Never considered iPad but next Gen?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BBQ BOY, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. BBQ BOY macrumors regular

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    The wife wants an iPad for general email and web surfing from the couch at night for R&R time.
    I told her that maybe it would be wise to wait on the next generation. I never buy the first generation of anything.
    Anyway, since I have never followed this part of the forum I was wondering when the next gen is due and what changes may be on the horizon?
     
  2. KameronBriggs macrumors 6502

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    Well...just like every Apple product, it get's yearly refreshes.
    And the iPad just came out in April.
     
  3. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't wait, what's the point? The current Ipad works well for what your wife wants and if you always wait for the next one then you will never buy one at all.
     
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...buy it/try it, you have a 14 day return period... keep her happy!
     
  5. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

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    General email & web surfing? The current iPad is more than adequate.
     
  6. AR15MBP macrumors regular

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    search for "next gen ipad or ipad 2" for all the answers to be revealed.
     
  7. BBQ BOY thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you and to everyone else.
     
  8. Winni macrumors 68030

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    All of the real issues of the current iPad can and most likely will be adressed with software updates, so there is no reason to wait for the second generation if you want such a gadget now. There won't be a refresh this year, and I wouldn't expect miracles from next year's upgrade either - Apple is still building a niche for the iPad and there are limits to how much they can change before they piss off their existing userbase with incompatible new software. Don't expect much more than a camera and maybe a card reader in the next iPad.
     
  9. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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    I think I will be going for a next gen iPad, the current one is good, but the next gen will be around at around the time that I have the money for one.

    It will be suitable for my needs, as both mine and your wifes needs will be fufilled fine by the current iPad, but the newer one will likely be a little more stable.
     
  10. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    I applaud you for your first statement: Buy it when in makes financial sense for you.

    What do you mean that Gen 2 will be more stable. My iPad is more stable than my iPhone, as stable as my macs with OS10.6.x and far more stale than any PC I've used.

    I certainly don't fell like a beta user with the iPad.
     
  11. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

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    Why are you asking about them now if you can't afford one for eight months? Eight months is a lifetime in computer technology :p
     

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