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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3? iOS devices
As you probably know, Apple announced the "new iPad," or iPad (third generation), yesterday. What do you think about it? Are you going to rush out and pre-order one? Are you definitely not buying one? Or are you on the fence?

Make your voice heard. Vote in the iPad 3 poll, and feel free to post any comments you have about the new iPad on that page.
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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: sault on Mar 08, '12 08:42:21AM

Definitely no.



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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: Mike Perry on Mar 08, '12 09:12:58AM

Like another poster, I've already ordered my iPad 3, which is scheduled for arrival on the 16th. I briefly considered getting a now-discounted iPad 2, but the $100 drop in price wasn't nearly enough. If Apple had dropped the price of the iPad 2 to $300, I might have gotten one. But the iPad 3 is twice the tablet for only $100 more. The choice was easy, particularly when I take into account a useful life at least a year longer and a greater resale value.

My only gripe is with Apple's ridiculous pricing scheme for adding storage. I'd have added 16 GBs and gotten the 32 GB model if it'd been but $50 more, but the idea of paying $100 more was an insult, particularly since the next step above that adds 32 GB for that same $100. Apple's add-on pricing schemes are a bit predatory. They lost a sale with a more modest profit, and I decided to just take care what apps I install on that iPad.

My rationale for getting an iPad is interesting. I write and the marvelous writer's tool, Scrivener, is coming to the iPad. I've not been able to convince myself that I need to replace my SSD-equipped MacBook with a MacBook Air. Roughly $1200 seemed too much to simply save a couple of pounds in a backpack that's typically stuffed with books anyway.

An iPad coupled with an Apple Bluetooth keyboard I already have will be a MBA equivalent at less than half the price. It also gives me access to all the excellent and inexpensive apps available only for iPads. I'm looking forward to writing on that nifty little gadget.

--Michael W. Perry, author of Untangling Tolkien



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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: msmyj on Mar 08, '12 09:16:57AM

On order.



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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: rgray on Mar 08, '12 09:44:06AM

No I won't buy one. I am still completely underwhelmed by my first gen iPad. I'll put the money towards a new MBP or MBA that runs flash. My browsing takes me many many sites that require Flash and I am forever having to use my trusty MB to view them. Mostly news sites. No matter the bleating of Apple Flash remains the mainstay of news and sport sites.



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Authored by: AntiGenX on Mar 08, '12 09:22:03PM

"My browsing takes me many many sites that require Flash and I am forever having to use my trusty MB to view them"

I would expect that to start changing in the next year now that Adobe has announced they are abandoning flash on ALL mobile platforms.



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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: rgray on Mar 09, '12 04:06:00AM

Seeing is believing. We heard the same noise at the intro of the first iPad. Hasn't much affected the news and sports sources. Both BBC and Nascar as examples use Flash. Doesn't much matter what Adobe does. It is the news providers that count.

Frankly I have been disappointed by the whole tablet experience. Writing and editing also sucks as does about any kind of content creation. If you are just a consumer of content maybe it works. My money goes for a real computer...



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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: dronkert on Mar 08, '12 09:49:22AM

No, no 4G LTE in Europe.



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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: aalegado on Mar 08, '12 10:38:59AM

Heck, now's the time to buy an iPad 2! Too bad they only sell the 16GB model!

I already have an iPad 2 (16GB) and I think it's great. I'm not ready to drop another $500 on the iPad 3 but I might later this year. I do value the Retina Display feature and the vastly improved video and still-picture capabilities are worth it to me.



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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: firedune on Mar 08, '12 02:42:59PM

I usually skip one version between updates...
but this will be my first iPad...(new iPad 3 HD LTE4G :)

Did't feel the iPad was something I needed....but things change

as I waited and did not hurry: I will indulge myself with the 32GB LTE model.
I will probably skip next version.


<i>Still waiting for a MacBook Air 15" to replace my MacBook Pro 13" 2009.</i>



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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: scan300 on Mar 08, '12 06:40:10PM

For me it's the combination of software & hardware that compels me to upgrade, not just hardware alone. I have a first gen ipad which I have been very productive with as a designer. So when I saw the new Iphoto for ipad now supports 19 megapixel images, and Photoshop touch only runs on the new ipad or ipad 2 and saw the demo of Sketchbook Ink by Autodesk, combined with the retina display the fairly decent camera, and faster processor, I now see a opportunities to improve my productivity on the road. It's also a reason to upgrade Sketchbook pro to get the extra resolution.

I'm also interested in the wireless jamming feature of Garage band, it's a reason to hang onto my old ipad.

I wouldn't expect to upgrade if I had an iPad 2, because I think most of the software I am interested in would run on it, but as a jump from ipad 1 or as a new customer to tablets, I see plenty of reasons to buy one.



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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: docbop on Mar 08, '12 07:43:10PM

No, if someone wants to give me one I'll take one, otherwise I'll stick to my laptop I can do more with it.



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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: pablorph on Mar 09, '12 06:38:16AM

Actual question?

Who is NOT going to buy an iPad(3)? :)

Edited on Mar 09, '12 08:42:11AM by pablorph



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Authored by: lazybaer on Mar 12, '12 03:23:52AM

No, the hell, I won't buy an ipad. I like real computers and I know that I have to prepare for linux. It's a pity and a shame.



