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Will you buy an iPad 3?

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  • Ian2

    Personally if I had enough disposable  income I would.  (I havn't)

  • spivonious

    Have they done the announcement? I'm not likely to get one, at least not until I see what the Windows 8 tablets look like.

  • Ian2

    I think it's about to be announced sometime in the next hour or so:

    There is a countdown here:

    http://live.theverge.com/Event/Live_from_Apples_iPad_3_event_in_San_Francisco

  • magicalclick

    No, I dislike apple a lot. But, as much as I don't want to, the world is moving toward iApple world, and staying on MS side is getting more challenging over the years. The possibility of me switching loyalty is higher than years ago.

     

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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  • vesuvius

    @Ian2: I have an iPad 2 and another year to go on my current contract so I will miss this, and get the iPad 4.

     

  • spivonious

    Twit is streaming a commentary. http://twit.tv/

     

    Doesn't seem like a huge leap from the iPad 2 except for the nicer screen and camera and 4G-LTE support.

  • PaoloM

    I like the screen, have literally no use for the improved camera, graphic speed or the LTE capabilities, but making it heavier is a big turn off.

    I was sure to get two, but now... Sad

  • itsnotabug

    i was seriously considering it until i saw windows 8. there are only a handful of apps i would use that would make the difference for me: nanostudio, ableton live, some other realtime audio apps. all other media consumption apps would probably be comparable across the platforms, but for my money, its the realtime high performance audio stuff that ios excels at.

    if these app developers support touch in windows 8, then i'd rather have access to all the legacy desktop software that a windows tablet brings.

  • ManipUni

    I would be just as likely to get one as an iPad 2. The "problem" with the iPad is I just don't have a need for it in my life.    

    If I spent an hour on the train, or did long international flights often, or had kids in the back of a car who I needed to keep quiet - sure I'd absolutely buy one.   

    I have no ideological reasons against the iPad - it is likely the best tablet on the market right now, with only the Galaxy Tab really competing for "real." If the iPad 3 is great, then that is wonderful, but it changes nothing.   

    Right now I own: 

     - Galaxy Note 
     - PC
     - Laptop

    No room for anything else.  

     

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  • Ian2

    Will reserve final judgement but that density of pixels sounds like overkill to me.

    I think part of the problem for Microsoft is that a new Apple device is like a new Bowie album used to be.  No matter what you just had to have it.

  • PaoloM

    , Ian2 wrote

    Will reserve final judgement but that density of pixels sounds like overkill to me.

    I use it a lot to read books and PDF and - especially for the latter - increased resolution can only be a good thing Smiley

  • magicalclick

    , Ian2 wrote

    I think part of the problem for Microsoft is that a new Apple device is like a new Bowie album used to be.  No matter what you just had to have it.

    Because Apple crawls up from its grave; learning all it has to know to promote and market its products.

     

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  • fanbaby

    As much as I like android to succeed, I must admit that with their manufacturing prowess, apple is a generation ahead. Hard to see anyone challenging them.

  • Ian2

    @PaoloM:

    , PaoloM wrote

    *snip*

    I use it a lot to read books and PDF and - especially for the latter - increased resolution can only be a good thing Smiley

    Yes, I can see that if it gives as good a reading experience as printed or a Kindle then it is a wothwhile progression.  I will reserve judgement until the next time I am passing an Apple store.

  • Blue Ink

    I resisted buying an iPad so far, on the grounds that my pet project list is already unrealistic. But the display on this thing is just too sexy...

  • Lizard​Rumsfeld

     

    if these app developers support touch in windows 8, then i'd rather have access to all the legacy desktop software that a windows tablet brings.

    A legacy Intel tablet - which won't be getting anywhere near the battery life and thinness of ARM tablets for the next couple of years.

    WOA gives you - well, *might* give you - the same apps on iOS...and, Office.  And you get Metro!

    Uh...yeah.  2012 is all Apple again in the tablet market.

     

  • Sven Groot

    @ManipUni: Same here. I didn't buy an iPad 1 or 2 because I frankly have no idea what I'd do with it, and I won't buy an iPad 3 for the same reason.

    Currently I have a desktop PC at home, a laptop, an iPhone and a Kindle. There is no gap for the iPad to fill.

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