Apple iPad 3 Announcement…Do You Feel Pressured To Buy?
March 1st, 2012 by Christen
It seems the end is finally in sight when it comes to the wait for Apple's highly-anticipated iPad 3
. According to many sources, the tech giant has begun sending invitations out for a mystery launch event on March 7th
, to take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10AM PST (6PM GMT).
With the anticipation of the iPad 3 boasting higher resolution screen and possible bezel touch controls - I'm not to enthusiastic about the new device. Maybe it's because I realized that it was just this time last year that I got my iPad 2 and unless the iPad 3 comes with a "make me invisible" button I can't figure out why anyone would want to ditch their iPad 2 for the newly released version.
A recent study has revealed that 42% of polled Apple consumers said they felt under pressure to keep up with the new generation of Apple products. (OH, but it gets worse...) Over a third of consumers admitted they found themselves in debt after purchasing an Apple product, with 29% saying they bought an Apple gadget using a credit card and 6% admitting they'd actually taken a loan out to afford one in the past.
Kudos to Apple for making gadgets "Cool" and "popular" - as a "fan girl" I'll admit that they've done an excellent job of embedding Apple products into the social fabric of consumers everywhere. However, as a consumer that knows every year Apple will release a newer or updated tablet - I'm not a fan of paying $500+ annually, just to have the latest in Apple tablet technology.
That's my opinion. What's Yours?
Do you have an Apple iPad? Thinking about getting the iPad 3?