Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Feb 2012 17:25 UTC
Apple Apple has announced an iPad event for March 7 - iPad 3, obviously. The invitation clearly shows a high-resolution display, and some argue it's missing a home button (we'll see). If this really has a 2048x1536 resolution... What do you mean, leap-frogging the 'competition'. So, anybody want to buy a relatively pristine iPad 2 with grey smart cover? Comes with the box and warranty and everything?
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Dammit
by WorknMan on Tue 28th Feb 2012 21:05 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

And those of us who got an iPad 2 for Christmas are pissed. As long as they're releasing tablets every year that have about twice the horsepower as the previous model (iPad 3 will probably be quad core), they need to start releasing these f**king things in October or November, so at least then you can give one as a Christmas gift and have it stay current for more than 3 months ;)

It's like buying a PC back in the old days... outdated almost before you take it out of the box.

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RE: Dammit
by Macrat on Wed 29th Feb 2012 01:44 in reply to "Dammit"
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

And those of us who got an iPad 2 for Christmas are pissed.


Why?

Not like your iPad 2 suddenly stops working when the iPad 3 comes out.

Do you complain every time a new computer, car or TV comes out?

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RE[2]: Dammit
by WorknMan on Wed 29th Feb 2012 02:19 in reply to "RE: Dammit"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Do you complain every time a new computer, car or TV comes out?


No, because the newer models of TVs and cars usually only have minimal improvements, whereas these tablets are a big step up every time one comes out. The iPad 3 will probably have a much better display, and twice the amount of cores and RAM, and who knows what else. If you're planning on running games and/or softsynths on it, you need all the horse power you can get ;) I mean, this ain't like a desktop, where you can run one for 5 years and not really miss much.

Edited 2012-02-29 02:20 UTC

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RE: Dammit
by henderson101 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 10:05 in reply to "Dammit"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

<joke>Jobs was a Buddhist, Christmas does not exist to Apple.</joke>

Be informed. Look at the CLEARLY defined product cycles. Read the Apple tech press. Understand that the world owes you zilch.

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RE[2]: Dammit
by zima on Sun 4th Mar 2012 09:32 in reply to "RE: Dammit"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Hm, Parinirvana ("Nirvana Day") does seem fairly close to iPad unveilings...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/tools/calendar/faith.shtml?buddhist

And Asala - Dharma Day ("The anniversary of the start of Buddha's teaching"), in July, is around the time of traditional iPhone launch dates.


(BTW, I really sort of wish to see, one day, the end of ~"Understand that the world owes you zilch" being thrown around ...that, determining how much the world ~owes you, is essentially the whole idea behind money, and also with plenty of less tangible perk, social interactions, and so on - a major part of our universal desire & drive for higher social status, is, ultimately, increasing the chances of others doing things for us even on a whim of ours; that seems to be the "optimal" state of affair for us - so it's also natural to be too ~eager, for our present influence)

Edited 2012-03-04 09:50 UTC

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RE: Dammit
by pysiak on Wed 29th Feb 2012 13:30 in reply to "Dammit"
pysiak Member since:
2008-01-01

And those of us who got an iPad 2 for Christmas are pissed.

Sell your current ipad2 for a good price quickly to someone unaware of ipad3.

I think there are a lot of people who would buy the ipad2 for a reasonable price, who just need the functions of the device.

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RE: Dammit
by polaris20 on Wed 29th Feb 2012 20:45 in reply to "Dammit"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

This just in: all iPads prior to iPad 3 to self-destruct and become useless March 7th. Caution! Items might smoke and become hot to the touch.

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RE: Dammit
by zima on Sun 4th Mar 2012 09:39 in reply to "Dammit"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Is it really a surprise to you?

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