APPLE iPad - 3 rd gen, 16 GB, WiFi, Black @ Currys / PC World (Cyber Monday)
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APPLE iPad - 3 rd gen, 16 GB, WiFi, Black @ Currys / PC World (Cyber Monday)

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Found 22nd Nov 2012
iOS 5
Multi-touch 9.7" LED Display
Apple A5X Processor
SD front & HD rear cameras

103 Comments

What's the price can't see it

Want the 4th gen. No sale on that

Click on Go To Deal.

Says £329

I don't think this is good deal

It's not too bad as apple sell refurbed ones for £315 and new ones elsewhere are £369 +
But i want the 4th gen. Need some discount on that

5% quidco from pc world

Many thanks OP! Just bought one, have it on order great price!
Bit gutted few weeks ago couldn't get hands on the iPad 4 for £360 at comet but this will do nicely

This deal actually links to PCWorld(I know same company) but for those interested this is the currys link:
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

Rather just pay £70 more and get the iPad 4 tbh.

prk

I don't think this is good deal

really? iPad 2 is the same price. Im sure you go for iPad 2.

Can't use 5% PC World quidco as PC World's website shows price as £369

This seems a good deal to me
It's showing £329 for me with a countdown 4d 2hrs etc left on deal

rodman

really? iPad 2 is the same price. Im sure you go for iPad 2.


The iPad 3 had issues and performance let down which is why Apple released the iPad 4th gen so soon. Which is why pay £70 more and get the iPad 4th gen.

Oh, nice. Was showing as £369 when I checked half hour ago :P
Tempting but best to buy the latest?

CouldntThinkOfAUsername

Rather just pay £70 more and get the iPad 4 tbh.



I would, too. You will probably make most of that back when you come to sell it. If you are patient you will probably be able to pick up an ipad 4 for less than £380. I have an ipad3; it is the same speed as and ipad2 but has a better screen and camera. The ipad4 is twice as fast as the ipad2/3 and has a HD webcam in the front.

I like how they advertise that it's iOS 5

As tempting as this is, I'ma wait for a decent discount on the iPad 4. Going to wait until Mid-December if I have to.... :P

TJ Skywasher

Can you find it cheaper?



This is A5 processor... Check in apple store... it is 329 with out any discount!!!!!

store.apple.com/uk/…are

Ipad 4 on ebay deal last week for £300. I just missed it

shadyxx

Oh, nice. Was showing as £369 when I checked half hour ago :P Tempting … Oh, nice. Was showing as £369 when I checked half hour ago :P Tempting but best to buy the latest?



Not really given the only major differences are the front facing camera and the connector. I went for a 3rd Gen HMV one and it's great.

CouldntThinkOfAUsername

The iPad 3 had issues and performance let down which is why Apple … The iPad 3 had issues and performance let down which is why Apple released the iPad 4th gen so soon. Which is why pay £70 more and get the iPad 4th gen.



what issues?

orgfilao

Not really given the only major differences are the front facing camera … Not really given the only major differences are the front facing camera and the connector. I went for a 3rd Gen HMV one and it's great.



Processor too?

dan20rhino

http://www.ebuyer.com/409325-ipad-retina-16gb-wifi-white-md513b-a Is this … http://www.ebuyer.com/409325-ipad-retina-16gb-wifi-white-md513b-a Is this the new one?



Yep. A6X Processor...

when have you ever opened an app on ipad 3 and thought its too slow?? The only people benefitting from the new A6 chip are video editors surely
Edited by: "sleepingwonder" 22nd Nov 2012

TJ Skywasher

Really? I've had an iPad 3 since release day and never had any issues or … Really? I've had an iPad 3 since release day and never had any issues or performance let down.



Apps especially gaming issues, frame rate dropping really low when gaming as the A5X chip was to weak to run a retina display game using high graphical power. iPad 2 would run the game fine but the same game with Retina support with same graphics would suffer. Hence why Apple have totally wiped any existence of the iPad 3 from their store but kept the iPad 2 on sale.

Wondered why they have iPad 2 but not 3rd gen on their website...

CouldntThinkOfAUsername

Apps especially gaming issues, frame rate dropping really low when gaming … Apps especially gaming issues, frame rate dropping really low when gaming as the A5X chip was to weak to run a retina display game using high graphical power. iPad 2 would run the game fine but the same game with Retina support with same graphics would suffer. Hence why Apple have totally wiped any existence of the iPad 3 from their store but kept the iPad 2 on sale.



Wow, what complete and utter tripe.
Mate you need to get out more and stop reading rubbish online and quoting it as truth.
So some developers tried to achieve too much and failed. That does not mean the device "has issues".

The device was wiped from the store because they wanted to present a consistent Lightning Connector interface across the product range, and the A6 chipset wasn't available back when the 3rd gen was released. Simples.

