- 03-16-2012, 05:27 PM #51
- 03-16-2012, 07:38 PM #52
Could be that some of these estimates on demand were overhyped as well. I don't doubt it. This thing will sell like crazy, but I doubt it mirrors the record-setting pace of the 4S. IMO, you have a better chance of hitting those numbers with a phone, regardless of its physical similarities to previous models, than with a $600-800+ tablet that "looks" just like the last one. That screen though... damn. I agree with another reviewer - shouldn't have even looked at it.
I'm glad that it still appears to be easy enough for people to get one at retail price... The ones running to eBAY to try to turn a quick profit annoy me.
- 03-16-2012, 08:53 PM #53
- 03-16-2012, 09:02 PM #54
I ordered a 32gb new iPad, but once I saw what they were going for on ebay ($700-$1000!), I put it up for sale.
I got a brand new 64gb iPad 2 for the same price and will come away with a nice little "iBonus" and 2x as much storage.
I did check out the new ones, the display is pretty nice, I will admit that. But it isn't like the 2 is a the old school monochrome Macintosh with black and green screen and totally sucks now.
A month ago, the 2's were the best tablets on the planet, and they are still pretty darn good!
- 03-16-2012, 10:46 PM #55
I, too am perfectly content with my iPad 2. Although I wouldn't mind looking at one to see how different the Retina display is, I will hold out for the iPad 4 (or 4th gen, as Apple will probably see it). Plus my heart (and money) right now is set on the new iPhone.
- 03-16-2012, 10:55 PM #56
- 03-17-2012, 12:33 AM #57
- 03-17-2012, 12:34 AM #58
- 03-17-2012, 12:42 AM #59
Although I wasn't in a hurry. After seeing the new iPad in person at AT&T I ended up walking out with one. They got 2 shipments in during the day so they had some in stock when I got there at 7pm last night.
Sent from my iPad 3 using Tapatalk.
- 03-17-2012, 01:12 AM #60
I'm all for people finding new ways to use their products and justifying their purchases, but let's be real... the iPad is not, nor was it ever intended to be, a replacement for a MacBook. The iPad does what it does well. Whether that's worth $500-800+ is up to the individual. The whole "it's just a big iPod Touch" thing, yelled by blindly-loyal fans and bitter haters alike, has had people rushing since the original iPad to find other uses for them, resulting in expensive peripherals and dozens of apps, turning the iPad into a similarly-priced (and woefully underpowered) version of a MacBook Air - the product Apple has to fill the niche I think some erroneously try to fit tablets of any kind in. Those people are often unimpressed with iPads. Those who use them a bit more realistically are often highly satisfied.
- 03-17-2012, 02:28 AM #61
I have the original iPad 1 64GB wifi only that I bought last year for 399 (brand new). Obviously I got a good deal so I didn't bother with the iPad 2. I told myself that when the 3rd iPad comes out that I will upgrade to it. Well, the new iPad is out and honestly, I don't believe I'll make the jump. I basically use my iPad for school work, checking emails and playing a few games. Yea, I would love to play the newest and greatest games out there but I don't have time for it and I don't know how I feel about playing intense 3d graphic kind of games on a tablet. For what I do, the original iPad is still fine.
500 or so dollars for an updated iPad seems a lot considering I could get a nice laptop for the same price (and let's be honest a laptop cannot be replaced right now by a tablet). So, I will try getting a new battery for my 4 year old Sony laptop (Win 7, dual core, 2gb but going to 4, 250 HDD, webcam and so on...) and just "revive" my laptop.
I don't do photo/video editing on my iPad and honestly, I think a project like that would be done better on a laptop anyhow. 5mp camera? Nice but I have an iPhone 4s. Who really uses a tablet for taking pictures and video recording?
Anyway, if you have the new iPad that's awesome but I just don't see MYSELF buying one unless it's an impulse buy kind of thing.
- 03-17-2012, 03:45 AM #62iPhone Newbie
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The new iPad does look nice, however I personally think the iPad2 display is more than enough, certainly not worth the upgrade. I think the only thing for me is the new camera. However I hardly use the cam on my current one so again not worth the upgrade. IPhone 5 is what I'm waiting for!
- 03-17-2012, 07:30 AM #63
I still have my iPad1, iPad classic, iPad original....what ever you wanna call it lol and I enjoy it thoroughly & runs great. I won't invest in another iPad until this one decides to call it quits on me. It's been trucking along just fine, this April will be 3yrs(I think lol) that I've had it, got it when it came out.
- 03-17-2012, 07:43 AM #64
Just Me, D
Tapatalk (iPhone 4S)
One of the reasons I've stayed clear of the Android tablets is that they seem to upgrade almost every couple of months or so. AT least Apple does it only once a year and it doesn't leave the previous products behind nearly as quickly.
- 03-17-2012, 10:00 AM #66
- 03-17-2012, 10:30 AM #67
Lots of interesting perspectives. For me, I just haven't found a niche for a tablet. I had a BB PB for a while and sold it. I never used it. I'm sure I would love the iPad at first, but not sure I could really find a use for it that my MacBook and iPhone couldn't do. I'm sure others couldn't live without their iPad, but I just don't need it.
- 03-17-2012, 07:14 PM #68
The iPad is a great in between for light use, Internet... Reading... Facebook... So I use it on the couch and at work during my downtime.
For all else I use my laptop, just easier to multitask. iOs should support windows for the iPad.
- 03-18-2012, 07:31 AM #69
The only hurry I was in was to see if the retina display was going to be as amazing on the iPad as it is on the iPhone. That was the huge deciding factor, because I plan to read and do a lot of school work on it.
While the screen is insanely good, especially when next to an iPad 2, I don't feel the mass need to throw down the cash on one right away... So, I shall wait. Plus, by the time I get one, hopefully all my favorite apps will have been updated for the retina display.
As of right now, I feel a more urgent need to get my hands on a cheap Craigslist iPad 2. Possibly to just hold me out till I get a "new iPad".
- 03-19-2012, 08:41 PM #70
- 03-19-2012, 08:51 PM #71
An IPad is an awesome, convenient luxury purchase driven very much by one's financial position. If you have the available funds, the 'new' iPad is amazing. I upgraded from the 2 and I don't regret it one bit. But each and everyone's own financials and personal use case will dictate if that is the best decision.
- 03-19-2012, 11:10 PM #72
I have tech ADD... I seem to get a new phone every 4 months. Retail.
With the ipad2 I don't use it as much as my phone, so its novelty and new electronic smell stays a lot longer.
I'd say my next tablet purchase would have to almost completely replace my laptop... That's what I'm expecting in the coming year(s).
- 03-20-2012, 10:44 PM #74
Well, it boiled down to this. I wanted 3g or LTE which I didn't have. That made it either the iPad 2 or 3. For a hundred bucks more I got twice the processing power, more RAM and something that will stay "current" longer. While the display is nice, it wasn't a major factor. I'll be playing with the dictation thing tomorrow. I hope it hears more accurately than Siri does on my iPhone 4s. Ther were a couple more reasons, but those were the biggies...