All iPads Are the iPads going in 3 year cycles before redesign?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Appl3FTW, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    Ipad 2/3/4 are same form factors with minor tweaks
    iPad air/air 2 will be the same... Possibly ipad 7

    iPad mini/rMini same form factor... iPad rmini 2

    is it possible to have a new form factor for the mini this year or is it going to be a 3 year cycles for the iPads?
     
  2. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I think 3 year cycle is good. 2 year is a tad fast, no?
     
  3. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Sounds about right, which leads me to believe the next redesign will be the rumored 12.9 iPad Pro.
     
  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I'm salivating just reading that. Can't wait for the Pro!
     
  5. Appl3FTW, Oct 10, 2014
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    So iPad mini/rMini/rMini 2
    iPad air/air 2/air 3

    Can't wait for mini next year then. Hopefully the iphone form factor will show up. Now that I think about it, it makes sense. iPad mini line gets upgraded first then iPad Air follows the following year.

    Ie.
    2012 mini redesign new form factor cycle 1
    2012 iPad 4
    2013 mini cycle 2
    2013 iPad redesign with mini form factor cycle 1
    2014 mini cycle 3
    2014 iPad cycle 2
    2015 mini redesign form factor cycle 1
    2015 iPad cycle 3
    2016 mini cycle 2
    2016 iPad redesign with mini form factor cycle 1
    2017 mini cycle 3
    2017 iPad cycle 2
    2018 mini redesign form factor cycle 1
    2018 iPad cycle 3
    2019 mini cycle 2
    2019 iPad redesign with mini form factor cycle 1
    2020 mini cycle 3
    2020 iPad cycle 2
     

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