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Fifth-generation Apple iPad expected to launch in March, stealing its looks from the Apple iPad mini

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Dec 2012, 00:40

5 months after the launch of the 4th generation Apple iPad, we could be seeing the 5th generation Apple iPad cpme to market with a thinner, lighter form factor that will steal liberally from the Apple iPad mini; also on tap for Apple is a second-generation Apple iPad mini which ios expected to have a higher resolution screen and the Apple 6X processor...

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posted on 24 Dec 2012, 04:56 1

35. erdpov (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

I can't imagine what Apple can do to survive.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 05:49

38. GUNDAM (Posts: 63; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

wow apple's release cycle is getting really horrid it hasn't even been a month since the 4th gen ipad was released -_-

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 06:48 1

42. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

all the customer that apple has the ppl are starting to see that theyre getting played now .alot of ppl arent gonna pay the samething twice anymore .like i always said apple a 1yr half behide in ios and hardwear ...even tho theres alot of andriod phones the best ones have the best hardwear and softwear ...my sam nexus is still better then the ip5 and my phone is a yr old my wife sam s3 s**t on my phone and all the iphones

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 07:29

44. Fd_mufc (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)

5 months after launch of the 4th generation iPad ? 5 months ? so according to PhoneArena there are 3 months difference between OCTOBER AND DECEMBER. Anyway should I buy the iPad 4 or wait till march ?

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 07:39

45. Aeires (unregistered)

This happens when a supply guru is put in charge of a company, all they think about is how many units have been moved. Steve knew yearly updates were better because it made the products more exclusive. If they start releasing devices every six months, long term value drops and the buzz of waiting for new products diminishes. It also gives you less time to develop new features and options.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 09:51

66. tedkord (Posts: 13918; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

But Tim knows that if you release yearly or longer, you continue to fall behind the competition in features and power, and are seen as stale. Apple have no real choice but to pick up the pace, now that WP is out, adding a third viable option for consumers.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 11:29 1

82. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

The only thing that's stale about Apple is their designs (to an extent) and their software. If Apple did something great with iOS, maybe a slight hardware design change as well, I'm sure people wouldn't mind yearly releases

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 11:39

84. Aeires (unregistered)

The only reason they fall behind is because of the spoon feeding mentality that they shell out to their customers. Apple could easily release far more robust iterations of their hardware and software but choose to release only incrementally small iterations because it makes it easier to upgrade that way. As long as people continue to purchase their products, nothing will change. If they continue to lose market share, they'll be forced to change their strategies.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 01:48

101. tedkord (Posts: 13918; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

What do you think has been happening? The newest iPhone for sale two months after release for $127? Product cycles shortened? A larger screen? The previous two generations of iPhone sold for $99 and $0.99?

Android passed iOS in market share years ago, and every year since has widened the lead. Each of these moves was due to Androids market share.

And, while apple could spoonfeed more each time, even with a 6 month release cycle, they cannot keep up with Android innovation with constant new releases. Its Mac vs. pc all over again.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 08:27

52. fistigons (Posts: 353; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

Not sure if the "launch every 6 months" is going to help or hurt Apple.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 09:47

63. tedkord (Posts: 13918; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

It will hurt the faithful's argument (one of the few left) against android, that there's no point to buying an Android phone because there's always a better one coming out.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 10:19

72. cnyte (Posts: 28; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

too much product to soon

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 11:01

76. sudbury78 (Posts: 136; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

You people are dreaming. As a note 2 user as well as an iPad user, no android tablet has a chance of competing with an iPad. Not happening.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 11:26 1

80. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)

Technically they can but lets be real as far as sales go itll still be a couple years before someone else can get to that level.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 11:18

78. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)

I hope it has a tiny bezel. I hope it looks like a really big ipad mini.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 16:29

87. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

fu apple. i wish i could slam the ipad 3 and still recoup the money i spend into it.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 17:03 1

89. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

We dont need a new device, we need new IOS, more innovation for IOS.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 19:42

96. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Jeeze see Apple DOESN'T know how to make something good than their previous model. they just keep the same bezel shape and add the RETINA display. And people still can't tell the difference what's the difference befween the Ipad 3 & ipad 4

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 22:39

98. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

I'm all for a more frequent release...not that I can afford to get the next best thing but it gives me more options to choose from. Apple's mobile products sell so well, more so, b/c of familiarity. 95% of America is familiar w/the original iPod which was pretty revolutionary so naturally people want to investigate the next product w/an "i" in front of it. The iPod is the foundation of Apple's continued success. Apple never does any major updates b/c their victory lies in keeping their products consistent to the original format with enhancements & that model has been working for them despite to flack they catch for it. People like the familiar so they come back for more...not b/c they are idiots. Vizio may offer a tv w/more features at a cheaper cost but b/c I'm more familiar w/Samsung even though they are priced higher I'd rather buy a Samsung tv (that & Samsung makes the sexiest LED's out there). It's the same concept.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 23:25

99. BigBoss10 (Posts: 278; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)

Why Apple always make the same i S h i t....

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 23:29 1

100. MAXXtreme007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Okay, I know most of us have already made an opinion (albeit a very strong opinion for most of us commenting here), but I must say I am ashamed of both the Android fans and iOS this time... I personally am an avid Android enthusiast with a SGS3 and am loving it, and I personally really love the openness of the Android community. But that doesn't mean I start cussing and chewing people out just because they like iOS! My cousin was a die hard Android fan too but when he got to college, he wanted simple and something that he didn't have to mess around with in any way shape or form, and so he likes iOS. And when anyone is honest, there is a little bit of benefit to either platform (although the openness of Android allows for much more freedom). So I respect everyone's personal opinions about their phones - everyone for the most part has already made up their mind on what they like and don't like. That is the awesome benefit of having the freedom and choice!! I don't like Apple's policies for handling issues at all, but despite that, it would not be good for the consumer if either or anyone gets cut out of the picture. Competition is what has been and will continue to drive products! Choice is indeed a very good thing - a thing that most of us in 1st world countries forget. So please, just respect one another's opinion and move on.
Oh and Merry Christmas to all! :)

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 17:22

104. Djthunderballs (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

This thread is hilarious. I work for one of the big two, I sell Apple products 6 to 1. As a general question, why do you suppose that is? Here's a hint: they usually upgrade from existing Apple products... One more point ill add, most issues I receive are from the Android OS. This is a general fact, not an opinion, just my daily work observations.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 00:11

106. willard12 (unregistered)

As a general fact, android outsells apple 3 to 2. If people are having OS issues with android it's probably because your company completely controls the OS updates and fails to do them. Most issues you deal with are android issues because loyal apple customers never return their products because " they're holding it wrong" or "the purple tint is supposed to be there." Why else do you not deal with issues from apple customers, hint: they usually fix whatever issues they have by upgrading to the next one. Considering 70% of the hardware for an Apple product is supplied by Samsung, you may want to write a letter to S. Korea thanking them for making your job easier.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 01:37

107. Djthunderballs (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Ok, I know which side you're rooting for if that's the point you were making? I think people like Apple from a sales stand point because it has the least amount of issues due to the light operating system. You going to argue with me about that fact? I've owned Apple and Androids for the past 3 years so I'm from a non-biased stand point :) 2013 will tell if Apple can step it up in competing with such a broader OS for sure.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 03:36

110. willard12 (unregistered)

Yes, I'll argue with you about that "fact."


posted on 26 Dec 2012, 01:40

108. Djthunderballs (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

FYI, my company updates it's Androids as fast or faster than the smaller carriers that give those "lower end" phones a bad rep in the Android department.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 01:48

109. Djthunderballs (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

You are correct, Android sells more cause of the MANY manufacturers making different versions of Android... That's like saying there are more Windows XP computers around than MacBooks.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 10:16

112. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


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