1. fmflex's Avatar
    Let me make clear that I am in now way associated with Apple, one of their partners, or even know anyone who is. I do however have a pretty extensive background in marketing and management.

    There will be no iPad 3 this year! Before you go an jump all over this, consider the following.

    iPad 2 came out earlier this year. Apple can barely keep up with demand. Why would they release 3 when they are still selling 2s like crazy?

    They still have not completely unloaded all of iPad 1s. When iPad 3 comes out, iPad 1 will be phased out. So 1s must be sold out at that point.

    They are in the business of selling you on the fact that the new unit is 100x more magical then the previous one. Everyone believes that. People settled into upgrading to the newest and best every year. If they start cutting that yearly cycle, they will loose sales. Most people will not upgrade every 6 months. They will instead skip generations and stick to 1 per year. Because to wait a year, is to long, but to wait 6 months is manageable.

    That's my two cents. If you think I am full of it, that't fine. But go ahead and look at what I posted about the iPhone 5.

    When everyone was saying that it will come in June/July like usual, I said that it won't. I said that it will come somewhere around Thanksgiving. We still don't know when it is coming. I believe that earliest would be Sep 24 and the latest Nov 10. So October looks about right. That's pretty close to Thanksgiving. Why Thanksgiving? Because the Verizon iPhone came in Feb. and to release the new one 5 months later (July) could not happen. Now ATT people are being forced to wait over a year but only by a few months. So consider this; In the spirit to not **** anyone off too much since VR people got one in Feb and ATT people got one last June. This Oct is the happy median for the release. It makes the ATT cycle @15 month and the VR cycle @9 months. Also it allows Apple to shift their release schedule closer to Thanksgiving when everyone is doing the holiday shopping. Can you imagine how many more people will buy one as a gift for the holidays? Also when it first comes out it's a pain to get your hands on for the first month. October release would be perfect as it would be readily available right for the holiday shopping before the market is saturated with them. Strong year end sales will also boost stock prices -btw.

    So iPad announcement is coming in January (right after the return period runs out for the holiday shoppers) with an early Feb release. That's my call. We will see if I am right again.
    08-06-2011 11:50 AM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    Let me make clear that I am in now way associated with Apple, one of their partners, or even know anyone who is. I do however have a pretty extensive background in marketing and management.

    There will be no iPad 3 this year! Before you go an jump all over this, consider the following.

    iPad 2 came out earlier this year. Apple can barely keep up with demand. Why would they release 3 when they are still selling 2s like crazy?

    They still have not completely unloaded all of iPad 1s. When iPad 3 comes out, iPad 1 will be phased out. So 1s must be sold out at that point.

    They are in the business of selling you on the fact that the new unit is 100x more magical then the previous one. Everyone believes that. People settled into upgrading to the newest and best every year. If they start cutting that yearly cycle, they will loose sales. Most people will not upgrade every 6 months. They will instead skip generations and stick to 1 per year. Because to wait a year, is to long, but to wait 6 months is manageable.

    That's my two cents. If you think I am full of it, that't fine. But go ahead and look at what I posted about the iPhone 5.

    When everyone was saying that it will come in June/July like usual, I said that it won't. I said that it will come somewhere around Thanksgiving. We still don't know when it is coming. I believe that earliest would be Sep 24 and the latest Nov 10. So October looks about right. That's pretty close to Thanksgiving. Why Thanksgiving? Because the Verizon iPhone came in Feb. and to release the new one 5 months later (July) could not happen. Now ATT people are being forced to wait over a year but only by a few months. So consider this; In the spirit to not **** anyone off too much since VR people got one in Feb and ATT people got one last June. This Oct is the happy median for the release. It makes the ATT cycle @15 month and the VR cycle @9 months. Also it allows Apple to shift their release schedule closer to Thanksgiving when everyone is doing the holiday shopping. Can you imagine how many more people will buy one as a gift for the holidays? Also when it first comes out it's a pain to get your hands on for the first month. October release would be perfect as it would be readily available right for the holiday shopping before the market is saturated with them. Strong year end sales will also boost stock prices -btw.

    So iPad announcement is coming in January (right after the return period runs out for the holiday shoppers) with an early Feb release. That's my call. We will see if I am right again.
    Willing to put your money where your mouth is? I'm more than willing and I'm positive you will lose.
    08-09-2011 12:36 PM
  3. fmflex's Avatar
    Let's do it. $20 paypaled to the winner. I say that iPad 3 comes out after 12/31/11. You say before. Game on?
    08-09-2011 12:57 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    Let's do it. $20 paypaled to the winner. I say that iPad 3 comes out after 12/31/11. You say before. Game on?
    I can't with my affiliation to this site. I've personally seen the thing. Or at least a prototype with retina display. It's still on tap for October-ish as of a few weeks ago.

