Originally Posted by jragosta
So, IOW, Munster's opinion is worthless. He has no basis for claiming that it's better, the worse, or the same as last year.
Correct, the lines being "better" only says something about the lines themselves, there's nothing to extrapolate given every other variable has changed. Apple has already said it's beaten the launch of the previous iPad, so what else needs to be said?
Originally Posted by dfiler
Yeah, the entire headline is worthless without saying what "better" means.
To me, "better" means short lines.
To APPL investors, "better" means long lines.
The lines are still long though, despite record preorders and much wider retail distribution. In all, it's better for both buyers and investors.
Originally Posted by Rogifan
Haha two dolts on Fox Business just asked the question if it was time to upgrade to the new iPad and both of them said absolutely not. Neither of these were tech geeks so I don't get what exactly they want to make them upgrade? It has retina display, 4G LTE, dictation and faster graphics. What exactly are they expecting?
It could mean they're content with what they have. Non-techies might not have technolust. If nothing else though, you'd think they'd want it for the much crisper display.
Originally Posted by Shaun, UK
Maybe people just don't feel the need to upgrade their iOS products every year now. You wouldn't upgrade your computer every year. The economy is still hurting and people have less money to spend. There is always more hype around a new product but once it's been around for a few years that tends to dampen down. I'm not sure my eyesight is good enough these days to really notice that much difference between the iPad 2 and the iPad 3 screen. I certainly don’t think it’s enough to make me want to drop 600 quid to upgrade.
Can you see the difference between an iPhone 4/4s and a previous model? If yes, then you'll see the difference on the new vs. old iPads.
No one has to upgrade every year. I still use the first version, the new display makes it worth seriously considering. I figure I'll wait until the hubub has died down a bit and try a store display model.