Has the iPad 3 Exceeded Your Expectations?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zippyzoom, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. zippyzoom macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2009
  2. matthewskyle macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2011
    exceeded? God no. They did meet expectations. But you wouldnt get the iPad 4 if they went overboard on the 3rd.
  3. theman510 macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    No. I don't know, I guess it was foolish of me to expect something groundbreaking and amazing. If there was something awesome like the rumored tactile display then I'd absolutely get one. Now whether or not I get one will be based upon how much i can sell my iPad 2 for.
  4. urkel, Mar 7, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012

    urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Its obviously an improvement and I'm buying a few (me, wife, mom, dad) but it's more a spec update than a "revolution".

    + Retina Screen (easily the big deal)
    + LTE (IF you care for high speed on the road. which i don't)
    + iPhone 5 camera (most people claim its unimportant)

    - Same front camera
    - Same price
    - Same dock connector
    - Same storage options
    - No SD Slot
    - No Siri
    - 1.5lb (.3lb heavier!)

    Again, its a solid product and I'll recommend it to people but if I see myself selling again next year then thats an indication that there's still a lot missing.

    Since Im getting rated down anyway I thought I'd throw in that I'm also disappointed that the only significant upgrade to AppleTV is 1080p. No apps. No hulu. No siri remote... but I'll still buy one. :D
  5. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    Better screen, 4G and heavier.....ahhhh, NO.!! iPad 2 stays in my house. Save that money for next iPhone.
  6. hoofbite macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2011
    I'd say it met them:

    Retina Display
    Siri lite (basically)
    New rear camera
    Same battery life

    That is all I was really expecting.
  7. zephyrnoid macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2008
    Geneva Switzerland
    Or the 7" ipad
  8. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    What are you trying to say?

    What are you implying?
  9. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    He is implying that everybody knew that new iPad was going to get higher resolution screen and that would require better GPU and that's exactly what Apple did. Only people who were not following any news/rumors expected less. Most people actually also expected real Siri, perhaps quad core CPU, haptic feedback from the screen. So, in short, Apple delivered much less that people generally expected. We still do not know RAM size. If they kept it at 512MB it would just be scandalous.
  10. DenisAuermann macrumors regular


    Feb 16, 2012
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    It's not called iPad 3, it's just the new iPad


    Actually it DOES have a Quad core cpu
  11. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
  12. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    This is going to cause hell when "The New iPhone" name rumors start again.
  13. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
  14. KHC831 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    lol voice dictation is not siri lite
  15. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    new Ipad should have included a better front camera for Facetime. DID NOT EXCEED EXPECTAIONS. I am more excited about the software updates. I am praying that Keynote will work in 16x9 format.


    Also, will the old iPad 2 cases work with "new iPad"? Did they say in the presentaion? I followed one of the live blogs but didn't catch if it is the same shell or not.
  16. binarymelon macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2007
    The only thing it met expectations on was the retina display. The exclusion of Siri for me is ridiculous. I'm absolutely baffled why they would launch another iDevice that didn't include it. I can understand the TV given that we have a very good idea that there is something better in the pipe. I was disappointed when Siri wasn't made available as an update in the iPad 2, this is beyond stupidity.
  17. VinceDae, Mar 7, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 7, 2012

    VinceDae macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2012
    I LOVE IT :D ... Funny thing.. when I copyed this picture from Apples site the picture is saved under "iPad_Hero.jpg" - Haha.. iPad HERO... how funny :D

  18. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    cant tell yet.
    Need to know RAM, CPU and PU horsepower and architecture.
    And benchmarks ofcource.

    Il be getting it anyway.
    Also bit disappointed in the no 128gb....but ok.
  19. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Did not exceed my expectations since pretty much all the new features (retina display, 4g) had already been discussed extensively here as rumors.

    In order to exceed my expectations it would have needed something like haptic feedback, the ability to run windows, free worldwide data usage, etc.
  20. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    Where's 128GB??? :confused:

    No iPad for me this year. Saving up for a MacBook Air! :D
  21. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    No, it has a quad core graphics and a dual cpu
  22. LJ50 macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2011
    No, I have to confess to being a bit disappointed.

    Of the confirmed upgrades really you're looking at the new processor (still Dual-core as I understand it though) and the higher res display. It is also likely to have more RAM, but no confirmation.

    The improved rear facing camera is a waste upgrade IMO. The iPad simply isn't the right form factor to be taking pictures. A better front-facing camera would have been a real upgrade.

    Have gone from being a definite buyer to a bit "hmmm....". Really not sure now. Want the screen, don't know if I can justify the expense just for that though.
  23. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    This is what I am waiting on. The only feature the new iPad has that I want is the camera the iPad2 should have come with. I do not need a HEAVIER iPad, the current one is too heavy as is.
  24. stordoff macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2009
    Hero image is a standard term in marketing etc.. It's the biggest image on the page and meant to be eye-catching. The iPad 2 had the _hero.jpg suffix on the file name as well.
  25. monkeybongo macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2007
    The met expectations for the new screen but the new software seems pretty kick ass and really sells why you need the new screen ... photo editing, videos and games. Does iCloud now support videos?

    $399 iPad2 is going to massacre the competition. This won't be like the iPhone where there's several competitors to marketshare, this is going to be iPod style domination!

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