iPad 3 vs iPad 4?

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  1. caverman

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    I'm just getting serious about researching iPad and just joined the Forum. I thought the iPad 3 was the latest and gratest. I knew about the iPad mini but didn't know they actually changed the iPad. When I look at the Apple store it just shows iPad with Retina Display. Is that any different than the iPad 3? I thought the 3 had Retina Display?

    I've been looking at the refurbished iPads at Apple and they have an iPad 3 for $379. I'm assuming then that's basically going to be an outdated version? I thought that was going to be the latest/gratest but just refurbished.

    What are the main differnces in iPad 3 vs iPad 4?
     
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    They haven't started delivering the iPad 4 to buyers, so there's zero chance you'll find a refurbed iPad 4 at Apple.com now. You probably won't see them for months.
     
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    Hmm....ok so basically a better front camera and faster CPU and the new style connector.

    Anyone think the price of new iPad 2 and iPad 3 will drop any? You would think that would.
     
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    FYI...
    The article above doesn't mention the increased WiFI capabilities or the increased charging capabilities (12W) on the new iPad 4.

    Apple is discounting the iPad 3 by $50 (some places like Best Buy are still charging the regular price).
    IMHO if purchasing a new iPad the $50 discount would not be enough to make me opt out of the recent iPad 4 offering.
     
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    What are the increased WiFi capabilities?
     
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    This is the pricing from the Apple Store website.
    iPad 3
    $379 for 16
    $469 for 32
    those are listed as refurbished but some have mentioned their refurbished iPad 3 were being shipped from China (from their order) That's a pretty good discount. And still the great Apple backing.

    iPad 3 were available @ Apple Stores on Nov. 8th. Or can be shipped out now. You are going to have to wait for the 4, some have preordered and may get them on November 2nd, or you could wait in line at the Apple Store. Best Buy told me this morning they didn't know when they would get the iPad 4 (but will get the Mini Friday(

    iPad 4

    $499 for 16
    $599 for 32

    So we are looking at $130 discount on the 16 iPad, and $120 discount on the 32, not bad at all. And, really not a whole lot more then the iPad 2 they are selling on the Apple Store.

    Now that discount really looked good to me, but with the more I hear about how good that 4 is going to be, I think I am going for it after returning my 3 ( which I loved) under the return time frame. Still the 3 is a good price, and you can double your memory or make your $$$ go more on it.
     
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    From Apple...


    Advanced Wi-Fi technology. Built in.

    The new Wi-Fi capabilities built into iPad keep you connected faster than ever — up to twice as fast as any previous-generation iPad. With dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n Wi-Fi and support for channel bonding, download speeds can reach up to 150 Mbps.[SUP]5[/SUP] Translation: Many of the things you do every day may start to feel a whole lot faster.
     
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    Wifi connections still depend in the speed of you internet connection! No matter how fast your wifi built in or whatever it is your talking about! As far as i know, it all depend in your INTERNET CONNECTION!
     
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    Correct....I have a fast FIOS connect at 75 mbps so that's going to be the max I'll get for now.

    I'm putting off my purchase for another week or two in hopes that once the iPad 4 actually hits the floors it will drop the iPad 3 (even the refurbished ones) down just a little.
     

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