Will wait for iPad 3...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BryanBensing, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. BryanBensing macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
  2. 53x12 macrumors 68000

    53x12

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    #2
    2x faster CPU
    9x faster GPU

    Enough for me.
     
  3. GDF macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    #3
    Will the dual core speed up the loading of web pages and no more checkered paged when scrolling down?
     
  4. Dorfdad macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
  5. Pimptastic macrumors regular

    Pimptastic

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Location:
    Up North, UK
    #5
    I would definitely upgrade just for this reason!
     
  6. Coukos34 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    #6
    They won't mention that.They never did for the first one either. It'll be 512MB
     
  7. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    #7
    Apple doesn't talk about RAM on iDevices. I'm sure apps like iMovie benefit from or require more RAM than the original iPad had
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #8
    Lighter, thinner, 2 cameras, same battery life, choice of colors. Seems like a decent upgrade. Agreed, it is not earth shattering but neither is it totally lame. If I had an iPad, it would be a more difficult decision, but since I don't it is an easy one.
     
  9. 53x12 macrumors 68000

    53x12

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    #9
    Also thinner and lighter.
     
  10. HXGuy macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    #10
    Aside from a higher res screen...what exactly would make it exciting for you?

    I mean you have a Dual Core processor...2X faster CPU, 9x faster graphics, 2 cameras, 33% thinner, lighter, HDMI out...what exactly more do you want?
     
  11. hwalker84 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    #11
    I'll be disappointed if this thing only has 512MB of RAM.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #12
    As expected its only a minor spec update. Most of us were expecting (or at least hoping) for dual core. I for one am surprised they made the jump.

    I can't say that I'm underwhelmed most because I wasn't expecting much this time and apple disappoint in that department.
     
  13. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

    spinedoc77

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    #13
    Very disappointed as well. I'll probably grab an Android tablet and definitely revisit the iPad3 when it comes out.

    Most disappointing thing though wasn't the very anemic hardware upgrades, but the lack of OS upgrade. Well it's still going on so I'm crossing my fingers, the OS is what can still sway me. But I don't see this as being different than the usual Apple release cycle of revolutionary...money grab...revolutionary...money grab. It's a compliment to a company that are absolute genius at marketing.
     
  14. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
  15. Dorfdad macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    #15
    Hell at the same price point even. Sell your old one for $300 and you get a new upgraded ipad for $2-300 bucks SOLD!
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #16
    That surprised me as well. I was expecting iOS5.0 to be showcased but instead they showed off iOS4.3
     
  17. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #17
    Now I have to decide if these "October" rumors are true.

    If they are, I might wait.

    If they're not and the next one is gonna be in 2012...well then this is a very nice upgrade for a whole year and I'll probably jump in now.

    Hmmm...

    I am certain we'll get iOS 5 for the iPad this summer. So a nice little hardware upgrade now and a nice little software upgrade in the summer...it works out to one super-fine upgrade over the course of the year.
     
  18. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

    spinedoc77

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    #18
    Yeah I'm debating this. I have my 64gb 3g with apple case on CL but no one is biting at $540. Lol looks like 300 might be the magic number.
     
  19. DiamondGCoupe macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    #19
    Why? That's plenty for a tablet running iOS. Same reason Apple doesn't mention CPU speed, it's irrelevant.
     
  20. Dorfdad macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    #20
    I think this is it till 2012. Nice improvements apps will get better, 1080p support and they run the risk of pissing off alot of people with a new one in 6 months.
     
  21. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

    jamesryanbell

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    #21
    The changes are nice, but I'm still selling iPad 1 for a MBA. Better product for what I need.

    Like I said, iPad 2 changes are nice, but I'm waiting for iPad 3 to even consider one. Not ENOUGH different.
     
  22. OneMike macrumors 601

    OneMike

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    #22
    Who knows, but I'd guess they aren't true.
     
  23. protox macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Location:
    Carlsbad, CA
    #23
    Will wait for ipad 3. We all know this is a stop gap until ipad 3 but I really do want some tablet.
     
  24. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

    spinedoc77

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    #24
    I'll be completely flabbergasted if they don't at least address notifications, that's just such a rotten underpinning that needs to be excised. All that developer power wasted on imovie, photo booth, garage band, etc. Imagine if they put that dev power into the OS instead.
     
  25. arctic macrumors 6502a

    arctic

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    #25
    If I don't have the iPad 3G and an iPhone 4, I'd get this. But for now, I'd sit this one out.
     

Share This Page