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    From: iPad 3 to Arrive This September?


    Even though Apple hasn't yet even announced the 2nd generation iPad, we are already hearing the first rumors of the 3rd generation iPad. Those rumors seem to suggest that Apple is planning on accelerating the iPad's release cycle with the 3rd generation model arriving as early as this fall (September).

    The buzz started when Daring Fireball's John Gruber mentioned that the new HP tablet may run up against the iPad 3's launch:
    If my theory is right, they're not only going to be months behind the iPad 2, but if they slip until late summer, they might bump up against the release of the iPad 3.
    Gruber has been known to casually mention insider knowledge which he admits...
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    It makes sense if they're shifting the iPad to a fall product cycle. Spring is kind of a black hole and the iPad should pick up a lot of back to school dollars.
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    If thats the case, why even release the iPad 2?
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    Fall is also the right time to release to build into the holiday buying cycle. Release too early and customer may have moved their focus on to other toys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsgraphicart View Post
    If thats the case, why even release the iPad 2?
    The Wall Street Journal says that the iPad 2 has the front camera and Facetime, is a little thinner, faster, and with more memory than the iPad. The price is expected to stay the same. TechRadar says the iPad 2 will also have HDMI, USB, and microSD. That is definitely worth releasing in March as expected.

    Androids rarely last at the top for longer than a few months. Apple has to be obsoleteing their own products as fast as Android does. The Xoom ships this month. There will be something incrementally better by summer. By Christmas, there will be something dramatcially faster.

    Verizon now typically sets the EOL (End of Life) for a new phone at 9 months or less the day they go on sale. 3 months featured, 3 months being OK, and 3 months to pick up the stragglers.

    They used to move the older phones down the aisle and just keep cutting the price. Now they design for each price point.

    HP designed against the iPad. Apple already has a dozen NFC (Near Field Communications) patents and so does Google like the tech shown off yesterday. But an iPhone or Android app like Bump already lets you transfer contacts from one device to another witrh a bump. It is no stretch to "bump" a webpage link, etc.
    Last edited by milominderbinder; 02/10/2011 at 02:58 PM.

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