    *for the record my source has given me release dates for the past two iPhones as well as first two iPads and have been spot on. The first iPad I was aware of the release date a year in advance. So take it for what it's worth. If this is to change I will update this thread as soon as I know. Like I mentioned earlier in this thread, this can change.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 08-11-2011 at 11:50 PM.
    08-10-2011 10:04 AM
  5. captainkirkw's Avatar
    Just read on the TiPb home page that there will be no new iPad until spring 2012. So who is right in this thread?
    08-12-2011 04:43 PM
  6. fmflex's Avatar
    I can be your new "source" if you'd like for a small fee.
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    08-12-2011 07:29 PM
  7. Eileen89's Avatar
    I'll say it again... look for it this October. Want to know more, follow me on Twitter.
    Jeremy, according to the news on this sites front page, it looks like the iPad 3 isn't coming out till Spring of 2012. http://www.tipb.com/2011/08/12/iphon...d-spring-2012/ I guess like all the rumors out there it is best to wait for an official release date from Apple before we get our hopes up.




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    08-12-2011 08:20 PM
  8. riley9dy's Avatar
    Really?? this october? idk, that seems waayyyyyyy to early... but if it does i agree, all i would need is retina display
    08-13-2011 08:52 PM
  9. Jeremy's Avatar
    Jeremy, according to the news on this sites front page, it looks like the iPad 3 isn't coming out till Spring of 2012. http://www.tipb.com/2011/08/12/iphon...d-spring-2012/ I guess like all the rumors out there it is best to wait for an official release date from Apple before we get our hopes up.




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    Guess where it came from? I was going to say something here but then people wouldn't believe me and all that jazz so I was going to leave it alone. I do know the reason of the delay and when it has been pushed back to. (at least the exact month)
    08-15-2011 01:16 PM
  10. Jeremy's Avatar
    I can be your new "source" if you'd like for a small fee.
    Let me think about that. A source at a fruit company that tells me almost everything about what is going on or some random guy who speculates based on his marketing background. Thanks but no thanks.
    08-15-2011 01:23 PM
  11. Gators625's Avatar
    Jeremy, I've been lurking in this thread for a while and decided to finally register. Your info has been great...thanks for taking the time to pass on your info to us. That's something you certainly don't have to do. Are we looking at a early 2012 launch now? I was about to pull the trigger on a iPad 2 once I read the front page, but if iPad 3 is launching in January or February, I'll definitely wait. If it's March or beyond I'll just buy a 2 now. Your thoughts? Could you give any hints as to if I should wait or not based on what I said? Thanks man!

    That said, I'd really just love a "retina" display and an A6 to power it. Anything else is just extra
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    08-15-2011 02:30 PM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    Really?? this october? idk, that seems waayyyyyyy to early... but if it does i agree, all i would need is retina display
    Check out the link that I posted above. The iPad 3 isn't coming out till some time in the Spring now.


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    08-15-2011 03:31 PM
  13. Eileen89's Avatar
    Guess where it came from? I was going to say something here but then people wouldn't believe me and all that jazz so I was going to leave it alone. I do know the reason of the delay and when it has been pushed back to. (at least the exact month)
    Good point here, Jeremy. I still believe you and will look forward to any future info that you are able to provide us with in the future.


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    08-15-2011 03:38 PM
  14. Jeremy's Avatar
    Jeremy, I've been lurking in this thread for a while and decided to finally register. Your info has been great...thanks for taking the time to pass on your info to us. That's something you certainly don't have to do. Are we looking at a early 2012 launch now? I was about to pull the trigger on a iPad 2 once I read the front page, but if iPad 3 is launching in January or February, I'll definitely wait. If it's March or beyond I'll just buy a 2 now. Your thoughts? Could you give any hints as to if I should wait or not based on what I said? Thanks man!

    That said, I'd really just love a "retina" display and an A6 to power it. Anything else is just extra
    According to what you say about if you'd buy one or wait until the next generation you should buy an iPad 2 now. Hope this helps.
    08-15-2011 04:03 PM
  15. fmflex's Avatar
    Let me think about that. A source at a fruit company that tells me almost everything about what is going on or some random guy who speculates based on his marketing background. Thanks but no thanks.
    I don't need to be a weather man to tell you it's going to snow in the winter. Just common sense. But you and your "source" seem to think it will snow in the summer. Like you said " put your money where your mouth is"


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    08-15-2011 04:08 PM
  16. Gators625's Avatar
    According to what you say about if you'd buy one or wait until the next generation you should buy an iPad 2 now. Hope this helps.
    Thanks! Yeah I'll just go for the 2 now. I can always upgrade later next year.
    08-15-2011 04:18 PM
  17. Jeremy's Avatar
    I don't need to be a weather man to tell you it's going to snow in the winter. Just common sense. But you and your "source" seem to think it will snow in the summer. Like you said " put your money where your mouth is"


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    Actually it was slated for October and that is a fact. And whether you believe me or not, I could care less. I'm done wasting my time replying to you and your whopping 72 posts here. So don't bother replying again as it will be pointless and off topic.

