Got a New iPad for Christmas? Don’t Read This…

Nothing upsets the person who just invested in or received a new piece of technology like news of the technology being quickly replaced by an unexpected superior new …

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Nothing upsets the person who just invested in or received a new piece of technology like news of the technology being quickly replaced by an unexpected superior new model.

Well, there’s a good chance that buyers and recipients of the new iPad 4 this Christmas will only be able to enjoy having the “current model” for a few more months. If the mobile rumor mill is accurate, the next-gen iPad could arrive as early as March.

With Apple now refreshing devices more than once per calendar year, it appears that 2013 could be a fruitful year for iDevice makeovers.

According to the hottest rumor in mobile this week, Apple is actively prepping a thinner, lighter fifth-generation iPad for arrival in spring. This comes from sources speaking with Japanese blog Macotakara.

Here’s what the approximate English translation looks like:

According to my inside source, iPad(5th) may be released in March, 2013. Source told that, design of this new iPad will be like iPad mini in detail, and be thinner and lightweight. (The expectation comes to have a small 4mm in height, 17mm in width, depth 2mm).

So… are you upset that the next new iPad 5 may soon upstage your new iPad 4 in just another 12-16 weeks? Please weigh in with a thought or comment below.

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    I think Apple has done it just a little too often, with just a little too few changes in each, so that now these new releases have no impact, and I actually stay a few generations before upgrading.
    And the new connector is actually a giant turnoff because of the adapter needed for all the iHome and other accessories.
    If Apple would hold off a little longer for each rollout to make them more impactful, and keep the connections consistent they would actually capture a lot more of us for every single change.
    And with the connectors I can only say that the brand is only relevant because everything always works together – every time a feature doesnt, it chips away at their selling power.
    For now they still have me. But I wont be upgrading for a while.

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    Just got the Ipad 2 4 months ago. I was not really interested in the retina display,at first. Although I love my little Ipad 2, I may cave in…in about 2 years to whatever they are selling at the time. That could be the Ipad 7.

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    It's stupid, because if they don't constantly bring out new versions every few months their fanboy base (and the market, now that Steve Jobs is RIP) will start badmouthing them. It also cheats current customers and discourages those who are trailing in adoption. Not everyone can spring over $500 for a new version. Another reason why I dislike Apple.

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    I gave my wife a 4th gen ipad for Christmas. Other than the two cameras and weight difference, I can't tell a lot of difference in it and my first gen ipad. So, if the ipad 5 came out tomorrow, it wouldn't mean much. The people who should be irritated are the ones who paid the same price for the ipad 3 as the ipad 4 until just a few weeks ago. Even though the main difference between the 3 and 4 seems to be a faster chip in the 4, it still seems kind of shifty on Apple's part.

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    Should anyone really care? My iPad 3 is still plenty zippy and works great. I gave up crying about updates years ago.

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    Still on my iPad 1 and other than its weight, it's still a good device! I may give in for the 5…..

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    It's the same with everything in tech always has been I had the original iPad up until dec this year now I have iPad4 andmitnwill,do me for 2 years

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    And we are all assuming it will be wider than 17mm's.