iPad 3 after the holidays?

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    Dec 10, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2011/12/apple-ipad-3-a-post-holiday-gift-to-the-economy.html

    You may want to cross that iPad 2 off your Christmas list and hold out for Apple's next-generation tablet, which will likely hit stores soon after the holidays. Nathan Olivarez-Giles reports:

    Such a device would be similar to the iPad 2, but include Apple's high-resolution retina display technology found on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S by doubling the iPad 3's screen resolution, said analyst Richard Gardner in a research note first reported on by Business Insider andPCMag.

    Gardner reportedly said that "several sources" told him that Apple could launch the iPad 3 as early as February, which would put its debut ahead of the first two generations of Apple's tablet.


    Waiting to splurge on the updated device in February would be a gift for the economy too. In his first installment of Santacomics (the intersection of economics and the holiday season), the Atlantic's Derek Thompson explains why.

    Is Christmas bad for the economy?

    Of course not! would be a reasonable reply. Yuletide sales account for $400 billion in economic activity. Holiday hires at retail stores lift employment and stimulate the economy. For many shops, this season accounts for nearly half of their annual revenue. If you lopped December off every shopping calender, the U.S. retail industry would be in a permanent depression.


    But, says Thompson, echoing economists, we'd be smarter to spread out that spending throughout the course of the year.

    Wouldn't we be happier if we bought what we wanted when we wanted it? Wouldn't stores have smoother earnings and more confidence to hire and expand if their income were spread evenly across the year rather than pinched like a hose that explodes every third week in November?

    Furthermore, he writes, holiday shopping leads to wasteful spending. Rather than buying people gifts throughout the year as we think of them, we end up plunking down our hard-earned cash on overpriced tchotchkes and expensive candles at the eleventh hour -- er, 12th month.

    So, if you're planning on giving or receiving and iPad, perhaps you'll consider an IOU. Waiting until February would kill three birds with one stone by giving the economy a boost after the holidays, curbing wasteful spending and ensuring you get (or give) the device you really want.

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    Sep 10, 2015 8:55 PM GMT
    I certainly held out. I've just replaced my rather clunky but serviceable iPad1 with an iPad Air 2. I am very impressed with its speed, display, design and general performance and I'm hoping it will serve me well for the next 5+ years.
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    Sep 12, 2015 9:12 PM GMT
    ipad 1?? Did you avoid installing the iOS updates all this time?
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    Sep 12, 2015 11:53 PM GMT
    xrichx saidipad 1?? Did you avoid installing the iOS updates all this time?


    I had no choice. The iPad 1 won't install any iOS update after 5.1.1. It's a pretty disgraceful state of affairs really. It still functioned okay, but more websites were crashing Safari - particularly news sites - due to the lack of ram in the iPad 1. Is that Apple's fault? I think it is to some extent, because app and web content designers tend to design to Apple's latest products and iOSs.

    Say what you like about Microsoft, but they don't build impending obsolescence into their products like Apple seem to do. I've recently installed Win10 on my 8 year-old laptop (still my main pc) and it works great. I only bought the iPad Air 2 because it was heavily discounted. That doesn't change my view of Apple; nice products, but ultimately they are running a very polished extortion racket.
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    Sep 13, 2015 3:41 AM GMT
    I hate Safari though, both on OSX and iOS. Buggy as hell. And not updated very often. There's Chrome for iOS, but it's really just a wrapper for the Safari engine.

    Yeah, I feel the same about Apple. That's why so many people sell their 1 year old devices as soon as the new model comes out. They know future updates will just bog things down.
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    Sep 13, 2015 3:59 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidI've recently installed Win10 on my 8 year-old laptop (still my main pc) and it works great.

    I'm still happy with Windows 10 on my desktop (and my laptop, which I've chucked into a drawer; I'm back to using the Android tablet for now since it really is more convenient).

