help deciding between ipad 3 and ipad 4 .... anu suggrstions?
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Everything is hacked eventually. However that is not necessary to play .avi files on an iPad. Just convert them to .MP4, .mov, or .m4V files. Easy and free.
Why buy older technology when it is right there on the shelf with up to date technology? Buy the 4 but know that the 5 will be out in March 2013.
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12-27-2012 12:39 PM
So far the only jailbreak for the iPad 3 is on iOS 5, meaning you'd HAVE to find one that is still on iOS 5 (ones you buy in store would probably be on iOS 6). Though if you purchase at the apple store, they may tell you (or you can even try for yourself) to see if its running iOS 5 or iOS 6.
Originally Posted by xyth
Jailbreak for the new devices can be anywhere from 1 week to over a year, no one can ever know when, or if a jailbreak will be released.
In my opinion, I'd suggest getting the 4. If you are going to spend that much money, might as well be for the top one. The A6X processor is phenomenal compared to the rest, and being an iPad 1 owner, it will make the switch even better. As for the .avi files, you can use "handbrake", its a program for your pc to convert any video file to mp4 (iPad compatible) and keep the same resolution, quality, and file size as the mp4.
And as wolfpuppies said, the iPad 5 should (is rumored to) be released in march. So I would recommend waiting till then, you can either get the 5 at the same price, or the 4 for cheaper.
Last edited by Sonicrobby; 12-27-2012 at 01:02 PM.
I vote for the iPad 4,it's cuter and powerful.
I don't think you will have to convert the AVI files unless you want to use the stock video player. The problem with AVI files is that decoding has to be done by software because Apple denies access to the the MPEG-4 hardware decoder to any video file but the native ones. On previous iPads that could be a problem due to their weak CPU cores but the iPad 4 has an up-to-date CPU thus, most likely, it won't have any problem. On another side, I believe some video players already support hardware acceleration on AVI files by remuxing the container from AVI to MP4 on the fly.
Originally Posted by Sonicrobby
Wait for iPad 5. Won't be long now.
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