Why aren't we ever satisfied??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iveg2gpp, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. iveg2gpp Guest

    Jul 23, 2010
    I just purchased a 16gig wifi and a 64gig 3g iPad..

    I pop on here every once in a while and all I see is people already talking about the next NEWER AND BETTER iPad coming out??

    They just released v1 it seems like yesterday, and now all these nerds are wanting facetime and retina and a mouth or whatever else will please you..

    Just a heads up if the all mighty Jobs decides to add everything you want, its going to be cheaper to purchase a macbook and a hooker..

    Just wondering why we cant be happy with what we currently have and stop hoping for the future??
  2. prot0type macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010

    It's human nature.

    It's that way with everything.
  3. reckless2k2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 10, 2008
    Well, "satisfaction" would stifle innovation. The lack of innovation would collapse the market. It's a good thing to be left wanting. It's a plus to cultivate ideas for product enhancements. I'm sure people like Job's are never satisfied and I'm certainly thankful for that because I am not either. That being said, I can wait for the next version while I enjoy the current. I'll just Craigslist the old once the new is available. Hahaha.
  4. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    I am 100% satisfied with my iPad. However, there will be better technology that will be available to Apple that wasn't available when I purchased my iPad.

    Satisfaction and improvement are different concepts.
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Just the nature of technology. The current iPad seems a bit outdated compared to the iPhone 4.
  6. arctic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    I love my iPad now but I can't wait to see what's next. To the OP, if upcoming technology pisses you, then this is not the right place to be. Apple gadgets have yearly cycles and refreshes. If you don't like your two iPads to get old, run to the caves. :p
  7. mrathee macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2010
  8. iveg2gpp thread starter Guest

    Jul 23, 2010
    No No I know. But I am just saying, pretty much the day after a product is released we are all anticipating whats next..

    At least give it a few months!!
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Speak for yourself. I'm quite content with the Apple products I own with the exception of the iPhone which is being replaced.
  10. arctic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    You can't stop how people think, my friend. That's why there's a site called MacRumors. It's all a matter of gadget-lust on what's to come and what might be. ;)
  11. iveg2gpp thread starter Guest

    Jul 23, 2010
    True that! I love my gadgets!

    I just got rid of my iphone 4 though because of all the issues, and went to a berry :(
  12. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    We want (ideally) a product that's 100% superior to any competitor and has technology like no other product out there.....at an affordable price.
  13. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    Because Apple NEVER puts out a completed product. They always put out a product that is missing some kind of current feature. It leaves you wanting. This is how they get you to buy the next generation product. Name any Apple product and I will be able to name a popular feature found on a competitor but not Apple's. If Apple put a forward and back-facing camera, 512MB of RAM, and the best available resolution in the iPad, would the 2nd gen iPad sell more than the 1st? Probably not. Apple's business model relies on growing hype.
  14. iveg2gpp thread starter Guest

    Jul 23, 2010
    I agree..
  15. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    Cuz no matter how good it is, it could always be better.
  16. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    "Work, worry, toil and trouble are indeed the lot of almost all men their whole life long. And yet if every desire were satisfied as soon as it arose how would men occupy their lives, how would they pass the time? Imagine this race transported to a Utopia where everything grows of its own accord and turkeys fly around ready-roasted, where lovers find one another without any delay and keep one another without any difficulty: in such a place some men would die of boredom or hang themselves, some would fight and kill one another, and thus they would create for themselves more suffering than nature inflicts on them as it is. Thus for a race such as this no stage, no form of existence is suitable other than the one it already possesses."

    Arthur Schopenhauer
  17. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Its the people who always want the best of the best, yet most the time they either won't be happy with what does come out, or they can't afford it in the first place because they're only 12 lol...
  18. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    It will be real funny next year when ipad 2 gets some of the improvements of iphone 4 (gyroscope, camera, ram, etc.), then 2 months after iphone 5 will come out and have new enhancements the ipad 2 does not have.
  19. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    This will always happen, which is why I generally ignore the iPhone forum and a lot of the time I ignore the ipad forum. They stress me out because they're all little attention seekers.
  20. 3lionsbecks Suspended


    Jul 19, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Part of the problem is visiting sites like this one, don't get me wrong. I enjoy this site but it causes people. To feel bad about their "older" products.

    When I bought my tv I have never gone onto a Sony site to look at other better TVs or to tv rumour sites to see what's next...and as a result I am just very happy with the nice tv I have.

    Here i see and hear about all the new upgrades and how much better they are and it makes me worry that my Apple stuff is going to be worthless In a year.

    It's hard to keep perspective under all the info piled on. But if you can keep perspective you will love your products. Most people buy their products and don't obsess about them afterwards.....they just enjoy them until they really 'need' to improve.

    I had my last computer for almost 8 years. If i listened to people here id have to replace my computer in 2 years at least (not to mention all the people who have been upgrading their 1 yr old or less iMacs already this year!)

    Just enjoy your gear. :D
  21. iveg2gpp thread starter Guest

    Jul 23, 2010
    I agree, thank you!!
  22. I Am Canadian macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2010
    I love my iPad and wouldn't be tempted to trade it for the macbook and hooker.

    Great post by the way.
  23. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    TheBritishBloke has it about right. The people that you are talking about are not customers. They are 12-year-old boys who can't afford the iPad or whatever it is they are criticizing. They visit the Apple Store to oggle its products and to wish they could afford them.

    Make no mistake, millions of other Apple customers and I are extremely satisfied with our purchases. Since January of last year, I have purchased 17" MacBook Pro, a 32 GB iPhone 3GS, a 64 GB iPad 3G, and a 32 GB iPhone 4. There is something to be said for being a poseur. Being a satisfied Apple customer is a great way to go broke.
  24. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    There's a world of difference between being satisfied with your PURCHASE versus being satisfied with a product.

    I bought two iPad's actually....one on launch and then another one used a few weeks later. For the first one, I was very DISSATISFIED with my purchase since my wife hated the thing. For a number of (fairly common at the time) reasons, the iPad didn't meet her expectations. So I was unhappy with my purchase, since it was purchased for her exclusive use as a gift.

    Later, I found a use for the device that fit one of my business purposes and I bought a WiFi 64gb model used (at a nice discount) but in like-new condition. I was then both very happy with my purchase as well as with the product. It suited my needs and still does.

    Two different scenarios, same purchaser, same product....big difference in outcome.

    That said, I'm less satisfied with the product now than I was a couple of months ago. I've got an iPhone 4 and I now see some of the bells and whistles that will obviously find their way into the iPad in the future. So while I'm still happy with my purchase, I now find some things lacking on the iPad and I look forward to future incarnations of the product.
  25. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Why aren't we ever satisfied? Because I want my iPhone to be the best phone in the century. And, no I will not stop until apple gives me my White bumper for free. And no, it won't stop until apple gives me iPad with Retina Display.

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