Bought 'New' iPad, now it's 'Old'

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by perchfieldmbp, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. perchfieldmbp macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2009
    I bought the 3rd Generation 'New' iPad less than 6-months ago, when it first released. It is 64GB, 3G-ready... Top spec. With the 4th Generation iPad just being released, and being exactly the same other than a slightly quicker processor and the Thunderbolt port, I feel pretty disappointed that my £700+ purchase is already dated!

    Someone mentioned to me that Apple were running some kind of scheme for people in my boat, does anyone know anymore about this? Or do I just bite the bullet and power up with my now 'dated' USB power port?

    Looking forward to hearing from you, and if there's anyone else who is having the same predicament

  2. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2009
    Edmonton, AB
    It's not a "Thunderbolt" port, it's a Lightning connector. There's a significant difference. And the Lightning cable has a USB connector on the other end.

    Your device still functions exactly the same as it did before they announced the new device. You can run the same apps, you can access the same websites, all that good stuff. So lighten up and enjoy your device.

  3. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    You know - you're the first one to post something like this. I don't think anyone else is upset about it at all.
  4. ThePie, Nov 2, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012

    ThePie macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2012
    I got the iPad 2 (64g 3g) then the 3rd one was released just two months later, so I know what you mean. My $1,000 iPad2 is less than a year old and now "2 models old." But, I am still very happy with my iPad and use it daily. The stigma of it being "Old" doesn't bother me the least. It does what I need it to and I love it.
  5. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I bought an iPad 3 when it first came out. So yeah i'm in your shoes OP but i'm not upset 7 months later. I would have wished Apple would have released the 4th Gen, March 2013.

    At least the updates are coming out faster so i'll just wait for a few more refreshes before I update my iPad 3. :)
  6. Noisemaker Guest

    Mar 13, 2009
    It's actually close to eight months ago. Not "less than six." Learn to count.

    There's no "scheme" to help you stop being a crybaby. You bought a product, and it still works just like it did when you bought it. You're just pissy because it's not the latest and greatest anymore. There's no bullet to bite. There's nothing wrong with your device.

    Deal with it instead of acting like a spoiled child who no longer has the best toy. Apple owes you nothing, and your ridiculous, entitled attitude is sickening.
  7. jwjsr macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2012
    Fairhope, Alabama
    I can't say I am unhappy with my ipad i purchased JUly 9th, but jealous the geekbench score for the ipad 4 is twice as fast
  8. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    I bought a new HDTV a few months ago and the company had the nerve to introduce a new model last week.

    I'm really mad.
  9. Supra Mac macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2012
    You bought it because of the display, the benchmarks are the same as the iPad 2 and that info was out when you bought it, so its like you have the iPad 2 w/Retina display. Why start to worry about specs/hardware now.
  10. kevroc macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    Forget about a 700 iPad, I bought a new CAR last month and the company just came out with a new model. I AM FURIOUS!! I don't even want to look at it any more. They better let me upgrade for free. Why the nerve of them...
  11. jrtdot macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2012
    Pcs and laptops are on the same product curve, the second you buy one, theres already a model being made/developed and you have an obsolete one,blame it on moores law if you will, but you should not feel bad about it unless its not working! Enjoy!
  12. kulimer macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2011
    A new iPad comes out every 12 months. I bought the same 3rd Gen iPad. Why not just enjoy it? It's a very nice piece of device.
  13. HMI macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2012
    The upside is that your next iPad will probably be at least "2 models" better.
  14. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    No, actually you're wrong. There's been a lot of talk about this all over the blogosphere. It's only natural to feel shorted by Apple when they pull a stunt like this.

    However to put it into perspective, Apples Hyper Focused on profits first. In that context, it's a brilliant strategy.
  15. faiz23 macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2010
    jeebus...that is why I stick with 1 gen prior and pick up refurb from the apple store with base model. Flip for near 85-90% value since you only get 45% return for 32gb or 64gb model on price premium of $100 per bump. I would stick with base model wifi and upgrade every cycle. Currently using ipad 3 retina for ~ $320 from apple store refurb and ipad mini from bby with reward zone points / trade in arbitrage. Save money and flip quick for resale to minimize hit.
  16. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Please adjust your sarcasm detector, sir.
  17. Trat macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2010
    Someone mentioned to me that the manufacturer were running some kind of scheme for people in my boat, does anyone know anymore about this? Or do I just bite the bullet and power up with my now 'dated' HDMI 1.4 port?
  18. layziegtp macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2009
    Here is me, promising that if Apple releases a new iPad in the spring, I won't be all butthurt about it.
  19. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I'm hoping Apple has broken the 12 month iPad release cycle so I can watch a couple of iPad refreshes and decide if I want to upgrade my iPad 3.
  20. RenoG macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    Wirelessly posted

    Yeah don't get caught up in that mentality it will turn you into a pathetic gadget slave. The 3 is basically the exact same device and works perfectly and with 6.0.1 you can even get Siri like the 4. I have no desire to swap my 3 out, for what.
  21. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    The newer iPad purchase that has some folks thinking twice is the Mini. Want to keep that with its specs from yesteryear? It seems like some don't want to keep it. I suppose some have moved to the 4 from the 3but not as many. If I have the 3, I'm not sure I would.

    My feelings are the Mini was bought to try the Apple ecosystem in my case and at a cheaper price than the bigger boys. I felt that was the better way to try it.

    Well I am totally floored, not so much by the size and weight cause I have 7" android tablets smaller and lighter than the Apple big boys but by the enjoyment of the ecosystem more so.

    Keep it or go to a 3 or 4? Hhhhmmmm.

Share This Page