iPad 4 introduced to steal the thunder of Microsoft Surface?

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

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Is Apple bringing out iPad 4 to still the thunder of Microsoft Surface?

  1. Yes, they are worried about Microsoft

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  2. No, there was never any thunder with Microsoft

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  1. silverblack macrumors 68030

    silverblack

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    Do you think Apple breaks the traditional product life cycle because they want to create as much hype as possible to compete for attention with Microsoft's Surface tablet?
     
  2. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    No. I'm sure it was planned way in advanced. Microsoft is trying to get the number 3 spot. They can't touch Apple now.
     
  3. matttye macrumors 601

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    I'm sure that was a consideration, but I also think they saw an opportunity to upgrade an existing product line whilst introducing a new one, and to take full advantage of the holiday season.
     
  4. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

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    Having different connectors in the iPhone and the iPad was going to cause some people to delay purchasing an iPad 3. Not all, but enought that it would impact sale figures for the year.

    So Apple needed to update the connector and while they were at it, they decided they may as well throw an A6 chip in at the same time.
     

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