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I don't think that's why they released it at all. If anything it's to take advantage of the holiday sales, and to keep the iPhone and iPad launches within a similar time frame. Why wait six months to update the iPad when the SoC is ready now? I think next year we'll see the same again: iPhone with new SoC and then iPad only a month or so later with it as well.
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I don't think that's why they released it at all. If anything it's to take advantage of the holiday sales, and to keep the iPhone and iPad launches within a similar time frame. Why wait six months to update the iPad when the SoC is ready now? I think next year we'll see the same again: iPhone with new SoC and then iPad only a month or so later with it as well.

I don't recall apple ever needing to take advantage of holiday season.

Times have surely change.
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I think it was stated somewhere that Apple wanted to sync iPhone/iPad releases.
 
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I don't think that's why they released it at all. If anything it's to take advantage of the holiday sales, and to keep the iPhone and iPad launches within a similar time frame. Why wait six months to update the iPad when the SoC is ready now? I think next year we'll see the same again: iPhone with new SoC and then iPad only a month or so later with it as well.

iPad 3rd Gen should have had A6 to begin with. Apple messed up on that.
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post #15 of 21
Apples market share jumped after the iPad 3. My opinion is they only refreshed it so their entire lineup would be on lightning connector. It's not as if the iPad 4 is much different apart from speed.
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Apples market share jumped after the iPad 3. My opinion is they only refreshed it so their entire lineup would be on lightning connector. It's not as if the iPad 4 is much different apart from speed.

True but A5 was in iPad 2 and then they gave 4S A5, They gave iPad 3 A5X but then A6 for iPhone 5. On top of that they resale iPad 4 after 6 months. Just makes iPad 3rd look old.
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post #17 of 21
And the cookie crumbles, as I've said it would. Android is rampaging, and love or hate Win8, it is a super tablet OS. Hence, even more competition. I don't see Apple coming out of this one on top. Even that 7 inch Ipad, seems DOA, simply because the price is so high compared to its Android counterparts.

As an Investor, I'd advise people to ride the Apple train as much as they can right now, because their outlook isn't so fruity(see what I did there biggrin.gif ) anymore.
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And the cookie crumbles, as I've said it would. Android is rampaging, and love or hate Win8, it is a super tablet OS. Hence, even more competition. I don't see Apple coming out of this one on top. Even that 7 inch Ipad, seems DOA, simply because the price is so high compared to its Android counterparts.

As an Investor, I'd advise people to ride the Apple train as much as they can right now, because their outlook isn't so fruity(see what I did there biggrin.gif ) anymore.

I've said this before in this thread. Apple's marketshare has gone up since the iPad 3 was released. It was down to ~60% and was back to 68% in September. Most of the loss of Apple's marketshare from their high of 82% a little over a year ago has been to smaller tablets, which is the main reason for the iPad Mini.
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post #19 of 21
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I don't recall apple ever needing to take advantage of holiday season.

Times have surely change.
Where did I say they "need" to take advantage of the holiday season? They sell heaps of iPads already, but releasing it before the holiday season will probably result in even more sales.
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iPad 3rd Gen should have had A6 to begin with. Apple messed up on that.
It should've, but it probably couldn't handle the heat at 45nm.
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Seems smart to me.

Why would you have your current gen phone faster and better than your current gen tablet? You wouldn't. So re-release the iPad 3 as a new product with the updated iPhone 5 technology and make some money off of it. My iPhone 5 beats the pants off my iPad 3 in every way so it's a good move by them. Reading into it would just be dumb. Update whole product line with the new A6 chip. All the reasoning you need.

Mines all company supplied so I'll just tell them I need a new one and hopefully it's as good as the iPhone 5.
    
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