The incremental iPad 4 upgrade is so un-Apple like!

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

  1. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    Steve Jobs would never have signed off on it. Creates so much confusion among casual consumers. Do you buy the iPad 2, the new iPad (or was it the iPad 3?), or do you buy the other new iPad (you know the 4th gen that looks like the the new iPad 3, has the same retina screen but now has a smaller dock connector?)....see what I am getting at? Things will only get more confusing if you start adding the refub models to this mess.

    Apple could have easily milked the holiday sales with the iPad mini and saved the big iPad update for the 'real' iPad 4 next year. I liked that symmetry and now it is gone.

    p.s. The dropping of the numerical suffix on the iPad was a bad idea. It kinda makes it hard to tell them apart.
  2. Pjstock42 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    Steve Jobs era Apple created the competition.

    Tim Cook era Apple conforms to the competition.
  3. iFanboy Guest

    Yeah! Next they will be adding "s" to the name of models that just get a spec bump rather than a complete redesign.


  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Man you are dramatic.

    Under Steve Jobs you could buy the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 all at the same time. And you could buy refurbs of all of the above.
  5. saintforlife thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    Yes, but they all had different names. Now it is all just iPad, new iPad, the latest new iPad. It is ridiculous.
  6. hackjo macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2012
    iPhone 4S - "what a disappointment, not enough new features, old design, not keeping pace with the competition"

    IPad 4 - "replaced too soon, too many upgrades, why didn't they wait?, just doing it to beat the competition"

    You can please SOME of the people, SOME of the time!
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    No. It's iPad 2, iPad, and iPad Mini.
  8. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    The current ipad 3 is not selling anymore they replaced it with the latest with the lightning dock connector... Yes you can still buy a refurb jpad 3 but they will no longer be on shelves... So their won't be too much confusion...
  9. robanga macrumors 68000


    Aug 25, 2007
    Oh yes its the 90s all over again...:rolleyes: When are they going back into clones and opening up the Sears outlets again?
  10. bsquared397 macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2012
    True. 3rd gen ipad is discontinued because of the lack of a lightening connector. I bought the ipad 3 on launch day but am much more likely to purchase an ipad mini than replace the bigger ipad.

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