I thought that I would purchase a new IPad 3,as my iPad 2 had more cracks in the screen than you'd find in my granny's face. I asked the store employee (a major retailer in Australia) if Apple where going to release anything new, in the near future. He said no. That was 5 days ago.
Now I read IPad 4 is being released soon.
As a noobie to Apple products (I bought the iPhone 4S last year and find out a iPhone 5 is now due for release), I guess the definition of "in the near future" is different to what I thought was the norm.
I'm starting to think that Apple treats its consumers as slaves to their products (releasing new versions of their products within 6 months of releasing previously marketed new products) and I am rally pi$$ed off about this.
I'm now thinking that my next IT purchase will be an android product.