Never Wave Candy In Front of A Child's Face

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    Now, I'm pretty well informed (I thought) about what's available and what isn't. When the iPad 3 came out I said no, I'll stay with my iPad 2. When the iPad Mini came out I said, Why would I want that?"

    So I'm watching tv with my wife tonight who mentions that the iPad 4th Generation is on sale on Home Shopping Network. I tell her that's the mini. She says no, it isn't and gives me the dimensions. I said there is not iPad 4th generation, if there was I would no about it. She sends me the link.

    Now I've been really into my iPhone 5 lately and when the last announcement was made all I heard was iPad Mini. So I come here and there it is, in black and white. iPad fourth generation.

    I feel the adrenaline pumping in me. Surely my wife is telling me about this because she wants me to have it as a Christmas gift and how in the hell did I not know about it? I say buy it? She says with what money?

    Well, that one cost a lot of money and had a lot of stuff I already had as accessories so I don't need that one but then I look at Apple Store and they have a Black Friday special. 41.00 off. She says what's wrong with my iPad 2 and I say nothing except it doesn't have the retina display and now is 2 generations behind and moves like a snail compared to the Fourth Generation. This is not my fault. Do not wave electronics in my face and pull them away from me!

    Order placed, won't have a ship date for a few days but it will get here.

    Never wave candy over a child's face. Even if that child is 60 years old.

    You all keep that in mind.
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    Oh boy do I know the feeling ! That's how my husband gave me an iPad mini as an early Xmas present...he never knew what hit him ;-)

    Another old kid.
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    Lol. Enjoy your iPad 4.

    You're right. What was she thinking?
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    We're all kids.......just with more expensive tastes!

    Congratulations......she <you> will love it. :D
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    I am in that situation...have an ipad 2, skipped nicely the ipad 3, and was getting ready for ipad 4, but I was expecting it next March.

    Now I have time to think about it until a jb is available as no jb=no ipad.

    Is the upgrade from the 2 to 4 worth?
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    You did well to skip the 3. Skipping two generations is more than one can expect.
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    Yes, but 4 came earlier than planned and my 2 still works well, but I am dying to go Retina :)

    And as mentioned above, it is not a chip toy, despite the fact that I have been using it intensively since the day I got it.
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    I almost started a fight with a guy at Walmart, I was talking about the new ipad 4 he goes no you mean the mini, I said its the 4th gen iPad, he was like there is no such thing it's the mini. He started to raise his voice and put his hands on his hips... I let it go cause he was a big guy... But I know I'm right lol....
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    My father. Bought me iPad 4g I thought it was iPad 3 and posted the same in few of the topics

    He said me its 3rd gem so before few hours he said me its 4G model I don't believe so was checking out in the Internet then knew that it was iPad 4
    It has small charger panel even I dint knew that iPad 4 was there
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    When I got my ipad 3 I thought it was the 2nd one lol until I updated to iOS 6 and saw I had Siri....
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    Well, I got my shipping notice. It's not in FedEx's system yet, Apple says delivery date will be Tuesday.

    I always take the free delivery, and it never takes more then 2 days to get here. I must be somewhat close to a warehouse.

    Yesterday I had some second thoughts. Geeze do I really need this, and I could use the money on other things. But when I looked at my order the first thing it said was boxed and no cancellations. Well, guess it was meant to be. My buyers remorse is gone. :)
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    Gotta treat yourself once in a while lol why not....
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    Personally, I feel bad when I buy something and then I don't use it or I realise I didn't need it. Even if it costed little money. Luckily I am quite good at researching and normally I get it right.

    The iPad costed me a little fortune but I haven't felt bad about it once. It has been a great purchase. And although there are some things I don't like about it, the truth is that I get a lot out of it.
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    If I find that I don't immediately integrate a new device into regular use, I return it. I figure if it's useful, it should be obvious. For stuff I've bought and lose interest in, because something better comes along, I give away or repurpose the devices. By then, I should've gotten my money's worth.

    I have an e-ink Kindle that I never use now, for example, because I prefer backlighting. But I used that Kindle like crazy before I got my first iPad, and I now keep the Kindle for backup in case of power outage or if I need a reader for outdoors (though that's rare). I had another Kindle e-ink that went to a thrilled new owner, and my spare iPad 1 went to a college kid who's still happily using it. My husband's iPad 1 went to another good home, where it would get more use, and he's using my iPhone 3G to stream radio/podcasts while he cooks. So we don't feel guilty, because we made others really happy with devices they couldn't afford, or we're still getting use out of the devices.
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    I must be a bit odd then because i'm still really happy with my ipad 2.
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    I'm still using my iPad 2 as well. It's not as zippy and the screen isn't as good as on iPad 4, but it works. I double team iPads so that I always have one charged and ready to go. I expect to upgrade iPad 2 for iPad 5, though, because I'm seeing more frequent crashes and slowness, esp with more graphic-heavy websites that I visit for news daily. I check my logs and find RAM-related crashes. YMMV, of course.
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    im not having any issues yet,it still works just fine and seems as fast as it ever was so i'll stick with it then pass it to my son when i eventually upgrade.
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    That's the key thing: Use what works best for you.

    By the way, there are at least two versions of iPad 2 -- the one that sold originally and the one that Apple continues to sell. There are slight differences in their innards, so results might vary depending on which iPad 2 someone has as well. Apple didn't highlight the upgrade, but teardowns have noted the diffs.
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    think i might have second one then as i didn't buy mine right away,i didn't get it until July last year.
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    I have no idea when I got my iPad 2 but I would guess it was 6 months before the third generation was announced.

    This iPad will go to my wife, and she will sell the original iPad. Looking forward to using facetime with her, iPad 1 didn't have that feature. And since I'll have Siri on my new iPad, that will be cool too.

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