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Old 10-27-2012, 06:05 PM
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That's why I used the word latest.

And I know it releases on the 2nd, that's when I meant I would go.

Good point about the lightning connector though, that's a pretty defining feature. I was only wondering because they got rid of the numerical naming, so I wasn't sure how they'd differentiate the boxes. They both can't say "iPad", can they?
Personally, I like the term newer for ipad 4, and then newest for ipad 5. After that, I hope Apple gets its head out of ars and starts using numbers again. When I go shopping for stuff for my new ipad, I get really confused.

Most stuff is marked new ipad, some stuff says ipad 3, some stuff says ipad, some stuff says ipad, 3rd generation.

To protest, I will always call my ipad the new ipad. It's a joke name to me anyway, at least this time they don't seem to be calling the ipad 4, the new ipad like they did with the ipad 3.

As far as I am concerned, ipad is like a computer, every iteration has to be clear for hardware configs, and compatibility for apps. Crazy not to have a consistant terminology for the ipads. At least iphone still does. Why ipad doesn't, I got no clue.

Congrats on getting your newer ipad. Let us know how much better it is than the new ipad. I really am a little jealous cause the horsepower seems much better which is the biggest flaw to me of the new ipad.

But I doubt if I will upgrade, so I will have to wait for the newest ipad, the fabled ipad 5.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:15 PM
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Crazy not to have a consistant terminology for the ipads. At least iphone still does. Why ipad doesn't, I got no clue.
Only the Touch really does. iPhone 5 is the 6th generation iPhone
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:05 PM
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Never mind, miss post.

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:56 AM
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what i don't understand it whats so difficult to understand about the naming of the ipad..

apple made an error calling the ipad 2nd gen "ipad 2"

all products except the iphone where always called "product name", "x th generation"

so they switched the ipad to their normal naming conventions..

the "new" ipad.. is always the lastest.. its not the ipad, 3rd gen.. so the new ipad is currently the 4th gen.. not so hard.. all other products are names the same..

the iphone itself it completely bonkers from a name convention.. because it started with the iphone, then iphone 3g which showed that it supports 3g networks (and not that its the 3rd generation) , then game the 3gs as a refresh and then a iphone 4 which is a number and not related to actual network technology and continued with the 4s and 5..

so everything except the iphone is actually named "properly" in apple terms

so the new, newest, best whatever ipad is currenty the 4th gen

so easy..
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:06 AM
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Personally, I like the term newer for ipad 4, and then newest for ipad 5. After that, I hope Apple gets its head out of ars and starts using numbers again. When I go shopping for stuff for my new ipad, I get really confused.

Most stuff is marked new ipad, some stuff says ipad 3, some stuff says ipad, some stuff says ipad, 3rd generation.

To protest, I will always call my ipad the new ipad. It's a joke name to me anyway, at least this time they don't seem to be calling the ipad 4, the new ipad like they did with the ipad 3.

As far as I am concerned, ipad is like a computer, every iteration has to be clear for hardware configs, and compatibility for apps. Crazy not to have a consistant terminology for the ipads. At least iphone still does. Why ipad doesn't, I got no clue.

Congrats on getting your newer ipad. Let us know how much better it is than the new ipad. I really am a little jealous cause the horsepower seems much better which is the biggest flaw to me of the new ipad.

But I doubt if I will upgrade, so I will have to wait for the newest ipad, the fabled ipad 5.
I agree, it was a stupid and incredibly confusing decision to not call the spring 2012 version the iPad3 and this one the iPad4 (or 3s, really). You've hit the nail on the head for the explanation as to why it's so stupid. When you're shopping for accessories, it's already confusing since there are so many different versions, when the versions aren't properly labeled and easy to differentiate from each other, that problem is magnified tenfold.

I don't care what Apple wants us to call it, I've always referred to the spring 2012 iPad as iPad3, and I'll always refer to this one as iPad4. At least the people I'm talking to won't be utterly confused..... I hope.

Speaking of iPad4, got mine ordered, white/wi-fi/64gb. Can't wait for Friday. I've gotten 2.5 great years out of my iPad1, but it's time to update and I'm excited.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:12 AM
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what i don't understand it whats so difficult to understand about the naming of the ipad..

apple made an error calling the ipad 2nd gen "ipad 2"

all products except the iphone where always called "product name", "x th generation"

so they switched the ipad to their normal naming conventions..

the "new" ipad.. is always the lastest.. its not the ipad, 3rd gen.. so the new ipad is currently the 4th gen.. not so hard.. all other products are names the same..

the iphone itself it completely bonkers from a name convention.. because it started with the iphone, then iphone 3g which showed that it supports 3g networks (and not that its the 3rd generation) , then game the 3gs as a refresh and then a iphone 4 which is a number and not related to actual network technology and continued with the 4s and 5..

so everything except the iphone is actually named "properly" in apple terms

so the new, newest, best whatever ipad is currenty the 4th gen

so easy..
Yeah, piece of cake!
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:17 AM
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the "new" ipad.. is always the lastest.. its not the ipad, 3rd gen.. so the new ipad is currently the 4th gen.. not so hard.. all other products are names the same.. .
Totally not true. If that were the case, Apple would be calling their ipad 4 the new ipad, which they don't. They just call it ipad.

