Would you still buy the iPad 3 with no Retina display?

Would you still buy the iPad 3 with no Retina display?

  • Yes

    Votes: 33 37.1%
  • No

    Votes: 56 62.9%

  • Total voters
    89

AlvinNguyen

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Jun 23, 2010
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I don't see the point - what are the things you need to be upgraded on a tablet?

Processor? No, the iPad 2 is more than adequate for 99% of the consumer
Cameras? No, even if the cameras are improved, how many of us takes pictures with our iPads?
Design? I don't think anyone is unhappy with the designer, maybe a little lighter would be nice but that's about it
SIRI? I'll talk to my phone but I don't think I'll talk to my tablet


The only REAL upgrade that's worth anything is the retina display. Unless they do a 7" ipad - which I would LOVE but highly doubt they will make one.
 

Liquinn

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Apr 10, 2011
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I don't see the point - what are the things you need to be upgraded on a tablet?

Processor? No, the iPad 2 is more than adequate for 99% of the consumer
Cameras? No, even if the cameras are improved, how many of us takes pictures with our iPads?
Design? I don't think anyone is unhappy with the designer, maybe a little lighter would be nice but that's about it
SIRI? I'll talk to my phone but I don't think I'll talk to my tablet


The only REAL upgrade that's worth anything is the retina display. Unless they do a 7" ipad - which I would LOVE but highly doubt they will make one.
True, the retina display on my iPod touch 4g makes my iPad 1 screen look like a brick.

But hmmm... I may upgrade if it doesn't have a retina display, it depends I guess; an A6 chip/processor would be nice as well though :)
 

MatLane

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Sep 30, 2008
548
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England, United Kingdom
Personally i think the screen on the iPad is fantastic anyway and for most users it gives no problems


We have just got a iPad 2 over Xmas and love it

I am tempted to lay off our second one and grab a 3 when it's out but i don't think we will see much more than

:D - iPhone 4s type camera
:D - Possibly lighter
:D - More ram and possibly a better chip



Anything else would be a shocker
 

kevink2

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Nov 2, 2008
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The retina display is why I WOULD upgrade from my original iPad 1 3G. I now subscribe to several magazines and newspapers on my iPad, and the clearer text in small sizes is important to me.
 

andiwm2003

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Mar 29, 2004
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i can do everything I want with my iPad1 right now.

Reading pdf's with graphs and pictures in them would be the only thing that could be improved and that would really matter to me.

So I will only upgrade if they put a retina display (or whatever they call it) in the iPad3.

In addition I would hope for some other improvements like better (louder) speakers, more memory (128GB), better Wifi reception, 4G with support for T-Mobile please, LED notification light (will never come i know), usb port(will never come i know), SD card slot (will never come i know) and tons of software improvements that will never come like a real open file system........
 

s15119

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Nov 20, 2010
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I'm still thrilled with my iPad 2. I don't think I will be in the market for a new tablet when iPad 3 comes out.
 

matt90036

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Oct 9, 2010
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If the iPad 3 has no Retina Display and only has better cameras and a faster processor, would you still buy the iPad 3?
i won't upgrade no matter what iPad 3 will be. I will simply wait for iPad 4. however if I did upgrade then retina or not it would not matter to me. what would make a difference would be an iPad twice the thickness (bigger battery) and OSX with 10 hours battery life.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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No

I have a hard time believing a retina iPad can be affordable to consumers, same price point, and profitable for Apple. So not holding my breath.
 

maril1111

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Mar 14, 2010
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True, the retina display on my iPod touch 4g makes my iPad 1 screen look like a brick.
Maybe i have horrible eyesight (although last doctor told me my eyes are as close to perfect as they could get) or just am not looking at the right thing, however i never saw a difference apart from maybe the icons on the screen being a tad sharper.
 

number84

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Mar 30, 2011
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I'm kinda hoping it doesn't have a retina display so I'm not tempted to upgrade...haha.
 

SandboxGeneral

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Sep 8, 2010
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If the iPad 3 has no Retina Display and only has better cameras and a faster processor, would you still buy the iPad 3?
Yes. I have waited this long to buy an iPad so I will wait for the 3 and get some flavor of it, regardless of whether it has a retina display or not.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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I'm kinda hoping it doesn't have a retina display so I'm not tempted to upgrade...haha.
It's highly unlikely IMHO.

