Get IPad 2 now or wait for Ipad3?

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  1. ragolfer

    ragolfer iPF Noob

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    Hi I am new to this forum and just saying Hi! I do not have an Ipad yet but am going to get one. Is the rumor of an Ipad 3 in December coming from a reliable source? I would hate to get an Ipad 2 now with a new one coming out in a few months.
     
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    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    That's all they are at present - rumours. It would be unlike Apple to do this - their normal product cycle is longer but - yes - there have been rumours - many reported on this Forum, so have a look at the threads that discuss this. You'll have to make up your own mind if you think they're credible.

    Tim
     
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    mjtyler iPad Junkie

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    Hi there,
    Before you make your decision to wait for the 3 maybe figure out what it is you want it to do? I waited painstakingly for the 2 and am not fussed about later editions. The 2 does everything I need it to do and I guess once the 3 is out there will be a chance of a 4 so you could be waiting a while. The 2 is brilliant, I love it, I don't leave home without it. You won't be disappointed with the 2.
     
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    Excellent post. ^^

    Or ~

    I hear the 7 is going to be great!:D
     
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    Yeah, it's a bit like that. The same thing is happening with the new iPhone 5 that is supposed to hit the stores. People are waiting but without any definitive words on it's appearance into the market. I have the 4 which is a brilliant companion with the iPad 2 and feel well equipped and mobile.
    Wouldn't give either of them up.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I agree you could just keep waiting until the next model... Well I took the plunge and got the iPad 2. Man this thing is fun. I got a 32 gb black with 3G.
     
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    No way! I just read that the 3 is coming out December 3rd with presales starting November 30th!
     
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    Just kidding... Enjoy your new friend! You got a nice one there :)
     
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    Waiting on the i5 first, then later an iPad 3. I just got my first iPad so I'm in no real hurry to upgrade at the moment.
     
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    Wait for the new model if the time of its release soon.
     
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    Don't wait. They have already added Facetime and the A5 Processor. Also, the iPad 2 is much slimmer. The only addition I can see them making is Retina Display, which is undoubtedly very nice, but if you don't mind a slightly less clean picture display... ignore it. I also think they might add a better camera seeing as how this one isn't very good, but nobody uses an iPad to take good pictures anyways seeing as how uncomfortable it is to hold up to take pictures.
     
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    Just bought an iPad 2+gsm and I am still wondering if I should wait for the iPad 3, but I think u don't need an iPad 3, iPad 2 has everything and if it is for 4G, then 3G is more than enough for anybody. Also processor speed. Maybe screen resolution a little.
    There must be something special in iPad 3 otherwise GO IPAD 2!!!
    btw I saw the iPad 3 it looks like a big IPhone 4!
     
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    Curious as to exactly where you saw an iPad 3?
     
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    You saw the iPad 3? Where?
     
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    Right on! I waited for the 2 thinking I would find a good deal on a 1. Ended up getting a great deal on a 2 off craigslist. The 2 is all I need.

    Now back to the point, how badly do you want an iPad? Are you willing to play the waiting game, a game without all the factors? Now if you knew for certain the 3 was coming out on a specific date, then you could make an intelligent decision. But you don't, therefore you can't.

    If you can wait, wait. Otherwise get off the fence and go buy the 2 and enjoy it now.
     
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