Welcome to the iPad 4 Forum!

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    Welcome to the latest addition of iPadForums.net dedicated to the all new, 4th generation, Apple iPad (iPad 4)! So who's getting one? :)
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    Also known as the iPad Retina edition.
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    Didn't see this one coming, did ya! :)
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    Tell me about it! I was thinking, "maybe they'll just add a lightning port, it will be similar to the iPad 2,4 update" but I was not expecting this! Makes me wonder if there will be a new one in the spring, or if the iPad refreshes will become random in the future.
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    Came in under the radar lol.
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    Wow, and this thread posted quickly too!

    Way to go, iDan! ;)
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    Im in for one and maybe a mini also;)
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    I'll be skipping this model. I'll get an iPad mini, however.
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    Yeah, you guys did get caught off guard. The mini forum went up months ago! :)
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    Nope happy with the 3.
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    This really did not come as that big of a surprise to me. If you have been reading the rumor of the day a new iPad release was talked about with the new lightning
    cable. The surprise was the new chip giving it double the speed. I was watching the live feed and decided right then I was getting the iPad 4. I have the original iPad and it has served me well. My plan was to get the 4 in the Spring, and I don't believe there will be another upgrade in March. I think they will now upgrade for the holiday season with their computer products. This old one will go to my partner to enjoy as he never has used on a regular basis. On Friday I'll be on line placing my order and eagerly awaiting the delivery on November 2. I'm very excited about this new iPad.
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    Shame on Apple! I just purchase ipad 3(12 days ago) and now they come with ipad4?Since i live in south Europe,in country without official Apple store, i cannot return this ipad and change for new one.In Apple official web adress they erase ipad 3,like it never exist.Check comparation on apple btw ipads. We have only ipad 1,2 and "new retina display ipad" to compare?no ipad3 there....
    http://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/
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    Welcome to the forum MILJAN. I've read all of your posts and I sense you are upset by Apple's "shameful" attempt to compete in the market place by offering this new iPad "4" three months earlier than what they usually have done in previous iPad generations.

    I am not an Apple employee or anyone representing Apple, but I am in the same industry and I have always wondered why Apple did not use November or late October to introduce these products. Perhaps this new introduction is their migration to take advantage of this time period when most consumers are more inclined to buy stuff, versus early Spring/March when most consumers are just getting their credit card bills and realizing they over spent?

    I can relate to your buyer's remorse. In May of this year, I was in Milano, Italy and bought this beautiful wallet. It had every thing I needed and wanted in my wallet and I paid full price: €550. A couple of months later I was on that company's website and saw the same wallet marked off by €100 and replaced by a new design. Shame on you Prada!
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    It's not the period of time,for new model, that matters..It is A5x "Hot potato" and Apple decision to replace it with better a6x. They know about the heating problem with a5x.Then they decided to change it like nothing happened. New iPad 4 will work in way that iPad3 should operate anyway.But iPad 3 was mistake.And Apple did not announce anything about Ipad4 release.That was mean 'cos I bought IPad 3, 12 days before iPad 4 release.
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    Well stated and so true.
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    Are you an Apple employee? Otherwise, how do you know what the internal Apple decision making process would determine a mistake? The chip that is in my iPad 3 is the same chip that is in my iPad2. Neither of these models have displayed a "problem" of over heating.

    Most everyone outside of Apple is calling it an iPad 4. Apple is not. When the iPad 3 came out it had no generational designation. Apple is migrating to its traditional one product line of introducing new product without a generational identifiers but a model number change. The iPad 2 is still available as a current product. Once Apple discontinues the iPad 2, you will only see the iPad Mini and the iPad.
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    On paper they are the same but they are not...
    The silicon die size has increased drastically compared to the A5 at 165 mm2, 210% larger than the 53.3 mm2 die area of the original A4.......and .. it is not packaged together with the RAM like a5....so they are not the same stuff :)
    A5x is much hotter..I know..I got ipad 3... 44 C on cpu area..Hard to hold when playing games..
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    Curious, don't you still have 2 days to return it? Unless you didn't get it from an Apple store.
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    Nope..not in Apple store. :( but i manage to return it and now i am waiting for replace for ipad4.
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    Looks like the only difference from gen3 to gen 4 is the chip and lightening connector, but they no longer have gen3 on their website to compare...
    My model is mc707LL. I keep seeing references to mc707LL/A. does anyone know what the /A is?

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