Rumor: The iPad 3 Cometh

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Rumor: The iPad 3 Cometh

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Sources say the next tablet model from Apple will drop March 2012.

If there's one thing we've learn in the last decade or so of new models rendering fancy gadgets obsolete, Apple will not rest on the laurels of one piece of hardware. The tablet revolution starting iPad is no different, as sources close to the development hint a new model is coming soon. The new iPad 3 will be a more substantial update than the iPad 2 was, with a beefy quad-core CPU to better handle switching between applications. The new iPad will also be equipped to handle new wireless standard "LTE" that will be rolling out from Verizon and AT&T. Sources say China manufacturing plants run by Foxconn Technology Group have been ramping up production on the new product and we'll most likely see the iPad 3 in Apple stores this March.

The sources who spilled the beans were reticent in releasing too many details on the new tablet, but one did mention a better screen resolution. The pixels of the the iPad 3 are small enough that images appear like printed material, one source said. Videos should also take a lot less time to buffer and start playing because of the added processing power.

The graphics processing power will also make games that have intense graphics run much smoother, and may signal more 3D remakes or ports of older games like Grand Theft Auto 3 on the App Store.

There's no word on what colors the iPad 3 will come in. Me, personally, I want Apple to start shipping electronics in lame pastel colors again like the iMac in the 90s. I mean, come on, who wouldn't want a purple iPad for Easter this year? That would totally make the iPad 3 sell more units than the 1 million sold the first two days the iPad 2 was out.

Source: Bloomberg

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At least they can legitimatly say they're updating the product between launches but thats only because they're selling unupgradeble proprietary appliances that force you to use their software and their hardware. Inevitably, this will be MOST of the market share in the future, but I can't help but lament how much money and buyer fatigue consumers could be saved if not for this multiple itineration release schema.

Of course, making people buy near the same thing over and over and over and over is the point now innit? Roll that beautiful cash footage.

Fortunatly, I don't need an Ipad. Because I have a goddamned computer.

PS: Greg, I noticed your forum title. Are you infact, "ain't afraid of no ghosts"?

I don't really know what to say. I got the iPad 1 for Christmas. Its a really nice tool, and I enjoy reading on it, but I couldn't for the life of me think of a reason I would need the "2" or the "3". They are really really expensive for the average user.

To each their own I suppose, but I don't understand the HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE desire to own these things that people get.

I also have an iPhone 4, and I love it (although I miss my Droid alot), but when the 4S came out, and all it really was was the "Siri" upgrade, that shut me off from ever wanting it.

But I guess people who aren't into technology and ergo don't follow it as much, are easily intrigued by this kind of stuff.

Wow, some of the rumours are just plain impossible

"The pixels of the the iPad 3 are small enough that images appear like printed material, one source said." apart from the whole being lit from behind which is the major difference.

"Videos should also take a lot less time to buffer and start playing because of the added processing power." really? I thought that was a bandwidth problem, nothing to do with the CPU since it's internet speed that makes them buffer in the first place.

once more in to the bullshit dear friends, once more!

Another year, another iPad, probably another Chinese kidney lost.

Sweet.

But I think i'll wait for the ipad 4 to come out...

Cant say im surprised theres a new one due for release, its pretty much the only way apple makes cash these days and only appletards are the core audience at this point since nobody else is stupid enough to instantly upgrade every few months.

TsunamiWombat:
At least they can legitimatly say they're updating the product between launches but thats only because they're selling unupgradeble proprietary appliances that force you to use their software and their hardware. Inevitably, this will be MOST of the market share in the future, but I can't help but lament how much money and buyer fatigue consumers could be saved if not for this multiple itineration release schema.

Of course, making people buy near the same thing over and over and over and over is the point now innit? Roll that beautiful cash footage.

Fortunatly, I don't need an Ipad. Because I have a goddamned computer.

PS: Greg, I noticed your forum title. Are you infact, "ain't afraid of no ghosts"?

The iPad is what it is because apple can focus only on making the best tablet, without worrying about compatibility with different software or hardware, or about making it upgradeable.

broken-serenity:
Cant say im surprised theres a new one due for release, its pretty much the only way apple makes cash these days and only appletards are the core audience at this point since nobody else is stupid enough to instantly upgrade every few months.

