My new IPad 3

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by bluerob, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. bluerob

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    I thought that I would purchase a new IPad 3,as my iPad 2 had more cracks in the screen than you'd find in my granny's face. I asked the store employee (a major retailer in Australia) if Apple where going to release anything new, in the near future. He said no. That was 5 days ago.

    Now I read IPad 4 is being released soon.

    As a noobie to Apple products (I bought the iPhone 4S last year and find out a iPhone 5 is now due for release), I guess the definition of "in the near future" is different to what I thought was the norm.

    I'm starting to think that Apple treats its consumers as slaves to their products (releasing new versions of their products within 6 months of releasing previously marketed new products) and I am rally pi$$ed off about this.

    I'm now thinking that my next IT purchase will be an android product.

    Sniff sniff...
     
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    Apple retail employees have no more knowledge of product releases than we do. So to this persons credit I'm sure they had no idea an iPad 4 would be released. No one did in fact. This one completely caught everyone off guard. If you just purchased your iPad I would try returning it since it is well within the return window and upgrade to the iPad 4 when it's available. I can also tell you that if you do not like having yesterday's technology Android is not the way to go. New tablets/phones are released far more often than Apple.
     
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    Many thanks for your comment. I shall contact the retailer and see what they say.

    Cheers
     
  4. Walt Cullop

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    Why would you be surprised. Apple releases pretty much on a yearly schedule and the 3 was released in March so March 2013 for the 4 would seem right. Then the 5 in March 2014. Nothing unusual here.
     
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    I'm only a newbie when it comes to Apple products. If I'd known that IPad 4 was coming, I'd have tolerated my cracked screen IPad 2 and waited. It's like the IPhone 5. Ive had my iPhone 4S for nearly 9 months and happy with how it goes and then I get bombarded with messages from my carrier saying I'm entitled to an iPhone 5 for free. When I go to collect it, "sorry, we haven't received any shipments yet." Does that mean that an iPhone 6 is due out in 6 months time?

    I'm just disappointed that I've bought something that was heralded and basically 5 mins after I buy it, a IPad 4 arrives?

    As I've said, I'm a newbie with Apple. If this is how they treat consumers, no wonder people are flocking to other products.
     
  6. freebirdforever

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    As a Best Buy Employee, I can tell you we knew nothing as well. Some people think that we have an "inside" view on everything new coming out...we don't. We sit and watch the keynotes just like everyone else, and so do Apple employees! Its nice that way. I hate keeping secrets! LOL
     
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    yah. . apple don't care about there loyal costumers. . they just release and release their new products whenever they want!
     
  8. freebirdforever

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    Well, that was an arrogant comment if I've ever heard one...

    Apple DOES care about its customers. They've been rated the BEST customer services year over year...you don't get there not caring about your customers.

    The iPad 3 is still a great tablet. People seem to forget that...Its only 6 months old /facepalm.

    The iPad 4 will be great for people getting their ipad for the first time, or for those who have an iPad 1 or maybe even 2. It will make for a great holiday gift!
     
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    how many apple products do you have?? if you have some. .. maybe you will understand what i mean. .
     
  10. freebirdforever

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    Well...since you asked:

    iMac
    iPod Touch (3rd and new 5th gen)
    iPad (1,2,3, and soon to be mini)
    Macbook Pro
    iPhone (had 4, 4s, and now 5)

    Technology changes dude, be happy with what you have, is my advice.
     

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