After iphone 4, I feel strangely attracted to the Ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Biff..., Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Biff... macrumors 6502a

    Biff...

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    I'm a newb at Apple products, been a pc user most of my life. After getting my ip4 I"ve been amazed at what it can do, needless to say I'm a happy camper. Anyways now that I've settled into my ip4 usage, I've been eyeing the Ipad. I'm an avid net user, frequent alot of forums, listen to music, so I figured the purchase would be justified. :D

    My question to you guys is: Should I wait for a possible upgrade in a Sept. or just take the plunge now. I'm thinking of going for the whole enchilada, 64gb with 3g.
     
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  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    The iPad just came out 2 months ago, usually with these devices there is a yearly refresh rather than a bi-yearly refresh. (Although we don't know yet because it just came out, so that's just a guess) But, I'd say if you're going to get an iPad go with the current one because it really isn't that old at all.
     
  4. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    Glad you've seen the light!

    A typical product lifecycle for Apple iDevices is 1 year refresh. This has been fairly consistent, so I am a bit skeptical at the rumors there is a new iPad coming out in just 3 months. I think we will see the 2nd generation iPad next April.

    So if you feel that owning the current iteration for 10 months before a refresh is worth it - do it! I love my iPad! If you can wait for 10 months, then I'm sure you will be happy with whatever 2nd gen delivers. Hope this helped.
     
  5. klrobinson999 macrumors 6502

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    iOS4 will be available for the iPad in the Fall, but if you are looking for new hardware, expect that next Spring.

    It's apparent that the next iPad will have a camera -or two - and Facetime.

    However, that is 9-10 months away. In tech terms, that's a lifetime.
     
  6. ibosie macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if upload speed is important to you but note iPad's 3G chip is the old one so no HSUPA like iPhone 4.
     
  7. Biff... thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Based on what I saw at best buy the other day, the upload speed seems pretty good. Thanks for the info. everybody
     
  8. cmvsm macrumors 6502a

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    What old one are you talking about? The iPad and iPhone 4 both use the Broadcom BCM4750 single chip, unless there is a variant of the core hardware.
     
  9. Biff... thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok found one on craigslist. Guy wants $940 for everything, what do you guys think?

     
  10. dnaida macrumors member

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    I dont think , there is an iPad 2 coming this autumn , because iPad just came out and is still not avaliable , for example , in Russia or northern Europe.
    Iwould recommend you buying it now.
     
  11. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like a good deal.

    You'll love it, it's great for internet/ books / mags / comics / portable movies etc.
     
  12. Plisar macrumors newbie

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    It requires a bit of paperwork to transfer the Applecare. Make sure he has all of it and you take care of sending it all into Apple.
     

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