This is basically what the complainers are saying. They bought "the new iPad/iPad3" and felt entitled to run around smugly holding the latest model until March/April 2013. It's as if they believe they paid for that or something? Newsflash, your iPad3 still works. It has not changed since this morning, it will run the same apps at the same speed and be able to do exactly the same things you've always used it for. Apple hasn't remotely disabled it forcing you to either upgrade or hold a worthless unusable paperweight. Please calm down and look at it rationally.