The current SoC isn't likely capable of driving the 'Retina' resolution with the same quality and speed we have now. So it also needs upgrading.

The profit margin, and cost effectiveness for Retina is questionable, Retina + major SOC innovation just seems way out there.

I'm not expecting more than effectively an iPad 2S with enhancements under the hood, new SOC A6 (A5.5) and other tweaks but basically the same physically and display-resolution.
Maybe 28nm. Maybe 40.
Maybe quad-core but I don't believe it's necessary.
Definitely new GPU.
Most likely upgrade to CortexA15 derived CPU.
 

ThatsMeRight

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Sep 12, 2009
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It's highly unlikely IMHO.

The current SoC isn't likely capable of driving the 'Retina' resolution with the same quality and speed we have now. So it also needs upgrading.

The profit margin, and cost effectiveness for Retina is questionable, Retina + major SOC innovation just seems way out there.

I'm not expecting more than effectively an iPad 2S with enhancements under the hood, new SOC A6 (A5.5) and other tweaks but basically the same physically and display-resolution.
Maybe 28nm. Maybe 40.
Maybe quad-core but I don't believe it's necessary.
Definitely new GPU.
Most likely upgrade to CortexA15 derived CPU.
Let's not forget that the iPhone 4 didn't get any upgrades in terms of graphical power, so I expect it's not a necessity for Apple to add more graphical power.
 

kgeier82

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Feb 18, 2008
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Nope. Ipad 2 was just purchased on refurb. If the new one has no retina, they dont get my money again.
 

LeeM

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Jan 1, 2012
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Maybe i have horrible eyesight (although last doctor told me my eyes are as close to perfect as they could get) or just am not looking at the right thing, however i never saw a difference apart from maybe the icons on the screen being a tad sharper.
I'd say it's your eyes. The retina display alone was what made me upgrade from a 3GS. They're worlds apart.
Retina display is the only thing that would make me consider getting rid of the iPad 2.
 

3lionsbecks

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Jul 19, 2010
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I dont see myself even upgrading from my iPad 1 right now, retina or not.

I'll probably be upgrading to the iPhone 5 once that comes out. I qualify for an upgrade in November so I'll have a good idea if I want to spend the money on that by then.

for now I guess I will have to "make do" with my iPhone 4s, iPad 1 and BB Playbook for my mobile device needs :cool:
 

liquidsuns

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Jun 23, 2009
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I'm not going to buy any smartphone or tablet that does not have the equivalent of a Retina Display. I know it seems spoiled or whatever, but I really can't use my iPad (first gen) anymore because the display just sucks compared to my iPhone(well, and it's slow as crap). And it's not just the resolution that's important, but the way the glass and screen are like laminated together or whatever is happening there, that makes the screen just stunning.

I might not even buy another macbook or iMac that doesn't have a retina display.
 

MrWillie

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Apr 29, 2010
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I'm not going to buy any smartphone or tablet that does not have the equivalent of a Retina Display. I know it seems spoiled or whatever, but I really can't use my iPad (first gen) anymore because the display just sucks compared to my iPhone(well, and it's slow as crap). And it's not just the resolution that's important, but the way the glass and screen are like laminated together or whatever is happening there, that makes the screen just stunning.

I might not even buy another macbook or iMac that doesn't have a retina display.
Did you make the same mistake that I did and 'upgrade' to iOS 5 ?
 

soxfanreggie

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Apr 16, 2010
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Considering I have the iPad 1 and was waiting for the three, what will draw me to the iPad 3 even without Retina display is:

1.) Increased battery life - #2 factor, although have been very happy with iPad 1 battery life.
2.) Faster processor - #1 factor
3.) Better camera
4.) Siri - would be nice to have (but not a 'need' to have) since I won't get a new iPhone until the 5 comes out

It also depends on the price. I would also be giving my iPad 1 to my parents or donating it to a school, so that's either something they would love to use or a tax deduction.

Yes. I have waited this long to buy an iPad so I will wait for the 3 and get some flavor of it, regardless of whether it has a retina display or not.
But you know if it's in the 3, it will definitely be in the 4 if you decide to get that.
 

HardTalk

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Jan 2, 2012
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There are a lot of people who don't have an iPad, so for them, this question is a no-brainer. I'm waiting for the iPad 3 and I'll get it regardless :D