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4th Gen iPad?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by trdrjeff, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. trdrjeff

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    Didn't see than coming
     
  2. dpeters11

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    Me neither. I was expecting maybe a refresh of the 3rd generation, like they did with the 2.
     
  3. yosoyellobo

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    I brought my first IPAD about a month ago. Let me know when they get to the 10th Gen.
     
  4. The Merg

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    Well, it really is a refresh when you think about it. The new one has the Lightning adapter so it comes into line with the new iPhone and they increased the speed of the wifi adapter. Nothing major when you think about it.

    - Merg
     
  5. Earl Bonovich

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    The new A6X processor is pretty major, to me.. that dwarfts the adapter and wifi/cellular updates.
     
  6. Sixto

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    doubled the CPU. A6.
     
  7. The Merg

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    Ahhh... Missed that...

    - Merg
     
  8. TBlazer07

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    Yea, I like the mini better. Just wish it had "retina" display. Soon as I saw that one I put my 32GB black iPad 3 VZW up for sale (shameless plug for the for-sale forum post).
     
  9. dennisj00

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    You may do better on Gazelle or Amazon. . . I just sold our iPhone4s for $165 each.
     
  10. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I don't see the point in the mini at that price point.

    IF you mostly (or solely) want to read books... a Kindle is nearly half the price of the cheapest iPad mini still.

    IF you want to do more than read books (and yes, I know the Kindle has apps too just not as many)... then I wholeheartedly recommend the full-size iPad instead.

    I just don't see the market for a Kindle-sized device at nearly twice the price.

    For the money, you might as well get a full size iPad instead... otherwise get a Kindle.

    Or am I missing something?
     
  11. dpeters11

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    My offer was $185 for a 32 gb wifi ipad2. Much easier to do that to get a new phone at $200 than still pay another $300+ for an iPad. I'll wait until they stop releasing iOS versions.
     
  12. Laxguy

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    Maybe, maybe not. I'd put pretty good money on Apple's marketing expertise, though.
     
  13. Karen

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    I was on the iPad mini bandwagon for sure. The size was what I hoped the original iPad would be. However, the lack of an anti-glare screen like the one on the iPhone 5 could be a deal breaker for me. I've been considering getting the Kindle Paperwhite instead. I love my iPad 2, but it's just too big for me to hold comfortably and read for any length of time...
     
  14. TBlazer07

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    $165! Yikes. I'd have bought one for that price. Gazelle is crazy low but they do give cash where Amazon is MUCH higher but you only get Amazon credit which isn't horrible but I'd prefer cash. Amazon offer is $580 for an iPad 3 32 gig Verizon which really is quite good vs under $300 (edited from $350) from Gazelle and the chances they find something wrong with it and reduce the payment is quite high as that seems to be their "modus operandi". The $350 was for "virtually new" condition.
     
  15. Laxguy

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    I thought I heard a statement that the mini's screen was 75% less glaring (glareful??) than the iPad2, due to it being laminated to the display. But I wasn't paying full attention to the presentation, which certainly dragged in parts.
     
  16. trdrjeff

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    So Ipad 3rd Gen is discontinued while the iPad 2 is still going to be available? Really odd
     
  17. Laxguy

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    If you're gathering that from my post, it ain't so! A few references were made to the '2, comparing screens and resolution, but I didn't hear them say the '2 was going to be offered. OTOH, I didn't hear them say it wasn't. ....:eek2:
     
  18. Justin23

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    The Apple website only shows the iPad2 , iPad Mini, & the iPad with Retina Display (iPad 4) available.
     
  19. Laxguy

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    Confusing, as the "iPad", (3-ish) the one I got months ago, is also a retina display....
     
  20. Karen

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    I wasn't able to give it my full attention either. Someone came to the door at the worst possible moment. If that's the case, I'm on it. I'll have to watch the presentation again on my Apple TV! Thanks a bunch! You've made me feel hopeful. <g>
     

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