Apple recently made an official announcement of the new iPad (it’s not called iPad 3 as expected) on March 7, 2012 and that this new iPad will be making its presence in all Apple stores starting March 16. This announcement gave much anticipated excitement to all current iPad owners who are ready to upgrade to this new iPad. I’m sure these people are ready to stay in long lines at Apple stores this Friday. But before you consider spending many hours in long lines to purchase the new iPad, I would like to provide 3 reasons why not to buy the new iPad next week.
1. With any new technology, there are always defects with the new products, and the new iPad will not be immune to any of the software bugs. Those who buy the iPad on the first week will run into these defects as they will be the first set of users really testing the new iPad. It might be wise to wait one or two months before you make your first purchase of the new iPad.
2. Another reason to wait is the fact that iPad is one of the most expensive tablet out in the market. You should know that there are other competitors who will be releasing their new tablets. For example, Amazon is rumored to release a 10-inch version of the Kindle Fire, Microsoft is generating excitement with their Windows 8, and even Google is expected to come out with an Android tablet. With all these great new products about to be released this year, it might not be a bad idea to wait and see which tablet will provide the best bang for your bucks.
3. When the iPad was announced, many fans of Apple were disappointed with the features of the new iPad. Users were expecting 8MP camera with the new iPad but to their disappointment, it only contains a 5MP camera. Also, the new iPad will be more thicker and heavier compared to its predecessor, iPad 2. Lastly, there will be no SIRI dictation with the new iPad. All these 3 missing features created disappointment among the iPad user group. The difference between iPad 2 and the new iPad may not be as great as originally rumored to be. For current iPad 2 owners, it might not be worth the money to upgrade to this new iPad. Potentially, the iPad 2 owners should wait one more generation of iPad before upgrading.
Are you one of those crowd who will be running to the near by Apple store to purchase this new iPad?