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Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by ipad987, Mar 10, 2012.
No. I drive a truck!
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This is true
One thing that gets overlooked is the huge, game changing, advance in battery technology that is going into the new iPad. I'm not a techi battery guy, but if the battery in the iPad 2 were to be put in the new iPad, battery life would be 5/6 hours tops. The retina display and the quad core graphics chip, sucks up a lot of battery juice. The new apple battery is going to go down as the major innovation from this release. Look for the next gen iPhone to use this same technology. I wouldn't be surprised to see some very extreme battery life numbers thrown around when they are announced. It will blow the socks off the competition.
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OK I made a username just to comment on this thread ...
The following is a list of EASY things that Apple could've added to make an actual 'new design' as opposed to slapping a new screen, a 5 yr old camera and calling it a day:
-Upgradable memory slots
-NFC chip technology (technology that's years old now)
-Non wifi-3G/4G GPS service
-Two sound jacks instead of one (when you're using it as a TV on those car trips with friends)
-Actually innovate the Ipad to become more flexible. Again the technology is there, and would be a huge boost if one could implement it into the Ipad.
-Better cameras. 5 MP? Are you kidding me? My 10 year old standalone camera had that ... If you want to 'not carry around a camera', or at least not a real one, try going for 10 or 16 MP.
You people have no creativity! Hell attach some Kinect sensors and give it sensing capabilities that way! There are so many possibilities that would still make a product that's not cluttered, fun, and easy to use. Oh, and is more then just a 'patch' to the old version.
Imagine if someone like Blackberry released a 'new and improved' version with just a better display. No one would buy it! In fact, most people on apple forums would laugh and say it's a joke.
The only good thing about this is that I can now buy a discounted Ipad2 and feel like I'm getting bang for my buck. Apple will be dying in 10 years at this rate, believe me.
Conclusion: Definitely a disappointment
-USB Port -- Not going to happen.
-SIRI Capability -- I have Siri on iPhone 4S and find it half-baked and don't use it at all.
-Upgradable memory slots -- I would like this, but don't see it happening given Apple's direction toward the cloud.
-NFC chip technology (technology that's years old now) -- Not interested in this at all, though I'm familiar with it.
-Non wifi-3G/4G GPS service -- Not going to happen, given the way they've bundled technically.
-Two sound jacks instead of one (when you're using it as a TV on those car trips with friends). -- Geez, get a 10 buck splitter if you want this. It's not something most people are going to care about.
-Better cameras. 5 MP? Are you kidding me? My 10 year old standalone camera had that ... If you want to 'not carry around a camera', or at least not a real one, try going for 10 or 16 MP. -- The iPad cameras are limited in MP because many people would run into stuttering on video calls if images where too data-laden. Be realistic.
You people have no creativity! Hell attach some Kinect sensors and give it sensing capabilities that way! There are so many possibilities that would still make a product that's not cluttered, fun, and easy to use. -- I consider this kind of "creativity" useless for my tablet needs.
Have been enjoying the original iPad for almost two years and still am amazed by it today. I remember quite well the naysayers on this board and in the media predicting a big flop--that never happened. Fast forward two years, iPads are being used everywhere
and again we have more complaints. The solution is really easy--if you do not like the new iPad, DO NOT BUY IT! I, and many
others are not disappointed, we are anxiously waiting for Friday to arrive.
This thread is about that -- people opting not to buy it.
Enjoy your new iPad.
I would like to see them develop a screen that could be read easily in sunlight. Maybe have something where it switches or can be switched to a different screen when in sunlight.
What is being lost in the popularity of the iPhone, iPods, and iPad, is the strong loyalty that formed the cadre of Apple owners. To the outside, they were called fanboys, but mostly they were those who understood the differene between Apple and Microsoft user interface. Those who understood that the computer and operating system must be intertwined for maximum efectiveness. The first computer I got to use was a Wang. Ever hear of them? Few have. It predated the Vic 20, my first computer. From the first time I was introduced to the MacIntosh, I knew what a computer should be. I also know that progress is a matter of steps.
The days of the home computer is going the way of the console and mainframe. They will never go away, but will become the background of computing. The iPad is progressing to the tool of choice. If you do not need to upgrade, there is no reason to. The argument is why be disappointed in the iPad? It is better. It sets new standards that the competition is not going to beat. It also is an example of why Apple takes care of its customers. To get the improvements that are cutting edge, it will cost Apple more to build it. Rather than pass the manufacturing costs onto the customers, Apple is reducing their profits to keep the pricing the same. Yes, they were a high profit item to begin with, but no one has been able to match Apple's features and price yet. Not while making a profit.
I think most of us will agree, that the new iPad is a strong upgrade. Not everyone will want one, nor will need to buy one. Just don't tell those who are excited about their new purchase that it is disappointing. It is not, and unless you can make something better, you really have no logical reason to be disappointed.