Apple is planning something again and still, iDon’t know.
The paradox of choice
With the imminent launch of something new from Apple, consumers are faced again with the paradox of choice.
Unless you’ve been in a wifi-less cave for the last eon, then you know that the Cupertino-based technology company is not going to release a new iPod or iMac at its next event. Apple recently released the iPhone 4S, so only one product remains in the company’s “I’ve-got-to-have-it” arsenal. The iPad.
According to Glenn Mandel at SparkPR, the most important choice “is whether to buy a tablet now or wait in case prices come down.” He continues, “We obviously know that pricing on the iPad 2 will decrease.”
Mandel suggests checking out decide.com, which helps consumers avoid buyer’s remorse by identifying the right time to buy a given product of choice. The site can also predict what types of pricing movements might be expected from the rest of the tablet market.
Mark LoCastro, Public Relations Manager gives five reasons not to buy the iPad 3. LoCastro’s site, dealnews.com, imagines that the iPad 3 will be “groundbreaking in that usual Apple way and you will want it – that is, unless you fall into one of the categories below.”
1. You Want to Save Money
2. You’re Going to “Wait and See”
3. You Don’t Want to Re-Buy So Soon
4. What’s 4G?
5. You’ve Got Other Investments
The main reason Rob Walch is upgrading to the iPad 3 is to keep the peace in his family.
Walch is host of Today in iOS and he says, “My wife is using the iPad now as her main computer and she has to struggle to get time on the original iPad because our two children (3) and (5) always want to use it.”
The iOS podcaster continues, “So this way she gets to have her own iPad with just her apps and no more food on the screen.”
Comedian Dan Nainan best sums up the hype. “You bet your sweet bippy I’m going to buy the iPad 3, and the day it comes out! Mainly because of the fact that the display resolution is going to be four times as much, and because of the superfast LTE/4G surfing speeds.”
The iPad 3 may support 4G networks and may have increased power, higher screen resolution, a retina display, or even a nose hair clipper. iDon’t know what it will have.
The event will certainly give buyers more choice, more paradox, and for some, more remorse.