Do you iPad 3 owners feel like you have lost 500$ or more?

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

  1. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    In certain way I would, but just only for the A6X. I dont care much about the lightning port and such, but if I had bought the iPad 3 (which costs a LOT, almost like a windows laptop or mac mini if you get the bigger storage models) I would feel like I just threw 500$ to the rubbish.

    The A6X will bring a noticeable difference, specially in the future iOS 7 and 8 updates.

    Ipads are not cheap by any means. 500$ is the cheapest one. Imagine someone who bought the 32GB WIFI + LTE or the 64GB. That feeling would just be terrible.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Yes, it would be terrible to be them since their iPad 3s now are just 1.5 lb paperweights. They won't charge, turn on, run the same apps as yesterday. It is a total catastrophe!

    Call the BBB, call your Congressman or Senator and ask for a Congressional investigation, call the Navy.:eek:
     
  3. seajewel macrumors 6502

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    Or, just sell the damn thing and don't lose $500. I mean, it still works ffs. Throwing 500$ to the rubbish is a bit of an over-reaction isn't it? if you feel that way you should toss that new iPad in the trash I guess
     
  4. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    Cant say I am bothered as I sold two of my iPad 3's but kept mine. The processor, graphics I could not care less for. I use my iPad to browse the web and use for music and recipes in the kitchen and email and face time. I will simply order two new ones to replace the ones sold for the wife and daughter and order the youngest a mini.
    I normally update all my I.T on a yearly basis machine so in no hurry yet for myself.
     
  5. ixbilalxi macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure the navy would have enough ships to send what with us having less than we did in 1902 or whatever.
     
  6. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

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    I bought an iPad3 the day it came out (64GB + LTE). I use it everyday at work and at home. I'm glad Apple updated it but I will be using my same iPad 3 until it dies. No regrets and no tears.
     
  7. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    I bought the high end model, with Applecare, so I'm "stuck" for at least another 18 months. And if Apple goes to a fall cycle, 2 years.

    Have to expect newer versions to come out. It is just a little surprising for it to be 7 months.
     
  8. seajewel macrumors 6502

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    I've heard applecare can be refunded pro-rated if you sell, or you can sell for more with it transferred.
     
  9. Jacoblee23 macrumors 65816

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    It can. They did this for me on my Iphone 4s, when I got the Iphone 5. It does take a couple of weeks though.
     
  10. phobic99 macrumors 6502a

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    I got my 32GB wifi iPad the day it came out and didn't think twice about ignoring the new iPads. I really like the size of the mini but not enough to dump what I have now.
     
  11. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    The only performance issue I've ever noticed with my iPad is in some magazine apps. Where the screen drawing wasn't as smooth as I remembered on the older models. Displaying blocks at a time.

    If I was planning on buying models more frequently, I wouldn't have over purchased. I don't need 64GB at this time, but I figured by the time 2 years had passed, I may.
     
  12. irDigital0l Guest

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    My iPad 1 still works great....

    People that buy new iPads every year and now are crying need to shut up. They have no good reason why they should be upset, already have a great tablet.
     
  13. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    Not at all. I got my iPad [3] on launch day and seeing the new A6, improved FaceTime camera and new dock connector isn't enough for me to feel robbed. I don't need any of those things per se. I'm happy with what I have and it should carry me through for at least another 1-2 years, if not longer.
     
  14. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    No I don't feel like I lost $500 since i've had my iPad 3 since launch. What I do know is i'll never buy a newly released iDevice ever again. I'll wait 6-7 months for a cycle refresh. :)
     
  15. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    it's still worth 80%-90% on eBay (used)

    this is ridiculous
     
  16. amazonpam macrumors member

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    No regrets

    I always assume when I buy an electronic gadget that as I'm walking out the door with my purchase, a better faster model is coming in the back. My iPad3 works as well today as it did yesterday, so I remain satisfied.
    I'll probably get a new ipad when my partner's hand me down original iPad dies and psss my 3 on and get whatever the latest model is.
     
  17. waa1futs macrumors 6502

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    What are iPad 3 owners really pissed about anyways? Just these 3 features right?

    A6x chip
    Lightning
    Facetime HD

    Thats it right?

    Or is it mainly the fact that their iPad isn't the newest generation anymore?
     
  18. OneBigFatNinja macrumors member

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    Exactly this. I don't feel iPad 3 owners think the upgrade is worth 'trading up' to the 4th Gen. I have a pretty new iPhone 4S and a good dock that I use my old 2009 iPod and 4S on. I do not need a lightning port and don't feel my iPad 3 is redundant.. $500 six months ago. No chance will I be changing.

    The iPad 4th gen is a good product for first time buyers or iPad 1 owners in my opinion.

    iPad mini... Yuk no thanks! Poor showing for the price they are charging I feel.
     
  19. TRMC13 macrumors member

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    No, only the Avengers can truly avenge the savagery of today's actions!
     
  20. kingestkong macrumors newbie

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    I don't feel robbed but I am slightly disappointed six months later its already being replaced.
     
  21. fupresti macrumors regular

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    Would I love to be able to charge my iPhone and iPad with the same connector, yes. Will I lose sleep over it, no. In fact, this change helped me find a great deal on a 3rd Gen Wi-Fi for only 379.00 when I was planning to drop 399.00 on an iPad 2.
     
  22. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

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    i feel like my iPad1 WiFi 16GB has just lost all value now.
     
  23. sectime macrumors 6502a

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    Actually I saved $100 with today's release. I am buying a refurb iPad 3 from Apple and they dropped another $100 today :D
     
  24. JSalig macrumors 6502

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    Anyone who upgrades or plans to upgrade an idevice every time a new version comes out is going to get bitten in the ass at some point. It's inevitable.

    I think people are more pissed off at having been caught so completely by surprise. There were rumors but they weren't take seriously.
     
  25. Markdek macrumors member

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    I think that is a mistake (my opinon); clearly, Apple themselves feel that the iPad 3 was a mistake/lemon/poor design. The early update, and the pricing of referbs below a new iPad 2 support this contention.

    Look, Apple have now stepped up and fixed the iPad 3, w/ the iPad 4; just buy the iPad 4.
     

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