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#153834 9-Oct-2014 12:15
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For those of you who are in the market for a new iPad (like I am), Apple has announced that it is holding an event on 16 October (morning of the 17th our time), and it is likely they will announce new iPads amongst other things.

Source: http://www.loopinsight.com/2014/10/08/apple-sends-out-invites-for-oct-16-special-event/

I would imagine that if there is not too much perceived demand for the new devices, they should be available in NZ from either 24 or 31 October.  That is just my guess though.

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  #1150631 9-Oct-2014 12:37
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last year I was quite excited to see what the new iPad was doing, this year for me is a bit meh!

I have 2 x 4th Gen Ipad's at home and to be honest I am not looking to upgrade them any time soon, and I don't know what apple could do to change my mind either!

Touch ID on an Ipad would just be a gimmick, more so that the iphone, where is saves me around 10 seconds a day.

My ipad also feels as fast as the day I bought it and feels an equal to my brand new iphone6+

Is anyone else feeling a bit meh about what ever Apple does next?

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  #1150649 9-Oct-2014 12:47
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dickytim: last year I was quite excited to see what the new iPad was doing, this year for me is a bit meh!

I have 2 x 4th Gen Ipad's at home and to be honest I am not looking to upgrade them any time soon, and I don't know what apple could do to change my mind either!

Touch ID on an Ipad would just be a gimmick, more so that the iphone, where is saves me around 10 seconds a day.

My ipad also feels as fast as the day I bought it and feels an equal to my brand new iphone6+

Is anyone else feeling a bit meh about what ever Apple does next?


Yes, but  my caveat is that all these products are mature, what can they do apart from thinner, lighter, faster?  Its all in the software, and I feel iOS8 and Yosemite are a great step forward. Maybe the Apple TV will be app install capable. Add a USB port and you have a powerful device. Add a drive, add one of the many PVR apps, another STB not needed. Add the Lightbox app off course! This is one example where they can make big steps in one device, but the iPad, I am super happy with my 128 Air still.

 
 
 
 




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  #1150654 9-Oct-2014 12:55
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I myself are looking forward to something slightly lighter, with Touch ID, and hopefully 2GB of RAM.  And of course something which will last slightly longer in the OS upgrade cycle.

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  #1150726 9-Oct-2014 13:57
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expect an upgrade cycle from all the disillusioned users who hate their iPads now, because they upgraded them to iOS8, and now the performance sucks and they can't roll back to 7 (my experience)

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  #1150728 9-Oct-2014 13:59
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Satch: I myself are looking forward to something slightly lighter, with Touch ID, and hopefully 2GB of RAM.  And of course something which will last slightly longer in the OS upgrade cycle.


2GB of RAM indeed, the worst thing about the iPad IMHO is the fact that Safari reloads webpages when switching tabs, really its pathetic, even a Windows tablet with 1GB of RAM performs better

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  #1150733 9-Oct-2014 14:06
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nathan: expect an upgrade cycle from all the disillusioned users who hate their iPads now, because they upgraded them to iOS8, and now the performance sucks and they can't roll back to 7 (my experience)


It certainly makes you wonder if the release of ios8 onto the ipad2 was anything to do with pushing them onto a new ipad. The ipad 2 was fine on ios7 but is a dog on ios 8, and with no option to downgrade, people have no choice but to buy a new one, put up with a slow ipad 2 or go to android or windows surface type tablet.

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  #1150739 9-Oct-2014 14:12
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mattwnz:
nathan: expect an upgrade cycle from all the disillusioned users who hate their iPads now, because they upgraded them to iOS8, and now the performance sucks and they can't roll back to 7 (my experience)


It certainly makes you wonder if the release of ios8 onto the ipad2 was anything to do with pushing them onto a new ipad. The ipad 2 was fine on ios7 but is a dog on ios 8, and with no option to downgrade, people have no choice but to buy a new one, put up with a slow ipad 2 or go to android or windows surface type tablet.


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  #1150741 9-Oct-2014 14:14
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tdgeek:
dickytim: last year I was quite excited to see what the new iPad was doing, this year for me is a bit meh!

I have 2 x 4th Gen Ipad's at home and to be honest I am not looking to upgrade them any time soon, and I don't know what apple could do to change my mind either!

Touch ID on an Ipad would just be a gimmick, more so that the iphone, where is saves me around 10 seconds a day.

My ipad also feels as fast as the day I bought it and feels an equal to my brand new iphone6+

Is anyone else feeling a bit meh about what ever Apple does next?


Yes, but  my caveat is that all these products are mature, what can they do apart from thinner, lighter, faster?  Its all in the software, and I feel iOS8 and Yosemite are a great step forward. Maybe the Apple TV will be app install capable. Add a USB port and you have a powerful device. Add a drive, add one of the many PVR apps, another STB not needed. Add the Lightbox app off course! This is one example where they can make big steps in one device, but the iPad, I am super happy with my 128 Air still.


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  #1150762 9-Oct-2014 14:39
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Queue a Bill Bennett blog post about how marvelous & revolutionary these are over anything Android / Windows

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  #1150808 9-Oct-2014 15:41
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Satch: For those of you who are in the market for a new iPad (like I am), Apple has announced that it is holding an event on 16 October (morning of the 17th our time), and it is likely they will announce new iPads amongst other things.

Source: http://www.loopinsight.com/2014/10/08/apple-sends-out-invites-for-oct-16-special-event/

I would imagine that if there is not too much perceived demand for the new devices, they should be available in NZ from either 24 or 31 October.  That is just my guess though.


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  #1150840 9-Oct-2014 17:09
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joker97:
mattwnz:
nathan: expect an upgrade cycle from all the disillusioned users who hate their iPads now, because they upgraded them to iOS8, and now the performance sucks and they can't roll back to 7 (my experience)


It certainly makes you wonder if the release of ios8 onto the ipad2 was anything to do with pushing them onto a new ipad. The ipad 2 was fine on ios7 but is a dog on ios 8, and with no option to downgrade, people have no choice but to buy a new one, put up with a slow ipad 2 or go to android or windows surface type tablet.


Of course it is


Its not just the iPad 2 - the iPad 3 sucks big ones.  It was perfectly fine on ios7 and now the hangtime is terrible.  I might be tempted to upgrade, especially because of touchID, and pass the 3 onto my kids (suckers wink)

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  #1150861 9-Oct-2014 18:32
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Yep mine is the 3 too and it sucks big time. I really hate using it now, everything is sluggish, opening apps, switching, loading, slow animations, slow browser rendering

How convenient

You don't read about this when you hear how amazing and revolutionary Apple is.

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  #1150892 9-Oct-2014 19:23
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Personally I see a new release as a great influx of older products at "affordable" rates (for me) on TM, and/or the chance at an Air store new for $200(ish) less

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  #1150901 9-Oct-2014 19:43
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I'm not really expecting anything much, thinner, bit faster etc, but nothing startling. Hoping Apple can surprise me.




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