Should I get an iPad 2 for Christmas or wait for the 3?

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  1. KyleLutnick

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    I don't know how long it will take for the 3 to come out, but I don't want the iPad 2 if the 3 is coming out a month later. Thoughts?
     
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  3. AdmiralAdama

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    It won't be a month later. The rumored launch window is March - April 2012. Depends on production of the A6 processor. With all of the bad blood between Apple and Samsung, who really knows.
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    We never know when a new Apple product is coming out - and whatever anyone says, including me, is sheer guesswork.

    But, so far, the iPad1 was released in April/May timeframe, as was the iPad2. So, I assume that's about the timeframe for the iPad3 ... April/May of 2012.

    Only you can decide if a 4-5 month wait is what you want to do, or if you want to go ahead and get the iPad2 for Christmas. Just one word of [unasked for] advice: If you wait for new technology - you'll always be waiting because the technology is always going to be "new and improved."

    So, that's my opinion. I'm sure others will tell ya others. Good luck with your decision.

    Marilyn

    P.S. And, welcome to the forum!
     
  5. Hasty

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    Tech press reports the screens are already in production, but the real question is the screen size.
    Still lots of rumours of a 7" retina screen.
    Then again the rumour mill fared pretty badly with the iPhone4s.

    As always with Apple, speculation is futile.........
     
  6. KyleLutnick

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    Thanks a lot everyone. Marilyn, I think you're right about always waiting for newer technology. I have a similar touch decision to make now - the iPhone4S or the Google Galaxy Nexus that is coming out soon. The Nexus has a bigger screen, the newest android operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich) and most importantly, 4G (I have Verizon). The iPhone4S, on the other hand, is an Apple product and just awesome. 4G might be the kicker for me though...
     
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    Not to influence you, Kyle, but I just got the iPhone 4S and ... it's hella cool and awesome!

    Granted, it's my first smart phone - but I am loving it. I do admit the screen is small (especially when compared to the iPad) - but it is so crisp!

    My vote would be for you to get both for Christmas: the iPad AND the iPhone. It's a win-win combo, in my book.

    Marilyn
     
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    100% agree. Just get it. Life is too short to NOT have an iPad. Seriously, its always been the bane of the tech shopper - even if you were to wait for an iPad 3, at some point you'llbe thinking maybe I should have just held out for the iPad 4?

    Buy it. Now. :)
     
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    I saw someone's phone the other day, the phone with the 4.5 inch screen, most likely, and I definitely think, after seeing that, there is such a thing as a screen (on a cell phone) that is TOO big. But that's just me.

    If I were you, I would get the iPad 2 now. We really have no idea when they will come out with the 3, and the 2 is awesome.

    Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
  10. ipadbraincell

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    I'm sure that's the exact thought process of my dearly beloved - when buying SHOES!
     

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