iPad 3 to have high-definition screen and will go on sale in March, report says

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    Jan 14, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/apple-said-to-ready-ipad-3-with-sharper-screen-lte-access/2012/01/13/gIQA8G91wP_story.html?tid=pm_business_pop''
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    Jan 14, 2012 6:53 AM GMT
    just HD? I wont waste my money, if its Full HD 1920x1080 then Yes ill be interested.
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    Jan 14, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    doesnt say anything about how good the screen resolution.. just says more pixels and a greater resolution.. well ipad 1 and 2 have pretty weak resolution right now so it wouldnt take much to makes it better.
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    Jan 14, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    I just hate Apple.....

    though I would take an iPhone if given one ;)
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    Jan 14, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    Soccerstud4 saidI just hate Apple.....

    though I would take an iPhone if given one ;)


    haha...same.
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    Jan 14, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    I cant wait!
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    Jan 14, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    Soccerstud4 saidI just hate Apple.....

    though I would take an iPhone if given one ;)


    MEH! I hate apple! I have an iPod touch I'll use but only because I like conserving my phones battery.
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    Jan 14, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    When iPad first came out I wanted one but like every other electronic device if you wait a year or so it becomes thinner, faster, better resolution, more functions and cheaper. So I might just wait till the next one till I feel like I really need to have it.
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    Jan 16, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    The thing for me will be LTE. It's more important for me in the iPad than it is in the iPhone. Will be interesting to see if the unlimited data plan that I have with AT&T will be grandfathered to an unlimited 4G LTE data plan. If not, I might consider getting the Verizon iPad version.

    Right now in one of the locations within a building I'm at, I have problems with the 3G AT&T signal. The strength is generally ok, but not great. Pages sometimes take forever to load. Because sometimes it is fast, I think it is more of an issue with congestion at the tower versus the signal strength. The 4G LTE AT&T signal will use both 700 MHz bands, for better building penetration, as well as 1.7 GHz, not as good in buildings. Hard to predict if the issues with the AT&T tower congestion will eventually apply to its 4G LTE.

    What I did for the immediate future is get a MiFi Verizon mobile hotspot that runs 4G LTE. I got an antenna to increase the signal strength, and now in the building everything is fine, but is an extra $50 for 5 GB. Even though I'm not a heavy data user, I really prefer the unlimited plan so I don't have to think about usage.

    Before the iPad comes out, I could get an AT&T 4G LTE mobile hotspot to compare with Verizons, and return it for only restocking cost.

    BTW - current tests show AT&T 4G LTE to be faster than Verizon's, but with a smaller network footprint. This could be due to more subscribers already on Verizon, so it will be interesting to see if that comparison changes in the future. Also, FWIW, the AT&T and Verizon 4G LTE run on different frequencies within the 700 MHz band, so phones may not be compatible unless specifically designed to be.
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    Jan 16, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    Lol at all the tards who bought ipad or ipad 2, apple is rewarding you by making your current device extinct and forcing you to shell out another 3/4 of a grand. Keep riding that apple dick!
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    Jan 16, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
    MrPolish saidLol at all the tards who bought ipad or ipad 2, apple is rewarding you by making your current device extinct and forcing you to shell out another 3/4 of a grand. Keep riding that apple dick!


    yeah, I hate it when companies keep pushing these new, better products on you. Personally I drive a Model T.
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    Jan 16, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    MrPolish saidLol at all the tards who bought ipad or ipad 2, apple is rewarding you by making your current device extinct and forcing you to shell out another 3/4 of a grand. Keep riding that apple dick!


    All electronic devices become outdated by their successor products... doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure that out Sherlock. I think they call it 'progress'.
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    Jan 16, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    MrPolish saidLol at all the tards who bought ipad or ipad 2, apple is rewarding you by making your current device extinct and forcing you to shell out another 3/4 of a grand. Keep riding that apple dick!

