Anybody truely believe there will be a new ipad this year?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Think it's very unlikely more so with the new iphone/ios 5 launching.

    where has this rumour come through? why would they bring out a new ipad when the 2 was only brought out a fair few months ago?
     
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    I think there is about a 20% chance of a new model iPad this year. Just my guess.
     
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    There is a 7.6% chance of a new iPad, 11.3% chance of a new iPod Touch, and a 22.5% chance that the iPod Touch will be discontinued... later this year.
     
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    No.
     
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    Not a snowballs chance. Theres no motive for Apple to do it when the iPad 2 is selling so well.
     
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    3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399% chance.
     
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    If they are going to, then they'd probably still sell the iPad 2 perhaps.
     
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    Doubtful. Apple mostly competes on the quality of the UI, platform integration, aesthetics/industrial design, and brand cachet rather than hardware. That isn't to say they use cruddy hardware; they don't. It just isn't the main manner in which they compete. Apple has a massive advantage over their competitors in terms of apps ecosystem, and at least arguably a fairly significant advantage in terms of overall look and feel of the iPad versus most of its competitors. Couple that with platform integration with other pieces of hardware and the result is many (if not most) people who buy these products don't see Apple's competitors are truly viable alternatives. There may be a few people on MacRumors willing to jump ship over a high resolution display but I would guess in general people will just wait for whenever Apple happens to deliver it in iPad form, so Apple has little incentive to release early and absorb the risks associated with having to stick in uprated current-gen architecture to support 4x resolution versus waiting for next-gen architecture next year which will be considerably more likely to provide a smooth transition in user experience (speed, battery life, etc.)

    I'm not saying it's impossible; I just don't think there is as much of an imperative as some of the promoters of this rumor have suggested. It's conceivable that Apple may come out with such a device but, to be honest, I think a lot of people would end up waiting for the iPad 3 anyway if that were the case because of the above-mentioned point about underlying architecture.
     
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    That's just "pi in the sky" wishful thinking. ;)
     
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    IMO There won't be an iPad 3 this year.

    There will be several dozen more threads about that, such as this current thread.


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    No.

    Unless someone like Samsung brought out a Retina Screen Tegra3 tablet which many would go GaGa over. Which I can't see happening.
     
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    Apple can't get even their iPhone launch date together. They can somehow release another iPad model? No.
     
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    It's extremely rare when Apple breaks an established refresh cycle. When they do, they tend to be late -- not early. However, I wouldn't be surprised if it *did* happen. The tablet market is extremely hot right now. While the iPad 2 is doing great, the market is changing very rapidly with new tablets being released monthly.
     
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    No, and where's the poll?
     
  20. InternetDude08 macrumors regular

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    No, because I bought an iPad2 not too long ago.
     
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