iPad iPad 5... Waiting

Discussion in 'iPad' started by preyan, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. preyan, Jul 31, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013

    preyan macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    South Africa
    I seriously can't wait for it. I need an upgrade from iPad 2 but not willing to buy now considering we're so close to the next announcement and release. I also want the next generation Apple TV :D
  2. SamuraiMinis macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2013

    I've been waiting a long time for the iPad 5 too!! It will be my first iPad XD
  3. mncmoore macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2008
    I thing we are all waiting on pins and needles right now.
  4. thekingofnerds macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2013
    Lol. I'm still rocking an iPad first gen, 16GB WiFi.

    Talk about needing an upgrade :eek:
  5. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Yeah i'm waiting for an iPad 5 but they probably will get released with iOS 7.
  6. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2012
    Such a painful wait.....

    I had to sell my iPad 3 in April. I was alright for the first 5 weeks, then I extremely missed it. This is beyond a painful wait. Only about 5 more weeks to go :D
  7. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Im at my Ipad 2 and this month is the last month the warrenty will cover. Im weighthing the decison of whether to sell for ipad 5 and buy extended apple warrenty. Afterall, i still work great and im too lazy to have all info backed up and transfer to new one.
  8. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I am not in hurry to buy for an iPad 5. I wait to see what other people think of an iPad 5. No issues or problem then I will buy it like November or December. :apple:
  9. McBeats macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
    I feel you. I just hopped on the waiting line last week. Time for my first ipad. Can't wait to utilize it for music production.
  10. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    Do you guys think it will have a quad core chip?
  11. notesw macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2013
    This is one of the biggest complains I have about apple in general. They release too many hardware products too fast instead of supporting older hardware.

    I bought ipad 4 a few weeks ago, 2012 rls date. And now they are gonna release ipad 5, wtf?

    Let me guess ipad 6 2014 january?
  12. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    lel. Seriously? Apple releases hardware too fast? They dont support older hardware? Apple releases hardware far less regulary than the competition and has far better older hardware support then anyone.

    Just stop.
  13. notesw macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2013
    ipad 2010, ipad 2 2011, ipad 3, 2012, ipad 4 2012, ipad 5 2013

    Just stop what exactly?

    If you're THAT bothered with someone else opinion, then put a blanket on your monitor.
  14. Onimusha370 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010
    in fairness, what did you expect to happen? you buy something that's 9 months old and then complain when something new might be on the horizon? would you rather they didn't release new products so you can still be 'the best'?
    If you're that bothered about having the latest iPad, don't buy a product that's clearly going to be updated soon.
  15. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    So if someone bought an iPad 2 in 2011 they are going to get the latest iOS7 coming this fall in 2013. Yet you argue that Apple should focus more on supporting older hardware? They are clearly supporting older hardware quite well, I don't see your point. I also don't see nothing wrong with the release dates.
  16. SR45 macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    Agree. I have all the patience to wait for the official release, and even more patience to read some of the reviews first, than perhaps a purchase. ;)


    You too funny. Few weeks ago, we all knew Apple would release a new iPad sometime around the fourth quarter (Sept/Oct time frame), so no brainer in waiting a few more weeks for one. Your poor decision got you all up in a ranting mood for not being patient. Apple only once moved up to a new iPad 4 a few months after the iPad 3, and that may have been to some issues Apple wanted to address (Unknown for sure).
  17. jmenning1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2010
    I've thoroughly enjoyed my IPad, IPad2, and Ipad3. I can't wait for the IPad5!!. Even though each Ipad has faster speeds, better graphics, and improved resolution, I'm sure the new IPad will more than meet my needs. With Apple, you never complain about what you have.
  18. mcdspncr macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2011
    Seriously?? They don't support old hardware? Have you even looked at the fragmentation of Android vs iOS. Android's ridiculous fragmentation is specifically because they don't support old hardware. Compare to Apple's 93% iOS6 adoption rate and it's pretty clear who supports what.

    Second of all, when Apple (one company) has to keep up with/ahead of Android (many companies producing hardware) its pretty obvious why they need to have an annual refresh. The whole iPad 3-4 refresh was a bit weird, but saying they release too many products is crazy. Also, considering you're here on MR and you still bought an iPad 4 in the last month, you really have no reason to complain. There's no weapon against you-know-what...

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  19. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I really don't know why I'm going to bother answering a troll but hey ho.

    Generally, Apple release a new generation of each iOS device on a yearly basis. They then generally support this device with free software updates for 3 years following.

    The iPad 4 was released in October 2012. It's your problem that you bought yours a few weeks ago, not Apples. As usual they will release another iPad a year later. The 6th generation iPad will likely be released in the Autumn (Fall) of 2014.

    So as someone said, just stop.
  20. notesw macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2013
    Yeah i'm gonna "stop" expressing my opinion in this community.

    A lot of you are so hostile and unfriendly.

    I'm a troll for expressing my opinion?

    Everyone else, thanks for your opinion, I was about to respond, but i'm too tired of getting attacked for not being an apple fanboy.

    I love tech but I'm not a blind fanboy like some of you are. Which is fine, but seriously personal attacks and be called a troll for having an opinion :confused:

    Mods you can delete my account
  21. jmenning1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2010
    Just because you can't renew the software, doesn't mean you can't use the outdated IPad. Competition is always going to force improvements. When the IPad5 comes out, people will want the 13" IGZO display...........
  22. MLAM macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Everyone chill :)

    To me the issue is that you have come across as blaming Apple for releasing stuff to fast and you stated you bought the iPad 4th Gen a few weeks ago.

    Given that you love your technology like all of us here I would be a little surprised if you were totally unaware that Apple would/could release a new iPad in the next month or 2.

    Even so your iPad will support iOS 7 and unless the new iPad has something amazing feature wise (new style casing and weight reduction aside) then you probably wouldn't be missing a massive amount.

    I have friends who have a iPad 1st Gen and a iPad 2 respectively and they still use it to this day, lets not forget the iPad 1 is no longer supported and its last support is iOS 5.

    I don't normally reply on this forum as they all just turn into endless arguments but I am hoping you will see this as a more sensible reply and not me bitching at you like a woman ;)
  23. Eckscaliber macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2012
    Apple hasn't released a new iDevice since October. It will be nearly a year when they release the next round. One year in the technology world is a very long time.
  24. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    It's not about being a fanboy.

    Maybe it's just the way I've been brought up, but if I'm about to buy something that costs £400, I do a little research first. I wouldn't blindly just go and spend the money. Even the smallest amount of research would have brought results about the upcoming iPad 5.
  25. Harp77 macrumors member


    Jul 2, 2013
    Toronto, ONT
    Do we know for a FACT that Apple will be releasing an Ipad 5 this year? :confused:

    They keep their cards so close to the vest.

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