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Topic # 98888 8-Mar-2012 10:41 Send private message

I bought the original iPad, but skipped the iPad 2 because it did not have a better screen. 

The new iPad screen will be amazing. I was always left wanting a better screen in the previous iPads. Text was too pixelated. 

With the bump in camera quality, retina display,  and CPU, it is almost a give-in for me to buy this. 

Disappointing there is no 128gb storage option.  Apps/movies/visual media will use a lot more storage space on the new display, and , 64gb is not enough.

LTE sounds nice too , I wonder when the local operators will roll this out. 

The million dollar question is pricing -- I'm guessing a price of around $1300 for the 64gb/3g model. 

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  Reply # 592201 8-Mar-2012 10:46 Send private message

Nope, I already have a tablet and never use it so I don't need another one.

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  Reply # 592202 8-Mar-2012 10:48 Send private message

I have the IPad 2 and the screen on that is more than sharp enough for what I use it for - which is mainly email, browsing and remote control of my home theatre/audio. There is nothing in the new Ipad 3 that makes me think I need to upgrade.



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  Reply # 592205 8-Mar-2012 10:51 Send private message

SumnerBoy: I have the IPad 2 and the screen on that is more than sharp enough for what I use it for - which is mainly email, browsing and remote control of my home theatre/audio. There is nothing in the new Ipad 3 that makes me think I need to upgrade.


The problem with the screen for me is that i read a number of PDF's , and , the rendering quality of smaller fonts is poor. 

I'm hoping this is fixed on the new iPad.

 

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  Reply # 592207 8-Mar-2012 10:53 Send private message

Might be worth thinking about the pricing of the new ipad 3 and ipad 2.

On apple.co.nz the ipad 2 price is now $579 a 1.45 ratio to US pricing, if applied to the new ipad, the price comes out to $724.11

Maybe the new ipad will go to $749?

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  Reply # 592210 8-Mar-2012 11:00 Send private message

nope. I might get an ipad 2 if the price comes down enough, or heck, maybe even an ipad 1 for the kids

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  Reply # 592219 8-Mar-2012 11:11 Send private message

Yes I am into it, I am an iPhone 4S owner but don't have a tablet currently - especially now I have found an App that means I can access my company's MS Sharepoint site easily on Office 365 (SharePlus).  Obviously could access through the browser anyway but the dedicated app is preferable. 

Overseas for 5 weeks later this year so will take this instead of a laptop.  Can't wait! 

Big issue now is what case/keyboard to buy LOL. 

I will look at 64GB white iPad but given we have no LTE in NZ I am either going to have to pay for a feature I cannot use in NZ, or be constrained to 16GB on a 3G version.  This is probably one of the biggest conundrums to resolve I guess - be interested in other people's views on that point in particular?

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  Reply # 592235 8-Mar-2012 11:40 Send private message

I got a ipad 2 wifi only model.

Generally haven't regretted it as my iphone is always in my pocket, and I share my connection easily enough when away from free wifi in town(wellington), work, home (which isn't that often).

However it would be annoying if I didn't have ready access to data, as this is a key enabler for the ipad.

I would love to see a bit more integration between the iphone and ipad. At the moment they are totally separate devices, but it would be good if proximity could automatically enable imessage going to the device I am using, sharing my iphones connection when needed, and sharing data over bluetooth/adhoc wifi.

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  Reply # 592263 8-Mar-2012 12:30 Send private message

I have an iPad2, all I wanted was Retina. The quad core GPU is a big nicety, and avoiding quad CPU which is a waste of battery for no gain, I think thats pretty good. No Siri but voice dictation is now across many uses, so thats good. 21Mbit 3G is good.

If it came out with quad CPU and 128Gb, I wouldn't bother, but the added benefit of Retina will be excellent. It looks from the release event that they are going after gaming, which will work well

Prices are the same as what iPad2 was, and iPad 2 is now cheaper but only available in 16Gb

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  Reply # 592266 8-Mar-2012 12:32 Send private message

jonherries: I got a ipad 2 wifi only model.

Generally haven't regretted it as my iphone is always in my pocket, and I share my connection easily enough when away from free wifi in town(wellington), work, home (which isn't that often).

However it would be annoying if I didn't have ready access to data, as this is a key enabler for the ipad.

I would love to see a bit more integration between the iphone and ipad. At the moment they are totally separate devices, but it would be good if proximity could automatically enable imessage going to the device I am using, sharing my iphones connection when needed, and sharing data over bluetooth/adhoc wifi.

