iPad iPad 3 owners: Are YOU upgrading to the iPad 4?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jacoblee23, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2011
    I was considering it, but the iPad 3 LTE models took a huge hit on re-sale, so now I would probably have to pay nearly 200 dollars to upgrade, and I don't see it being $200 better so I didn't.
  2. MrKambo macrumors member


    Sep 28, 2012
    I'm not, I've yet to find the limitations of my 3rd gen, I do now wish i had got the 32gb instead of the 16gb. Retina capable games are massive!!

    But I'll wait for the next gen of iPads before I consider retiring my current one
  3. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    I have no problems with it. Never knew there were complaints.
  4. Etu macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2011
    Much faster

    I just bought the iPad 3 a few weeks ago so was able to upgrade to the 4 for no cost.

    I have to say it seems significantly faster in opening up apps and their files. It's also nice to have a better camera on the front.

    Don't really notice a change in web browsing at this point.

    So no complaints here.
  5. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    Not upgrading to the iPad 4.

    Until the announcement I never even knew there were issues with the iPad 3. I have not had any problems with mine at all. Like another post said, I do wish I went with the 32GB rather than the 16, but in reality, and for everyday stuff 16 is just fine with me.

    People seem to think that just because the product was updated, the models it is replacing stopped working and are no longer usable.

    Same with the retina display. Before the retina display no one complained. Everyone thought that it was beautiful. In comes the retina display and now it's like the non retina displays are unusable.

    In fact I am planning on getting the iPad mini as a Christmas gift to myself. I had an iPad 1 and now have the iPad 3. As for the retina display, between the two and for everyday things there is no difference. The difference comes into play when I zoom in on pictures or want to do highly detailed photo editing which is rare. So for me I don't care about the retina display.
  6. redspear macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
  7. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Not interested in the slightest. I don't doubt the 4 is a beast but I think unless you absolutely crave better framerates in a handful of games, there isn't really a compelling reason to upgrade. Games are the only thing that ever seem to push my 3 even in the slightest (Galaxy on Fire 2 springs to mind at native res), but I probably game on it for about 5% of its usage, so it'd be a complete waste of time and money.....for me.

    And I like to upgrade. A LOT :)

    Not knocking those who have upgraded, have fun, I just hope you're big into games as I struggle to see the benefit otherwise. I may be in the minority, but excluding games, I think tablet apps have utterly plateaued - we need some serious innovation in software, not specs. Not that this bothers me much, 95% of my usage is reading/watching video anyway. For work, give me a mac :)

    I should add, I'm awaiting a cellular mini (and the retina, an instabuy!). The 3 may in fact be my last large iPad.
  8. rexboe macrumors regular


    Mar 19, 2012
  9. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Not with the backlight bleed I saw on the one posted today, just awful. LG dropped the ball again just like it did with the iPad 2 years back. Yuck!!
  10. blackbear219 macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2012
    No 4 for me. My 3 meets my needs exceedingly well. I will definitely go for a 32/64 model next time though. I can manage 16 without a problem, but it's slightly less convenient.
  11. Deasnutz macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2011
    In the same boat. I have a quality ipad 3 screen, not taking my chances. Thank goodness for this forum.
  12. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    I did, based on the front page of this website.
    I know I'm going to take a hit on the iPad3 resale but will include selling my iPad2 and perhaps between the two... might break even.

    (Charging it up right now. . .)
  13. golgo1313 macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2008
    Claremont, CA
    i think i know why ipad 3 was pulled off the shelves and NOT downgraded to where ipad 2 is right now. many parts used in the ipad 3 are the same as the 4. so i think they're pullying them open, keeping the back panel for "refurbishing" ipad 3 that get exchanged, the screen, battery, and most of other internals (sans some ribbon cables and the 30 pin dock connector) gets put back into the ipad 4.

    for this reason, i don't think there is going to be a "firesale" (ala hp thinkpad) for the ipad 3, except for the few refurbs.

    i think when they truly redesign the next ipad (ipad 5), we might actually see some weight loss or bigger battery or getting skinnier. stereo speakers would be nice too. maybe even on top and bottom (L/R in landscape). and please adopt the squared edge (ala ipad mini) so that the sound can at least come out of the sides, as opposed to the back. i hate having to "cup" my ipads speaker.
  14. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
  15. Coltaine macrumors regular


    Jan 7, 2012
    I'll stick with my iPad 3.
    Neither the hardware nor the software pose any limitations to what I do.
    I don't have a problem with not owning the "latest & greatest" either.
    It served me well over the last seven months and it'll keep serving me well for quite some time to come.

    As with all my Apple products, I usually skip a few generations until I upgrade.
    And I am talking about years here...
    But when I upgrade, it's usually quite a leap then.
  16. Alicia4065 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2005
    Not me will wait for the next one to come out :D
  17. Apple TarHeel macrumors member

    Apple TarHeel

    Mar 23, 2012
    I'm good with my 3rd generation. Does everything I need it to do, plus ill save the difference in $ to upgrade and put it towards the iPad mini retina next March/June timeframe
  18. jacob-07 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    In my opinion, it's not worth the cost to upgrade.
  19. smooth macrumors 6502


    Nov 12, 2007
    No way. I really can't wrap my head around why any iPad 3 owners would "need" to upgrade to an iPad 4 - unless they just have extra money to burn.
  20. phobic99 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    I've owned every iPad until now. I'm skipping the mini and the 4.
  21. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Especially looking at resale value you lose about a couple hundred bucks, the new iPad 4 isn't worth that...even moreso after hearing LG is manufacturing their screens I'll stick with my launch 3rd gen Samsung. ;)
  22. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Okay, I'll bite. How do I figure out who made the screen on my 3?

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