The 3rd Gen iPad is not obsolete!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Apple2000, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Apple2000 macrumors member

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    How has apple cheated any of you?

    The iPad 3rd gen you bought is still the exact same as when you bought it and were satisfied with it.

    Regardless of future product upgrades, it is still WHAT APPLE ADVERTISED TO YOU WHEN YOU BOUGHT IT! NOTHING CAN CHANGE THAT!
     
  2. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    Phew, I just checked, mine still works... :D
     
  3. wgr73 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it even in their lineup anymore?
     
  4. Apple2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank goodness!

    I was worried that apple flipped the remote kill switch on all previous generations!
     
  5. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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  6. Apple2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    No, but why is that relevant even one bit?

    Apple advertised 3rd gen iPad, you paid for and got one.

    You got what was advertised to you! Nothing has changed!
     
  7. SocalMark macrumors member

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    Oh Please Apple screwed me and everyone that bought the iPad 3gen.
     
  8. wgr73 macrumors 6502a

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    Crazy, that didn't last long at all. I totally, absolutely agree with you!! In fact, the New new-iPad means nothing to me as it won't be jailbroken for a long time. The upgrade pales in comparison the jailbreak IMHO
     
  9. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Nope. Weirdly they now have the mini, which is basically a mini 2 + better camera, the 2, which now has optional cell phone access again, then the 4 lol.

    I'd guess the 3 (with a lightening connector) will come back as the $400 (or whatever) model when the iPad 5 launches...or something like that.

    Good news for me is my iPad 2 STILL isn't out of date as they're still selling the 2, and the mini is the same hardware :-D
     
  10. Apple2000 thread starter macrumors member

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    How so?

    They still sell the generation BEFORE your model, and you are complaining?
     
  11. monaarts macrumors 65816

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    I bought a 2012 Honda Accord in June... Did I get screwed when the newly designed 2013 Honda Accord was released last month?
     
  12. tonyy macrumors 6502a

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    This is an updated iPad in the same calendar year.

    It wouldn't be so bad if this new new iPad came out in March/April like usual but this has to feel like a little punch to the balls for the 3rd gen iPad owners.
     
  13. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

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    Just purchased one on Apple site for $379 for the Retina Ipad refurb. Thats a bargain!!!!
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    According to SoCalMark, yep you got totally hosed.:p
     
  15. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    It's interesting that the iPad 3 is being retired entirely, but Apple is keeping the iPad 2 around as the discount option. Generally, its always the previous model that earns the discount option.
     
  16. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    I figure they think it'll drive more 4 sales, plus the 3 has over 50% more CPU/GPU transisters....although those parts are dirt cheap.

    Plus screen, more battery.
     
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  18. dchao macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, because the genius of the Apple marketing department, everyone's iPad is THE iPad, it can never be obsolete now. :rolleyes: :D
     
  19. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    If I had an iPad 3, I wouldn't upgrade it until they make it thinner and lighter.
     
  20. G37dude80 macrumors member

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    By killing the iPad 3 all the focus goes towards the iPad 4 as being "Retina display". Well played apple... Well played.
     
  21. wgr73 macrumors 6502a

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    Your iPad 2 isn't out of date but my iPad 3 is :eek: Lol :D
     
  22. Liquinn Suspended

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    What do you mean?
     
  23. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    yay we needed more threads about this!!..not




    i dont understand why people are so butthurt.. the ipad 4..is the ipad 3 as it should have been. ..apple isnt going to mark it down to ipad 2 prices...because its almost exactly the same as the ipad 4.. they make more money off the ipad 2..
    you will still get updates people.. you can still tell people its the new ipad just hide the dock.. ;) most wont be able to tell the speed change.
     
  24. WeegieMac Guest

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    I'm more worried about future app development.

    The only retina iPad on SALE is the 4th Gen, so obviously retina iPad apps will be optimised for that device. What will this mean for the 3rd Gen iPad? Will devs bother testing for a device no longer sold to see what level of performance their app will get on the 3rd Gen? Will it be a stripped down version? Will it be an upscaled iPad 2 resolution version? Will it even be supported at all?
     
  25. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    LOL! Yeah, aren't you envious! 2 extra GPUs and 4x the resolution is SO early 2012 LOL
     

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