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Apple conference - March 2nd - Ipad 2???

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    Do you think the iPad is about to go on the same cycle as the iphone and the nintendo ds by making continuous models every year.
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    Obviously. It's Apple.
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    Yes, without doubt.
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    Unfortunately. That's how they make money.
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    What a LOL question
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    (Original post by darksideday)
    Do you think the iPad is about to go on the same cycle as the iphone and the nintendo ds by making continuous models every year.
    A) Yes. iOS updates were regular enough anyway but Apple don't really have a choice anymore when it comes to updating their phones and tablets. Android's too great a competitor now with numerous manufacturers pumping out an ungodly number of devices a year. Apple need annual refreshes or they're just going to get left in the dust.
    B) The DS has not been on an annual cycle:
    DS: 2004
    DS Lite: 2006
    DSi: 2009
    3DS: 2011
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    it was always going to be that way...
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    B) The DS has not been on an annual cycle:
    DS: 2004
    DS Lite: 2006
    DSi: 2009
    3DS: 2011
    You missed the DSi XL (2010)
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    (Original post by estel)
    You missed the DSi XL (2010)
    Oh yeah =P
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    Apple have a predictable schedule: iPhones in June, iPods in September and I think we can expect the release of the iPad 3 next Easter.
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    Pretty much.

    Will be mostly identical definitely front facing camera though, nothing too exciting I imagine.
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    It's basically rumoured to be a thinner and lighter version of the iPad with a front facing camera, although the SDK apparently hints at a rear facing one as well. Some sources have suggested that it'll have a reduced screen bezel from the original and an overall gentle specs bump.

    Regrettably you won't be getting the Retina display or similar on it this year.
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    (Original post by Lukely)
    Unfortunately.
    Why Unfortunately?
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    If they didn't, they would drastically fall behind competitors - not necessarily with the iPad, but iPhone and MacBooks. Therefore you can bet your bank account that a new one is released every year.
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    (Original post by ch0llima)
    It's basically rumoured to be a thinner and lighter version of the iPad with a front facing camera, although the SDK apparently hints at a rear facing one as well. Some sources have suggested that it'll have a reduced screen bezel from the original and an overall gentle specs bump.

    Regrettably you won't be getting the Retina display or similar on it this year.
    And Apple will still manage to sell them like hot cakes. Even though it has no proper uses besides internet and a big screen for apps.
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    (Original post by SAK.A)
    And Apple will still manage to sell them like hot cakes. Even though it has no proper uses besides internet and a big screen for apps.
    Plenty of proper use.
    e.g. I use it for presentations and PIM when travelling.
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    (Original post by H.C. Chinaski)
    Why Unfortunately?
    Finances really. Apple products aren't cheap and having to buy one every year isn't exactly everybody's favourite way of spending their hard earned money - especially knowing your £500 iPad is now not the latest model after only a year.
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    (Original post by LiamTheKook)
    Finances really. Apple products aren't cheap and having to buy one every year isn't exactly everybody's favourite way of spending their hard earned money - especially knowing your £500 iPad is now not the latest model after only a year.
    Not wishing to be overly argumentative, but your post makes no sense really.

    (i) Most tech manufacturers bring new/ updated products to the market on a more frequent basis than apple.

    (ii) why on earth would someone have to buy a new product each year.

    (iii) Why would it bother me that I do not have the latest model?

    strange. Very strange.
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    (Original post by H.C. Chinaski)
    Plenty of proper use.
    e.g. I use it for presentations and PIM when travelling.
    You can use a netbook or laptop. Would it not make more sense to buy a netbook or laptop which can do all the things a iPad does (except for apps but it has proper software to replace that) and more.
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    (Original post by SAK.A)
    You can use a netbook or laptop. Would it not make more sense to buy a netbook or laptop which can do all the things a iPad does (except for apps but it has proper software to replace that) and more.
    Oh, I have a netbook and a laptop too ... but to answer your question, the ipad makes perfect sense for on the fly presentations...

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