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    Quote Originally Posted by AppleAlias3 View Post
    What does everyone think about the rumors of the September iPad 3 release rumors? It is one of the main things affecting my decision.
    I think it's just a rumor... Why rush the iPad 3 with the iPad 2 just coming out. You probably won't even be able to walk into an apple store and buy an iPad 2 till around July.

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    With the crisis, I definitely feel like it's a rumor. Android is featuring 3 sizes but apple is so much better that it doesn't have to feature three sizes. Do u c ppl sitting outside best buy for an android or a xoom? Heck no!!! They're like zooming to get an iPad 2. If I wasn't at school, I would be one of those ppl there at 4 am in a sleeping bag. If you have a 1, I would be content for now. Wait until everything dies down. I would hate for you to sell it and something happen and you can't get one immediately. That would hurt. Just be patient. The 2 will rise again, into your palms. How many ppl at your school have them anyway?
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    I'm waiting yet also buying..... :-)

    With exception to the extra speed and FaceTime gen 2 doesn't interest me. I will need 4G and higher res screen to upgrade.

    I would hold tight if I were you. Much wiser/better things to purchase at your juncture.

    Me, I have actually purchased two more first gen iPads. Gave my first one to the wife, purchased a still in plastic 32GB/3G for $400 and another 16GB for my daughter.

    Keep your savings. Gen 3 will be here before ya know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJSmitty
    I'm waiting yet also buying..... :-)

    With exception to the extra speed and FaceTime gen 2 doesn't interest me. I will need 4G and higher res screen to upgrade.

    I would hold tight if I were you. Much wiser/better things to purchase at your juncture.

    Me, I have actually purchased two more first gen iPads. Gave my first one to the wife, purchased a still in plastic 32GB/3G for $400 and another 16GB for my daughter.

    Keep your savings. Gen 3 will be here before ya know it.
    I wish I had got that $400 deal dang. Where are you?
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    If you can afford it get it. It's just like upgrading a normal computer. I mean you aren't still running a 1.2G Thunderbird are you? It's a small incremental upgrade, but it is an upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kctay
    If you can afford it get it. It's just like upgrading a normal computer. I mean you aren't still running a 1.2G Thunderbird are you? It's a small incremental upgrade, but it is an upgrade.
    That's the exact thing Mr Jobs wants you to think. :-)

    But like you eluded to, if you have the disposable income and it's not remotely needed elsewhere, why not, right?

    The question one must ask is: Is your current iPad - lacking the upgrades that the iPad2 has, effecting your use or enjoyment of your current iPad beyond just wanting the latest and greatest etc? Besides, just because you have the money doesn't mean it's smart to spend it, correct? My parents taught me this theory many, many, many (did i say many?) moons ago and I am quite financially "well" because of it.

    I'm by no means am here to judge how anyone would spend their hard earned cash. And I know that a want/need is different when in your teens/twenties vise mid life... I too find the new pad quite appealing yet realize it wouldn't really enhance my use of the current and it's "small incremental upgrade" doesn't remotely justify the expenditure.

    For the person above asking where I found my "deal".
    When iPad1 first hit the shelves last year I actually stood in line waiting for a 64GB/3G. Ready to drop what would have been $900+ total with case, cover and tax etc. My inner voice told me to "wait". Today we own two 16GB and a 32GB/3G. $960 total - all in the plastic when I took possession. Craigslist and folks in the Dallas, TX area wanting to upgrade resulted in the new 32/3G for $400. The first 16GB I snagged last summer from a recent raffle winner who obviously didn't know what it could really sell for - $260(pure luck) That was within a week or two of me almost buying the 64GB....

    Cheers
    Last edited by KJSmitty; 03-23-2011 at 07:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJSmitty View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kctay
    If you can afford it get it. It's just like upgrading a normal computer. I mean you aren't still running a 1.2G Thunderbird are you? It's a small incremental upgrade, but it is an upgrade.
    That's the exact thing Mr Jobs wants you to think. :-)

    But like you eluded to, if you have the disposable income and it's not remotely needed elsewhere, why not, right?

    The question one must ask is: Is your current iPad - lacking the upgrades that the iPad2 has, effecting your use or enjoyment of your current iPad beyond just wanting the latest and greatest etc? Besides, just because you have the money doesn't mean it's smart to spend it, correct? My parents taught me this theory many, many, many (did i say many?) moons ago and I am quite financially "well" because of it.

