No iPad 3 in the Fall?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by j59621, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. j59621 macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2011
    Just a thought: would Apple be saying "2011. The year of iPad 2" if they were planning on releasing another new iPad later this year?

    IMHO, doing so would definitely undermine Apple's credibility.
  2. taeccool macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2010
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    iPad 2 was just announced. I think the talk about iPad 3 is pretty pointless.
  3. mullman macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2004
    I think you should hold out for iPad 5.
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603


    Jul 11, 2006
    I'd be very surprised if that rumor came true, but you never know.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. I think it is highly unlikely that we will see another iPad in the fall.
  6. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ha! Knew it. Read my lips people, no iPad 3 this year.

    Go xoom already. Sheeeesh.
  7. baummer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2005
    Southern California
    I think Apple, in their own way, addressed it via this image:


    This tells me that their focus this year is on the iPad 2. I expect them to take the next year to work on the iPad 3, with goes along with recent reports that some engineering decisions originally intended for the iPad 2 had to be put on hold due to supply issues.

    I can easily see a major overhaul of the iPad 3 (likely with a retina display, improved CPU, GPU, and probably memory as well), but not in the fall of this year, rather March of 2012.
  8. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    Agreed. iPad 3 won't come out until 2012. iPad 2 will sell and Apple won't have a problem with that. If supply issues are true, there could be a wait to even get your hands on an iPad 2. These will sell. No need to update in the fall.
  9. Mechinyun macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    I'm betting on no fall update.

    However, I bet the plan is to closely watch how the other new tablets sell.. if for some reason IPAD 2 sales start tanking... ipad 3 early.. if not.. let ipad 2 ride till next year.
  10. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    Those in the know have already said to expect an update in September.
  11. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Yup! I heard from a buddy that knows this guy who's uncle worked at a grocery store that was once visited from an Apple retail store employee that they are updating with a new iPad in September.
  12. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040


    Jul 31, 2005
    "2011: Year of iPad 2" clearly means no iPad 3 in 2011. Apple wanted to make sure all the "iPad 3 in 2011" rumors were killed by that slogan once and for all.

    Once again, no iPad 3 until March-April 2012.
  13. nmills macrumors regular

    May 12, 2009
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  15. ctyhntr macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    I have to disagree. If there is anything that we learn from the Star Trek movies, other than the similarities between Steve Jobs and William Shatner's ego, is that success only follows even-numbered sequels. So, you should buy iPad 2, but wait on iPad 3, and follow-up on iPad 4. iPad 5 may be a sleeper, and not worth being fanboy excited over.

  16. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    Every iPad gets progressively better.... if you keep waiting for the next update then you'll never get to enjoy these great products.
  17. filmbuff, Mar 2, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2011

    filmbuff macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2011
    Why is anybody taking this rumor seriously? Apple would not release another iPad six months after a major redesign.
  18. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    The whole thing about iPad 3 in September was about a different model of iPad, like a pro model.
  19. 2 Owls macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    The iPad 3 was the same as the SD card slot, thunderbolt and retina display stories, concocted by rumour mongers and are still being banged on about by the anti apple fanboys using them to show exactly how rubbish the iPad is. :rolleyes:
  20. xraytech macrumors 68020

    Mar 24, 2010
    Not going to happen.

    And if I'm wrong, I will eat my iPad 2.
  21. fanboy05 macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2011
    No new ipad in 2011...
    you will have to wait till 2012 like the rest of us... maybe gruber will make one "special" for people who believe him, like those fancy new clothes that the emperor wears in the children's book

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