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      08-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Good or bad time to Buy Ipad 3?

I am planning to buy the New Ipad this weekend does anyone know if I should wait for the Ipad 4 or just buy the current one, this happened when I bought the original ipad and two months later the Ipad 2 came out so this time I want to avoid doing that

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      08-16-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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I've not read anything about an impending iPad. Get it bought.
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      08-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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wait September apple is having a conference
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I say wait, most likely will announce something in september. So close might as well wait.
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The ipad3 is only recently released, the next apple announcements will be iphone related for sure. I think its going to be a good while before we see an ipad4.

I own both an ipad v2 and v3 and to be honest, whilst the screen is nicer, I'd save money and buy a 2, there are some better prices around.
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You have to realise that everything gets superseded at some point. iPad 3 has not been out long anyway. Cliphunter looks so much better on a retina screen.
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We have an iPad2 that we use at work for various things. I recently went out and bought an iPad3 for the house and to be perfectly honest I wish I'd saved a few quid and just bought the 2. The screen is better on the 3 but not by enough to make you feel like you haven't been ripped off.

The 2 is also thinner and lighter which is of more benefit than a marginally improved screen. If a 4 is coming out i doubt there will be much difference other than price.
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wait September apple is having a conference
iPad 4 is months and months away, it's the iPhone 5 and iPad mini that's being announced in september
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      08-16-2012, 12:02 PM   #9
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get a refurbed '3 from apple - good price at the mo
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I agree with those recommending you wait until next month; useful site for Mac news and rumours here: http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
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      08-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #11
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September conference is probably for Iphone 5 and mac updates. Possibly iPad mini too

New iPad tends to come in march.
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      08-16-2012, 03:04 PM   #12
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If you're going through an airport (domestic or abroad) then check out Dixons Duty Free. They are usually list price, less the VAT so it makes a good "cheap" buy with Dixons/PC World for warranty. I bought 2 last month for our works raffle. Kindles are around 10% cheaper than Amazon too.
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If you're on contract with vodafone I can sort you a pay monthly option on a 3G model if you'd prefer this to buying one out right.

And get the 3 don't bother with the 2. And as mentioned its likely to be iphone5 announcement in September.
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It looks like there is going to be a new iPad every September. Sometimes there will be a big upgrade and sometimes a small one but remember there is only so much you can do with a 10" bit of glass and a big battery.

It might be a bit thinner or have a slightly better battery or weigh less (or more as happened with the iPad 3) but its all about the OS it runs so even if a new iPad does come out next month, what it does will be the same as the current iPad 3 (and even the iPad 2)
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Buy now. There is no way a new iPad will be out in September.
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If you're going through an airport (domestic or abroad) then check out Dixons Duty Free. They are usually list price, less the VAT so it makes a good "cheap" buy with Dixons/PC World for warranty. I bought 2 last month for our works raffle. Kindles are around 10% cheaper than Amazon too.
List less VAT is certainly a tempting prospect, but in reality, it doesn't exist.
I just phoned Dixons duty free at Glasgow airport and was quoted 479 for an iPad which is 499 from Apple or other UK high street outlets.
That's a saving of fractionally over 4% - not exactly the full 20% VAT.
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List less VAT is certainly a tempting prospect, but in reality, it doesn't exist.
I just phoned Dixons duty free at Glasgow airport and was quoted 479 for an iPad which is 499 from Apple or other UK high street outlets.
That's a saving of fractionally over 4% - not exactly the full 20% VAT.
That's a pisser as I'm flying tomorrow!!
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That's a pisser as I'm flying tomorrow!!
If you're travelling outside the EU you can buy from the Apple store and, with the appropriate form, claim the VAT back at the airport.
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List less VAT is certainly a tempting prospect, but in reality, it doesn't exist.
I just phoned Dixons duty free at Glasgow airport and was quoted 479 for an iPad which is 499 from Apple or other UK high street outlets.
That's a saving of fractionally over 4% - not exactly the full 20% VAT.
I know they can fluctuate.
I forget the breakdown now, but I paid 996 for a 64Gb and a 32Gb (Both WiFi and Cellular) I think the 64Gb was 537. That was Aberdeen Airport mid July.

Certainly pays to shop around!

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Or the OP could save a shed load of money and get a Nexus 7. I think mine is superb So glad I got it.
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...Certainly pays to shop around...
Granted, but you can't always change your departure airport that easily.
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Granted, but you can't always change your departure airport that easily.
Agreed - I meant generally, rather than Dixons specifically.
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