Look, I'm not against the evolution of any product. But I'd appreciate it you let consumers catch their breath before moving on to the "next big thing." (Or is that Samsung's tagline now?) I imagine other Apple fans and iPad owners share my sentiment and frustration. More troubling, what does the debut of the fourth-generation iPad now mean for the fifth-generation iPad next year? Can we still expect another iPad in March, or has the product cycle shifted to a launch in October?. Further down the line, does this open the door to more upgrades each year? The Android community already has to deal with a ceaseless wave of new mobile gadgets, and that isn't the sort of thing Apple should be aspiring to emulate.
At least one Apple store in San Francisco apparently feel the pain, and is offering to exchange iPads for anyone who has purchased a third-generation iPad in the last 30 days, according to CNET editor Sharon Vaknin, It appears I'm frida con amigos iphone case not the only one annoyed by this development, Wow why is there an iPad 4 already I can't even breathe without all my stuff becoming old, @SteveStreza, meanwhile, makes a sharp observation, "Just half a year ago we made you buy the 3rd gen iPad, And today we're going to piss you off with the 4th gen iPad, You'll still buy it."Vaknin compares the pain to what Android users have to endure..
Now iPad 3 owners know how every single Android owner feels. Frequent hardware refreshes are a double-edged sword. And @thomleonard is probably worse off than anyone else. Frustrated ipad3 replaced so quickly with iPad 4. Just got 64gb cell version two weeks ago. Perhaps he'll have some luck getting his iPad exchanged. CNET's Donna Tam contributed to this story. Updated at 1:15 p.m. PT: to include information on a possible iPad exchange. commentary Apple's surprise announcement of a fourth-generation iPad so soon after the last version has one CNET editor feeling burned.
One thing to bear in mind though is it will be very hard to switch to a different 4G network in the future, Neither the new iPad or iPad mini supports the 800MHz or 2,600MHz bands, according to Apple's website, which means it will probably never work on the 4G networks from Vodafone or O2, whenever they launch, It may, however, work on Three's 4G network, which is due to use the same band as frida con amigos iphone case EE, That's the same position as with the iPhone 5, which also suffers from the same 4G limitations, In the iPhone 5's case, it's facing stiff competition from the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, which supports all the 4G bands the UK will get, But in tablets, the iPad and iPad mini has less competition -- neither Amazon's Kindle Fire HD or Google's Nexus 7 support 3G here, let alone 4G, But it's something to be aware of before you hand over your money..
What do you think of the new iPads? Do its locked-down 4G capabilities here matter to you, or are you simply interested in the Wi-Fi version? Let me know in the comments below or on our Facebook wall. If you're thinking of buying the new iPads for their 4G, be warned they probably won't work with Vodafone or O2's 4G in the future. For anyone interested in buying the new iPad or iPad mini who would like to use them on 4G: good news! Unlike the model released earlier in the year, both of the ones announced tonight support 4G. That means you'll be able to put a SIM from newly launched 4G network EE and browse the web at whatever speeds that network ends up offering. Providing you're in one of the small number of cities with 4G coverage, of course.