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Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:22 am

With the new iPad right around the corner, who is planning on getting it?

It's pretty much a given that there will be a retina display and an A6 chip. Siri will most likely also be included and a possible redesign (although I don't see it as likely). LTE may also be included.

Will it be your first iPad or will you be upgrading from either the 1st gen or the iPad 2?

I will be pre-ordering myself one as soon as it become available to pre-order once it has been announced.

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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:46 am

If it does indeed have a Retina Display, I'll most probably replace my iPad 1 with it.
 
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:48 am

Jordan;

Every time a new "gaget" comes out, it seems we all have to start all over again ! Do we need it ? Do we feel like paying for it ? Does it do anything different ( or better ) than what it is replacing ? Did I even need the first one ? On and on.......

I have watched all of this from my somewhat "detached" vantage point since Apple first introduced the very first iPod. (which I didn't buy, by the way ); when I first became aware of people talking about "tablets", for a time there, I assumed they were talking about aspirin tablets ! When I first noticed a Tablet in a computer store, my first question (to myself ) was......who needs something this "dinky" ? For that matter, who even needs all of these dinky lap tops I see everyone dragging around when I'm in an airport ? ( I had a HUGE big custom-built PC at the time; kinda the "bigger is better" mind-set )

Finally, (after much encouragement from my engineer son), I bought my first "Fruit Store Product".......my mirrored-door Power Mac ! For some reason, at about the same time, I began to realize my "quality of life" was incomplete without an iPod ! So I bought my first (and so far only) photo iPod; I still have it, I still use it, it still works just like it did when I bought it, ( and I'm almost sure I probably have the most meticulously typed out "play list" of any iPod Apple has ever sold ! )

All of Mozart's Symphonies, Piano Concertos, Operas, and half of everything else he ever wrote
Ditto; Beethoven, (and about 30 more composers too numerous to type or read )
Everything by Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, Verdi, Rossini, Bellini, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, ( and several hundred more too numerous to type, punctuate, number, or even read ) ( What I'm really hoping to see someone come out with is a big contest for "Best typed, numbered, punctuated, iPod list of all time; I should win with ease ! ) ( Did I mention, every tune CCR ever did, Moody Blues, and even 1 Beatles tune. ( OB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DA ) ( never could say it, but love to listen to it 59 times in a row )

I say that because, about 8 or 9 yrs ago, before I had been fortunate enough to meet my fiance', ( Miss Arlie ), I happened to have a "date" with a lady who was in "First Violins" with a big Symphony Orchestra; when she observed my play list on my iPod, she was incredulous ! " My God man.......where did you get this play list ?" Well, I bought all the music on CD's, then spent about 4 yrs typing up the play list ! After much back & forth, she determined that everyone in the .......................Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra just HAD to have such a play list, with THEIR music, on THEIR iPod. "Can you do it ?" After some study, I determined it would require about 500 years to do all that organizing and typing, and about the same time, my BIG break came when I met Miss Arlie, so I was relieved from this monumental task !
( besides, I'm probably not cut out to be "hooked-up" with a string player; I would do better with a pianist )

Things went just great for a long time, Miss A and I bought "our" iMac, then my power Mac fell victim to "capacitance" from a huge, nearby lightening strike, the HD in the iMac just kept getting "fuller and fuller", and as we were both needing to "compute" at the same time.........I bought her a new Dell laptop; ( no Mac that ! ) It was a great decision.....worked really great; till yet another lightening bolt "zapped" the external modem supplying the satellite signal to the iMac; ( which Dish Networked replaced without cost, as it belonged to them ) But it also got the router; bought another router at Wal-Mart, never got around to hooking it up yet, because..........................Miss A now "had to have" a new Kindle Fire ! ( She reads a lot ) At the time, ( just before Christmas ), I didn't realize it at the time, but the Kindle is just another .......................Tablet ! Just as an iPad is, and just as several dozen more "things" are. Anyway, I bought her Kindle just before Christmas, and so far, she hasn't put it down yet ! So far she has read dozens of books, sent hundreds of emails, kept track of countless friends on "face book", listened to police calls from all over the country, and has been so busy on the Kindle / Tablet, that she hasn't even noticed that the laptop still isn't "online", because no one has yet hooked up the new router !