    The current devices are not extinct by any stretch of the imagination. There are many people using the original iPad and many will stick with them and the iPad2 after the iPad3 comes out. In fact, reports are when the iPad3 comes out, the iPad2 will still be available but at a reduced cost. So the net effect is a choice to keep what you have, get a better device, or get a new iPad2 at a cheaper cost. What exactly is wrong with this?
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    Jan 16, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
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    MrPolish saidLol at all the tards who bought ipad or ipad 2, apple is rewarding you by making your current device extinct and forcing you to shell out another 3/4 of a grand. Keep riding that apple dick!

    The current devices are not extinct by any stretch of the imagination. There are many people using the original iPad and many will stick with them and the iPad2 after the iPad3 comes out. In fact, reports are when the iPad3 comes out, the iPad2 will still be available but at a reduced cost. So the net effect is a choice to keep what you have, get a better device, or get a new iPad2 at a cheaper cost. What exactly is wrong with this?


    I agree. Many won't. But the "turn your buyers into your R&D lab" model works damn well for Apple, and it has created more loyal early adopters and long-term buyers than many other brands. It's also more economically sound as it allows the company to profit and fund improvements faster while retaining higher market value. If the products were truly bad, rather than rapidly developing and improving, it would be one thing, but SoCal is right - each version is far, far from being extinct with the introduction of a newer version. It actually increases the likelihood of securing another customer. Trade up works not only for the existing user, but for the reluctant user who will at least spend X for version A,B, or C vs. D Personally, I think it's brilliant, and transparent. Hardly a secret, so...can't fault Apple.
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    MrPolish saidLol at all the tards who bought ipad or ipad 2, apple is rewarding you by making your current device extinct and forcing you to shell out another 3/4 of a grand. Keep riding that apple dick!

    The current devices are not extinct by any stretch of the imagination. There are many people using the original iPad and many will stick with them and the iPad2 after the iPad3 comes out. In fact, reports are when the iPad3 comes out, the iPad2 will still be available but at a reduced cost. So the net effect is a choice to keep what you have, get a better device, or get a new iPad2 at a cheaper cost. What exactly is wrong with this?


    I agree. Many won't. But the "turn your buyers into your R&D lab" model works damn well for Apple, and it has created more loyal early adopters and long-term buyers than many other brands. It's also more economically sound as it allows the company to profit and fund improvements faster while retaining higher market value. If the products were truly bad, rather than rapidly developing and improving, it would be one thing, but SoCal is right - each version is far, far from being extinct with the introduction of a newer version. It actually increases the likelihood of securing another customer. Trade up works not only for the existing user, but for the reluctant user who will at least spend X for version A,B, or C vs. D Personally, I think it's brilliant, and transparent. Hardly a secret, so...can't fault Apple.


    Personally, I can't see 800$ leaving my wallet every 6 months for a new crapple gadget because it has the hyperduper super wifis hairy cock screen retina anal display pixels titanium plated monoglucose.

    But to sheep their own... i mean
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    Jan 16, 2012 6:50 AM GMT
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    MrPolish saidLol at all the tards who bought ipad or ipad 2, apple is rewarding you by making your current device extinct and forcing you to shell out another 3/4 of a grand. Keep riding that apple dick!

    The current devices are not extinct by any stretch of the imagination. There are many people using the original iPad and many will stick with them and the iPad2 after the iPad3 comes out. In fact, reports are when the iPad3 comes out, the iPad2 will still be available but at a reduced cost. So the net effect is a choice to keep what you have, get a better device, or get a new iPad2 at a cheaper cost. What exactly is wrong with this?


