Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
They did. They were called the iPad 3 and iPad 4.
Why should a tablet line match a laptop line?
…So just buy the iPad 2! 😩
First, I already own an iPad 2, it was a first of line pre-order. I'm on my second, since the first one was replaced due to "light leak"...speculated by the genius guy as caused by extensive air pressure differentiation due to extensive air travel. Thank goodness for Apple care. I've used it every day as my primary device when traveling (which is 5/12 months in China), and at home as my leisure device. All I can say is I love it but I wish it was lighter.
So let me say your comments are slowly becoming moot since you LOVE to take quotes completely out of context and comment assuming a revisionist version of the original quote, which completely misses the point I was trying to make. You should work for Fox News. And I'm not stupid, yet your comments tend to be extremely obvious and patronizing. I wish you'd quit treating post-er's in this manner. I'd say a good majority of your posts are seriously trolling, and contribute almost nothing to the conversation.
Sales have already proved the 10" ipad 2 is selling amazingly well. part of that is probably because of the reduced price compared to the "Updated" versions. the other part could be the fact that the ipad mini was not released yet. so it will be interesting to see the numbers after the mini has been fully vetted by the public. It also shows that Apple sort of bet retina would drive sales, and for the most part they only really drive news and make techies and first adopters happy. For most, the non-retina is just fine. I have personally seen many friends and family member agree, they would rather save some cash and get the ipad 2 over the iPad 3 or 4 over the ipad Mini. Even the media has stated the ipad 2 is a much better value over the ipad Mini for Holiday purchases. So I think my point is clear, many would rather have the larger screen, non-retina, and lighter weight over the smaller, lighter, marginally cheaper iPad mini, and over the heavier, retina iPad 3/4.
Why should they mirror the MacBook line in the iPads? Because I want it to be that way for my own selfish needs, duh...but I do think that the argument has been made (by the late SJ) the iPad is the lighter, more portable laptop alternative. And many analysts agree the iPad is a viable alternative to the cheap laptop, and they additionally factor iPad sales into overall PC sales as part of that market. Granted its proving to be more an entertainment device. So why not? Since you edited it out of your response i'll reiterate. Some, like me, prefer a larger screen but do t care as much about retina and just want a lighter 10" iPad. It fails me that you missed that argument in my original post.Edited by antkm1 - 12/6/12 at 6:42am