Another even more pressing question I have always asked myself is...........who has time to watch 150 TV channels, listen to a play list with 90% of the music composed for over 200 yrs, and still have time time to feed 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1 bird, and occasionally look in on the neighbors goat when they're away; not to mention, looking at all the photos on A.net each day, and still keep up with "non-aviation" forum, and keep track on who's leading in the Florida primary on Fox News ?

With all this in mind, do you think you should wait for the "next" iPad, settle for the present iPad, try to "get by" without an "A6 chip", "Siri".........or even LTE (?) Boy ! That's a tough call ! Maybe; just possibly; but you'd probably be seriously "out of date"; can you handle that ? Let us know................

Charley

P.S. I have also become aware that I need an iPad for a specific task; ( carry my portfolio of art to galleries, as I'm also an artist ), ( larger display than Kindle ), but as I don't even need it online, the present model should do fine; ( I'll probably pick one up on Craig's List for a "song" ) ( and I have also concluded that I need to buy a Kindle, as I read a lot too; ( and many of my books are on Amazon ) I can't wait to read my art books in my favorite font, "Hurculanum", at 14 pt., white on black background !




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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:57 am

What number are they on? Ive lost track...for reals.

What will be new and "innovatIve" on this one?
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:47 am

Quoting geezer (Reply 2):
and I have also concluded that I need to buy a Kindle, as I read a lot too

You don't need a kindle if you have an Ipad, just download the free kindle app from the app store and away you go.
 
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:27 am

Quoting Stabilator (Reply 3):
What number are they on? Ive lost track...for reals.

What will be new and "innovatIve" on this one?

To date they've only released the original iPad and iPad 2.

Nothing will be new and innovative on the next one, it will have features that have been technologically possible since the first one came out, but that Apple kept off of the first two models - so that they could create three waves of nationwide purchasing fury and pump up their stock price even further.

I got nothing against Apple for having that kind of savvy; but I do roll my eyes at the folks who camp out for these things...  
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:36 am

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 4):
You don't need a kindle if you have an Ipad, just download the free kindle app from the app store and away you go.

Thanks, KiwiRob ! ( In Norway !?! ) ( Lol! Only on A.net ! )

You know, I get so damned confused with all this Tablet stuff..........it's not just talking about the hardware, but the connection to the Wi-Fi net work, the 3G, 4G, etc. etc. I have read about each one, where it comes from, and I still get them mixed up.

There are so many things about the Kindle that I find fascinating.......I read a LOT of books; yet, one of my big problems has always been having a good light to read by; no problem there.......thing is lit up,like a sign ! Size of typeface, type of font......you have all these choices ! The thing that REALLY concerns me is........even though Amazon has millions of books, my book preferences are all over the map; 80% of the stuff I like to read, you never even see in a book store; a lot was written "back then".......I have more luck finding stuff I like on Amazon, eBay's other site, "Half.com" (mostly used stuff),
and just here and there. The Kindle has a fabulous display; art work looks great on it, but it's just not quite big enough; iPad is much better there; other than size, the Kindle does everything I need, (and as we already have a portable "hot spot", ( and it's not-so-cheap monthly cost), I don't even have to worry about that; ( I'll need to find if an iPad will work on that ) Other than the display size, the Kindle does everything I need, and save me 300 bucks to boot; 300 less I have to stick into a new machine.

It's not an immediate decision I have to make though; I'm taking my Mac to the "genius bar" for a "look-see", and if I find that it's a big expense to get "back to normal", I'm probably going to buy a new iMac; I really love the thing, even though I'm way behind the curve on OS version.

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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:36 am

The annoying thing about kindle is I live in Norway and want to purchase from Amazon.co.uk, but I'm forced to purchase from amazon.com, this annoys me on several fronts, firstly the .co.uk site is a lot cheaper, it has more of the books I want to read and I don't have to put up with annoying US spelling.
 
