5 Reasons the New iPad Is a Waste of Money

new ipadThe jig is up. We've been bamboozled. Had. Got the wool pulled over our eyes. There isn't, in fact, an iPad3, or an iPad Mini, like some had been hoping. Instead, there's the "New iPad." Whatever that means.

Obviously, there are some cool things about Apple's latest gadget -- and we told you about them yesterday, so I won't go over them again in excessive detail. (Voice dictation [aka Siri]; new retina display; new iSight Camera, to name a few.) But still. I say save your cash. You really needn't shell out $500 of your hard earned money -- or $729 if you want the 4G. And here are five reasons why.

It isn't an iPad 3! That's what you were excited about, right? You wanted an iPad 3, not a New iPad -- or an iPad 2 II, which, basically, is what this is. Don't sell yourself short. You deserve an iPad 3. Hold out a little longer. Guarantee you the iPad 3 will be here soon enough. Which leads me to my next point ...

The iPad 3 -- and 4 and 5 and 6 -- will be here soon enough. If there's one thing Apple's known for, it's cranking out "new and improved" versions of the cool stuff it already has out. Sure, you might be the envy of your friends now, what with your shiny new New iPad, but in a matter of months, you'll just be coveting your co-worker's iPad 3.

Original iPad 2's are on sale now. Word is, the price of the iPad 2 is going drop fairly significantly. (I've been hearing rumblings of an entry price of $399.) Get to Googling, I'm sure you'll be able to dig up a few killer deals.

It doesn't even have a name! It's weird! If I'm going to spend a serious chunk of my paycheck on something, I want it to be called ... something, anything. Even the "iPad 2 1/2" is better than the "New iPad."

Spend your money on something else. Five-hundred dollars is a lot of money. Instead of throwing it out on another item, spend it on ... an experience. Take a weekend trip. Buy a puppy. Purchase something you'll look back on and think, "Now that was money well-spent."

Are you planning on buying the New iPad?


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nonmember avatar Julie

Or, how about instead of "buying a puppy" for $500, you visit your local shelter and give a mutt a home for considerably less? :)

nonmember avatar Saaketh

Haha this is why women shouldn't be talking about technology. There is NOT going to be another iPad until this time NEXT YEAR. If you ever realised, there is no product called Macbook Air 1 or Macbook Air 2, or iPod 1 or iPod 2. They're all simply just Macbook Airs or iPods. Apple is adopting the same nomenclature for the iPad.

Before you argue about my 'anti-feminist' words, ask yourself. You're husband or son would have known this if he were writing an article about this.

nonmember avatar Misterff1

Yes, i am going to buy the New iPad! These reasons are absolutely rediculous! It IS an iPad 3! If there will be a new one soon, it will be called iPad 4.. And it ISN'T a waste of money, because iOS is just great to work with! People, don't take this serious.. He clearly doesn't know what he's talking about

lalas... lalasmama2007

No, I'm happy with my ipad2.

nonmember avatar Saaketh

@Misterff1 : If you are referring to the post, then the author is a she, not a he.

If you are referring to my comment on the name, then go to the apple website right now, go to the store, go through the WHOLE keynote, if you find anywhere, a word calling the new iPad the iPad 3, then I'll jump off a cliff, right after I buy you a dozen of the 'iPad 3's

Mrs.P... Mrs.Pool2Be

I would just be happy with an Ipad2.  

nonmember avatar AppleManiac

Every one of you, who says they're fine with the iPad 2, wait until you look at that gorgeous Retina Display :D

Rushn311 Rushn311

Not planning on buying one unless hubby works lots of overtime because we did want one.

nonmember avatar Heather

Your reasoning is so... for lack of a better word, silly. Naming convention is really a reason? Or, fear/anticipation that something better might come along? Like that reasoning won't apply a year from now, when Apple releases the iPad 3? A device, which may (like the iPhone 4S), in the end, be a disappointing leap over this year's release. Are you and then planning on presenting your list all over again? Wait! Buy the next one! Either people want to spend the money or they don't, but I doubt anyone is going to be referring to your handy little guide to help them make that decision. Come on, Frisky. You're smarter than this. Read some professional tech writers and try again.

nonmember avatar TechGirl

@ Saaketh @Misterff1

You are both complete idiots. I am a female and I am well aware of the tech features the new iPad has. While I don't entirely agree with the reasons provided by the author, I do agree that the new iPad is a waste of money.

Saaketh- As a man with such a great amount of tech knowledge I would think you wouldn't be so gullible to jump on the new iPad because they improved the resolution and threw in improved cameras. How dumb could you really be? Every year Apple updates their products and its not even necessary its like they get lazier every year and people like you who buy the products get dumber.

They add some slightly improved features tout it as innovative and different and the sheep come out in full force. "Oh I have to get an iPhone 4S because it has Siri" Oh yeah by the way Siri drains battery life. "Oh Boy Apple improved the screen resolution, updated the MP's on the camera (which they should have done on the iPad 2 in the first place), added 4G (most androids already support 4G), and added a quad core processor (oh wait that's right it's not a quad core processor, its quad core graphics) now I must rush out and buy this product because it's so innovative." What a complete idiot. A fool and his money is soon parted!

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