I have some sympathy for folks who bought 3rd-generation New iPads over the past six months and are now complaining they’ve been hard done by with Apple releasing the 4th-gen iPad. Some
sympathy…but not a whole lot.
I’ve been there, and not. In March, 2009, I bought a then-current late 2008 model unibody MacBook, reasoning Apple would not release a major upgrade for another half-year or so.
I was wrong.
Two months later, Apple released a major upgrade of that machine, with faster processors, a FireWire 800 port, and a SDCard slot, relaunching it as the 13-inch MacBook Pro. I was not amused,
particularly because lack of FireWire I/O was my main complaint about the MacBook.
On the other hand, that MacBook has proved to be one of the best Macs (possibly the best Mac) I’ve ever owned, so the sting has faded.
Last March, my iPad 2 Was just nine months old when the New iPad was released, but I’d expected that, and was relatively serene about no longer…