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:11 pm

Quoting Airstud (Reply 5):

My sentiments exactly. I have a 5 year old mobile (Cell) phone and only just replaced a 6 year old PC.
I just don't get the "must have the newest and stand in line like sheep" mentality some folks have.
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:27 pm

I bought an ipad2 right before new year and immediately started reading about the new one. I'm not that concerned about it. I got my iPad as a tool for flying with for flight for charts, Netflix for sitting around, and angry birds for getting the attention of people sitting behind me on a plane. Unless this new one is going to do something that I can't already do in aviation I don't need it.
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:25 pm

I've got the first gen iPod touch, it's still working 100% ok (battery a bit duller) but it does everything I need from such a device. I don't need the iPad - what I need now is a new tower.

I've passed already the "mobile-mania" and now I realize that a stationary tower is just about the most damn useful thing out there. Can't beat the value either.

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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:30 pm



this thread has turned into an ode for consumerism and first world problems  
 
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:40 pm

Quoting garpd (Reply 8):
I just don't get the "must have the newest and stand in line like sheep" mentality some folks have.

I've never bothered with the "old" Ipads and for darn sure I'm not going to waste any time or money on the "new" Ipad. My only concession to new gadgets was a netbook when airlines started to more briskly enforce carry-on weight limits. I've got absolutely no need to act like any one of thousands of android drones I watch stumbling down the street each day, faces glued to their "dumb phone" as they stumble off the curb and out into traffic. Whether Ipad or Iphone etc, I really don't think anybody "NEEDS" to be wired in and connected every second of the day. For god's sake, get a life in the real world.
I've also got lots of money that my geek friends don't have while they try to keep up with what the marketers tell them are the newest "must-have" toys.
 
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:44 pm

Quoting garpd (Reply 8):
I just don't get the "must have the newest and stand in line like sheep" mentality some folks have.

That's a small, non-representative minority among all users. Most simply enjoy using certain devices for their own purposes.

My first iPod was a nano. My first iPhone a 3GS. Only with the iPad I got the first model – and still keep using it.

I replace devices when the new ones offer me substantial improvements in features which really make a difference for my actual needs. Examples:

- iPhone 4S: 64GB capacity for my music library + apps, Retina Display for reading

- iPad 3: if it actually gets a Retina Display for better full-page reading, more RAM for more browser tabs without reloading

I happily skip successive models as long as the one I've got serves my needs well enough, and I'm hardly alone in this relaxed approach.

Not needing any of the available new devices is just as fine, as long as your needs are met by whatever you've got. I agree that blind conumerism is silly and wasteful, but not everyone who enjoys using new things has automatically succumbed to it.
 
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:22 pm

Quoting photopilot (Reply 12):

I don't understand why some people can't understand that times are changing. Fair enough if you personally don't want/need the latest tech but lots of people want it.

I'm 17 years old, I've grown up with tech. That's the world I have been born into so yes, I do WANT the latest tech and I can argue that I NEED the latest. It's my opinion.

I can understand getting into debate if this was an apple vs android thread, but I simply started it to see who was getting the latest iPad, so don't personally see how your post contributes to this thread.

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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:30 pm

Quoting photopilot (Reply 12):

Times are changing and we are heading toward a time, if we haven't gotten there yet, where you will need to be connected in order to make it in this REAL world. Social media, smart devices...they're all become necessary to survive professionally. I agree with the part about people stumbling around with their face glued to their palm device. That's an unfortunate side effect of this digital age. I won't deny that some people are fanatically obsessed. Apple's cult-like following is very sad. No one needs every new device, but you better keep up or else you'll find yourself a day late and a dollar short.

To answer the question posed by this thread, I might consider getting the new iPad. I have never owned a tablet but recently I have begun looking at the iPad more and more. I wouldn't get it because I think I need it. I'd get one because I find them to be very convenient.