I face palmed so hard when I read this my hand came out the back of my head. I sincerely hope you are trolling.

Raiyan 1.0:
Another year, another iPad, another Chinese kidney lost.

I fail to understand the relationship between kidneys and iPads.

brainslurper:

Raiyan 1.0:
Another year, another iPad, another Chinese kidney lost.

I fail to understand the relationship between kidneys and iPads.

There was an Article a while back about some Chinese kid who sold his kidney to get enough cash for an iPad 2. Bet he feels kinda stupid now though :p

Polock:
I don't really know what to say. I got the iPad 1 for Christmas. Its a really nice tool, and I enjoy reading on it, but I couldn't for the life of me think of a reason I would need the "2" or the "3". They are really really expensive for the average user.

To each their own I suppose, but I don't understand the HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE desire to own these things that people get.

I also have an iPhone 4, and I love it (although I miss my Droid alot), but when the 4S came out, and all it really was was the "Siri" upgrade, that shut me off from ever wanting it.

But I guess people who aren't into technology and ergo don't follow it as much, are easily intrigued by this kind of stuff.

I think a common misconception is that because a new device is released each year, you need to buy one each year. I buy one, and then buy a new one when I feel like it would be worth it.

Pretty standard stuff by the looks of it. Then again, we won't really know until it's official. As much as a lot of people complain about the frequent updates, they make it possible for consumers to always get new, up-to-date tech when they decide they want to upgrade.

brainslurper:

Raiyan 1.0:
Another year, another iPad, another Chinese kidney lost.

I fail to understand the relationship between kidneys and iPads.

I guess my reference is a bit... obscure.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.288761-Teen-Sells-Kidney-for-iPad-2

It sounds cool, but I am saving for a MacBook pro so I don't need an iPad

brainslurper:

The iPad is what it is because apple can focus only on making the best tablet, without worrying about compatibility with different software or hardware, or about making it upgradeable.

What it is is a tablet that plays second fiddle to a lot of other tablets in everything from specs to price, the only area it's actually better in is devoted fanboys.

Yay!
Another overrated piece of shit i can ignore only to occasionally join in with the fun of Charlie Brooker and everyone else taking the piss of it.


Good times.

brainslurper:
The iPad is what it is because apple can focus only on making the best tablet, without worrying about compatibility with different software or hardware, or about making it upgradeable.

Why is it then that the iPad was inferior to a HP tablet (the TC1100, I think) released years before it? I mean, not just technically, but also feature-wise the iPad fell short of something released in like, 2005.

brainslurper:

TsunamiWombat:
At least they can legitimatly say they're updating the product between launches but thats only because they're selling unupgradeble proprietary appliances that force you to use their software and their hardware. Inevitably, this will be MOST of the market share in the future, but I can't help but lament how much money and buyer fatigue consumers could be saved if not for this multiple itineration release schema.

Of course, making people buy near the same thing over and over and over and over is the point now innit? Roll that beautiful cash footage.

Fortunatly, I don't need an Ipad. Because I have a goddamned computer.

PS: Greg, I noticed your forum title. Are you infact, "ain't afraid of no ghosts"?

The iPad is what it is because apple can focus only on making the best tablet, without worrying about compatibility with different software or hardware, or about making it upgradeable.

Great joke, you almost had me there.

OT: Apple are great at what they do, and what they do is sell bog standard tech at a ridiculously high price to people who will buy anything with an Apple logo on it.

Are people legitimately excited for this? I really really hope not, it just doesn't make sense.

Well, atleast this guy's got another kidney spare.... sort of.

Daystar Clarion:

brainslurper:

TsunamiWombat:
At least they can legitimatly say they're updating the product between launches but thats only because they're selling unupgradeble proprietary appliances that force you to use their software and their hardware. Inevitably, this will be MOST of the market share in the future, but I can't help but lament how much money and buyer fatigue consumers could be saved if not for this multiple itineration release schema.

Of course, making people buy near the same thing over and over and over and over is the point now innit? Roll that beautiful cash footage.

