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Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by msgtusaf, Nov 21, 2011.
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Ha! Good luck with that
i just bought an ipad2 for my wife,,,and i'm hogging it. so i'm facing the same question. all i can do is offer what i've seen so far. there is a slight difference in price from OG ipad to ipad2. it is cheaper, in fact, to get the refurbed 2 than a new OG ipad. people who are selling their ipads are asking too much, imo, based on how much trust you place on a stranger's word.
so if you're looking for great savings by waiting for a 3 to make the 2 obsolete,,,it won't happen. the only reasoning i've read for a lower ipad2 price is that MAYBE apple will cut the price to compete better with the kindle fire...i doubt it. otoh, if the 3 comes with a better screen and more powerful processor,,,,well, those are the two things that drain a battery the most, so will you see a drop in that wonderful 10hr battery life?? personally, i think the battery life is HUGE.
i like the 2 for what it is. don't need better processor speed, and the screen works for me. if the 3 comes in with all that and the same battery, i still wouldn't think the price difference would be worth it, but that a personal decision everyone makes.
hello i'm new here
let me say some experience : i just bought my ipad 2 64GB 3G+Wifi black and very happy with it.
it doesn't matter wheter in April or May iPad 3 will launch.
For me, technology is what I need, when it solved by iPad 2, why not i go for iPad 2 ?
The change of camera, gorilla glass, higher speed processor or maybe the development of 1080p resolution is useless for me, so why must I pay much when I don't need it, just want it ?
It unwise spent of my money
The iPad 3 will be out in late February or in March. A couple of things will be given, but here are some interesting current rumors. The iPad 2 will continue to be offered, but at $399. The precedence for this can be found in the iPhones. Not a big deal since you can buy the reconditioned iPads for around that price. There is also a rumor that not all the scheduled upgrades could be ready for this launch, so they will have an iPad 4 intro in October. The rationale is that Windows 8 mobile is due around then, and they want a killer incentive to maintain their market hold. I would say that they will wait until the last minute to make the decision to jump the gun, or just wait until the traditional cycle to bring it out.
I cannot see Apple dong either of these things, regardless of the rumors.
The iPad is selling at a rate of over 150,000 units every day at $499+. There is no business reason to lower the price. The iPhone comparison is not valid. That was a response to AT&T needing an entry level phone to sell more contracts.
Releasing two units in less than a year creates an instability in the market - a wait and see attitude that will cause future sales slumps.
I predict we will see an annual update just as before, with whatever new features are ready for prime time.
I would wait for the iPad 3, personally.
One might get a little greedy when it comes to tech-stuff like iPads, computers or cellphone. At least I do - all the time, haha! But seriously thought, I'd suggest you wait a month or two for the iPad 3. Rumors are all over the net (as usual) but a realease date in march is the only rumor I've heard so far. Sounds promising!
So as mentioned above already:
If you DESPERATELY need one TODAY. Then buy one, and be happy. Otherwise, wait a month or two - I'll promise you won't regret it once you stand in the applestore, with a shiny new iPad 3 box firmly in your grip.
At this point I would diffinantly wait for the three. Once they do officailly announce it there will still be a wait, but at least you can pitch a tent at the Apple store of your choice.