    I agree. Many won't. But the "turn your buyers into your R&D lab" model works damn well for Apple, and it has created more loyal early adopters and long-term buyers than many other brands. It's also more economically sound as it allows the company to profit and fund improvements faster while retaining higher market value. If the products were truly bad, rather than rapidly developing and improving, it would be one thing, but SoCal is right - each version is far, far from being extinct with the introduction of a newer version. It actually increases the likelihood of securing another customer. Trade up works not only for the existing user, but for the reluctant user who will at least spend X for version A,B, or C vs. D Personally, I think it's brilliant, and transparent. Hardly a secret, so...can't fault Apple.


    Personally, I can't see 800$ leaving my wallet every 6 months for a new crapple gadget because it has the hyperduper super wifis hairy cock screen retina anal display pixels titanium plated monoglucose.

    But to sheep their own... i mean


    Oh... so the real issue is that you don't like apple? I thought maybe you thought the march of progress was a dumb idea. I think most sheep who bought their iPad 1 or iPad 2 are happy with the current device and will wait another generation. Those of us who don't own one yet and can afford to graze will probably bite on this one.
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    MrPolish said
    MuscleComeBack said
    socalfitness said
    MrPolish saidLol at all the tards who bought ipad or ipad 2, apple is rewarding you by making your current device extinct and forcing you to shell out another 3/4 of a grand. Keep riding that apple dick!

    The current devices are not extinct by any stretch of the imagination. There are many people using the original iPad and many will stick with them and the iPad2 after the iPad3 comes out. In fact, reports are when the iPad3 comes out, the iPad2 will still be available but at a reduced cost. So the net effect is a choice to keep what you have, get a better device, or get a new iPad2 at a cheaper cost. What exactly is wrong with this?


    I agree. Many won't. But the "turn your buyers into your R&D lab" model works damn well for Apple, and it has created more loyal early adopters and long-term buyers than many other brands. It's also more economically sound as it allows the company to profit and fund improvements faster while retaining higher market value. If the products were truly bad, rather than rapidly developing and improving, it would be one thing, but SoCal is right - each version is far, far from being extinct with the introduction of a newer version. It actually increases the likelihood of securing another customer. Trade up works not only for the existing user, but for the reluctant user who will at least spend X for version A,B, or C vs. D Personally, I think it's brilliant, and transparent. Hardly a secret, so...can't fault Apple.


    Personally, I can't see 800$ leaving my wallet every 6 months for a new crapple gadget because it has the hyperduper super wifis hairy cock screen retina anal display pixels titanium plated monoglucose.

    But to sheep their own... i mean


    Oh... so the real issue is that you don't like apple? I thought maybe you thought the march of progress was a dumb idea. I think most sheep who bought their iPad 1 or iPad 2 are happy with the current device and will wait another generation. Those of us who don't own one yet and can afford to graze will probably bite on this one.


    If blowing 3/4 of a grand every 6 months on a gadget is "progress" then don't be shocked as to why the country is in the shape its in. cough debt cough
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    Jan 16, 2012 7:20 AM GMT
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    rightasrain saidOh... so the real issue is that you don't like apple? I thought maybe you thought the march of progress was a dumb idea. I think most sheep who bought their iPad 1 or iPad 2 are happy with the current device and will wait another generation. Those of us who don't own one yet and can afford to graze will probably bite on this one.

    If blowing 3/4 of a grand every 6 months on a gadget is "progress" then don't be shocked as to why the country is in the shape its in. cough debt cough

    As was said, not everyone buys the latest, but for those who do, whose to say it's too much to spend? With Apple products it's generally a year, not 6 months, and for some 3/4 of a grand not a big deal. Even aside from that, it's all a matter of priorities, what you enjoy. Someone perfectly happy driving a Toyota Corolla could ask you why you need to drive a BMW. As far as debt, I'll bet more are in significant debt from buying new cars than any Apple device.
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    Jan 16, 2012 7:23 AM GMT
    MrPolish saidLol at all the tards who bought ipad or ipad 2, apple is rewarding you by making your current device extinct and forcing you to shell out another 3/4 of a grand. Keep riding that apple dick!


