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    Default Thoughts on "the new iPad"

    It's not the iPad 3 or the iPad HD as many had speculated. It's "the New iPad." Interesting. So what will they introduce next year? The New New iPad? What does everyone think of this new toy?

    IMO they should have just called it the "iPad 2s." If you are upgrading from the original iPad it's a fairly major upgrade, but from the iPad 2 its just incremental improvements. LTE is a cool feature, but unless you go with Verizon, you're not going to find a lot of LTE coverage out there. Plus the LTE data plans are now more expensive. So chances are, at least for now, you will be using 3G and just paying more for it. The new screen resoultion is truely amazing-better than most desktop computers-yet it is still in such a small form factor it's really kind of overkill. The better camera is cool, but how many people are going to shoot HD movies with their iPad? Some will. I saw a woman filming her kid's hockey game with her iPad the other day and she looked kind of silly. The problem remains that with that tiny of a lens and no ability to control focal length, cameras on these devices will never be a serious tool. The new processor is a big improvement for gamers, but for those who use the iPad for checking email, reading books and editing documents it's not going to add much. Interesting they didn't add Siri. I don't care. I stopped trying to use it on my 4s because it didn't work that great.

    In what I have read so far, it seems the public's reaction is mixed. Some gotta have it because it's the latest and greatest. Some people are disappointed that there wasn't something really new and exciting. Apple's stock didn't move one way or the other. My biggest disappointment was the fact they kept the same memory configurations at the same price points. We are all accumulating more content on our devices (especially if you shoot HD video), yet they still won't give us an SD card slot. We have to pay Apple for memory capacity and they are not offering more of it. Flash memory is getting cheaper, so why in a third generation device are we still stuck with the same memory configurations they offered in the original?

    Anyone else have thoughts?

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    My thoughts? It is a glorified smartphone and even though i don't care much for apple products i don't understand why people don't shell out the extra cash for a macbook instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsOvAllKings View Post
    My thoughts? It is a glorified smartphone and even though i don't care much for apple products i don't understand why people don't shell out the extra cash for a macbook instead.
    Can't you say the same thing about all tablets? Why spend 300-400 on a tablet when you can spend 200 more for a laptop?
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    in today economy I dont see the need to move from a II tot he III. If the economy was better the fanbois would go nuts, I now own two tablets and I dont see an absolute need for them. I use them for email and games when bored. I could use my phone for that as well but the larger screen is nice.
    FYI I dont pay for them that is why I have two

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    I have an ipad2 so I see no real reason to upgrade. But I don't chase technology anymore. It took the iphone4 coming out for me to replace my original iPhone and that's just because I couldn't take the EDGE network any more.

    I use my "toys" every day. Somehow I even manage to use them for business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kubrick View Post
    Can't you say the same thing about all tablets? Why spend 300-400 on a tablet when you can spend 200 more for a laptop?
    Its true. You can get a lot of nice laptops for not a lot more. Even the ultra portable MacBook Air is just few hundred more than the 64GB iPad.

    Speaking of the iPhone 4s, I just upgraded to the new iOS release and now my phone says "4G" all the time. How about that! Now I have a 4G phone. Of course it's total bull***t. AT&T is just playing games like Tmobile and renaming thier enhanced 3G service--its not LTE. Pretty funny though.

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    Anyone know when the next price drop on the iPad2 is? I have to buy one by the end of the month and Im hoping to get one for as cheap as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creeping Death View Post
    Anyone know when the next price drop on the iPad2 is? I have to buy one by the end of the month and Im hoping to get one for as cheap as possible.
    Apple refurb store has them for $349. Apple refurbs are in new cases and are just as good as brand new with the same warranty.

    Refurbished iPad 2 Wi-Fi - Apple Store (U.S.)

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    I've bought two refurb Macs. Never any problems. Worth the discount IMO.

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    I guess I'm a fanboi?!?! I like Apple products. I've got an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4s. I'm with the guy above that doesn't think the "new" iPad is worth it, not enough upgrades for me. Maybe if it had Siri? I use Siri often, almost daily. I like it. Anyways, like others stated, the better camera is dumb, IMHO. I've never used my iPad as a camera. I'd feel like an idiot.

    My new thing with my iPad is that I take it everyday to the gym. I watch videos and listen to music while I'm on cardio machines. I've never seen others do this. I have a wifi only version, can't go online at the gym but, that's what my iPhone is for, right?

    When I first got the iPad, my wife thought I was nuts! She said "I've got my laptop, you'll never see me using the iPad." Yea, right! She's got the thing more than me now! It used to be "my iPad" now it's "our iPad."

    I can't imagine life without it now. It's probably my favorite purchase since my truck in 2005. It's that fun and handy for me.

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