Been a lurker for a while, but thought I'd sign up and join in the fun.
I got my iPad 3rd Gen in June, a 64GB WiFi and Cellular model, and despite the announcement of the 4th Gen I have no plans to sell up or upgrade. I love my device, it does everything it did before Tuesday and then some, but my ONLY concern going forward is developer support.
I'll explain my reasoning.
Right now there is only one Retina iPad on sale, the 4th Gen, and it is this SKU that developers will work with in regard to Retina apps on iPad.
Due to the higher specs, and therefore logically higher requirements of finished apps coded on and for the A6X, how will this effect the iPad 3rd Gen? Will developers bother testing for a device that is no longer sold since it morphed into the 4th Gen? Will they just leave the 3rd Gen to run the iPad 2 versions albeit at an upscaled (and therefore blurred) resolution? Or will they drop support completely and leave their apps to run on the Mini, 2, and 4th Gen?
The likes of Real Racing 3 and Infinity Blade Dungeons are games I am looking forward to and whilst I appreciate that these games will be tweaked further for the A6X, will the iPad 3rd Gen see proper, Retina enabled, developer support and for how much longer? At this rate I wonder if we'll even get iOS 7 next year!
Thanks for reading.