And go to stores right now, almost ALL ipad 3 accesories are marked as "new ipad".

So what you are saying is totally false. Also if your logic stands, then my new ipad should be called "ipad" cause ipad 4 is called "new ipad".

Anyway, to protest all this bs of Apples, I Will always call my ipad the new ipad no matter how old it is and confusing it is, cause that was the official name at launch. Oh how I wanted it to be called The ipad 3, cause it's shorter.

But new ipad it is, no matter what anyone says.

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:27 AM
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I agree, it was a stupid and incredibly confusing decision to not call the spring 2012 version the iPad3 and this one the iPad4 (or 3s, really). You've hit the nail on the head for the explanation as to why it's so stupid. When you're shopping for accessories, it's already confusing since there are so many different versions, when the versions aren't properly labeled and easy to differentiate from each other, that problem is magnified tenfold.

I don't care what Apple wants us to call it, I've always referred to the spring 2012 iPad as iPad3, and I'll always refer to this one as iPad4. At least the people I'm talking to won't be utterly confused..... I hope.

Speaking of iPad4, got mine ordered, white/wi-fi/64gb. Can't wait for Friday. I've gotten 2.5 great years out of my iPad1, but it's time to update and I'm excited.
Congrats on your decision to buy the ipad 3s!!!

Going from the ipad, oldest generation to the newer ipad will be great, you will love the retina screen! My biggest problem with my new ipad is not the cpu, since only a very small handful of games have cpu gpu problems. It is disk space, I need 128gb min, so I will have to wait for the ipad 5, and hopefully it will have an sd card slot in it too.

But I'm jealous that you got the ipad 3s!!!!!!!!!

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:20 PM
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Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. I wouldn't have gotten this one if I had upgraded in March, which I almost did. I was about ready to pull the trigger on the iPad3 upon release when I got offered a basically free iPad2. Unfortunately, that fell through shortly after, but it gave me time to rethink my decision on the 3, and I decided to wait until the spring 2013 iPad instead. I've known for months that I was going to get the next iPad, it was just a matter of when the 4th one would be available.

I agree about the disk space. It's surprising that they haven't upgraded the options on that since the iPad originally debuted. While 64GB is probably enough for me, I would've jumped on a 128 if given the option. Though, an SD card slot would be even more desirable since it would essentially give you unlimited space, provided you were willing to buy the extra cards.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:18 PM
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Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. I wouldn't have gotten this one if I had upgraded in March, which I almost did. I was about ready to pull the trigger on the iPad3 upon release when I got offered a basically free iPad2. Unfortunately, that fell through shortly after, but it gave me time to rethink my decision on the 3, and I decided to wait until the spring 2013 iPad instead. I've known for months that I was going to get the next iPad, it was just a matter of when the 4th one would be available.

I agree about the disk space. It's surprising that they haven't upgraded the options on that since the iPad originally debuted. While 64GB is probably enough for me, I would've jumped on a 128 if given the option. Though, an SD card slot would be even more desirable since it would essentially give you unlimited space, provided you were willing to buy the extra cards.
Yeah, while I am sure the cpu/gpu increase will help alot, it mainly pertains to the 2 gb gameloft 3d titles, and unfortunately, due to disk space problems, I try to only have a max of 5 titles of these 2 gb monsters on my new ipad cause that is close 10 gbs by itself. And usually these games play fine on my new ipad, just have slight framerate problems which I can ignore, since I am not really that big of a FPS fan.

But I am jealous a little, the ipad is what the new ipad should have always been. And it seems that if I sold my new ipad, I would lost about $200 which is kind of a lot, figure I would rather buy 200 one dollar apps, which rarely need cpu/gpu power. Or I can use the $200 to buy an ipad 5.

But actually as Mr. ugly stated before, you guys are probably better off being on the even cycles, ipad 2, ipad 4, etc, cause they are usually more upgrade models that have solid performances. The new ipad while it was great in its day with the retina screen, had some flaws, like the cpu/gpu problem, heat, and weight issues.

But all and all, the new ipad works well overall, and really the main complaint to me is disk space since I have so many apps, and it is a pain trying to figure out everyday what to delete.

Nova 3, modern combat 3, galaxy on fire 2, while I love them, can't keep on my ipad due to disk space. The only game that I play alot that may or may not be aided by the ipad 4 is Virtua Tennis and Asphalt 7.

I really wonder if either of those two games will play better on ipad. Asphalt 7 for the most part plays fine on my new ipad, but Virtua tennis does kind of clunk along. This is one game where I would be a little curious to see if it plays well on the ipad 4.

So yeah, a little jealous, but it's not a nagging craving or anything. Enjoy your ipad 4, I know the first week, I'll be at the applestore eyeing it for sure.

Actually someday, I too may be forced into the ipad 4 too, since I have apple care plus, the day my new ipad breaks, I think they will probably give me an ipad 4 replacement since they are discontinueing the new ipad. Or so I hope. So this upgrade may not be all that bad for all of us. $50 is better to pay to upgrade to an ipad 4 if my new ipad breaks, vs losing $200 to upgrade now. I will be curious to see apple care plus works this way.

Anyway, good luck with your ipad 4, let us know what you think after you get it!
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