Fortunatly, I don't need an Ipad. Because I have a goddamned computer.

PS: Greg, I noticed your forum title. Are you infact, "ain't afraid of no ghosts"?

The iPad is what it is because apple can focus only on making the best tablet, without worrying about compatibility with different software or hardware, or about making it upgradeable.

Great joke, you almost had me there.

OT: Apple are great at what they do, and what they do is sell bog standard tech at a ridiculously high price to people who will buy anything with an Apple logo on it.

oooo, ooo. You forget that they also make that bog standard tech shiny.

That's the selling point.

This is related, just replace iPhone with iPad and 5 with 3... and it's in spanish.

OK, I've got to ask: is there any legitimate reason Apple keeps releasing slightly improved versions of the same product, other than it's a total money-making scam? Yeah, you could get the Ipad 3, but why not wait another few months and then get the Ipad 4? >_>

Abandon4093:

Daystar Clarion:

brainslurper:

The iPad is what it is because apple can focus only on making the best tablet, without worrying about compatibility with different software or hardware, or about making it upgradeable.

Great joke, you almost had me there.

OT: Apple are great at what they do, and what they do is sell bog standard tech at a ridiculously high price to people who will buy anything with an Apple logo on it.

oooo, ooo. You forget that they also make that bog standard tech shiny.

That's the selling point.

Of course, how else do you think they appeal to the magpie market?

I do not understand how these things sell. Seriously.

Oh huzzah, another thing that isn't as good as it could probably be for the price that a bunch of people who know diddly squat about computers will buy and think themselves great and technical, because they own an apple product.
The thing I hate about Apple is the proprietary hardware and software, with everything on the device being funneled by Apple (god knows some people need that though, the people I have to help >:( )
I also hate how it's not a computing device, but a status item.

Lemmings, on your marks!

It's sad to know that lots of people are still gonna buy this despite it very likely being almost the same as the previous generation with a few minor tweaks that could have easily been in said previous generations but were held back so Apple could continue to make silly money off people.

Quelle surprise.

I can't believe people eat this shit yearly.

Daystar Clarion:

Abandon4093:

Daystar Clarion:

Great joke, you almost had me there.

OT: Apple are great at what they do, and what they do is sell bog standard tech at a ridiculously high price to people who will buy anything with an Apple logo on it.

oooo, ooo. You forget that they also make that bog standard tech shiny.

That's the selling point.

Of course, how else do you think they appeal to the magpie market?

By allowing the musicmagpie app on their store... duh.

Well, I have to say I'm glad I'm not the only cynical one here. I honestly expected to see a gush of Apple fanboys stroking themselves at the thought of a slightly improved (read: battery life over an hour) and NEW NEW NEW version of the same damned thing.

Seriously, I had little enough respect for Apple as it was but this is getting pathetic now, I wonder if they'll follow the 4S route, that way they could squeeze out EVEN MORE in a year.

Man I really do hate Apple right now...yup.

Hoplon:
Wow, some of the rumours are just plain impossible

"The pixels of the the iPad 3 are small enough that images appear like printed material, one source said." apart from the whole being lit from behind which is the major difference.

"Videos should also take a lot less time to buffer and start playing because of the added processing power." really? I thought that was a bandwidth problem, nothing to do with the CPU since it's internet speed that makes them buffer in the first place.

once more in to the bullshit dear friends, once more!

This is an Apple product, mind. I'm pretty sure reality was thrown out the second "new ipad" was mentioned.

WOOO! iPad 2 on the cheap!!

Zachary Amaranth:

Hoplon:
Wow, some of the rumours are just plain impossible *snip*

This is an Apple product, mind. I'm pretty sure reality was thrown out the second "new ipad" was mentioned.

well yes, but that doesn't stop the bullshit being hilarious.

Oh, so Escapist is a Mac friendly website. Otherwise you might hear about the already available quad core tablets on the market. Please no cult of Apple stuff on this website unless you are going to cover their competitors, I get enough of that on non-gaming tech sites thanks. And don't say it is because they are the most popular, Android devices out sold IOS ones 2:1 last year.

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