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Ipad 3 to buy or not to buy???

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by koko884, Mar 29, 2012.

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    Hello,
    I would like to take ur advice on buying the new ipad. I dont have any previous generation but from what i have been hearing so far ( wifi problems, battery problems, heating...) i was wondering if it would be more wise to buy the ipad 2 rather the new ipad.
    Thank you
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    I've had no problems with my iPad 3 so far. Wifi is the same as my 2, heating is a little more than my 2, but only on some apps and not uncomfortable, I haven't tested the battery drain, but the 3 does take a lot longer to charge.
    Biggest difference is obviously the resolution. I love the retina display. If you compare the 2 and the 3 side by side and don't care about the resolution difference then go for the 2 as a used one would be way cheaper.
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    I had an iPad 2 and loved it. Sold it on Craigslist and bought my iPad 3 and it works even better in some ways and just as good in all other ways. I can feel more warmth than the 2 but no real concern there. No wifi issues. I had an AT&T 32 gig iPad 2 and now have a 64 Verizon iPad 3. It has been JUST GREAT!

    It takes a little longer to charge but I do it every night and after using it a lot all day, I usually have over half the charge left. No issues with that.
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    I was in the same boat. I took the dive (or actually my wife bought one for me to shut me up lol) and although I've only had it for a day I LOVE IT. No problems so far at all. I've had 2 iPhones so not much of a learning curve for me. The screen is just awesome...it's hard to explain how cool this thing is. I do recommend a full protective case if you do decide to get one I have the otterbox defender and it's perfect. Hope this helped and good luck...by the way I have the 32gb white Verizon 4g
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    I'd buy the iPad 3 if I didn't already have an iPad before..might as well get the newest version
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    Love my 3!! keep in mind millions are sold and yes there will be a few with glitches but apple takes care of those . But they are the exception not the rule. You will always here more about the problems then the ones that have no issue
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    I have had no problems with my 3. There are a lot more of us that have had no problems than those that have. The difference is, you typically don't create a thread when you don't have any issues.
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    Words from the wise! Thank you Texas Holders.
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    Yes, there are always issues with any products, and some peeps will experience these issues, and some peeps will be extremely unlucky, that's life, but for 99.9% of sales of the new iPad you won't experience any problems and will love it.
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    Plus the ones that are happy are busy exploring their new toys or seeking new apps and accessories...

    Can't believe I spent nearly $150 on new apps in the past 2 weeks. Not to mention the case and headset...
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    Most of the new iPad "Issues" are false.... People complaining about battery heat is not an issue. Wifi problems is probably 1 out of thousands. Don't get the iPad 2 and get the new iPad, that screen is beautiful and the 1 Gig of RAM makes a difference.

    Get the new iPad!!!!!!! :) and in White.
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    Perspective is important. 3 million + iPad3's. A tiny percentage have problems.
    If you take the plunge and don't like it, return it for a full refund ;)
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    Yeah, but, perspective is hard for some people ... the chicken little story does not just apply to chickens :eek:
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    I love mine , but this corner (bottom left in landscape) yellow issue is driving me crazy. Very small, but I can see it. Going to the Apple store tomorrow. This is the 2nd one I have had screen tint problems with. The first one was really bad.

    Sent from my IPad 3rd Generation 64 GB LTE Black :)
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    I had to say that there are many issues on the new iPad have been exaggerated, in fact, it is still a wonderfull tablet.
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    I decided not to look for problems that are not there. Other words, I'm not swapping.

    Sent from my IPad 3rd Generation 64 GB LTE Black :)
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    Your words are full of philosophy, and it is really that the life is just like what you said.:eek:
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    I bought an original iPad and for two years did not have one problem in regular use. I bought a new iPad which I received on time, the first day it was available. I have not had one problem with it. With any device, there is a learning curve. There are also those who want to find fault because of varied personal issues.
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    If you had an iPad 2, I'd advise to stick with it.
    Since you don't, I'll suggest you get the iPad 3
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    I have had a Nook color and HP Touchpads and another Android tablet. I jumped on the iPad because I'm a screen junky. I loved the screen the moment I saw it, and retina is pretty crazy. Although I prefer AMOLED displays, the retina is pretty amazing.

    As far as the upsides/downsides here is my take as a non iOS user prior to my iPad.

    Positives:
    Screen is amazing
    Battery life rocks ( 10+ hrs easy especially on my wifi model. I have been on it all day, recorded about 15minute of video at the air show and played air supremacy online for 30 minutes and I have 15% left since 9am.)
    Well built (feels good after playing with some 'premium' tablets using plastic for the rear panel)
    iOS is built for tablets. Sliding panels in twitter and most other apps is very nice.
    The camera is amazing for a tablet (see included photo)

    Negatives:
    iOS gets annoying (lack of a back button, most navigation buttons on top of screen gets old in portrait mode)
    A little heftier than the iPad2 but it's worth the extra weight.

    Not a factor:
    Warm back - don't listen to the others. The back gets warm but is nothing unusual. If you've ever picked up your laptop after running for a while and it's warm under it, that's what it feels like.

    All in all I love my iPad and wouldn't trade it for anything at this point.



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