1. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I am not surprised at all. Didnt seem like something Apple would pull. Were you thinking/hoping for some iPad 3 news?
    03-02-2011 04:15 PM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    The rumor didn't even make sense so I didn't even entertain the thought
    03-02-2011 05:30 PM
  3. Rastataoist#IM's Avatar
    What makes you think it's not gonna happen? Retina display and some other goodies for the holiday season? Still an entirely possible idea... and Apple wouldn't mention it now, or people wouldn't buy the iPad 2.
    03-02-2011 07:08 PM
  4. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I'm not going to get into all the reasons this would never happen. Just think if you were the one that bought the iPad 2 and another new model is out in 6 months. If they did this Alot of people would be pissed off big time. What they have done today has already cemented the iPad 2 while destroying the competition. So why would they even need to bring out the iPad 3 at that time? The iPad 2 has many models cheaper than the Xoom which Steve teased. Then there's the Playbook which is only rumoured to be released April 10th this is after the second wave of iPads have already been shipped. There is still no word yet on the cost of the Playbook so that may also be a nail in the coffin if they don't discount the price HEAVILY. Then there's HP with no release date or price so that's also in the air.
    03-02-2011 07:56 PM
  5. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I'm not going to get into all the reasons this would never happen. Just think if you were the one that bought the iPad 2 and another new model is out in 6 months. If they did this Alot of people would be pissed off big time. What they have done today has already cemented the iPad 2 while destroying the competition. So why would they even need to bring out the iPad 3 at that time? The iPad 2 has many models cheaper than the Xoom which Steve teased. Then there's the Playbook which is only rumoured to be released April 10th this is after the second wave of iPads have already been shipped. There is still no word yet on the cost of the Playbook so that may also be a nail in the coffin if they don't discount the price HEAVILY. Then there's HP with no release date or price so that's also in the air.
    Exactly. And I can attest to that. March 11, wait in line and grab one. Have a grand old time with it and then BAM, mid Summer rumors about a BETTER iPad in the Fall...I would be irate.
    03-02-2011 10:36 PM
  6. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Exactly I know I would be mad as hell too. You gotta remember Apple is all about user experience so they wouldn't do this IMO.
    03-03-2011 12:06 AM
  7. kella12's Avatar
    oh, so fast, i just have a iPad 2 , it will be out...
    06-21-2011 11:55 AM
  8. kella12's Avatar
    i hope not too fast, i can accept within two years...
    06-21-2011 11:56 AM
  9. dmcmoran's Avatar
    I'm waiting for my ipad 2 to be delivered. While I was looking at the apple store, I clicked on the online chat.

    I wanted to ask about delivery times but also the ipad 3 release at Christmas. Asked them if it's true, as I wouldn't be a happy bunny after laying out 660 only for it to be obsolete in 6 months.

    The reply was, although they understood my concerns, they couldn't speculate on any apple product that has not been officially anounced. I asked if that was company policy...... Yes.

    Who knows, I hope they don't as it'll be a kick in the teeth for everyone who buys an ipad 2. I think a new iphone & ipad every 18 months is fine. Most carrier contracts are 24 months these days so it would fit well.

    Products from all brands are just coming out to fast. As a result quality control suffers as much as your wallet. They're not PC hardware which I could understand the constant churning out of products. We're talking several hundred pounds a pop for these things in a world where money has stopped growing on trees!
    06-22-2011 06:59 PM
  10. SubEd's Avatar
    Your iPad2 would hardly be "obsolete" after 6 months. Technology is always a moving target. If you must have the latest and greatest, be prepared to pay for it.
    06-23-2011 05:53 PM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    Your iPad2 would hardly be "obsolete" after 6 months. Technology is always a moving target. If you must have the latest and greatest, be prepared to pay for it.
    ...and be prepared for that say at the top of the heap to be short-lived...
    06-23-2011 06:03 PM
  12. dmcmoran's Avatar
    Yeah, it is always moving fast but I dont want to be laying out that kind of money for it to be replaced inside 6 months. That's 660 GBP, I'm in the UK.

    It would stink, just because companies seem to think it's cool to keep tight lipped about new products untill they're weeks from being released. It hacks me off.

    What the hell is wrong with saying you have a new product coming out? It's counter productive, they'll lose sales because people are going to wait to see if ipad 3 is out at christmas. It could be stopped if apple said 'yeah, theres ipad 3 coming out but dont let that stop you buying ipad 2 as gen 3 isn't out untill late next year'.

    That would be way more acceptable. We would be able to make an informed judgment on a high price purchase.
    06-25-2011 06:42 AM
  13. Jonezed7's Avatar
    Apple is all about time frames. I doubt this rumor.
    06-25-2011 10:38 PM
  14. Jeremy's Avatar
    The main reason the iPad 2 was released as a modest upgrade was simply due to Verizon and their timing. The same reason the next generation of iPhone was pushed back from the normal product release cycle. I know this as fact and if you think about it the iPad 2 came out around the same time Verizon released the iPhone 4. Verizon pushed for Apple to have a 3G iPad for their network.
    06-28-2011 06:48 PM
  15. iV1SHAL's Avatar
    Apple will release in line with their historic timeline. No need for rumours IMO about release dates
    06-28-2011 07:01 PM
  16. fmflex's Avatar
    Apple won't release iPad 3 this year for one reason. They're not as stupid as HP. Look what's going on with the HP tablet. If apple released iPad 3 this year they would be in the same boat.


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    08-17-2011 07:12 PM
  17. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Beautiful thing about this topic is that nobody really knows.
    08-17-2011 07:17 PM
  18. bixbyapps's Avatar
    08-28-2011 05:16 PM
  19. riley9dy's Avatar
    Apple will release in line with their historic timeline. No need for rumours IMO about release dates
    Well if this was true, we would all have iPhone 5's
    08-28-2011 07:41 PM
  20. sep2006's Avatar
    I am not surprised at all. Didnt seem like something Apple would pull. Were you thinking/hoping for some iPad 3 news?
    Yeah, I was. Oh well
    10-06-2011 02:33 PM
  21. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    I'm pretty much expecting it to be early next year, but I also really thought there would be an iPhone 5 announced 2 days ago, so I guess that just proves how useful my speculation is though.
    10-06-2011 03:21 PM
  22. Duvi's Avatar
    There was an iPhone 5 announced. They decided to call it an iPhone 4s.


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    10-10-2011 01:46 PM
  23. pipemilo's Avatar
    They are probably working in it right now. They just didn't made it official so customers wouldn't stop buying the ipad 2 :P
    Don't I'm sure it will come out soon enough
    10-10-2011 05:13 PM
  24. zooey007's Avatar
    There was an iPhone 5 announced. They decided to call it an iPhone 4s.


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    iPhone 4s = iphone for steve!
    10-12-2011 05:16 AM
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