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You can share iMessage by aligning the email address iMessage on the iPad uses, to be the same email address as the iPhone.  

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  Reply # 592271 8-Mar-2012 12:41 Send private message

The iPad and iPhone don't do it for me anymore. I used to be an Apple fan, and their stuff certainly used to be head and shoulders above the competition. But the competition (particularly in the form of Android) has raised its game substantially, and to me the iPad and iPhone look pretty dated now. Yes, the technical specs are great and the physical design of the hardware is nice, but there's something about the software, the look of that homescreen with the icons, the graphical design (i.e. making apps look like a representation of a physical object, such as books on a bookshelf), and the rigorously controlled and locked-down OS that seems really dated now. Obviously they're raking in the cash so they don't care, but I wonder how long the "must have the new ipad/iphone" phenomenon is going to last.

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  Reply # 592272 8-Mar-2012 12:45 Send private message

I'll be purchasing the new iPad as I sold my iPad 2 on TM the day before Apple announced they were going to make an announcement.  Talk about good timing... :)



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  Reply # 592274 8-Mar-2012 12:48 Send private message

talisker: The iPad and iPhone don't do it for me anymore. I used to be an Apple fan, and their stuff certainly used to be head and shoulders above the competition. But the competition (particularly in the form of Android) has raised its game substantially, and to me the iPad and iPhone look pretty dated now. Yes, the technical specs are great and the physical design of the hardware is nice, but there's something about the software, the look of that homescreen with the icons, the graphical design (i.e. making apps look like a representation of a physical object, such as books on a bookshelf), and the rigorously controlled and locked-down OS that seems really dated now. Obviously they're raking in the cash so they don't care, but I wonder how long the "must have the new ipad/iphone" phenomenon is going to last.


I am complete opposite view . The locked-down OS is the real strength of the iPad/iphone etc. Apples ability to optimize software and hardware in perfect harmony allows maximum performance and usability. 

Throw in iTunes, airplay, airprint and you have a very functional ecosystem that just works. 

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  Reply # 592280 8-Mar-2012 12:58 Send private message

surfisup1000:
talisker: The iPad and iPhone don't do it for me anymore. I used to be an Apple fan, and their stuff certainly used to be head and shoulders above the competition. But the competition (particularly in the form of Android) has raised its game substantially, and to me the iPad and iPhone look pretty dated now. Yes, the technical specs are great and the physical design of the hardware is nice, but there's something about the software, the look of that homescreen with the icons, the graphical design (i.e. making apps look like a representation of a physical object, such as books on a bookshelf), and the rigorously controlled and locked-down OS that seems really dated now. Obviously they're raking in the cash so they don't care, but I wonder how long the "must have the new ipad/iphone" phenomenon is going to last.


I am complete opposite view . The locked-down OS is the real strength of the iPad/iphone etc. Apples ability to optimize software and hardware in perfect harmony allows maximum performance and usability. 

Throw in iTunes, airplay, airprint and you have a very functional ecosystem that just works. 


I agree. I happen to prefer a clean interface, I like the integration, and I dont see the Appstore as locked down at all. Anyone, and everyone can and does write apps. The may not appear there 5 minues after uploading as Android probably does, but quality control is a plus to me. There are 3 worthy smart OS's now, so plenty of choice for everyone.

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  Reply # 592289 8-Mar-2012 13:13 Send private message

SumnerBoy: I have the IPad 2 and the screen on that is more than sharp enough for what I use it for - which is mainly email, browsing and remote control of my home theatre/audio. There is nothing in the new Ipad 3 that makes me think I need to upgrade.


This. I use my iPad so often and while a sharper screen would be nice it is fine at the moment.

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  Reply # 592294 8-Mar-2012 13:17 Send private message

Yes definitely upgrading from my first gen iPad. All saved up!

Little disappointed the camera is not as good as dear wife's iPhone 4S.
Also no Siri? What's up with that, I don't understand.
Bit sad also there is no 128GB model! All those pix and videos will chew up my free space, will have to remove some apps as my 64 is pretty much constantly full.

Otherwise looks great, can't wait to see the new display.

Related: best place to buy? Online preorder when available or queue up early on release day?
Will def be getting 4G/64 GB beast. And a smart cover. No new smart covers for 3rd gen?

Cheers,
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