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RIP, iPad 3

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romad Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)
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Oct 23, 2012 11:16 AM

Replaced by iPad 4.

  • Thatchcote Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to romad)

    I'm stunned!  I bought the iPad 1 when it first came out and decided to upgrade to the iPad 3 the day it came out - old eyes and cataract surgery made the retinal display very attractive.  Having bought my first computer and Apple product in 1990, I'm very much used to ones "latest and greatest" being not that in a year, but 6 months?  And no longer even being sold?  An "orphan"?  This is a first and I'm none too happy. NO ONE saw this coming!  I do feel burned...

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,055 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:27 AM (in response to Thatchcote)

    Why? The iPad you have is still the machine you purchased. Still performs the functions it did when you bought it (probably more).

     

    If you obsessively have to have the newest model of anything, that your short coming, not apple's.

  • b j t Level 4 Level 4 (3,670 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to romad)

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  • Thatchcote Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:41 AM (in response to James Ward4)

    Obviously, it's still a great product.  I do worry about its re-sale value as it had such a short life and is now not even sold, even though the iPad 2 is.  No, I do NOT have to always have the "latest and greatest", but Apple has had a history of a new iPhone and iPad once a year and this tome it's 6 months.  That's kind of a game-changer. I think many of the millions who bought yhe iPad 3 will feel the same way - sort of the way those who bought the first iPhone did when the price was dropped so quickly.

  • tunge Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to romad)

    I too am shocked that they released a new and improved iPad 4th gen just 7 mths after the iPad 3rd gen, making it obsolete. It's no longer in the Apple store anymore. But must say the iPad mini is a winner, priced very attractively too.

  • alffred08 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:47 AM (in response to Thatchcote)

    I fill burbed 2 , my ipad3 is 5 months old !

    Time to switch to ubuntu definitelly.

    It is not a good business plan to see your customer as ******** .

  • G-502 Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to romad)

    I want to return my ipad 3 an get the ipad 4. Somebody knows if i can do that? I bought my ipad 3 4 months ago.

  • bhazel Level 4 Level 4 (3,495 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to alffred08)

    i am so confused your device isnt obsolete it can still get updates and it is still supported. Its new product all bussiness release a new product. grow up you guys

  • alffred08 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to bhazel)

    Update for how long, ipad2 can't fully upgrade to ios6, so will the ipad3 be os7 friendly.

  • Monty1945 Level 3 Level 3 (690 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 12:02 PM (in response to romad)

    Howdy,

     

    There is nothing to get excited about, or feeling let down over - the third generation iPad is the same as the newest, except for the lightning connector, and a little faster processor.

     

    I have a 3rd generation, a 2nd, and an original - all work fine, and do the job. People that whine and cry about having the latest and greatest crack me up. As long as the device works for whatever you are doing, don't get uptight. When you can afford the newest, then you can sell the old, if you like.

     

    Personally, I have every version of the iPhones, the iPods, iPads, etc, that I have bought, still, as I use them for various tasks, and to ave handy. I don't want, or need to get rid of them, but to each their own.

     

    I will have the new mini iPad, too, as it will be far more portable for me, and we ordered 35 for the medical clinic, for the same reason.

     

    Cheers,

    M.

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