iPad People keep taking about an ipad air refresh in march... Why?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Reminisce32, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Reminisce32 macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2009
    Why are some of you expecting apple to refresh the ipad air in March? Some here sound so certain. I'd like to know why.
  2. x-evil-x macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005

    OP, it seems hugely improbable that Apple will update the iPads in March. This is a site full of people who truly believe they're right about what Apple will do.
  4. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    They're delusional. The next iPad is coming out with all of the other iPads next November.
  5. x-evil-x macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    only reason for the iPad 3-4 update was they wanted the lightning connecter on all devices. They didn't have to update it 6 months early.
    There won't be any big changes like this anytime soon so there won't be a 6 month update. it will all be yearly. This is all what i think anyway.
  6. Charliebird macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2010
    Because that's what we do here. We speculate. Most of the time we're wrong but sometimes we're right.
  7. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2013
    Probably because the latest hasn't met their expectations..... ;)
  8. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    Why would they still be selling the iPad 2 if they wanted all devices to have the same connector?
  9. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Expectations without their use and going by specs is ridiculous. I had all kinds of doubts about the current Mini. What a waste of worry and concern that turned out to be. :D
  10. azentropy macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
    I think a lot will depend on how quick they want to push out TouchID. I think they realized they would be heavily constrained right now so they decided to go ahead without.

    If they see it as a big feature they want people to start adopting (like the did with lightning) they might release an updated version rather than wait an entire year.
  11. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2013
    I'm just giving my best guess answer to the question asked. Many people were certain the new iPad would have several features that failed to appear, and some of these features are on the 5s. The Mini is the only tablet I use right now, but its display was hit with criticism from day one.

    I also think the iPad 4's release, along with the 128GB iPad 4 a few months later, has people thinking Apple will release the "better" product in a few months. Their only other option is disappointment, and some just aren't willing to feel that way about Apple.
  12. x-evil-x macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    schools buy iPad 2's more. clearing out the stock of the 30 pin for one more year? who knows
    why else did they upgrade the 3-4. The 3 was fine i had mine for over a year and a half
  13. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    Or they just wanted to change the release cycle to November without waiting a year and a half inbetween releases.
  14. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    A. "People" don't "keep" talking about it. Just you, and one guy who mentioned March AS A JOKE in a thread.

    B. You already asked this question in the above mentioned thread. It's not a thread worthy question as it is, and it's already been asked. Just let it go.
  15. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2007
    Two reasons:

    1) iPad was coming out of the 'niche' market and into the mainstream so Apple wanted to realign it with the Christmas sales period (and, coincidentally, with their silicon refresh as well). To do so they either had to do a 6 month cycle or an 18 and they chose the most sensible one.

    2) The A5X, while an incredibly impressive chip, was also a ridiculous piece of engineering. Huge, likely expensive and running on a 45nm process that resulted in a very hot and power hungry SoC. It was the only way to deliver a Retina display (and contrary to what others may say it still performs fine today) but Apple would have been keen to get away from it nonetheless.

    As for the iPad 2 still being around, remember there's a surprisingly large ecosystem built around that specific device. Point of sale terminals, interactive units in retail stores and, of course, education. They neither want nor need retina, most of the mounts are 30 pin devices and cost matters.
  16. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    They are lonely, they use this forum as a Social Media to keep company, and not go out, and live life to its fullness, and they want to start a conversation with strangers about nonsense that is not going to happen, and....and want to start a long useless thread like this one
  17. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I believe we would have heard or seen some pictures leaked if they would refresh by March. It happened last year because I believe they wanted to put their flagship tablet device on the Lightning cable. I don't think they will have a 6 month release cycle on iPads. That is just ridiculous.
  18. Count Blah macrumors 68030

    Count Blah

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A
    Continuing use of 1 Gig of RAM even though 64Bit uses more RAM than 32Bit, and Apple using the word Air for this iteration. Both signs point to a 2Gig RAM Pro version. Whether it happens sooner, later, or never - That's where the speculation is coming from.
  19. McPc macrumors 6502


    Sep 30, 2012
    People aren't quite satisfied with the latest release whether it be the lack of touch sensor, 1GB of RAM, storage options, lack of wireless charging etc. and hope that the fluke that occurred with the iPad-3-4 will possibly happen again. Wishful thinking.
  20. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    This is likely the exact reason the ipad2 still exists.


    Fixed that for you. :D

    Remember the folks here are not characteristic of the general market.

    I'm pretty sure the vast majority outside techie hangouts really don't give a flip about RAM and are willing to ignore the lack of TouchID, wireless charging, etc. in favor of the size/weight improvements.
  21. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    it's called wishful thinking.
  22. Macalway macrumors 68020

    Aug 7, 2013
    Rule # 1

    Don't believe everything you read

    Rule # 2

    Don't believe anything you read here
  23. sracer macrumors 603


    Apr 9, 2010
    Land of Bongos and Beatniks
    And how do you know this? (the part in bold)

    Front-facing camera: iPad 3 = 0.3MP, iPad 4 = 1.2MP
    Processor: iPad 3 = A5X, iPad 4 = A6X
    Connector: iPad 3 - 30 pin, iPad 4 = Lightning

    Maybe camera and processor don't mean anything to you, but the release of the iPad 4 wasn't ONLY for the connector.
  24. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Because the iPad Air is too thick and too heavy and not powerful enough. Oh, wait...
  25. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    Probably for the same reasons that there are always people posting that you shouldn't buy an Apple product since the update is just around the corner. The iPod Touch forum is the worst for this advice.

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