5th gen iPad coming in March

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gladoscc, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. gladoscc macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2011
    ALL apple mobile devices feature a redesign for the second release and then once every two years. Everything.

    2007 iPhone - new
    2008 iPhone 3G - REDESIGN
    2009 iPhone 3GS
    2010 iPhone 4 - REDESIGN
    2011 iPhone 4S
    2012 iPhone 5 - REDESIGN
    > Cycle: Redesign on even years

    2007 iPod touch - new
    2008 iPod touch 2G - REDESIGN
    2009 iPod touch 3G
    2010 iPod touch 4G - REDESIGN
    2011 iPod touch release skipped
    2012 iPod touch 5G - REDESIGN
    > Cycle: Redesign on even years

    2010 iPad - new
    2011 iPad 2 - REDESIGN
    2012 new iPad
    2012 newer iPad
    2013 iPad 3 - REDESIGN DUE
    > Cycle: Redesign on odd years
    The two year mark for the iPad redesign will be March 2013.
    Don't buy the iPad with the Retina Display - a new one is coming less than half a year away.
  2. cstm macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2012
    ...OR october 2013: thinner and lighter iPad 5.
  3. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    I think the date change was intentional and permanent to get everything in before the holiday season.

    We're not going to see anything new until September when Apple updates the iPhone again.
  4. gladoscc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2011
    Yes we will. Apple don't put all their eggs in one basket (that is the holiday season).
  5. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    we'll see then

    they pretty much updated everything they could already
  6. hkfan24 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    In all honesty, I think this strategic move to release an updated ipad 3 is to shift release dates to the fall before the holidays and to also make the devices transition to the lightning cable. i love the rapid charge of the lightning connector so i welcome the new addition. I don't think a redesigned ipad is in the cards until the fall of 2013.
  7. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    I think the days of a spring launch are over.

    It simply doesn't make sense. The buying season is now...it's not in the spring where the only money people have is tax return money.

    That's assuming they get a return in the first place.

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