New iPad Update Already? Seriously

mdawid

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I had replaced my original iPad when the new iPad came out back in March. Picked up a white 32GB on launch day. Now I find out that Apple is already going to refresh the new iPad next week? Come on.... Is it me or is anyone else bothered by this. Granted, I love advancements in technology just as much as everyone else. But to have my iPad deemed to be obsolete in a mere 7 months is crazy. Next thing I'll probably find out that there are certain Apps that won't run on the New (now old) iPad. :(
 

kmj2318

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I wouldn't be too upset. It's only a minor update, it's still the third generation device, it won't have any advantages in terms of software. Also, the fact that they update products doesn't change your device at all, so it's illogical to care if they update it or not.
 

Emathieu

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I had replaced my original iPad when the new iPad came out back in March. Picked up a white 32GB on launch day. Now I find out that Apple is already going to refresh the new iPad next week? Come on.... Is it me or is anyone else bothered by this. Granted, I love advancements in technology just as much as everyone else. But to have my iPad deemed to be obsolete in a mere 7 months is crazy. Next thing I'll probably find out that there are certain Apps that won't run on the New (now old) iPad. :(
I'm not bothered in the least. Obsolete? Seriously? My iPad will continue to work when the new one is released. I'll bet it is just the Lightning connector (and possibly a hair thinner because of that change).

Even iPad 2 is no where near obsolete. Unless someone just wants to impress others by being able to say they have the newest and latest. The current gen iPad is still amazing, no matter what Apple shows next week.

Now, if they do have a refresh that includes a larger 128GB model, then they may get my interest (I have a 64GB). Other than that, I will continue to skip generations as I always do with iOS devices.
 

ReValveiT

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You have to wonder what the shops are going to do with their stocks of obsolete 30-pin 'old' new iPads. People will (rightfully) want the newer one regardless.

They can't just cut the price and sell below the latest model like they normally do.

Land fill?
 

smiddlehurst

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I had replaced my original iPad when the new iPad came out back in March. Picked up a white 32GB on launch day. Now I find out that Apple is already going to refresh the new iPad next week? Come on.... Is it me or is anyone else bothered by this. Granted, I love advancements in technology just as much as everyone else. But to have my iPad deemed to be obsolete in a mere 7 months is crazy. Next thing I'll probably find out that there are certain Apps that won't run on the New (now old) iPad. :(
An update does not equal obsolete! All it means (if it happens at all) is you don't have the very latest thing which, in this case, is likely to mean you loose out on a couple of minor, almost inconsequential changes.

Good lord, the way people carry on you'd think Apple devices just stopped working when something new comes out. Your iPad will work just as well on Wednesday as it did on Monday, it's almost a certainty all apps will continue to work and nothing will have actually changed. It will certainly get iOS 7, it is almost guaranteed to get iOS8 so you've got at least another two years and change before it's "obsolete". Yeash :rolleyes:
 

pgiguere1

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Meh, there are so much more 30pin accessories on the market right now, and not a single third-party Lightning accessory. The new one will charge faster, but that's about it. No need to be upset.

 

iapplelove

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Meh, there are so much more 30pin accessories on the market right now, and not a single third-party Lightning accessory. The new one will charge faster, but that's about it. No need to be upset.

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I pretty much agree with ya,my iPhone 5 is such a pain in the ass to find a charger when I'm not at home I'm not ready to do that with my iPad as well
 

jclardy

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If anything the new iPad will only be slightly faster in terms of CPU calculations. GPU performance will probably be the same. Also, same screen and same amount of RAM, so development wise they will essentially be the same target.

So apps will not be dropping iPad 3 support for a long while. At least not until iOS 9.
 

Titanium81

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I pretty much agree with ya,my iPhone 5 is such a pain in the ass to find a charger when I'm not at home I'm not ready to do that with my iPad as well
The chargers are so small you can practically keep one in your pocket when your out and about.
 

Yr Blues

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Releasing a new 9.7" iPad at the same time as the Surface will be like a royal reaming for MicroSoft.

The Surface already lost much in the same way Windows Phone has.

The competition is influencing Apple, so this is good AFAIC.
 

MrMacBookPro

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If anything the new iPad will only be slightly faster in terms of CPU calculations. GPU performance will probably be the same. Also, same screen and same amount of RAM, so development wise they will essentially be the same target.

So apps will not be dropping iPad 3 support for a long while. At least not until iOS 9.
i hope your talking about the ipad for March 2013 and not next weeks refresh.
 

Jasper84

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Mar 16, 2011
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I had replaced my original iPad when the new iPad came out back in March. Picked up a white 32GB on launch day. Now I find out that Apple is already going to refresh the new iPad next week? Come on.... Is it me or is anyone else bothered by this. Granted, I love advancements in technology just as much as everyone else. But to have my iPad deemed to be obsolete in a mere 7 months is crazy. Next thing I'll probably find out that there are certain Apps that won't run on the New (now old) iPad. :(
It is kinda hard to keep up with apple devices, I'd just like to see them hold off come up with several new features and release a product with enough new features to warrant a upgrade. I can see how Samsung pokes fun in there ads, the déjà vu déjà vu déjà vu the app line comment and the earphone plugs in now at the bottom jab is pretty funny and true. You know at any moment that apples fandom could take a bad turn if the buyers feel that product quality doesn't live up to the days before Steve passed, the new iPod touch and more so nano didn't wow me the nano I think is flat out ugly just the iPhone scratching complaints purple halos unexplained consumption of data some ppl complaining about slow wifi speeds apple consumers have high standards and for the price they pay they should get what there paying for when your dealing in retail anything is possible I like apple devices and hope this never happens but it's possible
 

CapnJackGig

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Releasing a new 9.7" iPad at the same time as the Surface will be like a royal reaming for MicroSoft.

The Surface already lost much in the same way Windows Phone has.

The competition is influencing Apple, so this is good AFAIC.
Such a stupid thing to say. Surface is already sold out. Surface runs a real mobile OS. Something iOS aspires to be.
 

Yr Blues

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Such a stupid thing to say. Surface is already sold out. Surface runs a real mobile OS. Something iOS aspires to be.
I wonder who bought them out. :p

I'm just comparing it to the way WP8 has been handled so far.

I'll give MS one thing, the XBOX is wildly successful as a consumer product.
 

plucky duck

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I honestly could care less what happens to an existing hardware update after I've made my purchase. I've made my purchase because I am happy with what it offers me at that moment in time, and that fact doesn't change just because something else comes along. The iPad 3 offers me the same amount of utility now as it has the day I bought it.

I actually, for now, prefer the old 30pin cable over the lightning cable, as it is compatible with all of my existing accessories. Down the road when we slowly make the transition to future Apple product lines will this inconvenience fade away.

10hr battery life is more than enough for me, so if the new iPad improves in that aspect to 12/13hrs I would not feel short changed. I charge nightly so it's really a non issue for me.
 

nightlong

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If they update the LTE on current iPad that would be great for people in countries such as Australia, where the system is currently incompatible.
 

Woodcrest64

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If they do update with the new connector for the new iPad will Apple again refresh it in the beginning of the new year with a faster processor.
 

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