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Yes, much different than the guys I see here on OCN buying four new Nvidia GPUs every year for a 30% increase in computing power. God forbid someone wants to upgrade to a tablet that is twice as fast on both CPU and GPU as the one they had before. A tablet that costs as much or less than a single high-end GPU.
Hardcore computer enthusiasts are the last people that should be calling anyone fanatics for wanting the latest tech...

I've got the right to call iSheep that then.

I'm still on my SGS2 from late last year. A decent resale value and early contract handset upgrade didn't entice me to get the S3.
I'm still using my 5770 and 6870 on a daily basis. In fact, it'll only be today that I'm moving on to a 6950. How much slower can one be?
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I've got the right to call iSheep that then.
I'm still on my SGS2 from late last year. A decent resale value and early contract handset upgrade didn't entice me to get the S3.
I'm still using my 5770 and 6870 on a daily basis. In fact, it'll only be today that I'm moving on to a 6950. How much slower can one be?

I had my HTC Desire from launch day and just replaced it last week, so 2 years of abusing it. Even with all the upgrading and building I do, I still don't roll through hardware like the average Apple user does.
    
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I've got the right to call iSheep that then.
I'm still on my SGS2 from late last year. A decent resale value and early contract handset upgrade didn't entice me to get the S3.
I'm still using my 5770 and 6870 on a daily basis. In fact, it'll only be today that I'm moving on to a 6950. How much slower can one be?

I have a Motorola Xoom and I have seen zero reasons to even consider an upgrade. It does anything and everything any other tablet can do, has SD Card expansion, 720p, and 4.1 Jelly Bean. I wouldn't go to a 7" Tablet because my SIII is already 4.8"

Why people would downgrade from a iPad3 to an iPad mini i have no clue. Its "Smaller,thinner,lighter" is pretty dumb reason to downgrade considering the iPad3 is already thin and light.
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I have a Motorola Xoom and I have seen zero reasons to even consider an upgrade. It does anything and everything any other tablet can do, has SD Card expansion, 720p, and 4.1 Jelly Bean. I wouldn't go to a 7" Tablet because my SIII is already 4.8"

Why people would downgrade from a iPad3 to an iPad mini i have no clue. Its "Smaller,thinner,lighter" is pretty dumb reason to downgrade considering the iPad3 is already thin and light.
I'm downgrading because I'd like a much lighter tablet. It's less than half the weight of the current iPad which is a big deal to me.
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I have a Motorola Xoom and I have seen zero reasons to even consider an upgrade. It does anything and everything any other tablet can do, has SD Card expansion, 720p, and 4.1 Jelly Bean. I wouldn't go to a 7" Tablet because my SIII is already 4.8"
Why people would downgrade from a iPad3 to an iPad mini i have no clue. Its "Smaller,thinner,lighter" is pretty dumb reason to downgrade considering the iPad3 is already thin and light.

To have something less bulky, and there's not even that big of a diff in screen size, less than 2 inches loss. Able to hold with one hand, a bigger ipod basically, but some people like/want that
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It's a market driven by the want for exclusivity and fear of non-conformance, two very basic human functions. You can't exactly blame Apple for taking advantage of this stuff. What use is shouting at them anyway? We're a long way off from having these caveats of the human psyche fixed, until then the common man will always be exploited.

Consumerism has risen from religion's demise. At least Steve Jobs was a bit more tangible than a bearded man in the clouds.
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If we kill all hipsters, popular kids in high school, and people over 50, then Apple will go out of business smile.gif

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I would do the same, seeing how Surface looks so awesome. thumb.gif
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If we kill all hipsters, popular kids in high school, and people over 50, then Apple will go out of business smile.gif

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I've got the right to call iSheep that then.
I'm still on my SGS2 from late last year. A decent resale value and early contract handset upgrade didn't entice me to get the S3.
I'm still using my 5770 and 6870 on a daily basis. In fact, it'll only be today that I'm moving on to a 6950. How much slower can one be?

I had my HTC Desire from launch day and just replaced it last week, so 2 years of abusing it. Even with all the upgrading and building I do, I still don't roll through hardware like the average Apple user does.

How do you know how long the average Apple user keeps their hardware? I'd say most phone owners, including iPhone owners, wait until they're eligible for an upgrade like everyone else. However, Apple products tend to have high resale value, which makes upgrading more often more affordable.
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