Apple's next generation tablet just a stop-gap until Apple iPad 3 launch in Q3 2012?
While the tablet going into production now is only a stop-gap device, that doesn't mean that there aren't any positive changes. The upgraded iPad 2 is expected to be thinner than the current model and offer longer battery life. DigiTimes adds that due to the Chinese Lunar New Year Holidays in January, Apple will begin to ship small amounts of the upgraded iPad 2 this quarter. There is no rush for Apple to refresh its current tablet as some retailers are telling DigiTimes that the current Apple iPad 2 remains the most popular tablet in the IT market at present.
1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
What is this? Let me Guess... iPad 2S?
The iPad 2 was not the best tablet. I don't get it why all the tablets today are compared to the iPad.
And if the Asus Prime is coming out soon, who would buy this tablet if it's priced at around $900??? with obviously no quad core yet.
5. TacoTrooper (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
they are all compared to the ipad simply because it is the best and people know they want their hard earned money to be spent on something that will last them for a long time unlike anything android puts out which will be out of date in like a month.
22. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
and every andro tablet is just oversized andro phone.
...and please...andro is so buggy and immature. Don't recommend it to everyone.
37. Doakie (Posts: 1267; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I own a Galaxy Tab 10.1, an iPad 2, and an HP Touchpad. All of them have had app crashes, even the iPad. Sorry man, the statement that the iPad is bug free is a myth.
24. TacoTrooper (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
well all smartphone are mini computers so if you think about it all tablets or new hybrids are all smaller or bigger version of each other... what's your point???
38. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I don't think you have ever used an android or a windows tablet.
29. donato (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Nov 2010)
Its pretty obvious why people compare all current tablets to the ipod, you dont have to be the sharpest tool in the shed to understand why. Its just like the article says "the current Apple iPad 2 remains the most popular tablet in the IT market at present." Just because someone doesnt like apple doesnt mean that their products are not made better and work better then other ones currently on the market. There is a reason why they out sell other products, if they werent quality then they wouldnt be number one sellers. Even though they might not have the biggest processor or highest amout of ram or whatever spec you might think of, they just perform better. Sometimes an apple product might have a bug or two, they are not perfect. The difference with apple is that they will fix it and make sure its right. they pay attention to the small details and make things with percesion. If you really look at an apple product its easy to the see what sets them apart and why they are always on top. Its just common sense
35. donato (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Nov 2010)
O "i dont get it why all the tablets today are compared to the ipad." Its so wierd that they use the product that out sells all the other products as something to be compared to. Yea that doesnt make any sense. I cant understand it, Its wierd that the ipad outsells all other tablets it must just be chance that they sell more then other products, there is no reason why people like them better then anything else. they just are no good and dont work right that probably why so many people buy them and keep buying them because they are not as good as an android tablet. People buy the worst product for a reason.
44. firelightx (Posts: 71; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
I'm on a friends account but this is Scuba_Steve.
I have said it a million times and will say it a million times more. Just because a product sells more doesn't really mean it's a better. Apple has a great marketing team and they have a great name for themselves because of it.
For every customer that comes in asking for an android tablet(vzw). There are easily about 5 people who don't even know that there are other tablets available.
They're buying the name rather than the actual product.
39. andro. (Posts: 1960; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Its gonna be called the ipad2sssssssssss the extra s's are for the snake like noises apple will make announcing the device.
2. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
Weird the tech is out right now and especially by beginning f next year to have a retna display. Quad core with a greatly improved gpu. If you look at the droid razor than there is know way that it needs to wait till next year. They used to be way ahead of competition now apple is about at par with the rest. I really think that they might fall by the way side within the next three years.
3. cheetah2k (Posts: 837; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
If there's one thing we know about Apple, in recent history there's always a stop gap between major product launches....
43. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
true...which i've always wondered why everyone expects more when this has been Apple's trend since the iPhone 3G.
6. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Define fail. Android occupies the majority of the smartphone market. In fact, if Apple doesn't step up their innovation instead of suing Samsung, they are going to start to bleed market share.
Personally, I would rather have a Windows 8 tablet than android or ios anyway.
9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Define fail? Look at android tablet sales for a definition lol.
Sure android phones do good when they're given away free. No one wants to pay for androids beta OS.
10. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Your iOS 5 notification bar is a fail.
Battery Drains on a OS that does almost nothing but launches apps and twitter integration is a fail.
iOS can't even play Flash - - - and tablets are supposed to fill the gap between Computers and Phones but still no FLASH?
You Apple Users boast about build quality and the like. Apple products are like diamonds. Expensive Useless Crap for boasting.
13. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
And yet no one is buying android tablets at all. How can that be? They have FLASH.
Android tablets are one of the biggest tech failures of 2011.
32. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Um, I bought an Android tablet...
