All iPads 2015 iPad refresh - limbo

Discussion in 'iPad' started by littelsquidge, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. littelsquidge macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2015
    Now, a little background. I keep an eye on speculation and supposed leaks regarding Apple products that I'm considering. I'm not a first-adopter and by no means an fan-boy. I know what I'm looking for and if rumours turn out to be true, I tend to buy at launch.

    iPod touch - I wanted the retina display, so as soon as the 4th gen was released, bingo!

    iPad - Again, I was holding out for the retina display after it wasn't on the iPad 2. 3rd Gen got it, bingo!

    Apple TV - 1080p? yes please Mr Apple TV 3rd Gen, bingo!

    iPhone - didn't want to be too precious with it, not a power user, so plastic cased 5C released - bingo!

    Now the iPad 3rd gen battery is deteriorating and iOS 8 is only just about bearable. Although 32Gb was fine in 2012, I'm now constantly juggling space.

    Therefore, this year we'll be getting a new iPad, and I've been rumour watching.

    I really like the form factor of the iPad Mini. If there's a mini 4, which is slimmed-down and pumped-up internally then I will be seriously interested.

    In comparison to my iPad 3rd Gen, the Air 2 is just light-years ahead. So yes, if there's an Air 3 with even fairly meagre upgrades (A9 and maybe force-touch), I will be interested.

    Now the rumoured iPad 'Pro'. This does seem very appealing. I'm about to go self-employed. Rumoured acurrate stylus support would suit my line of work perfectly. A larger screen would be great for admin etc too. Portability may be an issue, as I would need to carry it around to client meetings.

    So I guess my question for you all is this. Anyone else in a similar situation? You know you will probably want a new iPad this October/November, but until Apple reveals their line-up, you're completely lost?

    I suspect Apple are probably in a similar situation. They know they need to breathe some new life into the iPad line, but they're not sure the best way to do so.
  2. Rusty33 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    I read your post with interest...I am exactly the same: bought the same iPhone, Apple TV and iPad for those very same reasons. Uncanny actually.

    I'm thinking about also jumping to the mini or the next version of the air...but then the new macbook has come out, and added an additional layer of complexity. I too, have no idea how to proceed.

    I must admit that a part of me hopes that something catastrophic happens to my 2010 MBP (which is still perfectly functional with a new SSD) so that the decision is made for me...
  3. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2011
    Leeds, UK
    Similar for me, I jumped on the iPad 4 128GB version on the day it was released. Fantastic tablet, BUT I want the buttery smooth Air 2.....but with force touch! Cue waiting for the '2015 iPad (hopefully). I have a 5s 16GB, not a massive communicator beyond social media so the phone part doesn't really get used but I need extra storage, could go with the 6 now but again I want the RAM.

    So with iOS devices it is a 3-6 month waiting game.

    As for my Mac lineup I picked up a retina 13, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, 2.9 Ghz processor, fantastic device, the best laptop I've ever owned.
  4. littelsquidge thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2015
    I've never actually owned a Mac. I've been thinking of getting one for my new business. But I'm holding off on that investment until I know whether or not I'm going to make much money.

    Besides, I built a mammoth windows XP workstation in 2007 which I thought was on its last legs. However, I installed Windows 10 technical preview and its breathed new life into it! Certainly stable enough to run all the power hungry CAD and graphics software I need. £80 on a new copy of Windows 10 is certainly cheaper £100s or £1000s on new Mac.

    But we'll have to wait and see on the iPad front.

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