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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:00 pm

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 15):
Times are changing and we are heading toward a time, if we haven't gotten there yet, where you will need to be connected in order to make it in this REAL world. Social media, smart devices...they're all become necessary to survive professionally.

LOL. I've been in high-tech since the 80s and it was true then as it is now. Our "social media" back then was USENET, and it's still out there if you want it. Every university and company I've been with has had internal e-mail and gateways to public e-mail. I was an IBM employee in the 80s, and our internal network was bigger than the Internet, and our "social media" was FORUMS. ARPANET dates back to 1969 and the use of TCP/IP dates back to 1982.

I haven't seen a paper memo worth reading since the mid 80s. If you needed live messaging, you were given a pager.
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:10 pm

Why does this thread exist when there has been nothing about any release information? No one is going to pretend a new model isn't coming in the next few months probably but what's the point of talking about it until it's announced. All it does validate every stereotype apple fans have earned.
How about I start a thread for Who's getting a Windows 8 tablet because I know it's coming eventually.
 
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:50 pm

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 4):

You don't need a kindle if you have an iPad, just download the free kindle app from the app store and away you go.

I have both, along with the Kindle app on my iPad, and there is certainly a reason to get them. I can put a Kindle in my pocket (not a Fire) while the iPad, the battery lasts a month and reading on a Kindle is no comparison to reading on an iPad, without the Retina display my eyes hurt after a while. I also like the fact when I carry my Kindle I don't feel like I'm walking around with an expensive piece of technology, its just a Kindle.

I'm really hoping that one day in the near future Amazon will provide a true rival to Apple. They seem to have the philosophy to get there where others (everyone else) has failed to dent Apple's dominance. I find it interesting that they'll both up being almost direct competitors in much of what they do yet will have gotten there in complete different ways. We as consumers need choice. I have plenty of Apple products but it makes me cringe everytime I give them money that I'd rather be giving it to someone else but no one else is able to bring anything to the table to compete, although Asus is certainly giving them a run for their money on the computer side of things with the small laptops and their all in ones.
 
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:57 pm

Quoting Revelation (Reply 16):
LOL. I've been in high-tech since the 80s and it was true then as it is now. Our "social media" back then was USENET, and it's still out there if you want it. Every university and company I've been with has had internal e-mail and gateways to public e-mail. I was an IBM employee in the 80s, and our internal network was bigger than the Internet, and our "social media" was FORUMS. ARPANET dates back to 1969 and the use of TCP/IP dates back to 1982.

Right. The point I was making is that there is a growing emphasis on real-time 24/7. Waiting until you can get in front of a computer a few times a day doesn't cut it anymore. So many people need that access in the palm of their hand wherever they go.
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:30 pm

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 17):

Why does this thread exist when there has been nothing about any release information? No one is going to pretend a new model isn't coming in the next few months probably but what's the point of talking about it until it's announced. All it does validate every stereotype apple fans have earned.
How about I start a thread for Who's getting a Windows 8 tablet because I know it's coming eventually.

Because I just thought I would start a thread to see on who has been holding off or who plans on getting one if the specs are worth it. If you had nothing to input to this, by bother posting? This isn't validating any stereotype, I was merely asking a question.

Although I don't post particularly much, (I've been around for a few years) this website is getting worse and worse for people looking to cause an argument or by posting something that contributes in no way what so ever.
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:16 pm

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 20):
Because I just thought I would start a thread to see on who has been holding off or who plans on getting one if the specs are worth it. If you had nothing to input to this, by bother posting? This isn't validating any stereotype, I was merely asking a question.

Although I don't post particularly much, (I've been around for a few years) this website is getting worse and worse for people looking to cause an argument or by posting something that contributes in no way what so ever.

I don't think that attitude helps much, though. It's a thread on a public forum. People have the right to write down their views on the subject. You're free to write down your thoughts on a piece of paper and no one will attack them. However, this is a public forum, and you'll have people with dissenting opinions post their opinion. Don't take it personally and don't encroach on another's views if you don't want the same thing to happen to you!

iPads, iPods.... I lost track. I'm not that big a fan of technology. I like Apple, I got a MacBookPro. I just don't see the point of getting so many devices. I'm really against consumerism but I got a Mac because I got tired of Windows breaking every six months even without visits to porn sites.

