Have just bought ipad 3 one month ago.. :( :( now they're launching this?? wtf!!
ralph_pernites, 23 Oct 2012Steve is dead Ok... so no more sticking with that no lesser than 9" display..get over it...Unfortunately, not really. Steve Job is the essence of the company and many Apple fans now are Apple fans because of what Steve Jobs did with iPad, iPod and iPhone. So what he said about a "smaller then a 10" tablet is useless" is still applicable and hence iPad Mini goes against everything that modern Apple stands for. I guess Steve would of never released a mini. And Samsung wins. Because they had the 7", 7.7" and a 8.9" all before this was released. Apple is following.
ha ha surface tablet will be.lucky to sell 2 units.Poor attempt like lumias.I wouldnt invest in any windows based mobile operating software.Ios and android will still remain and windows will no doubt lock down the surface and make it half a tablet.Another fail for nokia and a no no for the new ipad.Nothing wro.g with the 1,2,3 ipad
Wow, iPad 3 Owners around the world have to be pissed off at this announcement.
Hattem D., 23 Oct 2012Unbelievable!!! Did Apple really need to organize an event for such announcement???!!and samsung which organize for galaxy s3 mini? that was an epic fail.
Imagine if Samsung had to put a large display outside the building "its time you owe us an apology"
ray2199, 23 Oct 2012And apple was very firm before that selling a smaller iPad will not happen. Boy, how they have... moreSteve is dead Ok... so no more sticking with that no lesser than 9" display..get over it...
eFiJy, 23 Oct 2012They behave like Samsung does. They launch many different but similar devices to attract their... moreIt's slightly different in aspect that Samsung manufactures nearly all of its phones. It makes sense that Samsung wants to use its manufacturing edge by producing and selling as many phones as possible.
Apple, not quite. Only reason I can see why they are doing this is to disrupt other tablet's selling cycle and dominate the tablet market.
TL;DR Samsung:"We have the foundry, we have the design and technology, why not make more of it."
Apple:"We should protect our share in the market."
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2012It supports a SD card adapter. I'm not a big fan of Apple stuff, but this is a strong move tha... moreyeah it is a very nice move by apple although some ipad3 owners wernt gonna like it.. Feel sorry for those who bought ipad3 last week hahaha and dude there is no sd card support in ipad4 ^_^
I do not see this going well...for a number of reasons.
1) iPad 4th gen does not provide that much of spec upgrade from 3rd gen, and paying a near grand for it seems unreasonable.
2) This is going to destroy the resale value of iPad 3. Yes, you able to sell yours relatively high now, but the rate of worth degradation is going to be much higher.
3) I do not see how apple users are going to be happy about this. With the 4th gen, 3rd gen will lose its icon in social standing, iOS apps will be even more fragmented-and all developers already busy dealing with iPhone 5...and so on.
In programming perspective, the use of JIT and Java like VM environment, Androids can support many devices of differing hardwares with acceptable drop in efficiency and ease of compiling the apps for platforms. Whilst many apple users bashed this aspect with Java being inferior to C-O -which is not fair, as Android may use Java syntax and borrow heavily from it almost to the degree of being sued by Sun Soft, it does not compile in Java- Apple apps suffer in terms of dealing with multiple hardware specs. Such an early release of a device no doubt will pressure the app developers and so on.
4) 249$ Samsung chromebook destroys A6 Chip performance. See this link :http://www.androidauthority.com/exynos-5-dual-benchmarks-125134/
The new ARM15 Exynos5 chip completely demolishes it, for a very low price.
5) iPad 4th gen is going to interrupt the selling cycle of 3rd gen, and is going to result in a higher price. Apple, you cannot try to win in every quarter, if this goes on, I might be seeing new iPhone every 3 months, ridiculous.
They behave like Samsung does. They launch many different but similar devices to attract their customers, and by the numbers I've seen on both manufacturers in terms of profits, it seems that people can be easily fooled with the marketing that these 2 companies make, and they don't know what they buy, if it is good or not, they buy only the name.
m sooooooooo pissed with apple ....i feel my money is wasted i bought the new ipad .....they could hv launched ipad 4 instead .....wntd to go with the best in d market...after wtchn this fckn news..feel sammy or other wud hv been better...cheap gimmick by such a big company...they obviously wnt replce the ipad 3 with ipad 4....a happy ipad customer lost...hencefrth no apple products..... :O:O:O
One two punch combo from iPad and Surface means its KO for Android tablets.
I don't see the problem. They have clearly changed their release period to include all devices together.
This will be it for several months until the next iPhone comes out, then it will start again.
What disturbs me is there will be those Apple fans who will hail this a innovation...
Anonymous, 23 Oct 2012Haha - hilarious. But good for those of us who chose to wait after seeing rumors of a new conn... moreDon't worry, they will launch Ipad 5 in January =). These devices are launched too often and you don't know what to buy.