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.
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:
- High resolution display
- More processing power
- 4G capability
- Better camera
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.