Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Jan 2015 09:04 UTC
Apple

At the same time, Apple hasn't figured out many new things to do with the iPad to bring back the old excitement. During the October keynote to launch the latest model, Apple executives gushed and gushed and gushed about how *thin* the new iPad was. And it is! The iPad Air 2 is thin, elegant, and so light it just might float right off your lap. But the drama is gone.

The iPad is nice. You might still hang out together sometimes on the couch. But when you're done, you probably just put it down on the pile with all the magazines and mail and other stuff stacking up on the coffee table. It's just another way to waste a little time.

Even with dropping iPad sales, it's still a massive business that rakes in huge amounts of money. With the amounts of money Apple rakes in, it's easy to lose perspective.

That being said, the upgrade cycle for tablets appears to be a lot longer than for phones, which is why Apple isn't concerned about the iPhone 6(+) cannibalising iPad sales: iPhones are not only more expensive, they are also on a two year upgrade cycle and appear to be "free". As long as any drop in iPad sales is more than made up for in increasing iPhone sales, Apple is getting more money, not less.

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The simple truth
by syngularyx on Wed 28th Jan 2015 13:14 UTC
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2012-02-01

The iPad is not a computer, but it has similar upgrade cycles. Period.
An iPad1(2010) is (mostly) doing fine in 2015.

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RE: The simple truth
by avgalen on Wed 28th Jan 2015 16:14 in reply to "The simple truth"
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2010-09-23

The iPad is not a computer, but it has similar upgrade cycles. Period.
An iPad1(2010) is (mostly) doing fine in 2015.

So the first iPad doesn't need an update, which means there is no upgrade cycle
But it has a similar upgrade cycle to a computer...PERIOD?
Your truth is too simple and could use some sources

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RE[2]: The simple truth
by syngularyx on Thu 29th Jan 2015 09:44 in reply to "RE: The simple truth"
syngularyx Member since:
2012-02-01

source: my 2 cents ;)

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RE: The simple truth
by jokkel on Mon 2nd Feb 2015 13:46 in reply to "The simple truth"
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2008-07-07

The iPad 1 is the only iPad, that's not on the current version of iOS, but stuck on 5.1. Any iPad after that is still fine.

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