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iPad 4 Announcement Angers 45 Percent of Consumers

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October 30, 2012 2:12:34 AM

Not surprising. Nough said.
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October 30, 2012 2:14:41 AM

I know right who wants to hear that 6 months after they dropped 500$+ on something the new version came out and that's only if they bought it like day of release
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October 30, 2012 2:18:02 AM

Just today, there must be 4 or 5 apple articles written by Zak Islam. Was Steve Jobs his butt buddy or something?
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October 30, 2012 2:21:02 AM

bring on the Nexus 10
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October 30, 2012 2:24:16 AM

45% of Ipad owners are idiots for even caring about ipad 3, clearly showing all they want is the next apple toy on a more cyclical release schedule. Jobs knew this. He knew his fans were all sheep, but he also knew how to control them. 1 year is a pretty standard figure for most people. Renewing something on a yearly basis, even if it's something like computer hardware feels natural to them. They dont quite see it as a rip off since "hey, I do lots of things on a yearly schedule". 7 months is too soon. Not because it's premature from a hardware standpoint, because even 1 year is too soon. But it's too soon for the avg apple idiot to feel comfortable with their yearly upgrade.
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October 30, 2012 2:25:37 AM

They should have just called it an iPad 3S. That would have taken some of the edge off.

As it stands, Apple is finally seeing the down side of its enviable customer base of loyal, price-insensitive early adopters.
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October 30, 2012 2:31:48 AM

I don't understand why these people make more money than I do?
Maybe I'm the moron in this whole equasion....
Or maybe I just feel bad about ripping other people off so much that I work hard so I can live with myself better?
Then again, I have no debt; I probably AM richer than most iSheep
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Anonymous
October 30, 2012 2:34:28 AM

I'll be picking one up to replace my iPad 1 :-)
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October 30, 2012 2:39:52 AM

bluekoalaI probably AM richer than most iSheep

You're probably more richer than 90% of all Windows users.
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October 30, 2012 2:41:38 AM

45% just found out they are iSheep the other 55% have wandered away from the flock b/c they don't give a ____
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October 30, 2012 2:47:34 AM

They should of asked that 45% of angered if they will buy it anyways. Wanna bet the majority will?
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October 30, 2012 2:48:32 AM

Azn CrackerJust today, there must be 4 or 5 apple articles written by Zak Islam. Was Steve Jobs his butt buddy or something?

You do realize this article doesn't put Apple in a favorable light right? Did you even read the article or just assume since it was about Apple it had to be something praising them because the latter seems more plausible based on your idiotic comment.

You iHaters are as bad and as hypocritical as the iSheep. Like it or not, Apple is a huge player in the tech world. They are one of the most valuable companies in the world and their products are loved by millions. That makes them relevant tech news. Tom's would not be a relevant tech site if they ignored Apple.
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October 30, 2012 2:53:16 AM

This happens all the time in the android world. The best android phone only hold their title for a month or two, until a new one comes out that's faster/lighter/better battery life/better screen, etc.
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October 30, 2012 3:07:07 AM

"45 percent of participants were disgruntled by the iPad 4's announcement due to the iPad 3 launch several months ago....the iPad 4, which Apple is said to be upgrading early next year, will release this Friday."

is apple seriously that worried about the msft surface that they couldn't just wait a few more months and release the ipad4 with the upgrades?
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October 30, 2012 3:17:43 AM

Apple sure seems to have a lot of news the same week as MS releases it Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
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October 30, 2012 3:20:06 AM

Geezez. What cry babies. This isn't new concept of buying something where in a few months new models comes out. Big deal. Sell the old one, buy the new one and shut the hell up about it.

The iBrats should be grateful that Apple products carry highest resale value than any electronics out there.

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October 30, 2012 3:25:36 AM

I have a feeling that the 45% of consumer who are mad are in this comment section right now.
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October 30, 2012 3:41:21 AM

tolham"45 percent of participants were disgruntled by the iPad 4's announcement due to the iPad 3 launch several months ago....the iPad 4, which Apple is said to be upgrading early next year, will release this Friday."is apple seriously that worried about the msft surface that they couldn't just wait a few more months and release the ipad4 with the upgrades?

