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romad Level 3 (605 points)

Replaced by iPad 4.

  • Thatchcote Level 3 (615 points)

    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...

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 (30,667 points)

    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.

  • romad Level 3 (605 points)

    I also went from the iPad 1 to the iPad 3 back in March this year. However, the only difference I see between the 3 & 4 is the addition of the Lightning connector and the A6X chip (vice A6 chip). However, the release of the Lightning connector-based Camera Connection Kit is of interest for my iPhone 5.

  • b j t Level 4 (3,670 points)

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  • Thatchcote Level 3 (615 points)

    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 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 (0 points)

    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 ******** .

  • romad Level 3 (605 points)

    romad wrote:


    However, the release of the Lightning connector-based Camera Connection Kit is of interest for my iPhone 5.


    Oops, just checked the Apple Store. The old camera connection kit is $29; the new equivalent for the new iPads & iPhone 5 is $98! I'll just buy the Lightning to 30-pin adapter for $29 and use the kit I already have.

  • G-502 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 (3,525 points)

    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 (0 points)

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

  • romad Level 3 (605 points)

    No, only within 14 days.

  • Monty1945 Level 3 (690 points)



    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.




  • romad Level 3 (605 points)

    No, since OS 7 was released back in the early 1990s.


    It should be able to use iOS 7 somewhat; my 3 year old iPhone 3GS was able to use a lot of iOS 6 - just not those feature that were hardware dependent, like Siri.

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