    Now that their leader is dead they can make updates more useless. Without anyone to actually try anything new they're just going to make the same shit with a different color on it every year I bet.
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    rightasrain saidOh... so the real issue is that you don't like apple? I thought maybe you thought the march of progress was a dumb idea. I think most sheep who bought their iPad 1 or iPad 2 are happy with the current device and will wait another generation. Those of us who don't own one yet and can afford to graze will probably bite on this one.

    If blowing 3/4 of a grand every 6 months on a gadget is "progress" then don't be shocked as to why the country is in the shape its in. cough debt cough

    As was said, not everyone buys the latest, but for those who do, whose to say it's too much to spend? With Apple products it's generally a year, not 6 months, and for some 3/4 of a grand not a big deal. Even aside from that, it's all a matter of priorities, what you enjoy. Someone perfectly happy driving a Toyota Corolla could ask you why you need to drive a BMW.


    ummm, unless you're paris dumbass hilton, id say the majority of people who "need" this, stretch their budgets out pretty hardcore for that 800$ or go into debt.

    Poe
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    rightasrain saidOh... so the real issue is that you don't like apple? I thought maybe you thought the march of progress was a dumb idea. I think most sheep who bought their iPad 1 or iPad 2 are happy with the current device and will wait another generation. Those of us who don't own one yet and can afford to graze will probably bite on this one.

    If blowing 3/4 of a grand every 6 months on a gadget is "progress" then don't be shocked as to why the country is in the shape its in. cough debt cough

    As was said, not everyone buys the latest, but for those who do, whose to say it's too much to spend? With Apple products it's generally a year, not 6 months, and for some 3/4 of a grand not a big deal. Even aside from that, it's all a matter of priorities, what you enjoy. Someone perfectly happy driving a Toyota Corolla could ask you why you need to drive a BMW.


    ummm, unless you're paris dumbass hilton, id say the majority of people who "need" this, stretch their budgets out pretty hardcore for that 800$ or go into debt.

    Poe

    It's not needing it, it's wanting it. And the same could be said for many of the Beemer drivers.
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    Jan 16, 2012 7:30 AM GMT
    MrPolish said
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    MrPolish saidLol at all the tards who bought ipad or ipad 2, apple is rewarding you by making your current device extinct and forcing you to shell out another 3/4 of a grand. Keep riding that apple dick!

    The current devices are not extinct by any stretch of the imagination. There are many people using the original iPad and many will stick with them and the iPad2 after the iPad3 comes out. In fact, reports are when the iPad3 comes out, the iPad2 will still be available but at a reduced cost. So the net effect is a choice to keep what you have, get a better device, or get a new iPad2 at a cheaper cost. What exactly is wrong with this?


    I agree. Many won't. But the "turn your buyers into your R&D lab" model works damn well for Apple, and it has created more loyal early adopters and long-term buyers than many other brands. It's also more economically sound as it allows the company to profit and fund improvements faster while retaining higher market value. If the products were truly bad, rather than rapidly developing and improving, it would be one thing, but SoCal is right - each version is far, far from being extinct with the introduction of a newer version. It actually increases the likelihood of securing another customer. Trade up works not only for the existing user, but for the reluctant user who will at least spend X for version A,B, or C vs. D Personally, I think it's brilliant, and transparent. Hardly a secret, so...can't fault Apple.


    Personally, I can't see 800$ leaving my wallet every 6 months for a new crapple gadget because it has the hyperduper super wifis hairy cock screen retina anal display pixels titanium plated monoglucose.

    But to sheep their own... i mean


    Oh... so the real issue is that you don't like apple? I thought maybe you thought the march of progress was a dumb idea. I think most sheep who bought their iPad 1 or iPad 2 are happy with the current device and will wait another generation. Those of us who don't own one yet and can afford to graze will probably bite on this one.