I don't see the advantage of an iPod to any other MP3 player (or whatever format is popular nowadays). I don't see an advantage of watching movies on an iPad vs on a laptop (or better yet, a TV screen). I don't see an advantage of a kindle or a similar device except its portability.

I certainly grew up as did technology but I feel no connection there. I will never go entirely without technology but the number of devices rising exponentially isn't helping anyone. I see people on the street look like total "intellectuals" staring at a screen and stopping when hearing footsteps rather than looking up to avoid the obstacle... Wonder how they don't run into trees more often. I'm not saying technology is bad or that anyone who wants to be tech-savvy should go without the latest iPad or centiPad. I'm just saying, what's the big deal?
 
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:21 am

I didn't even have a cell phone until 5 years ago (my co. bought it) My boss is shocked when she gets the bill at how little I use it compared to the kids who regularly get warned. I am typing this on a 5-year old beat-to-sh*t Dell Inspiron 1525 and am only now considering replacing it with a tablet device but that still might be a year away. Looking at a Galaxy 10 or Ipad2 or 3.
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:30 am

Quoting Stabilator (Reply 3):
What number are they on? Ive lost track...for reals.

Currently, there are two versions, the iPad and the iPad2. I don't see why Apple needs to come out with a third version of it when they JUST released the iPad2 last year.   

Quoting Airstud (Reply 5):
Nothing will be new and innovative on the next one

Which is why I question about releasing a third version right after they released the iPad2. Mine works just fine-a-dandy.
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:40 am

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 21):

The advantage is...it's portable!!

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 23):
Quoting Stabilator (Reply 3):
What number are they on? Ive lost track...for reals.

Currently, there are two versions, the iPad and the iPad2. I don't see why Apple needs to come out with a third version of it when they JUST released the iPad2 last year.   

Quoting Airstud (Reply 5):
Nothing will be new and innovative on the next one

Which is why I question about releasing a third version right after they released the iPad2. Mine works just fine-a-dandy.

Because people -lots of people- will ditch their ipad2 and buy the new one! You know this!  
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:31 am

Quite happy with my iPad 2. Unless they are wiling to exchange it for a nominal fee, I don't think I'll buy the new version anytime soon, although having Siri would be nice.
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:18 am

Writing this on my iPad2. Not gonna upgrade. It's kinda useful, but I'm not dropping hundreds on it until mine no longer serves. I need a new laptop, anyway.
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:34 am

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 17):
Why does this thread exist when there has been nothing about any release information? No one is going to pretend a new model isn't coming in the next few months probably but what's the point of talking about it until it's announced.

There are already several plausible leaks from the supply chain, as usual.

The Retina Display coming has long been just a matter of when, not if. Since one of the primary advantages of the iPad is being able to read web pages in full-page mode, its limited resolution has been a noticeable restriction from day one, so very many existing users would appreciate this upgrade very much (I'm one of them).

A quad-core CPU is simply keeping up with current developments in the ARM series (but still not certain due to potential power consumption issues), as is a further enhanced graphics processor.

There will likely be additional upgrades (to the cameras, for instance), but no specific rumours about these are plausible enough yet.

Like the iPad 2 it will likely be a pretty good upgrade over its predecessor, and particularly over the first model.

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 17):

Why does this thread exist when there has been nothing about any release information? No one is going to pretend a new model isn't coming in the next few months probably but what's the point of talking about it until it's announced.

That you may know nothing about these things is fine. That you say you're utterly disinterested is fine as well.

But why post in a thread that doesn't interest you, then?

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 17):
All it does validate every stereotype apple fans have earned.

That's the neat thing with stereotypical prejudices: They always confirm themselves, as long as you don't bother questioning them. They usually prevent you from understanding the real world, however, which is rarely as simple as your prejudices.

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 17):
How about I start a thread for Who's getting a Windows 8 tablet because I know it's coming eventually.