    I'm starting to figure things out with Windows 10; it's the usual shuffle of where things are and figuring out how to configure them to my liking.
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    Sep 14, 2015 3:42 PM GMT
    I plan to continue holding out on getting a new iPad (we both have Airs) until they increase the memory from our current 128 Gig to 254. He doesn't use that much, but I'm maxed-out, and would be uploading more.
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    Sep 14, 2015 6:48 PM GMT
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    Ex_Mil8 saidI've recently installed Win10 on my 8 year-old laptop (still my main pc) and it works great.

    I'm still happy with Windows 10 on my desktop (and my laptop, which I've chucked into a drawer; I'm back to using the Android tablet for now since it really is more convenient).

    I'm starting to figure things out with Windows 10; it's the usual shuffle of where things are and figuring out how to configure them to my liking.


    I went from win 8.0 (POS) on my current computer back to win 7 and I'm totally happy and afraid to change to 10, but I'm hearing good things from folks who did the upgrade. I may wait until Thanksgiving week to do it so I have some downtime to do that 'figuring out'.
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    Sep 14, 2015 8:19 PM GMT
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    Lumpyoatmeal said
    Ex_Mil8 saidI've recently installed Win10 on my 8 year-old laptop (still my main pc) and it works great.

    I'm still happy with Windows 10 on my desktop (and my laptop, which I've chucked into a drawer; I'm back to using the Android tablet for now since it really is more convenient).

    I'm starting to figure things out with Windows 10; it's the usual shuffle of where things are and figuring out how to configure them to my liking.

    I went from win 8.0 (POS) on my current computer back to win 7 and I'm totally happy and afraid to change to 10, but I'm hearing good things from folks who did the upgrade. I may wait until Thanksgiving week to do it so I have some downtime to do that 'figuring out'.

    And what have these last posts got to do with the anticipated iPad 3?
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    Sep 14, 2015 8:34 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    freedomisntfree said
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    Ex_Mil8 saidI've recently installed Win10 on my 8 year-old laptop (still my main pc) and it works great.

    I'm still happy with Windows 10 on my desktop (and my laptop, which I've chucked into a drawer; I'm back to using the Android tablet for now since it really is more convenient).

    I'm starting to figure things out with Windows 10; it's the usual shuffle of where things are and figuring out how to configure them to my liking.

    I went from win 8.0 (POS) on my current computer back to win 7 and I'm totally happy and afraid to change to 10, but I'm hearing good things from folks who did the upgrade. I may wait until Thanksgiving week to do it so I have some downtime to do that 'figuring out'.

    And what have these last posts got to do with the anticipated iPad 3?


    Didn't know I was replying to you? However I was replying to the poster above me, Lumpyoatmeal who was replying to Ex_Mil8.
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    Sep 16, 2015 10:08 PM GMT
    What took me a few days to figure out with Windows 10 is "the new start menu."

    With Windows 10 it's no longer that thing that pops up on the left when you click on the icon. Now it momentarily takes over the entire screen until you click on / select something. And you can have Android like widget things on it that update themselves; the news, your calendar, email, etc.

    As usual with Windows, everything isn't nicely consolidated. On the bottom right is a thing you can click on for the Action Center, and in it is a button "All settings" but the window you get from that doesn't have everything; you sometimes need to right click on the start menu button and open the good old Control Panel.
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    Sep 17, 2015 5:57 AM GMT
    You can add/remove stuff from the Start menu. I'm sure a majority of people don't use the Metro apps. So remove all that, and the Start menu looks cleaner.
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    Sep 17, 2015 6:29 PM GMT
    xrichx saidYou can add/remove stuff from the Start menu. I'm sure a majority of people don't use the Metro apps. So remove all that, and the Start menu looks cleaner.

    Yeah, once I figured out how to configure it I removed everything and have 2 groups; on the left the apps I use a lot, similar to the stuff at the top of the old start menu, and on the right are some dynamic widgets that update themselves; news, calendar, mail, and weather.