Here is why Apple unveiled the iPad 4 now
0. phoneArena 23 Oct 2012, 13:33 posted on
We are honestly surprised by Apple’s announcement of the new 9.7-inch iPad. Cupertino shocked us earlier in March when it brought…
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68. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
True but the hate on apple is mostly do to price!
Apple overcharges on all its products and uninformed people buy them without knowing better
64GB 4G iPad $830
44. talon95 (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
The "New" new iPad. "so you can act like you're cool but not really do anything useful, twice as fast as before"
45. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
This could be very misleading. The new iPad 4 has more processing power than the Surface RT, but not the Surface Pro. The i5 on the pro will destroy the iPad 4 and that needs to be mentioned.
51. -box- (Posts: 3964; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
It may have the power but it is used up on the over-dense display, and what isn't used is wasted running a media-player OS, so running the equivalent apps side by side will likely result in an advantage for the truly more capable model
53. xtremesv (Posts: 251; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Some of your arguments Victor H.
Microsoft Surface: Well the newest iPad may double the processing power but is it relevant to conscious consumers? I mean, it is a good gimmick as retina display, but how useful can be to have extremely powerful CPU and GPU to play Bad Piggies and a bunch of so-so hardcore games when their mobile OS is still rudimentary.
Lighting: A bad excuse to sell tons of overpriced cables and adaptors. Anyway, how come the newest iPad will bring unification to Apple’s walled garden? All of a sudden millions and millions of current users, whose Apple’s devices still use the old connection, disappeared?
With this announcement Apple accomplished one thing: the loss of expectation from their customers. Now on people will always be waiting to get the latest and greatest iPad because Apple could release it anytime.
And to me, Apple proved once and for all that they are out of fresh ideas, the way they innovate? doubling everything without any apparent benefit in the user experience. More than ever Apple needs to reinforce their marketing department to keep luring customers.
59. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
oh my gosh!!
nexus 7 and nexus 10, iPad mini and iPad 4, and only surface....
i cant wait for these 3 OS to fight a big fight!
60. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i wish apple will wake up now..and hope they should realize that iPad is now a gimmick....
surface is not the real tablet PC...
if they add a USB port and a lot more to make it work like a PC it will be a worth to buy..
but i think apple is still targeting business people and students of the 1st world!
61. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
if only microsoft surface will have LTE connection...it will be love by a lot of people and carrier support!
62. RichieRich379 (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
blows the surface out of water? no hdmi , no usb, no expandable memory , no vapormag , no touch cover no WINDOW 8. Very irresponsible statement
64. vddeguzman (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
They are announcing now because it's not a replacement of ipad 3. It's a complimentary product. So there could still be another ipad in march with a 9.7-inch screen. But my best guess, aple will just announce the new lightning connector for their bigger ipad.
This is Apple's attempt to cater to people (parents) who doesnt want to pay 499 dollars for an ipad. This could be a good entry level tablet for kids whose first words are "apple", "iphone" and "ipad". *kidding*
Unfortinately, despite nexus 7 being so attractive because of its specs and price tag, many people are just aspiring to own an ipad because of the apple logo. And before they may be frustrated for the ipad being priced well above their budget, now they could rejoice as this new smaller slate is 120 dollars cheaper than the bigger one.
70. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
I think I will buy the iPad 3s cuz I play really heavy games
72. yajia1 (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)
I'm so pissed right now that I can kill Tim Cook barehandedly. I bought the "new" iPad 2 months ago over the Infinity primarily because of the resale value I can get and the demand. Then the tablet apps. Felt kinda confident about resale knowing Apple wouldn't release a new one at least after a year. But they butchered it after half a year and made it obsolete. I heavily rely on resale value since I am not really a rich guy. I feel cheated like HTC had made me feel with the release of Sensation XE, then the One X+. I am going full Samsung now. At least I would know what to expect and when to sell my gadgets right before a release of a new flagship. I won't let any Apple device into my house ever from here on.
73. marchels14 (unregistered)
lightening connector and 4g lte that's all,biggest rip off i have seen from apple, this surpasses iPhone 3s and 4s , 2 new things in this s*it and its revolutionary again,it should be iPad 3s not 4 and that i pad mini that is a joke, nice apple you surpassed yourself.