I think Apple still remembers what MS and it's ways did to them long ago and are worried about a repeat performance :p 
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October 30, 2012 4:02:20 AM

SneakySnakeThis happens all the time in the android world. The best android phone only hold their title for a month or two, until a new one comes out that's faster/lighter/better battery life/better screen, etc.


Big difference, it never is from the same company. Apple is one company, the best android phones are made by many companies at different times.
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October 30, 2012 4:16:57 AM

SneakySnake said:
This happens all the time in the android world. The best android phone only hold their title for a month or two, until a new one comes out that's faster/lighter/better battery life/better screen, etc.


The problem is most people in the Android world LIKE their phone and if something comes out a few months later with slightly better hardware they STILL like their phone. Granted they had a choice to get the features they want when they bought it, unlike apple.

Apple. heck I just don't get. Why would you care if a minor update came out? worse why would you buy it? oh right. it's only a status thing so you can say you have it. But then... It makes sense for apple. Some will buy every 6 months. Some will gripe and buy every year

But then WHY ON EARTH would you get an iPad "mini" when you have an iPad....
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October 30, 2012 4:27:08 AM

It seems to me that the only reason you'd be unhappy about a new iPad coming out soon after one you bought, is that if you feel you have to always have the newest Apple toy. The iPad 3 is still the same thing they bought. Why does it matter if a new one comes out?
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October 30, 2012 4:41:29 AM

You people you should have lived in the Socialist block where new products would come every 5-10-20 years like new car models or so...
Yeah, Apple's users are so dumb it is unbelievable. They get angry because they always have to have the latest but it costs them an arm and a leg and they cannot keep up. You know you could use your iPhone/iPad for longer than a season!!! You could use one for at least 3-4 years until the battery dies!
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October 30, 2012 4:45:47 AM

As much as I despise anything CrApple makes, my girlfriend's iPad 3 screen is down right impressive. I steal it to read news and Tom's articles in bed.

I wouldn't mind getting my hands on another tablet with high resolution in the future, but I'll wait until Android hardware and software has improved some. I'm in no rush...
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October 30, 2012 4:46:13 AM

As much as I despise anything CrApple makes, my girlfriend's iPad 3 screen is down right impressive. I steal it to read news and Tom's articles in bed.

I wouldn't mind getting my hands on another tablet with high resolution in the future, but I'll wait until Android hardware and software has improved some. I'm in no rush...
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October 30, 2012 4:54:35 AM

tolham"the iPad 4, which Apple is said to be upgrading early next year, will release this Friday."is apple seriously that worried about the msft surface that they couldn't just wait a few more months and release the ipad4 with the upgrades?

I don't get why people always whine about products that get upgraded with new and better specs!
Sure, you bought something a few months ago that is not going to be the "Best" or top of the line anymore.. but that is the way it is with tech! Any Tech!! And that is how it should be! sheeeshh..
Why should someone who is buying an iPad (or any other product from any other brand) today for the first time, or perhaps for the first time since he bought his iPad 1 or iPad 2, be forced to buy 6 month old tech just so those people who bought an iPad 6 months ago don't feel disappointed and jealous of the new model?? The problem is not the natural progression of hardware and products, it's with the childlike nature of people who think they have to have the absolute best at any given time. The problem is people who complain that they just bought an iPhone 4S and now have to upgrade to an iPhone 5 (for example). But no one said they have to upgrade! They want to, so they should stop complaining.
Let anyone buying an iPad today benefit from the latest CPU, etc that Apple is able to provide thus far, and also benefit from having the same current connector that apple products will use going forward..
Why should he have to be forced to use a different connector for his latest iPhone/iPod and his iPad?
Please people, a little rational thought and fairness goes a long way..
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October 30, 2012 4:56:31 AM

So they are angry that they couldn't be the "coolest" for as long as they wanted?
This at least helps Apple from being too far behind in a game of catch-up. Most people who bought the iPad 3 probably didn't care about specs, so why are they disgruntled just because of a new # with no aesthetic changes?
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October 30, 2012 4:58:07 AM

1. Don't buy devices that won't get used.
2. Only replace things when you need them, not when you 'want' them.
That's how you fix this type of situation.

