Which Gen of iPad is there to date?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by daytona, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. daytona, Aug 20, 2012
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    daytona macrumors regular

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    Haven't really followed the iPad but a family member has been wanting one. When I go to the Apple site, damn I can't make out which is which.
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    We are currently on the 3rd generation. When buying you choose between last years iPad 2 and the new one that Apple simply calls the iPad, which I think is dumb.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    First generation = iPad 1
    Second generation = iPad 2
    Third generation = iPad (with no number)
     
  4. daytona thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks to you both. I should have read the thread that was in line after mine, I found a lot of info in the thread and I see something is coming down the line around Sept 12th.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Possibly a smaller iPad, but there is no confirmation of that
     
  6. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    There may possibly be an iPad mini but the current 9.7" iPad will not be updated aside from a possible new dock connector.
     
  7. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    I would say iPad 2 has the best personality, but I heard she hasn't broke up with iPhone yet, he's such a stud. It's really up to you who you want to date :)
     
  8. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

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    Love the iPad 2. Great value right now.

    The current iPad is pretty much the king of tablets right now. It's $100 more, and you can get it with higher memory (32gb and 64gb). If you plan on keeping the tablet for 2-3 years then pay a bit more and get the 32gb model.

    The rumor going around is that there will be a 7 1/2 or 8" iPad Mini announced next month.

    If you are on a budget, it might be worth while holding out for that one. It will be harder to type on (smaller key board on-screen) but a bit more portable and cheaper than the full-sized iPads. (If the rumors are true!)
     
  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    I don't remember the first gen having a number...
     
  10. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    It didn't.

    iPad first generation = iPad
    iPad second generation = iPad 2
    iPad third generation = iPad

    You could argue, however, that the first-gen iPad was marketed as the "Apple iPad", whereas the current iPad is simply marketed as "iPad".
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Technically you are correct, since there was no need for the 1 as there was no other reference

    My apologies
     
  12. Liquinn Suspended

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    There will be a 4th generation iPad next year which I'm going to buy. I'd be silly if I bought one now.
     
  13. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you would be silly. You'd get to enjoy your iPad for a whole year before the unannounced product even shows up. Ridiculous!
     
  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    The joke is on you. I'm totally waiting for the 6th generation due in 2015.
     

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