iPad iPad 4...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Liquinn, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    The novelty's gone off of owning it... still a good device though.

    Why does the novelty eventually go off? :(
  2. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    First, please describe what you mean by novelty.
  3. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    Well, owning the latest and greatest wears off after a while.
  4. steve dave macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
  5. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2011
    Probably because he/she had the unrealistic hope of the iPad 4 doing something "new" and "exciting." In reality, it was made to do everything the old ones do, but better.

    That is the one knock of the apple stores and trying out their new stuff. It works the exact same as the old stuff. When you already have an iPad, going into the store to "fiddle" with the new ones takes about 20 seconds, as you already know how the entire thing works.

    I, on the other hand, am very excited about the 4 because my 2 has always bugged me a bit when reading books. The screen isn't quite there. I appreciate the jump from the 2 to the 4, and look forward to when I grow a pair and purchase it!
  6. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    The products look better in the store for some reason...

    And garage band you have to pay for...

    I do like my iPad 4 but if I purchase apps, and sell the iPad on later; I'm not going to get that money back.

    Perhaps I should enjoy owning the latest and greatest while I can.
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    exactly this. The same thing happens with a new phone. A new iphone is essentially the exact same as an older version since it runs the same familiar IOS. Really everything in life has this effect.
  8. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    I kind of get where the OP is coming from... I purchased the iPad4 on launch day, selling my iPad2 (and keeping the iPad3) and when I did so, switched to white having always had black iPads. I did it for the novelty and although I wouldn't change my mind, the novelty factor has since worn off.

    The 4 does everything the 3 does, to be honest, and not being a gamer, I haven't seen really any real world differences in what it is I use the iPad for.

    Even with that said, I am glad for my purchase as, who knows? Perhaps something will come along that will require the mechanics of the 4 to be in place.
    (Or course, by then the 5 may be released?)

    Ah, geez. I really do have to get off this Apple merrygoround!
  9. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    That's exactly what I mean. I guess it'd be like me buying the rMBP 13"... while there's not much else that the rMBP can do over my 13" if that makes sense?

    Same product, just a different case.
  10. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Because it looks the same and works pretty much the same as the other 3 iPad's. If you want something fresh from Apple is not to buy the same product just so you can stay current. Vote with your wallet.

    Apple released the Mini because of increased competition. If people weren't so quick to keep rebuying the same device with essentially a new coat of paint, Apple will take notice. ;)
  11. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    I guess I'm not the sort of person that loses interest in something once the "newness wears off".

    Sure, there's that initial excitement during the purchase and waiting for it to arrive, but my joy is in actually using the device, and learning +new+ ways to leverage it day to day. In the case of the iPad, I also find it fun and exciting exploring apps and seeing the progress made on the platform, and looking forward to creative new development.

  12. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
  13. CandyNJ66 macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    Amen and I'm still loving my iPad 4 especially for Games and Movie apps like Netflix, Crackle. I use my iPad daily and am addicted to it lol. I grab it nearly as soon as I get home. :D
  14. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    If you have just bought a product and you are already thinking about the cost of selling it (like so many on MacRumors), you made the wrong purchasing decision. If you buy a piece of hardware and cannot consider the cost of the software as a sunk cost, don't buy the hardware.
    It doesn't matter which platform you choose, the software is an expense.
  15. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    LOL! Wait till you get married!:p
  16. mac jones, Nov 8, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012

    mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    I've decided not to post here....thanks :D

    I impress myself with this kind of will power.
  17. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    The thrill is gone.
  18. Deasnutz macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2011
    Congrats on becoming a slightly more mature consumer. Gadgets like ipad cost enough that they should probably purchased/owned for utility purposes only. Maybe you don't need it?

    Who wants to be a slave to novelty?
  19. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    Life's too short.
    No reason a purchase like an iPad can't be for both novelty/fun and utilitarian purposes.
  20. Ih8reno macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2012
    Did you think your ipad would be magical? It's a consumer device, use it and enjoy it
  21. RenoG macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    Well turn it back on...Buy multiple cases, go get some cool ipad accessories and the like..

    But yeah if you're disappointed with it now because the novelty *ahem* turned off, then you're not using it right.

    the wearing off of Novelty is a human thing, can you imagine if it never wore off anything you bought, you'd be living life as 2yr old....
  22. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    (Sigh) those were the days...:)
  23. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    Seriously? GarageBand is an absurdly good value.
  24. usmaak macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2012
    Yea that. I've always wondered why that's the case. Probably because they have them turned up to full brightness and with all the florescent lights, it's brighter than the sun.
  25. MrDoug macrumors newbie


    Aug 10, 2011
    Boise, Idaho..
    Yes, I know what you mean about the novelty.. I buy a new divice.. go though it for a few hours and the luster is gone.. LOL.. kinda like a new car.. drive it around for awhile.. and so what.. the shine goes off the bumper fast.. I just always will buy the lastest and greatest to try them out..I then sell them after a couple of weeks and lose my butt.. but, I had fun playing with them..:) better than hanging out in the bars..and much cheaper..

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