You're only owed what you purchased on the day you exchanged currency for the item. Nothing more.
If you want the iPad9, wait for the iPad9. Don't buy the iPad3.

I replace things as they break or truly no longer do what I need them to do. That way I always seem happy. I don't bring in new devices that won't get used or replace still functioning equipment.

*This only applies to things being purchased with my dime, not my corporate items.
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October 30, 2012 5:03:07 AM

Zingam_DuoYou people you should have lived in the Socialist block where new products would come every 5-10-20 years like new car models or so...Yeah, Apple's users are so dumb it is unbelievable. They get angry because they always have to have the latest but it costs them an arm and a leg and they cannot keep up. You know you could use your iPhone/iPad for longer than a season!!! You could use one for at least 3-4 years until the battery dies!

Didn't see your post before I posted mine.. but yes, Exactly!
We do not need to have the latest product to have what we need. It is only greed and petty competitiveness (with friends and peers) that drives most of these upgraders! I still happily use my first generation iPod Nano. It's battery is still perfectly fine and it plays music. What more could I want from my iPod that only the latest can provide? Absolutely nothing.
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October 30, 2012 5:27:34 AM

Zak Islam, please remove your apple butt plug.
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October 30, 2012 5:44:14 AM

So how many are interested in the iPad mini? 32% or 46%? So much for Angry Birds. Roll out Angry iSheeps.
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October 30, 2012 6:17:06 AM

They are mad because they are stupid...
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October 30, 2012 6:30:25 AM

It's strange that Zak didn't report this Apple story: too negative perhaps...
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October 30, 2012 7:37:51 AM

bit_userThey should have just called it an iPad 3S. That would have taken some of the edge off.

Totally right. No one would have complained had they called it the 3S.
We can't on one side blame Apple for being slow to bring innovations and on the other side, complain when they are too quick to refresh their models. Other manufacturers are often criticized as well for their short products lifecycle, but that's how technology goes. Complaining because something better is out while your device still does perfectly what you bought it for is pure jealousy !!!
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October 30, 2012 8:04:09 AM

And in later news the lemming's yet run to the line and wait for a week....
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October 30, 2012 8:20:14 AM

Ipad... i gues i could get one someday, when it has the hardware the nvidia tablet has, when it doesnt force me to use their apps, when it lets me use music from my old library and not with itunes, when ...

Nah, who am i kidding, im not getting an ipad :D .
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October 30, 2012 8:34:40 AM

car manufacturers do this all time. Why shouldn't Apple?
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October 30, 2012 9:03:55 AM

[is apple seriously that worried about the msft surface that they couldn't just wait a few more months and release the ipad4 with the upgrades?]

Apple only upgraded the CPU in the latest iPad. Many tablets released for Windows 8 will be running Intel CPU which is way ahead of what ARM can offer now as far as processing power goes. Meanwhile, the Windows app store is quite barren. These two differences put iPad and Surface into two different market segments which will not overlap so soon. I think Apple is more worried about most of the Android recent tablets going quad-cores and they decided to even the field a little bit early.

