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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Re: iPad 2

Posted by on Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 1:08 PM

The thing is, Anthony: Unless you're a gamer, I don't think there's anything crazy-exciting enough to recommend upgrading from an iPad 1 to an iPad 2. You probably already have a laptop with a camera in it for video chat, after all, and while the A5 is presumably blazing-fast, you're still looking at the same 1024 x 768 display. Further, the fucking iPad 3 rumor mill is still kicking up dirt by suggesting a late-2011 launch.

A good rule of thumb with Apple products is to pay attention to every other generation. With iPads, I think we'll see major updates on the odd generations. And frankly, I think the most compelling product to come out of today's iPad 2 launch is the $100 price cut on first-gen iPads, and the refurbished first-gen iPads for $350.


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Kinison 1
Refurbs iPads are basically iPads used in the battery exchange. To change out a dead battery, Apple basically ships you a new iPad. If you dont back it up before you ship it, all data is lost, well sorta. If you buy a refurb and the employees at Apple dont do a slow low level format, then its possible to retrieve data. Even if you do a low level format, there are cheap methods (using cooling) ways to obtain data left on the RAM.

Given how alot of companies these days are violating privacy laws (Google, Facebook, etc), it really is scary to think what Apple would do with all that existing data on the battery exchange. Sure it gets wiped, but what if they copied it for analytical research?
Posted by Kinison on March 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM · Report this
No way in hell is Apple bringing out an iPad 3 in the same year cycle as the iPad 2- It's just not their MO. (This year was the first time two i-Anythings came out in the same year cycle, and even then it was two iPhones that were nearly identical GSM/CDMA versions... they didn't even try to fix the glaring antenna and back glass problems in the CDMA refresh.)
Posted by UNPAID COMMENTER on March 2, 2011 at 1:32 PM · Report this
WeeblesWobble 3
If you use your iPad as often as I do, the speed bump alone makes this a worthwhile purchase.
Posted by WeeblesWobble on March 2, 2011 at 1:32 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
@3 Paul Constant ftw. Seriously.

@2 for the Not Paying Attention #epicfail
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 2, 2011 at 2:12 PM · Report this
GlamB0t 5
This post is completely unnecessary.
Posted by GlamB0t on March 2, 2011 at 2:26 PM · Report this
yelahneb 6
I can confirm that the iPad 5 is going to fuck your shit up
Posted by yelahneb on March 2, 2011 at 2:26 PM · Report this
Simone 7
Refurb iPad price looks nice. Still, I'm going to get a iPod touch though at some point. I like to wait a few generations/updates/upgrades before purchasing. Sometimes I'm forever playing the waiting game.
Posted by Simone on March 2, 2011 at 2:27 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 8
@6 they're only whiteboarding iPad4 now. I expect a lot of changes around Sept 2011 in design.
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 2, 2011 at 2:58 PM · Report this
Will, you are a moron. Paul, you should probably take it as a REALLY bad sign that Will agrees with you... unless of course you believe all his bullshit about a magical 3D iPad coming for Christmas. /eyeroll
Posted by UNPAID COMMENTER on March 2, 2011 at 3:13 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 10
@9 u hate how right i am. Take your android and flush it.
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 2, 2011 at 3:36 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 11
Garage Band alone almost makes it look worth the upgrade, but I bet it has some really frustrating, deal-killing limitations. "Numbers" (Apple's spreadsheet app) is limited on iPad to the point of uselessness. I've never seen a spreadsheet that doesn't let you filter your data!
Posted by Free Lunch on March 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM · Report this
watchout5 12
I've already heard rumors about an iPad 20, you're just not reading the right blogs to know the most about incredibly obvious future names of products.
Posted by watchout5 on March 2, 2011 at 11:31 PM · Report this

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