    If blowing 3/4 of a grand every 6 months on a gadget is "progress" then don't be shocked as to why the country is in the shape its in. cough debt cough


    Serious hate-on for Apple. The only reason I upgraded to the iPhone 4 in the fall is my 3 year-old 3G finally bit the dust, and that's only because I've dropped it so many times. I'm typing on a 5 year-old Macbook Pro, which still has plenty of life in it. Yes, I paid 2 grand for this laptop, but I would be hard pressed to find any other brand that would last this long.

    This in comparison to my husband's HTC android phone which is already starting to fail after less than a year, or my sister's Blackberry which she has had to have replaced three times in the last couple years because of manufacturer defects, or my Mom's old Toshiba laptop which had to have the motherboard replaced twice. All of these people have since switched, or are planning on switching, to Apple products.

    Yes, there will be people who will stand in line overnight at the Apple store with their iPad 1 and 2 in hand to buy the iPad 3, but these "early adopters" certainly don't represent the average Apple user. Almost every Apple user I know is in the same boat as me: they have had their Macbook/iPhone/iPod for many years and are still going strong.

    Point is, with Apple products you pay for lasting quality.
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    Jan 16, 2012 7:33 AM GMT
    MrPolish saidLol at all the tards who bought ipad or ipad 2, apple is rewarding you by making your current device extinct and forcing you to shell out another 3/4 of a grand. Keep riding that apple dick!


    I could easily say the same about Intel with their semi annual launch of new CPUS and chipsets that in turn support faster ram...

    And don't even get me started on AMD and Nvidia with their constant updates to their GPU's.
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    Jan 16, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    Before I switched to using Mac products, I was forced to replace my computers on a regular basis because they died or became so slow I couldn't get any work done on them. The only reason I upgrade is because I want to, not because I need to. I got a MacBook Pro because I wanted more storage space and gave my old MacBook to my partner. I use my iPad 1 every day and will probably get the new one when it's released, skipping 2. I'll give my old iPad to my partner or his parents.
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    Jan 17, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
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    rightasrain saidOh... so the real issue is that you don't like apple? I thought maybe you thought the march of progress was a dumb idea. I think most sheep who bought their iPad 1 or iPad 2 are happy with the current device and will wait another generation. Those of us who don't own one yet and can afford to graze will probably bite on this one.

    If blowing 3/4 of a grand every 6 months on a gadget is "progress" then don't be shocked as to why the country is in the shape its in. cough debt cough

    As was said, not everyone buys the latest, but for those who do, whose to say it's too much to spend? With Apple products it's generally a year, not 6 months, and for some 3/4 of a grand not a big deal. Even aside from that, it's all a matter of priorities, what you enjoy. Someone perfectly happy driving a Toyota Corolla could ask you why you need to drive a BMW.


    ummm, unless you're paris dumbass hilton, id say the majority of people who "need" this, stretch their budgets out pretty hardcore for that 800$ or go into debt.

    Poe

    It's not needing it, it's wanting it. And the same could be said for many of the Beemer drivers.


    And what does that have to do with anything? My car is 17 and is not getting replaced period. I have zero interest in new "beemer douchemobiles" just like i have zero interest replacing anything in my life that works perfectly fine and still suits the purpose I need it for.

    I could say the same thing about your corvette, why are you not driving a brand new gen, its so much betttter. Its not. People with half a brain don't drop money on new cars because they have 20 more hp for the new model year , and same goes for gadgets, but apple users seem to blindly.

    Does anyone NEED a ipad? NO. Infact it is so limited in functionality its a show off trinket. Argue all you want, but if you were buying a device to truly fill in a professional need, the only apple products that would make any significance would be final cut, motion and professional grade apple computers ( simply because they run osx legally, required to run proffessional apple software)

    Ipad is a want and frankly the line up of people waiting outside an apple store on release date is a flock of sheep and you know it, ESPECIALLY if they already own the product, yet they need a 20% increase in this or that, which in real world amounts to NOTHING other then looking like a hipster