Why I will not upgrade to an iPad 3 when it comes out

I have an iPad 2 (disclosure: I didn’t pay for my iPad2 – was an affiliate gift) and really enjoy using it.  I browse my favorite blogs, watch videos, and take fun photos! The iPad2 actually saves me money but I will explain that another time.

iPad 2

Regardless of how I say how much I enjoy using it, I would not pay nearly 1/2 thousand dollars for one. I only have the WIFI enabled version but when you consider how much it costs per month for data for some people, I am not sure how they can afford it.

[quote]I am probably one of the few people on the planet that has an iPad2 and has not purchased 1 item on the iTunes store.[/quote]

I have not seen any value above the free apps that are already available.

Here are some of the rumors as to what is going to be released includes:

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  • High resolution display
  • More processing power
  • 4G capability
  • Better camera
  • SiriSiri


I do not see any must-have feature that will add value to my user experience.  I will stick with my free iPad2 and free apps that I didn’t pay for from the iTunes store.

This is the only Apple product that I own. My wife owns an iMac and iPod Touch. She likes her machine but as a developer I don’t enjoy the small keyboard and the high price that comes with the Apple branded products. I dislike the user interface and keyboard on the iMac.

The iPad 3 is rumoured to have an $80 price premium over the existing iPad2 and this increase in price with the result of selling my iPad2 would not make sense.

3 thoughts on “Why I will not upgrade to an iPad 3 when it comes out”

  1. Personally the retina display and GPU seem pretty sweet to me. I don’t have any tablets whatsoever, so I might get iPad3 but I have to justify the expense. Right now, I can’t, cause I admit I don’t need it… I just want it. 😉

  2. Re: iMac comments. fyi – you can plug any keyboard you wish into an iMac.
    My wife has a Microsoft keyboard that she uses with her iMac while I have the old standard USB Mac keyboard, which I quite like. My neighbour has the new bluetooth wireless keyboard which I do not like and have bugged him every time he gets me to work on his machine to the point where he has changed it to a bigger wired version.
    So, as you can see, the keyboard issue is a non-issue.
    As for the user interface, I don’t like having to do maintenance on my daughter’s Windows 7 machine….so I guess it’s all a matter of personal preference.
    Thanks for the posts, I’m enjoying reading your site.

  3. It’s not worth it to keep up with technology, for those that ‘need’ to end up in debt or close to it because the Iphone/whatever is no longer ‘relevant’ to them once the newer generation is out. But I suppose that’s more of an image thing that some people are super concerned about.

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