iPad 3: Will You Buy the New Model?

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    Posted: 10 February 2012 12:35 PM

    Credible sources are saying Apple will unveil the iPad 3 in early March and ship the new version of its multimedia tablet a week or so later. Are you planning on buying the new iPad when it ships?

  • Posted: 10 February 2012 12:48 PM #1

    I will have to weigh in on any new features.  Do not own an iPad yet, but may purchase the iPad2 if the price comes down a bit and the features of the iPad3 are not earth shaking.



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    Posted: 10 February 2012 12:49 PM #2

    The new iPad will undoubtedly be amazing. A triumph of engineering that will let you do all sorts of things.

    But I have an iPad2 that already can do more than I need. I’m also saving up for a new MacBook pro.  I’ll be setting this one out.

    [ Edited: 10 February 2012 01:04 PM by geoduck ]


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  • Posted: 10 February 2012 01:38 PM #3

    I will be. I have a first generation iPad and want to pass it on to a daughter in order to get a faster one for myself.

  • Posted: 10 February 2012 02:12 PM #4

    1st Gen iPad owner here, and I will be getting a 3 as soon as I can. Just got a new job, so I probably can’t get one with my first paycheck, but it won’t be soon after smile



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    Posted: 10 February 2012 02:31 PM #5

    If e rumor proves true then I will get one for my wife and keep the iPad 2 for myself.


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    Posted: 10 February 2012 03:17 PM #6

    Sell the iPad2 to a friend.
    Buy an iPad3.
    Not that much money, especially when it is a deductible business expense.


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  • Posted: 10 February 2012 03:45 PM #7

    For this software tester, unless there’s a compelling need and justification to buy the iPad 3 promptly at full retail price - an important client needs it for testing their app(s) right away - I may not need to be at the bleeding edge. I expect a price drop on iPad 2 refurbs as the 3 is released, and may get a previous gen 3G model to replace or supplement my WiFi iPad 1. In a few months, I may then buy the 3 when (lower-cost) refurbs become available.

  • Posted: 10 February 2012 06:45 PM #8

    How about a section for I just got my iPad 2 and I am happily learning to use it first?

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    Posted: 10 February 2012 08:08 PM #9

    Own the iPad v1

    Unless something happens to it, I’ll probably keep with the iPad v1


    Smile they said, it could be worse. So we did, and it was!

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    Posted: 11 February 2012 12:34 AM #10

    I have never owned an iAnything, but in the past couple of months I have been lusting for an iPad.  I knew the 3 would be coming this year, so I have waited.

    And you know something? I have zero ideas what I will use it for.  I don’t even know how to use it.  This is complete techno-lust.  And even knowing that I have been cunningly manipulated into desiring this thing (a Mac owner since ‘84), I still must have it.  I feel good about being manipulated.

    I think Apple is about to take over the world.


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    Posted: 11 February 2012 06:56 AM #11

    Yes I will be buying an iPad 3 (if and) when they come out and it’s all because of iBooks Author wink

  • Posted: 09 April 2012 06:07 AM #12

    i am waiting for Ipad 3