4 is *NOT* the ipad 5. Got it! Read me lips, there will NOT be an ipad release in March. And if there is, it would be a 128gb ipad mini gen 1. Kapesh?!


    And considering the high cost of data in North America, the cloud is not important. Storage space is. Hell, if they released a 8tb ipad, I'd be ALL over it.
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    When you watch all of those 1000 movies on your "trip", let me know. I've owned every iPad, and some of its competitors, and I've never used more than 16GB of data. I realize there are some people who will use more than 16GB of data, but those people can also get away with 16GB by consolidating their data, very easily.
  23. macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010
    Possible, in 2014.
  24. macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2011
    n. cal
    new, new ipad specs

    This is a report I read on the new ipad. They are saying that it comes with 2gig's of ram. I checked with apple on line and they didn't have info on the Ram

    Everything else about the iPad announced Tuesday is the same as the current fourth-generation models: a 9.7-inch Retina display, a dual-core A6X processor, a FaceTime HD camera, 2 gigabtyes of RAM and an estimated 10 hours of battery life.
  25. temna, Feb 1, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013

    macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2008
    No, the only change will be the 128gb storage.

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