You shoot yourself in the foot by making such ridiculously broad statements, and its because you are afraid of the facts.
"Fandroids can't handle the truth"-taco
You wouldn't be able to find the truth even if your iPhone had turn by turn navigation.
41. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the ipad dominates the tablet market.. for now. that much is true.
part of the problem with android tablet tracking, is they only track honeycomb tablets not tablets based off of 2.2 or 2.3... which there are a lot of.
33. donato (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Nov 2010)
Your are exactly right apple products are like diamonds. You couldnt have been more right. But every product is counted and the ipad is now and always the top seller by far. the products are a little expensive for a reason, you pay for what you get. A mercedes is always more expensive then a ford for a reason. You cant argue with staticstics. Its painfully obvious if android was a better product then there tablets would out sell the ipad.But they dont. IF someone might think Apple's products are over rated, then it would show after people
purchased them and realized that they werent as good as they were suppose to be, and sales would drop. Doesnt look like sales are dropping to me. So try again. It doesnt matter if some hard headed people dont like the ipad and apple, and talk bad about it. Its fine because everyone else will. Its funny how people fell the need to put something else down and point out all the faults about something when they fell insecure about what they have.
14. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I have a large following on PA. I'm not surprised someone named themselves after me.
17. maxican16 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
7. goflet (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
tacotrooper are you aware that you support a company..how empty is that..
wake up there are other things in life than apple and android.
23. TacoTrooper (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
wow really??? and what about all these fine people on this blog rooting for faildroid? and y r u here if you have better things in life?
8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
iPad has zero competition. They don't even need to upgrade it at all and it will still outsell all other tablets combined.
16. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Maybe for another 1-2 years. Android tablets are so-so at best right now. At that point, they will eventually be bulldozed down to their 20-30% market share
18. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Android tablets won't sell unless they're subsidized down to free
20. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
They happen to be first to market. The same that happened to Macs vs PCs, iPhone vs Android phones will ring true with iPads vs Tablets
1,000's of engineers at dozens of companies will quickly decimate the Apple competition.
Apple's presence in any given segment can be defined by y=1/x
27. TacoTrooper (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
you mean any android tablet sales in any market is downward slope.
34. donato (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Nov 2010)
Say what you want, think what you want, but Apple sells the most for a reason they make a superior product. It doesnt matter that they made it first they could have made it last and it still would have been better. Apple is one company that makes one product, Android has multiple companys that make many many different products. And all of them together still cannot match the single effort of one company. Its almost pathetic. All it takes is one product from apple to out sell dozens of competitors. There is only one IOS, for a reason, they need 20 different companies making android tablets. They hope if they try enough times maybe eventually one can compete with the sales of the ipad
36. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Just like you say people only buy Android phones because they are free?
Are you stupid?
26. s.mrabet (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
the ipad has enough competition, it's just that iSh**p are too blind to see.
Your avatar tells that you dont get what you expect from Apple. you really tought they would make that kind of iphone???
28. TacoTrooper (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
that's not what the sales for the ipad says.
42. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
If Apple keeps with the S series they will fail. Look at QUAD CORE TABLETS COMING... only a matter of time till they are more refined.. and look Apple isnt doing it first.. just like they werent the ones to do it with Dual Core phones.. when Apple finally decides to step it up Android phones will already be on the next move. Dwell on the past... You think Apple Was the best a while ago... but look at phones now.. Tablets coming.. (NOT FROM APPLE) The only thing Apple can do is try and keep up.. thats 1 company... their RnD.. against how many companies? All these companies pushing the envelope.. and apple barely pushing theirs. Diff being the other companies are more friendly with each other and are a lil more willing to share tech with each other... Apple has all but burned their bridges.. Soon enough they will be a sole company.. no help from the others.
31. remyrz (Posts: 190; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)
well i dont like the ipad... because im seeking for the best tablet that is more close to my laptop.. and definitly an ipad is way far... android are more and more close.. with quadcore on the corner... and seeking for the W8 tablets too...
45. firelightx (Posts: 71; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
This is to Taco, TacoTrooper and Donato.
Coming from Scuba_Steve *I'm logged into a friends account.
I'm tired of hearing that just because it sells more it is a better product.
Apple has an outstanding marketing team that knows how to showcase their product. In return, more people have heard of the iPad or iPhone. As a sales rep I have witnessed this on a daily basis and is not a fandroid statement.
I can say with a fair amount of accuracy from my personal experience that the ratio of customers who know android products vs apple products is 1:5
I also have on a daily basis customers who ask for an iPhone and pick up an android phone thinking is was what they were looking for. I have customers thinking the 4 and 4s is on 4G (vzw). These people know nothing of the actual product, just the name so they have no real expectations or standards.
I hate to say it as well but most customers(people) are retarded as hell. This is my opinion as a person not a vzw rep or android user.