It was reported that Apple iPad 3 is possibly coming out this month with invitations being sent to journalists with the above image of “We have something you really have to see. And touch.”
Apple sent out the invitation as a “special event” to be held in San Francisco, California at 10am pacific time. Really? Is it an iPad 3 with upgraded hardwares? Maybe a faster processor, retina display, better battery life, possible LTE integration and maybe throw in Siri for good measure? No thanks.
Lets be clear that the iPad is a wonderful tool for reading, watching Youtube videos, playing simple games, taking notes and checking your email. What other product that can do that is a laptop and it has more features and much more powerful than the iPad. Not to discourage anyone from buying an iPad as mentioned that it is a wonderful tool, but it’s just a glorified laptop without the keyboard. It has a very good marketing campaign for it, that’s all. If the product that Apple will be introducing is in fact the iPad 3 then there is not that much of a strong case to buy it all over again as the iPad 2 is more than adequate for what we commonly use it for.
Tech blogs and Youtube videos of the Apple iPad 3 are rampant with most of the details out there not far from the actual product after it has launched as we have see in the past. But because of the news release, Apple stock has seen an uptick and its market valuation is going to about $500 billion. Not bad for sending out a new release.
However, with such a high market valuation, the only place for it to go is down because of the fierce competition coming out from Samsung, Blackberry, Asus, HP and others. With the new operating system from Android for Ice Cream Sandwich, the line between Apple and Android is getting more blurred by the minute.
If Apple’s iPad 3 comes out as a game changer product then you should invest in it, but otherwise we suggest you wait and just go with the iPad 2 or a competitor’s product if price is the deciding factor.