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(Uproxx)   Got an iPad for Christmas? It'll be obsolete in three months   (uproxx.com) divider line 15
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6072 clicks; posted to Geek » on 26 Dec 2012 at 1:37 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-26 01:40:06 PM
6 votes:
No. It won't. It will still be a perfectly functioning device, unless you're an asshole.
2012-12-26 02:32:34 PM
2 votes:
I got my mom a first-gen iPad for Mother's Day back when it first came out. This year I asked her if she wanted a new one for Christmas, and her response was basically "Why? This one works fine. I'd rather have stuff for my garden."

So yeah, not so much on the obsolete. Works great, battery is still chugging away for 6+ hours, and she's happy.
2012-12-26 01:43:20 PM
2 votes:
Got a piece of technology recently? It will be obsolete in the near future.

Shocking.
2012-12-26 06:17:40 PM
1 votes:
If you waited until it was safe to buy something that wasn't obsolete you'd always be waiting. Especially with Apple products.
2012-12-26 04:12:34 PM
1 votes:

StinkyFiddlewinks: No. It won't. It will still be a perfectly functioning device, unless you're an asshole.


...or the non-replaceable battery dies.

/this unsustainable disposable-product society needs to think about what it's doing
2012-12-26 03:50:41 PM
1 votes:
pauloflaherty.com
2012-12-26 02:53:53 PM
1 votes:

ProfessorOhki: a consistent user experience.


Too consistent - the iPad's user interface is firmly stuck in 2007.
2012-12-26 02:46:26 PM
1 votes:
Can't be obsolete if the upgrade is only marginally better.
2012-12-26 02:35:38 PM
1 votes:

Silverstaff: Even if Apple makes newer or better ones, it's still quite a nice piece of equipment, and worth every penny I paid for it.


Honestly, if someone has a gen 2 iPad or newer, the only reasons I can see to upgrade are for capacity, 4G data (if you have a wifi only model), or if you have an iPhone 5 and just don't want to deal with both 30 pin and Lightning dock connectors (and for that, the entry cost is kinda high just to not carry an additional cable, so we can call that dubious).

The 1st gen has pretty well been left behind (can't Facetime, no iOS 6), but even that one is still useful for things.

If somebody is pissed at only having the newest one for a few months, it tells me they sure as hell weren't into computers a few years back. I remember when you weren't only seeing higher CPU clock speeds every few months, but new CPU generations/design changes every year or so.
2012-12-26 02:32:11 PM
1 votes:

StinkyFiddlewinks: No. It won't. It will still be a perfectly functioning device, unless you're an asshole.


Exactly. The 4 hasn't been out all that long, and before that the 3 was only out for a few months anyway. All of them still do what they did when taken out of the box.

I got a new iPad for Christmas... my iPad 2 was still plenty capable, but the storage space was starting to squeeze me. So what is Apple brings out a new one in a few months? I don't give a fark... this one works just fine too. Hell, if my iPad 2 would have been a 32GB model, I'd still be happily using that one.

As for the folks who buy the new one just to have the new one, well, screw them. They're assholes, and I laugh when they have to go buy another $500+ device just to have the latest and greatest.
2012-12-26 02:25:41 PM
1 votes:

StinkyFiddlewinks: No. It won't. It will still be a perfectly functioning device, unless you're an asshole.


This.

I've got an iPad 2.

I've wanted a device that does what it does for 20+ years, since I was a kid. Back then, we'd see in sci-fi like Star Trek these nifty handheld computers that you could look things up on, reference things on, do all kinds of neato things.

There were halted, failing attempts at making things like that over the years, but my little iPad lets me check my e-mail, browse the web, watch videos (Youtube and Netflix), reference things (military manuals, medical references, maps, ect.), play music, play games, and function as a calculator, GPS, g-force meter, and a zillion other little things all in one. Put an Otterbox on it to make it more durable, and it's something I use every single day.

Even if Apple makes newer or better ones, it's still quite a nice piece of equipment, and worth every penny I paid for it.
2012-12-26 01:53:28 PM
1 votes:
Almost all of my techology is obtained through yard sales & flea markets and the like.

Because I mostly use Linux, its all pretty usable even if they're 4-5 years old.
2012-12-26 01:47:04 PM
1 votes:
My new computer's got the clocks, it rocks
But it was obsolete before I opened the box
You say you've had your desktop for over a week?
Throw that junk away, man, it's an antique
Your laptop is a month old? Well that's great
If you could use a nice, heavy paperweight
2012-12-26 01:45:41 PM
1 votes:

1000 Ways to Dye: Obsolete is not the same as not-being-the-best-available, unless you're some spoiled brat rich kid.


Who do you think owns iPads??
2012-12-26 01:44:49 PM
1 votes:
Obsolete is not the same as not-being-the-best-available, unless you're some spoiled brat rich kid.
 
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