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Ipad 2?

03-18-2012, 06:08 PM
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Ipad 2?

Hi guys,

long time fan of the site, I have a 4th gen ipod touch and next month is my 50th bday, I've found out my family have saved together and have bought me an Ipad 2 (wow!, never expected anything like that)

But having found this out I'm worried that my new toy will be obsolete before I even open it next month, as the Ipad 3 is out now.

What will be the gaming life of the Ipad 2? are we going to see Ipad 3 only games in the next month or 2?

Thanks for any info on this.
03-18-2012, 06:24 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 748
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mene View Post
Hi guys,

long time fan of the site, I have a 4th gen ipod touch and next month is my 50th bday, I've found out my family have saved together and have bought me an Ipad 2 (wow!, never expected anything like that)

But having found this out I'm worried that my new toy will be obsolete before I even open it next month, as the Ipad 3 is out now.

What will be the gaming life of the Ipad 2? are we going to see Ipad 3 only games in the next month or 2?

Thanks for any info on this.
You should be fine with the iPad 2. It's still going to be relevant for quite some time. There won't be many iPad 3 exclusive games. There will be some, but I wouldn't worry about those. The iPad 2 is incredible.

03-18-2012, 06:59 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,172
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mene View Post
Hi guys,

long time fan of the site, I have a 4th gen ipod touch and next month is my 50th bday, I've found out my family have saved together and have bought me an Ipad 2 (wow!, never expected anything like that)

But having found this out I'm worried that my new toy will be obsolete before I even open it next month, as the Ipad 3 is out now.

What will be the gaming life of the Ipad 2? are we going to see Ipad 3 only games in the next month or 2?

Thanks for any info on this.
The iPad 2 will continue to run games smoothly since it doesn't support retina or HD graphics. Tons of games run perfect on the 2 , don't worry at all, you're set for a long time.
03-18-2012, 10:38 PM
#4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mene View Post
Hi guys,

long time fan of the site, I have a 4th gen ipod touch and next month is my 50th bday, I've found out my family have saved together and have bought me an Ipad 2 (wow!, never expected anything like that)

But having found this out I'm worried that my new toy will be obsolete before I even open it next month, as the Ipad 3 is out now.

What will be the gaming life of the Ipad 2? are we going to see Ipad 3 only games in the next month or 2?

Thanks for any info on this.
Do not worry at all. The iPad 2 is still a beast in iOS space. And frankly, might just perform better than at least iPad 3 considering it will not have to push out as many pixels as iPad 3. Also, iPad 2 looks really good. Retina display on iPad 3, while looks great, does not render iPad 2 obsolete in any way.

I am sure that there will be no Exclusive iPad 3 games at all. Any iPad 3 exclusive, with retina graphics will run smoothly without retina graphics on iPad 2 easily. So you shouldn't worry about it. Have fun with your iPad

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03-18-2012, 11:16 PM
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The more information I read the more I feel convinced that the iPad 2 is actually better for gaming than the new iPad.
03-18-2012, 11:18 PM
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iPad 2 is no slouch even with the new one I think the second might still be a bit faster in real world use. 3rd has the retina screen which I'm sure is probably very impressive but from what I've read comes with a cost, one example is I've read a few comments that say it takes forever to charge with it's much larger battery.

I'd be content with the second it's still apples thinnest, lightest tablet and I can't see any games really pushing it hard.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
03-19-2012, 04:01 AM
#7
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I still have the very first iPad and still incredibly happy with it ... so don't feel like you will be missing out with an iPad 2, it is a great bit of kit!

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03-19-2012, 04:06 AM
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There is a difference between iPad 2s and 3s...but it doesnt matter unless you play games and read books/comics.

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03-19-2012, 08:53 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TakenXXDeadly View Post
There is a difference between iPad 2s and 3s...but it doesnt matter unless you play games and read books/comics.
Uhm yes, the main thing I want it for is games but seeing the other posts it seems the ipad 2 will be good for games for a long time. excellent

Thanks everyone