How long will it be before the iPad reaches obsolete?

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  1. cootersgarage6, Feb 18, 2011
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    Hi, when the new iPad comes out, which I am guessing will be soon because Apple has to catch up to all the people that have been copying the iPad. Lol. Anyways, when the new ones comes out, my mom said that I can have her iPad, 64GB, 3G iPad. but with the new tech and tablets coming out like what seems to be everyday, is my iPad going to be really really dated?
     
  2. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

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    Please enlighten us as to what new tablets have actually come out. "Every day"? Melodramatic, no?
     
  3. Cha macrumors regular

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    Eventually all tech becomes "dated". The current iPad should be fine for this next iteration cycle.
     
  4. cootersgarage6, Feb 18, 2011
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    I'm saying that so many have come out or have been presented. Go look up what happened at CES this year, 80 tablet, 80, were introduced. Please stop trying to get smart:)
     
  5. cootersgarage6, Feb 18, 2011
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    Okay, well I did say what seems to be, and every other person I am guessing would have known that.
    Sorry for the confusion. But that's not answering my question, I think you just want to be making a smart mouth response. Look at posts,so many people don't get there questions answered, just grammar police or something.
     
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    Lol.
     
  8. thesmoth macrumors 6502

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    It's totally maxed out by the apps on it now, so basically it's obsolete now.

    If apple hadn't crippled it with 256 megs of ram this might not be the case.

    Infinity blade looks amazing, but it lags a lot when moving the camera around, so it is fully taxing it 100%. Games on the iPad will never get better than infinity blade.
     
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    When it breaks, not before. I've still got a Palm Pilot and it still works (although I don't use it except to add Contacts that I don't want in my Address Book).
     
  10. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

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    Notion ink and Dell Streak are the only two that came out, but they are froyo versions with dual core. iPad 1 is not even coming close being obsolete because it runs smooth and plenty of apps to play with. Although, experience varies due to varying bandwidth. iPad 2 might be more productive and better apps to do more work. Honeycomb tablets are not out yet. Xoom will be the first one and it looks to be out by first week of March, maybe. However, I don't seeing it being useful because it will lack much choice of apps. It would be fine as far as using google's native apps like google doc and gmail. It maybe like a pda at first, until more apps are available.
     
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    HA HA ....

    As long as the new release of Ipad is not tempting to you. :cool:
     
  12. budman1961 macrumors regular

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    Probably when the OP gets to 8th grade.....lol:D
     
  13. jmpnop macrumors 6502a

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    The current one has 256MB RAM which is obsolete already. When the new iPad comes out with better hardware, more and more games like Infinity Blade emerge which make use of the better hardware. So for a year more the current iPad is safe.
     
  14. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

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    Anybody who thinks iPas is obsolete is wrong (or suffering tech-remorese as they realise they won't have the latest and greatest), regardless of your definition of obsolete. iPad 2 has not come out yet, so the original has not been replaced. Therefore, under that definition, it is not obsolete. Even when iPad 2 launches, the original iPad will still very much be in general use for a good year or two at least. Again, under that definition, it is not obsolete.
     
  15. OSMac macrumors 65816

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    You may want to just say thanks and enjoy the gift?
     
  16. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    If you read his post he said "Seems like every day" and its obviously not suposed to mean there are new ones out every day. When you go online and check our your tech blogs theres nearly always something to do with tablets on them now.
     
  17. walkie macrumors 6502

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    The iPad is already obsolete, 256Mb of RAM, no USB, no SD card, no File System, no Flash, but here on this forum many people will insist that you don't need any of those features, those features are for aliens, if you need any of those features you don't deserve having an iPad.
     
  18. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you played with one? esp at the apple store? or from a friend? flash is overrate and old tech. flash is obsolete! I do agree on the RAM, but I have not noticed any slow down. I got plenty of storage. It's better to do cloud storage for exchanging it between computers. File sys. is old tech!
     
  19. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    When you no longer have a use for it, it`s obsolete.
     
  20. walkie, Feb 19, 2011
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    Yes I have played a lot with it 'cause I have one, and I knew before buying that it didn't play flash, but the lack of sufficient RAM memory is bothering, 256Mb is not enough for web browsing nor for multitasking. Adobe came out with a lighter version of Flash, so there is not excuse for not including it in the next iOS version Flash is not obsolete since a lot of pages are still using it, and as for a File System is stupid the way iPad manages files, you don't need to have the same file for every app that uses it, as for the cloud storing if you are on a plane You DO need a local storage since you cannot do cloud storing and rely on a wireless network all of the time.
     
  21. Piggie macrumors 604

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    I agree, however that does also mean a 3.5" floppy drive is not obsolete for many people too. As long as you are happy with that.
     
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    When iPad 2 appears, I expect my iPad will simply explode...
     
  23. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Not in a Flash though as that's not allowed :D
     
  24. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

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    I think many would disagree that 256 is not enough. Yes, perhaps it's not ideal- but it Is certainly capable of handling anything that needs to be done. As for flash- there is a perfectly good excuse for it not being included: Apple doesn't want it there. It's really simple- almost too simple. If you dont like it don't buy it. But if you do buy it- please don't complain about it. That would be retarded.
     

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