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waiting for a retina-class screen on a 17' MBP...
Authored by: petersconsult on Mar 13, '12 02:42:48AM

Seriously!
When is Apple going to start innovating on laptops again?!?!
I want a retina-class screen on the next 17-inch MacBook Pro that i buy....
Throw in a resolution-independant OS (how long have we been waiting for that!!!), and a video card that can push all those pixels (Apple has made *some* progress there, but there is still a long way to go...)

Apple was once *the* innovator on laptops, and laptops are far from dead!!!

Cheers all...
PS: i'll get the iPad 3 once i do the extension on the house, get a new car, clothes for the baby, and a college fund for the kids... By then, i'll get it for $20 at a garage sale, but it'll be incompatible with iTunes 2020...



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waiting for a retina-class screen on a 17' MBP...
Authored by: kirkmc on Mar 13, '12 03:09:53AM

I think it's safe to assume that we'll be seeing better displays on Macs. There aren't many other hardware features Apple can add. My guess is that that DPI will be a bit lower, as the distance one uses a laptop is further than that of an iPad. This will certainly save money on the displays.

Of course, it means I will have to sell my 27" Cinema Display to get a new one… :-)

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http://www.mcelhearn.com



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Authored by: united9198 on Mar 13, '12 05:25:22AM

I ordered immediately and the 32GB black will arrive Friday, the 16GB white might take an extra day. I always keep current with Apple because if I don't, I will quickly fall behind on innovation. By rolling over fast, I can recover a large part of the cost of a new unit.



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Authored by: mycrystals on Mar 13, '12 06:20:32AM

Yes, I will. I have an "old" ipad 1 and the new textbooks are seriously needing a performance boost, so the new ipad 3 should be great. I use my iphone for pics, but was sad to hear they only put a 5 megapixel camera in the ipad. Oh, well...next year... Usually I skip one or two generations on iwhatevers... I am going to get an Apple TV as well and try it out.



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Authored by: telstar on Mar 13, '12 07:54:28AM

Yes...I plan to get the 4g, 32 gig.

I have the original iPad (3g, 64gig) and I use it multiple times daily for personal and business use - works very well with no problems. I like the improvements in the new iPad so I'm looking forward to picking one up. Overall I like the portability of the iPad (more so than my MacBook) and I use a BT keyboard for taking notes and various other things. The new iPad looks like it will be even more effective so I believe my experience will only be better than it is now. I've noted that the 64 gig for me is overkill. I've had my iPad for two years now and the new one with 32 gig will more than suffice for me. It's apparent that more and more apps running on my desktop Mac or MacBook are being made for the iPad so I'm convinced that my future use of the iPad will only get more useful.

I've gotten to the point where I prefer my iPad over the use of my iPhone (except, obviously, for making calls) so I'm going to save a few bucks on data plans and such and drop my iPhone for just a peasant phone to make calls with. Nothing against the iPhone - love it - but I don't use it's many features anymore because I have my iPad with me all the time and prefer the larger screen.



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Authored by: haduguid on Mar 13, '12 08:04:58AM

Probably Not.
The two things that would change my mind would be my being able to use Flash and secondly, an USB port.



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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: newburcj on Mar 13, '12 08:49:20AM

I have an iPad 1. iPads are not cheap and buying a new iPad is not unlike buying a new car. Your old iPad should have some trade-in value, but it does not, unless you go to the trouble of trying to sell it which can be convoluted and troublesome. If I get a new iPad, I will want the top of the line so you're talking about $900 a year since apple seems to be coming out with a new model yearly, like a car. Although I would like to, I simply can't afford to spring for a new 'car' every year, especially since the old 'car' still works fine and is of dubious trade in value. Maybe every fourth or fifth year?



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Authored by: mahze on Mar 13, '12 10:50:13AM

If I had a first generation iPad, I would definitely buy the 3rd generation. It looks great. However, I have iPad2 and love it! Do wish it had that nicer camera but for the present I'm very satisfied with great battery life and great display on the iPad2. I'll continue to use my iPhone for the camera for now.

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New poll: will you buy an iPad 3?
Authored by: eldonjr79 on Mar 13, '12 11:43:22AM

no doubt about it as this is going to be my first tablet computer. Before, it just looked fancy but now as iOS is getting better and Mountain Lion will be more intertwined to it (apparently) I'm convinced now it is time to go for it.

as some users mentioned before. I also feel like Mac users have become some sort of "second class citizens" in Apple's ecosystem. I hope the new series of macbooks will follow the "resolutionary" trends vanguarding on iphone's and ipad's.

as a matter of fact, mountain lion should not only be iOS friendlier but I guess it's time to unify apps. I mean, at least I don't see why macbook users can't run any iOS apps. And that would certainly be even better if macbooks got touchable screens.

not only that but I think it is time to macbooks be turned to touchable devices too so we could have a real revolution on Mac platforms.

That would certainly make Apple's ecosystem even stronger and fluid. And that also means it would appeal even harder to make undecided buyers drop their old platforms and software and go seriously for updates and upgrades.

I feel it is time to put an end to the division between mac-users and ios-users. All in all, they are the same people only divided by different software.



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