The New iPad. What will it be called when a “newer” iPad is released?

Sometimes I wonder about these things, and Apple has confused me with their naming scheme recently. Now I’m a pretty simple guy and I feel like I probably represent the “common thinker” but I do work with this stuff every day and this issue has me thinking.

Hmm, the newer new iPad sounds like what I want.

So let’s talk about the iPad. First, we got the iPad, also known now as the “Original iPad”. I use one of these at home and I love it – I use it every day! Calling it the “iPad” is perfect!

Then Apple announced the “iPad 2“. Yes! The next in line of iPads, the iPad 2 implies something new, a better revision and more features.

Well now I believe we have an issue on our hands with the latest release of “the new iPad“. Or is it just “iPad” again? It’s certainly not “iPad 3”. For now, calling it “the new iPad” works perfectly, but it might not for long! Let’s discuss – stick with me here.

If it’s “the new iPad” then what is the next revision of the iPad going to be called? “The Newer iPad?” – “iPad 4?” – “Newer than the last iPad?” – “iPad Classic?” I am curious to see how this pans out. While I’m sure Apple already has it worked out (maybe the new iPad will be the LAST iPad ever made?) or possibly the name of the iPad will go away altogether to something else?

At this point I think it’s all speculation and maybe a topic that’s not even worth talking about, but I was thinking about it. And now you are too 😉 Sorry.

Have a great day, Ryan

What do you think about the new iPad?

Well, we went down and waited with the crowds down at the Leawood Apple Store on Saturday morning:

However Kyle had a brilliant idea and ran over to the local Best Buy while some of the guys waited in the Apple Store line. Guess what he found- no lines, no hassle, and they had stacks of them in stock! He walked in at 9:00 am and at 9:15 was back in the car with our very first 16GB WiFi iPad. Yup we’ve all had a chance to feel, touch and hold it here at the office, and we were also able to open it up. It’s a product built for our business and we hope to have a successful run at these repairs (when they’re needed!).

I hope your Easter was great, I’ll be back very soon with iPhone App info!

Thanks, Ryan

Apple’s iPad coming April 3rd. Are you getting one?

Well, the time is drawing near. Starting March 12, you will be able to pre-order from the Apple Online Store or reserve an iPad for pickup at an Apple Retail Store. Are you the kind of person that just can’t wait to get the new iPad in your hot little hands? Yeah, that’s me.

I’m sure that I’ll order one. I’m sure that it’ll feel like magic after I open it up. I can’t wait. It’s like Christmas in April, but I have to buy my own present 😉

However there are many speculations on whether we should wait for the future release of the iPad or not. Remember a few weeks ago, we showed you a picture of the iPad frame that we received and it looks like it’s got a spot for a camera? See my earlier blog post titled “iPad Camera rumor becoming a reality? We think so.” Yeah, I think that a camera would be great. Then there are many people that just flat our advise against buying the “1.0” version of any new technology. Maybe you’d want to wait for a USB port. . .or maybe the next revision would have better pricing. I would bet that all of these dreams will come true and more.

However, just like any technology, once you buy, you should never second guess yourself. Get what you want, what makes you happy, and live it. If you look back and say “I could have waited and got a better deal” or “The new iPad has a camera and mine doesn’t” you will find yourself in a never ending downward spiral or wanting/wishing/waiting for the next best and greatest thing – unless, of course, technology stops updating. Gulp!

So, where am I at on this? I’m getting an iPad, rev. 1.0. If you want to wait and just share my experience with me, check back on my blog in early April. I’ll post pics and thoughts and maybe even a video or two.

Merry Christmas, Ryan

iPad Camera rumor becoming a reality? We think so.

Hello all-

We received our first shipment of iPad parts today. Here’s one of the metal internal frames:

Upon opening them up and getting our hands on some of these rare items, we immediately noticed what appears to be a “spot” for a camera within the iPad frame.

Hmmmm.

We pulled a camera from a Unibody MacBook. Just a standard camera unit that we see everyday.

Guess what, it fits right in there. The camera slips in the frame, the lens fits in the hole, the LED that indicates that the camera is on, fits, and the ambient light sensor hole is also correct. It appears that the plans to have camera in the iPad is a reality. I’m looking forward to the iPad. . .Rev 2.

More inside pics coming soon!

Ryan