    OK, now that that's done - back on topic. Thanks so much.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 08-15-2011 at 06:33 PM.
    08-15-2011 06:24 PM
  18. Garz's Avatar
    I don't need to be a weather man to tell you it's going to snow in the winter. Just common sense. But you and your "source" seem to think it will snow in the summer. Like you said " put your money where your mouth is"


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    Things change. Seesm like you read many blog sites so you should know there has been issues with parts and so forth including screens. It could be anything that delayed it but thats my guess. Its obvious you dont post much here but more often than not, Jeremy is spot on with release dates. One time things did not go as planned and you act like a little *****. If you got to act childish about certain things, maybe he wont talk about what he knows. And once again, if you have been around you would know he is right most times.
    08-15-2011 06:37 PM
  19. Gators625's Avatar
    Jeremy, I'm just curious. Are you able to go into any detail as to what the reason was to push it back to March? A6 related? Display related? Certainly it has to do with production issues on some level. If you don't feel comfortable sharing, that's fine. I was just curious.

    Went to the store to check out the iPad 2 but after seeing the screen...man...I need my retina...especially after having a iPod touch 4 and getting used to the higher resolution. Looks like I'll be waiting until March after all

    Also, I wonder if Apple is going to be the first one to put out a higher res tablet. I'd imagine they would want to be the first Retina/quad core device on the market in volume.
    08-15-2011 07:14 PM
  20. Jeremy's Avatar
    Jeremy, I'm just curious. Are you able to go into any detail as to what the reason was to push it back to March? A6 related? Display related? Certainly it has to do with production issues on some level. If you don't feel comfortable sharing, that's fine. I was just curious.

    Went to the store to check out the iPad 2 but after seeing the screen...man...I need my retina...especially after having a iPod touch 4 and getting used to the higher resolution. Looks like I'll be waiting until March after all

    Also, I wonder if Apple is going to be the first one to put out a higher res tablet. I'd imagine they would want to be the first Retina/quad core device on the market in volume.
    I have seen the device in early form with the retina display. It is obviously like going from an iPhone 3GS screen to an iPhone 4. I was told there were some issues with the screens but I'm sure there are more to it that I am not aware of.
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    08-15-2011 07:21 PM
  21. Gators625's Avatar
    wow

    Apple Pushes iPad 3 to 2012 due to Retina Display - Mac Rumors

    Jeremy with the call at the plate. Good stuff

    Can't believe there are people that have been on this forum for a while that doubted this guy.
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    08-15-2011 10:02 PM
  22. Jeremy's Avatar
    wow

    Apple Pushes iPad 3 to 2012 due to Retina Display - Mac Rumors

    Jeremy with the call at the plate. Good stuff

    Can't believe there are people that have been on this forum for a while that doubted this guy.
    Look at that. What do you know...

    And regardless what anyone thinks, it was coming in October. They had their reasons. That was Apples plan once Verizon entered into the equation. And to those who say well that's not the product life cycle or any of that BS then explain the next iPhone being released in October. Wait, don't or you'll be taking this thread off topic.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 08-15-2011 at 10:16 PM.
    08-15-2011 10:10 PM
  23. Eileen89's Avatar
    Thanks! Yeah I'll just go for the 2 now. I can always upgrade later next year.
    This is exactly what I just did tonight. I figured as long as the iPad 3 isn't coming out till the Spring, I might as well enjoy the iPad 2 during the wait for it. Apple products sell well, so we can always sell our iPad 2's and put the money from the sale towards the iPad 3.


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    08-16-2011 01:11 AM
  24. Eileen89's Avatar
    Look at that. What do you know...

    And regardless what anyone thinks, it was coming in October. They had their reasons. That was Apples plan once Verizon entered into the equation. And to those who say well that's not the product life cycle or any of that BS then explain the next iPhone being released in October. Wait, don't or you'll be taking this thread off topic.
    Exactly. I remember a lot of people were saying a few months ago that the iPhone 5 or whatever it will be called wouldn't be delayed because that would not be the Apple trend. LOL, a few months later and still no new iPhone. Everyone is always saying how Apple products are top quality, so it only stands to reason why Apple would delay the launch on both of these two devices knowing that they aren't quite right.


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    08-16-2011 01:17 AM
  25. Jesso2k's Avatar
    I've got to say Tipb has lost any shred of journalistic integrity it once had. It wasn't so much that you reposted every whisper of the iPad 3 on your page whenever it made the rounds, it was this thread and Rene's posts in story comments about how it was a sure thing, so sure you would stake your reputation on it without disclosing your sources.

    Now it's time to eat crow. You were dead wrong. You spoke in absolutes and got burned for it. You really think your readers should take you for more than a quirky iPhone 4 case review site? Then why don't you disclose the number of iPad 3 related articles you've posted this season and the amount of hits and ad dollars it's generated you?

    You fooled us once sure, but be assured when you try this again next year your going to hit a wall of resistance right off the bat.
    08-16-2011 05:40 AM
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