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Do you think it is worth waiting for the 2nd or 3rd generation of iPads?

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What are you concerns with the 1st generation and do you usually wait for 2nd, 3rd generation? If so..wait..entirely up to you..

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I thought that because it was the first there might be somethings worth waiting for in the second. Like a camera, or a fingerprint reader.

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OK...and since Apple never releases ANY information about future products and potential features..you'd be waiting for a while I'd think...

Not sure about a camera feature for the iPad..not really what it's meant to do..fingerprint reader might be interesting, and then again on this type of device might be overkill..

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You go ahead and wait while the rest of us enjoy our iPads right now!
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You go ahead and wait while the rest of us enjoy our iPads right now!
But when the newer and better one comes out, ill have one and you will either have to buy another one, or NOT HAVE THE BETTER ONE!

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But when the newer and better one comes out, ill have one and you will either have to buy another one, or NOT HAVE THE BETTER ONE!
That's technology for you. If you're always waiting for the next thing on the horizon, you'll wait forever.

The answer? Buy the machine that fits your needs when you need it. It will continue to serve those needs long after the next big thing hits the market.

If you don't need it, by all means, wait and see what the latest and greatest is when you do.

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But when the newer and better one comes out, ill have one and you will either have to buy another one, or NOT HAVE THE BETTER ONE!
But as of June 28, 2010, I have one and you don't!

Actually cwa107 said it before I got a chance to... at some point in time if you really want one, you're just gonna hafta pull the trigger. There will always be a new, bigger, badder unit on the horizon. That's technology AND marketing for you!
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That's technology for you. If you're always waiting for the next thing on the horizon, you'll wait forever.

The answer? Buy the machine that fits your needs when you need it. It will continue to serve those needs long after the next big thing hits the market.

If you don't need it, by all means, wait and see what the latest and greatest is when you do.
Well said, On top of that if history speaks for itself with Apple don't expect major changes with the next iPad. It's a rather simple device.

Here's what I suggest buy one now and when something better comes along, Sell your old one and buy the new one. Besides it never hurts to have a extra Apple product around the house.
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When iPad was released I mused about waiting for
the 2nd generation for a few minutes. Then I decided
I would buy the 1st, skip the 2nd, and take a look at
the 3rd.

The opening iPad has a great deal of functionality and
benefits from the refinements of the previous iPhone
and Mac lineage. It's a solid product and they've been
working on it for a while. It's what it is, and it's
very good. I love it !

I put this more in the iMac type class of product. I'm
still running my Intel Duo iMac 20" that I bought in 2006
and feel NO need or desire to upgrade to a newer model.

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I thought that because it was the first there might be somethings worth waiting for in the second. Like a camera, or a fingerprint reader.
If you plan to wait for the second why not wait for the third or forth or fifth? Maybe you can wait for the tenth I hear that one will be full 3D.

The point being don't make your decisions on the what if factor.


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I think you should wait so that those who really want one now can get one. We definitely need people in this world who are willing to wait so we can get the good stuff when it comes out.
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Out of curiosity, what would you do with a fingerprint reader on an iPad? I want it to be equipped with a jet pack.....do you think Apple is going to add that feature?

Seriously tho, I KNOW YOU WANT AN IPAD NOW, so just buy it, and when they release a new one, sell the first gen and hop you are all set. Just buy it, enjoy it like we all do, and see what happens. You could be waiting for a long time...
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Out of curiosity, what would you do with a fingerprint reader on an iPad? I want it to be equipped with a jet pack.....do you think Apple is going to add that feature?

Seriously tho, I KNOW YOU WANT AN IPAD NOW, so just buy it, and when they release a new one, sell the first gen and hop you are all set. Just buy it, enjoy it like we all do, and see what happens. You could be waiting for a long time...
But, i don't want to go through the whole "sell it and buy a new one" thing. It's too much work. Anyone willing to buy it at a fair price will want the 2nd gen.

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But, i don't want to go through the whole "sell it and buy a new one" thing. It's too much work. Anyone willing to buy it at a fair price will want the 2nd gen.
Put it on craigslist and you'll sell the first gen within a day. There are many people that are willing to wait for good deals when a new product comes out. When I was a kid, I would sometimes wait 6 months after the release of a new game To buy it because I couldn't afford it brand new.

Nobody knows when they are going to release a second gen of iPad. Why wait? Maybe the first gen would be enough for you but you won't know till you make that step.

I love my iPad. I never had regrets with my purchase. Do it! Lol
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