Sucks to own a 3rd gen mind you, but only from the resale point of view

TJ Skywasher

I game a lot on my iPad 3 and have never had any issues with frame rates, … I game a lot on my iPad 3 and have never had any issues with frame rates, etc. They've removed the iPad 3 because the iPad 4 is out now, duh.



well if that was true then the ipad 2 would not still be available....

Jemster

Wow, what complete and utter tripe.Mate you need to get out more and stop … Wow, what complete and utter tripe.Mate you need to get out more and stop reading rubbish online and quoting it as truth.So some developers tried to achieve too much and failed. That does not mean the device "has issues". The device was wiped from the store because they wanted to present a consistent Lightning Connector interface across the product range, and the A6 chipset wasn't available back when the 3rd gen was released. Simples.Sucks to own a 3rd gen mind you, but only from the resale point of view



Only sucks if you paid full price for it. I got virtually the same tech that is in the ipad4 but saved £177 by buying the 32GB 3G ipad3 from HMV... Apple should have at least given a £100 voucher for Apple made accessories to the people who bought an ipad3 for full price. The cases, HDMI adapter, camera kit etc. are just pure profit for apple so it wouldn't cost them much and they would have significantly reduced the ill-feeling that some customers felt.
Edited by: "davestavros" 22nd Nov 2012

TJ Skywasher

I game a lot on my iPad 3 and have never had any issues with frame rates, … I game a lot on my iPad 3 and have never had any issues with frame rates, etc. They've removed the iPad 3 because the iPad 4 is out now, duh.


Clearly there was a issue, why would Apple stop their yearly cycle of updates and release a updated version like 6 months later with the main update being the A6X chip, duh.
In a normal Apple scenario, the iPad 3 would have gone to £329 and iPad 2 gone of sale but this clearly hasn't happened as the iPad 3 has disappeared but the 2 is still on sale.

Cold, around the same price as the nexus 10

Jemster

Wow, what complete and utter tripe.Mate you need to get out more and stop … Wow, what complete and utter tripe.Mate you need to get out more and stop reading rubbish online and quoting it as truth.So some developers tried to achieve too much and failed. That does not mean the device "has issues". The device was wiped from the store because they wanted to present a consistent Lightning Connector interface across the product range, and the A6 chipset wasn't available back when the 3rd gen was released. Simples.Sucks to own a 3rd gen mind you, but only from the resale point of view


You fail bad. Consistent interface? Are you serious, explain why the iPad 2 with the 30pin connector is still there along with the iPhone 4S. Clearly you're in denial that you're stuck with iPad 3 with a low power GPU isn't upto the job that iPad 2 was.
Apple could have easily waited until April 2013 to release it with the lightning connector but they knew internally, the iPad 3 would cause problems in the future and it is causing problems with games. Hence, they got rid of it instead of selling it at lower price like they usually do with iDevices.

CouldntThinkOfAUsername

Clearly there was a issue, why would Apple stop their yearly cycle of … Clearly there was a issue, why would Apple stop their yearly cycle of updates and release a updated version like 6 months later with the main update being the A6X chip, duh. In a normal Apple scenario, the iPad 3 would have gone to £329 and iPad 2 gone of sale but this clearly hasn't happened as the iPad 3 has disappeared but the 2 is still on sale.



So will there be 'issues' with the iPad4 when Apple release the next model in 6 months time?? No, they just want to make more money by selling the latest gadget, quicker than annually. Already talk of the iPhone 5S release early to mid next year - does that suggest the iPhone5 has issues??

I have the iPad3 and have absolutely no problem with graphic intensive games.

I personally believe they have left the iPad2 on sale as it is a significantly cheaper and more affordable option to the iPad4 and therefore might compete with other mid spec tablets.

Anyone wanna buy my ipad 2 for £250 ?

Liam1990

Many thanks OP! Just bought one, have it on order great price! Bit gutted … Many thanks OP! Just bought one, have it on order great price! Bit gutted few weeks ago couldn't get hands on the iPad 4 for £360 at comet but this will do nicely :)This deal actually links to PCWorld(I know same company) but for those interested this is the currys link:http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/apple-ipad-3-rd-gen-16-gb-wifi-black-11627297-pdt.html



it was 299 at ebay the other week for the new ipad 4 !

Yes they probably didn't leave the 3 and 4 together because they are so similar and they can make more money by still selling the 2 which is well below the 4. The assembly lines for the 3 would have been switched over to the 4 while they would have had to introduce more changes in their factories to have both the 3 and 4 selling together as well.

I just put my refurb 3 in for return to get the 4 as I found the 3 to have slow wifi and with the new connector and possibly more than 2x the performance increase I just didn't see keeping it as a great choice.

iPad 2 & iPad 4 will both be featured in tomorrow's Black Friday Sale at the Apple Store.

macrumors.com/201…es/
Edited by: "Sparkster" 22nd Nov 2012

iPad2 Refub @ Apple Store for £259

LINK


Edited by: "GRiDlock" 22nd Nov 2012
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