iPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Broseph, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Broseph

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    Rumors swirled after the announcment and before the launch of the iPad 2 that the third iteration of the iPad could be coming sooner than we previously anticipated. The buzz was drowned out in excitment over the iPad 2 launch, but now the dust is begining to settle and I am begining to see more talk, especially in these forums--scattered pieces of speculation concerning the "iPad 3."

    If we see a third iPad by this holiday season:

    -What are your general thoughts?
    -Is it fair to consumers buying (and currently waiting for) the iPad 2 (such as myself)
    -Is it a smart move for Apple as a company?

    IMO -- A third gen release of the iPad this year would be an inexcusable, low blow by Apple. They would be slapping their core customers in the face. A third gen iPad would need massive improvments over the second iPad merley to justify its exitence. By that I mean it would need a retina display, massive memory upgrade for the standard model, and a damn good camera upgrade. That's just for starters. If Apple is capable of such upgrades in the next upcoming months then they should have delayed the launch of iPad 2. It is not as if Apple is trying to develop some new revolutionary technology. All of the componets expected in iPad 3 already exist in other devices. I can't speak for anyone else, but I can say that Apple would lose at least one loyal customer.

    iPad 3 waiting in the wings? « CanoeTech Blog
     
  2. SweetPoison

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    I think it will be out around a year from now ~
     
  3. HKWrite12

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    I think with the crisis in japan and already delayed supplies, we can expect apple to wait til 12. It would be a landmark year to have MacBooks, TWO iPads and iPhones coming out in one year. But it's risky at the same time. Is there any buzz on a new iPod? (What could be upgraded anyway?)

    The biggest issue I have been hearing buzzin concern 3rd gen pad is variable size like android. But apple should not feel the need to compete with over 1 million apps (no matter how useless some are, theyre free) I like the big pad. I ain't using it as no e reader pshhhh
     
  4. richsadams

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    Like others here I think iPad 3 will be available about a year from now as well. However it's like any I.T. purchase...if you need it and can use it now, buy it now. If not, wait. The great thing about Apple products is that they hold their value better than almost anything (computers or otherwise) so there will be a market for a used iPad. Bottom line? Don't over think it or you'll make yourself crazy.

    If it helps, a cue as to what might happen may be found in the recent 2011 WWDC announcement...or lack thereof. Everyone expected the iPhone 5 to be announced at this year's event. Speculation now is that it may be delayed until late 2011 or even not until 2012. Is that to avoid the fuss that Verizon customers that just bought an iPhone 4 might make? Supply issues? 4G/LTE? Possibly. Who knows though?

    With respect to second guessing Apple...my shares of APPL couldn't be happier. (Caution, past performance does not guarantee future earnings. :D )

    I have a lot of fun reading speculations and rumors about Apple products...it's always exciting. My wife on the other hand may one day hurt herself from extended eye-rolling from how often I talk about it. ;)
     
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  5. iPadCharlie

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    As far as I know, Apple has NEVER strayed from their annual release of their mobile devices and there is no reason to believe they will start with the iPad3.

    I would not be surprised if the exact launch date of the iPad3 has already been set.
     
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    is it reasonable to expect another model of ipad in 2011?

    Let's establish some ground rules here. iPad3 is a rumor ... Apple in their intro of iPad2 stated "this is the year for iPad2". If you further understand the major upgrade of iPad2 with A5 and the graphics performance then you will be better equipped to ask about the feasibility of even considering higher resolution displays or cameras or the like in another model this year. (see Anandtech.com). There are a lot of folks spewing forth I wants. Apple still rules with over 10 hours of battery and very attractive fixed pricing.

    The next is strictly opinion ... mine. Apple caught the competition flatfooted by the performance factors and the timing of iPad2. This has sent Xoom and Galaxy back to the drawing boards. The new performance engine is geared to gaming... and its looks spectacular. Xoom was designed to compete with ipad. Whoops.

    If you consider that with the expectation of selling upwards of 50 million ipad2's then the idea of another interation makes no sense to me. The lines are long now, and the demand is high. The competition is scrambling. Apple is getting parts and production capacity settled down. To introduce different parts at this time just doesn't compute to me.

    As I dig for info, I see a lot of posters just asking the same thing over and over, and it just goes around and around. This thread is just another instance of this cycle. I will react when Apple let's us know what iPad3 is.
    Just my opinion. This was intended to be a nice response, not criticizing for asking the question.
     
    #6 madhatter61, Mar 28, 2011
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  7. ipaduser434

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    Not that important

    I learned long ago to not bother worrying about something that hasn't happened, or about something I have no control over. I've also learned not to pay much attention to innuendo and rumor.

    Technology changes fast (thank goodness). When I purchase a computer, I do so knowing that it won't be long before something faster and more advanced will be available. When I buy a car, I know that within months a new model with fancier options will be coming off the line. Ditto for cell phones, televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, etc., etc., etc.

    Would I diss a company for coming out with a new model? Of course not. Nor would I think they "cheated" me somehow by improving on existing technology.

    The only thing that's important to me is that the product I buy is of good quality, reliable, and serves my needs.

    IF Apple introduces the iPad3 this year and it features even more innovative technology, that's fantastic. I have nothing but the deepest admiration for the dreamers and engineers who create such marvelous tools which make our lives easier - and a heck of a lot more fun!
     
  8. kctay

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    Sounds like Apple might be "straying" this year with the iPhone......just sayin'
     
  9. HKWrite12

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    I'm just spot year of iPad 2 doesn't mean I have to wait a whole year. T-23 days!

    But I really hope iPhone isn't delayed. I'm using a 3G and it can barely compete with iPF. I'm banking on it. Good thing about them is they usually release launch date way sooner than 1 week. Hopefully it's around julyish when my contract is just days from being out. I can avoid rush and get my new phone in a jiffy as well as sign my soul away for another two years. :D
     
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  10. kctay

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    From what I've read, it isn't going to happen this summer like everyone seemed to believe. Who knows, maybe C4 will be right.
     
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