Still, as Apple will always priced their products in premium range, it is inevitable Android tablets will end up being the leader in market shares as they are so much more cheaper. It is basic market behavior. Apple, who like to be always in the position to charge premium, should start looking into other directions quickly such as TV, as the phone and tablet scene is getting very crowded real fast.
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October 30, 2012 9:48:21 AM

Well, those 45% will just have to be mad. "Waaaa. I just bought an iPad 3 in May and they've improved it already. Waaaaa." ...like Apple isn't allowed to upgrade performance on its products. WTF.
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October 30, 2012 10:19:10 AM

lolapple45% of Ipad owners are idiots for even caring about ipad 3, clearly showing all they want is the next apple toy on a more cyclical release schedule. Jobs knew this. He knew his fans were all sheep, but he also knew how to control them. 1 year is a pretty standard figure for most people. Renewing something on a yearly basis, even if it's something like computer hardware feels natural to them. They dont quite see it as a rip off since "hey, I do lots of things on a yearly schedule". 7 months is too soon. Not because it's premature from a hardware standpoint, because even 1 year is too soon. But it's too soon for the avg apple idiot to feel comfortable with their yearly upgrade.


You do realize the new iPad (3) when released had the best resolution ever for a tablet. At 260+ ppi nothing came close.

Apple has a certain refresh cycle that was what Apple has done with the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad since their inceptions. No one was expecting them to break their cycle, if they knew there may have been purchases delayed for a few months to get the iPad 4.
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October 30, 2012 10:23:16 AM

captainblackocar manufacturers do this all time. Why shouldn't Apple?


Car manufacturers do what all the time? Consistent yearly releases of their models pretty much the same time every year?
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October 30, 2012 10:37:21 AM

these people need to get over it
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October 30, 2012 10:41:11 AM

reprotectedYou're probably more richer than 90% of all Windows users.

You don't know that. But we DO know you need to go back to school.
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October 30, 2012 10:43:25 AM

nebunthese people need to get over it


Were they not asked the question since it was a survey and they gave their feedback, which is what you want a survey to do, you know give your opinion / feedback.

So you guys are criticizing people for picking one of the responses on a survey that says they're not happy about refresh change cycle. Maybe you should get over their response.
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October 30, 2012 10:49:35 AM

Completely inaccurate title to this article. 45% of consumers are NOT angry about the ipad 4 announcement. Probably less than 1% are. Title should read that 45% of iPad owners are angry. Based on the number of Apple articles posted here, it is clear that THG believes 100% of consumers own an iPad, but the actual percentage is no where near that.
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October 30, 2012 10:59:49 AM

wemakeourfutureCar manufacturers do what all the time? Consistent yearly releases of their models pretty much the same time every year?


Car manufacturers consistently review their lineups and features within there models. One month you may be able to buy a new car with the the option for a black interior, the next month you maybe able to get it with a red one or a black one. Its all about competition in the market place. offering things you rivals cant. Shocking you're rivals by taking sales away from them with new products. These 45% who are complaining because they own an ipad3 should just suck it up. So what they released an update/new model outside of their normal cycle. No one gives a s*** apart from some keyboard warriors.

They are simply trying to defend their crown and fight off the plague that is android and windows 8.


chances are some of the 45% would have bought a ipad mini or 4 anyway....
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October 30, 2012 11:44:23 AM

captainblackoCar manufacturers consistently review their lineups and features within there models. One month you may be able to buy a new car with the the option for a black interior, the next month you maybe able to get it with a red one or a black one. Its all about competition in the market place. offering things you rivals cant. Shocking you're rivals by taking sales away from them with new products. These 45% who are complaining because they own an ipad3 should just suck it up. So what they released an update/new model outside of their normal cycle. No one gives a s*** apart from some keyboard warriors. They are simply trying to defend their crown and fight off the plague that is android and windows 8.chances are some of the 45% would have bought a ipad mini or 4 anyway....


From my purchases of new cars and used, I do not know car manufacturers to make significant changes to their model lineup except in their yearly releases. Perhaps small, relatively insignificant changes may be available.

Perhaps that's the problem of some of the 45%, they would have bought something different if they knew the cycle would be broken.

The new Honda Accord 2013 is out. Customers who buy this know that in ~1 years time the 2014 will be released. If after a few months of the 2013 they came out with a new model (2014 like 9 months early), I'm sure the same reaction would happen to those buying a 2013 model. Customers knowing a different model will be released in a break from the normal product cycle would potentially wait for the new model for the same price.
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