Why don't you just do that?

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 23):
Currently, there are two versions, the iPad and the iPad2. I don't see why Apple needs to come out with a third version of it when they JUST released the iPad2 last year.

They've released the iPad 2 almost 11 months ago on March 11th, 2010, about a year after the iPad 1. So it's pretty likely that the iPad 3 will be released at about the same date this year, making now a pretty good time for a pre-release discussion.

An annual release cycle is actually relatively long in the mobile industry.
 
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:07 am

[quote=Asturias,reply=10]I've got the first gen iPod touch, it's still working 100% ok (battery a bit duller) but it does everything I need from such a device. I don't need the iPad - what I need now is a new tower.


Asturias.....

By "tower"......are you referring to a Mac or a PC ? If you're "into" Macs, I can tell you this........my first new computer was a mirror door power Mac; I custom ordered it with all the bells & whistles, it's a great machine, I loved the hell out of it, but we had a big lightening storm come through, and a big bolt of lightening struck a tree in our woods, probably 3-4 hundred yards from the house, and the power Mac is no longer able to get online; still works O.K., just can't get online with the thing. Anyway, we already had an iMac at the time, ( I'm on it now ), so I've been using it for the last 5 or 6 years now.......and I'm seriously considering buying another new iMac right now; I love the thing;

I was looking at the new iMacs in an Apple Store about a week ago........the "smaller" one is 20 1/2 display, ( which is just slightly wider than this one ), but boy....you should see the 27" iMac ! If I can re-arrange my computer area and find a big enough space to put the thing, I'm gonna have one of those babies ! ( Awesome machine ! )

Reading this thread made me realize something else........my poor "old" iPod Photo is almost an antique now ! I sure won't be "upgrading" it though...........thing works as well as the day I bought it; actually, it sounds even better; what people with iPods don't realize, you just can't build an amp with very much power and make it fit into an iPod, even a full sized one like the "Photo".........I bought and "Airhead Amp" from Headroom ( it's almost exactly the same size as the iPod, and they stay velcroed together all the time; ) the Airhead uses 4 AA batteries, and makes the sound about 4 times as "clean"; ( will also drive a kick-ass set of Sennheiser phones if you're REALLY into great sound )

That's one Apple "gadget" that I see absolutely no reason to replace; you can only make sound "so great", and the old iPod photo already does that. Great sound is 95% a function of a quality amp, and quality phones ( or speakers )

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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:29 am

I am. I have a iPad one. The Lund when playing videos works fine. However the sound for the Internet does not work. (I dropped it a week ago)

For some reason YouTube works. Maybe I will get to the apple store first.

I think that the iPad three will be enough of a jump n technology to spend the cas.

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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:58 pm

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 19):
Right. The point I was making is that there is a growing emphasis on real-time 24/7. Waiting until you can get in front of a computer a few times a day doesn't cut it anymore. So many people need that access in the palm of their hand wherever they go.

I'm sure there is a growing emphasis on real-time 24/7, but it is more noise than signal, unfortunately. Material, any material, takes time to create - having the created material in hand as soon as it is published is ... ok? or even.. meh. Neat, perhaps.

That's referring to entertainment and news. In fact news have become alarmingly worse in quality than before the 24/7 attitude. Breaking news: something might be happening, stay tuned! Later: it was nothing.

As for information: I have one policy. I don't take my work home with me. I am not my work, my work does not define me. Setting aside the terminally workaholic and those who are for some reason stuck with their work at home, that applies to most people. So receiving information from the place of employment is not just unnecessary it is *unwelcome*.

In reality almost everything can wait. In reality almost everything has to wait, even with the always-on 24/7 attitude.

People who write emails and expect an answer immediately are idiots. People who write blogs or status messages and expect everyone to be up to date after that are living in lala-land. One would have to be linked face-to-screen endlessly checking updates and mail to be always connected, always aware - never getting any work done. Which in the end is what pays the bills and fills my bank account.