    I'm by no means am here to judge how anyone would spend their hard earned cash. And I know that a want/need is different when in your teens/twenties vise mid life... I too find the new pad quite appealing yet realize it wouldn't really enhance my use of the current and it's "small incremental upgrade" doesn't remotely justify the expenditure.

    For the person above asking where I found my "deal".
    When iPad1 first hit the shelves last year I actually stood in line waiting for a 64GB/3G. Ready to drop what would have been $900+ total with case, cover and tax etc. My inner voice told me to "wait". Today we own two 16GB and a 32GB/3G. $960 total - all in the plastic when I took possession. Craigslist and folks in the Dallas, TX area wanting to upgrade resulted in the new 32/3G for $400. The first 16GB I snagged last summer from a recent raffle winner who obviously didn't know what it could really sell for - $260(pure luck) That was within a week or two of me almost buying the 64GB....

    Cheers
    So we are all "tools" for Mr. Jobs because we simply upgrade? Give me a break. You sound like a depression era baby. And you sound like someone that has never even had their hands on an iPad2. I use mine a lot at work, it is invaluable. Twice the speed is important to me, apps running smoother because of this speed increase is important to me, the lighter weight is important to me.

    We also always have the "wait for the next generation crowd", always waiting for the next best thing supposedly around the corner. It all boils down to; can you afford it and will you enjoy it. Don't listen to others "moral" objections to upgrading, that is absolutely ridiculous.

    I also find it slightly comical that someone that is so "frugal" would run the risk of buying ANY electronic device off of Craig's List. YMMV
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    I tried out the new iPad at Best Buy, and really did not feel a difference in the thickness. Probably because the 1st gen is tapered so the thickest part is in the center, where you are not holding on to it. Mine is always in a Hard Candy case so obviously thicker than out of a case.

    It was a bit snappier, and slightly lighter, but that's about it for me.

    Personally I think the new covers are a joke. They only provide screen protection, nothing for the back or sides if the iPad is dropped.

    We are likely getting new iPhones when they are released on Verizon, so really don't need multiple face-time camera devices.

    If I did not have one, it would be an obvious decision. But just not worth it to go threw the trouble of selling current iPads, and buying brand new + new cases.

    iPhone 3 to iPhone 4 was a better upgrade senerio, with the upgraded Retina screen.
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    I was in the same position. Had first gen iPad but really wanted iPad 2. I have no legitimate reason to get iPad 2 but I wanted it for the flat back and slimmer body. I sold iPad 1 for 350 and paid the extra 150 for iPad 2. IMO it was a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kctay

    So we are all "tools" for Mr. Jobs because we simply upgrade? Give me a break. You sound like a depression era baby. And you sound like someone that has never even had their hands on an iPad2. I use mine a lot at work, it is invaluable. Twice the speed is important to me, apps running smoother because of this speed increase is important to me, the lighter weight is important to me.

    We also always have the "wait for the next generation crowd", always waiting for the next best thing supposedly around the corner. It all boils down to; can you afford it and will you enjoy it. Don't listen to others "moral" objections to upgrading, that is absolutely ridiculous.

    I also find it slightly comical that someone that is so "frugal" would run the risk of buying ANY electronic device off of Craig's List. YMMV
    Wow,
    You obviously took my post the wrong way. And yes, I did fondle the iPad2 several times prior to deciding "no", and several times after.... Damn you Steve Jobs!! :-)

    I said nothing about you or anyone else being a "tool" for wanting or desiring to upgrade. I actually agreed with you that if one has the money then why not. My comment about Mr jobs was a small jab sure yet it applies to near all manufactures. They all update and change things to get the consumer to continue purchasing - and there is nothing wrong with that.

    And no "depression baby"' "wait for next gen crowd" or financial moral preacher here..... Just some humble opinions
    What is actually comical is how when one speaks of "saving" money or being wise with financial decisions it's labeled being "frugal". This country and 90% of its populace wouldn't be in the mess we are if we were smarter with our money.

    Craigslist - has nothing to do with being frugal, rather a good deal is a good deal. And you do have to be careful and understand-accept it's pro's/con's.

    Bottom line, all of the reasons you mentioned that caused you to upgrade I liked and appreciated as well. I would have done the same if they were as "important" to my use/enjoyment with my iPad as they were with you. They were not thus I chose to wait.

    Sent from the iPad itself..

    Cheers


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