I bought my first and only iPad in November 2011, accordingly, it was "current" only for 5 months. Two newer models (3 if you take the new mini into account) have hit the market after mine did and, you know what? I am still very happy with my old iPad2. It is the best portable computer I ever had, great for reading the news, newspapers, writing on forums like this one and work and study on plenty of Work- related Documents. I don't understand the anger today of those willing to have the latest gadget available for no reason other than for the sake of it, but they are righfully entitled to do so, that was never my intention knowing that the computer and the business worlds don't work that way. But I think they should take into account that their iPad3's will still last and work for a long time, moreover given that today Apple also launched an A5 -based model (in 2012!) and decided to keep another "very old" A5 like the iPad2 on the market, apparently the longest survivor in the saga so far. I am writing this on my non-retina-non-Siri-VGA-camera iPad2, I am still in love with the experience and am sure I would still be for a long time.