Getting work done. None of these toys do anything that helps in that regard that can't be done a bit slower with other devices, but mostly equally fast and more reliable.

For instance, people are not only more likely to actually read "snail mail", but also to comprehend and respond and react to it. That's just normal mail vs. email.

Actually meeting people or talking to them face to face is endlessly more powerful than Skype calls.

In fact all the social media is like a pretty average shunt that can replace normal communication in emergencies, but it is neither reliable nor effective. Enjoy your 24/7 world. Personally, I'm enjoying sunshine and human interaction - making serious money.

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 22):
I certainly grew up as did technology but I feel no connection there. I will never go entirely without technology but the number of devices rising exponentially isn't helping anyone. I see people on the street look like total "intellectuals" staring at a screen and stopping when hearing footsteps rather than looking up to avoid the obstacle... Wonder how they don't run into trees more often. I'm not saying technology is bad or that anyone who wants to be tech-savvy should go without the latest iPad or centiPad. I'm just saying, what's the big deal?

  

Quoting geezer (Reply 28):
By "tower"......are you referring to a Mac or a PC ? If you're "into" Macs, I can tell you this........my first new computer was a mirror door power Mac; I custom ordered it with all the bells & whistles, it's a great machine, I loved the hell out of it, but we had a big lightening storm come through, and a big bolt of lightening struck a tree in our woods, probably 3-4 hundred yards from the house, and the power Mac is no longer able to get online; still works O.K., just can't get online with the thing. Anyway, we already had an iMac at the time, ( I'm on it now ), so I've been using it for the last 5 or 6 years now.......and I'm seriously considering buying another new iMac right now; I love the thing;

In this case I'm referring to a PC tower, the Mac towers have not been updated for 18+ months and are perhaps (probably) to be discontinued. They're nice enough when they're new, I also used the Mirrored Door G4 back in the day and the Mac Pro tower is the best looker out there, but Apple isn't interested in maintaining a reasonable upgrade path to their towers, so I'm checking out.

The iMacs are ok too, and as nice as I look I still find it annoying to be using a mirror as a monitor. Especially here where sunlight and glare are par for the course.

I've used Macs exclusively since I was 15, but Windows PCs are simply a better and more logical choice today. Mac OS X and Windows 7 are very similar OSs. Neither especially Mac-like (ironically) since OS X never was very Mac like.

Anyway, I just love the thought of a stationary tower, where I work and when I stand up I don't take my work with me. I'm free to live.

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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:09 pm

Quoting geezer (Reply 2):
( and I have also concluded that I need to buy a Kindle, as I read a lot too

You can use the Kindle iPad app to read Kindle Books on the iPad. Same with Nook - there is an iPad Nook. Also KOOBO with 1 million free books and Free Books with 23.4K Classics available.

There may also be some interesting apps if you like art - in the iTunes Store search art museums to see the ones that have apps. Many are free.

BTW, be sure to check the screen quality if you like art - especially when you enlarge a picture and move it around.

As for me. I bought my wife an iPad 2 on MY birthday. Got a white one with a pink cover so she know it was hers. I'll use it on trips (Maps is fantastic in new towns) but stick with my MacBook Pro the rest of the time. Next purchase will be a new iMac.

In terms of buying, look for the current iPad to go down in price with the introduction of the QuadCore iPad.

Quoting geezer (Reply 28):
but boy....you should see the 27" iMac ! If I can re-arrange my computer area and find a big enough space to put the thing, I'm gonna have one of those babies

That is what I'm looking at, I have the original G5 20" and it's ready for replacement. Those large jpeg files from new cameras can really drag it down. We are, however, close enough to a new release that I can wait for the refresh.
 
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RE: Who Is Planning On Getting The New IPad?

Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:26 pm

I am. My wife and I have held out, but we "bought" each other 1/2 of an iPad 3 for christmas. Sadly, I don't think Apple will have it out in time for our EU trip March 1. But c'est la vie.

Quad Core A6, Hi-Res display, LTE 4G, those are the specs that seem to be being confirmed, so should be a screamer.
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