Will You Take a Bite Out of This Apple?

Ever since Apple released the first iPad on April 3, 2010, I always wondered how it would feel to own one. I consider myself a tech savvy individual who stays on top of the latest trends, but I have been reluctant to actually go out and purchase a tablet. I would love to have a portable device with me at all times that can shoot videos, take photos, play music, send and receive emails and browse the web – then again, that’s what my iPhone is for, right? I can do just about everything that the iPad can do with my handy dandy phone.

Our Space iPad TabletThe recent release of the iPad 4 initially intrigued me; I was surprised by the cost and wondered how different it is from  previous versions. However, I feel okay about not ever purchasing an iPad, let alone buying an iPad 4 after reading that 45% of iPad owners are not happy with the timing of Apple’s new iPad 4. Apple released its latest tablet version only seven months after the debut of the iPad 3; I’m content with my decision to keep on waiting to make the purchase (but then again, with Christmas just around the corner, I may put it on my Santa list anyway).

A study by Toluna QuickSurveys found that iPad owners are upset about how soon the company launched the iPad 4 because it makes the iPad 3 seem outdated.

Half (50%) of iPad 3 owners say they were disgruntled about the launch of the iPad 4, followed by iPad 2 owners (45%) and first-generation iPad owners (40%).

Do you think Apple’s reputation has begun to spiral downhill?

Cover Photo Source: Mike Lau via Flickr
Photo Source 1: brett jordan via Flickr

Nicole Hernandez is the Social Media Manager at SJG. She’s a Chicagoan who graduated from DePaul University with a BA in Public Relations & Advertising and minor in Journalism. Nicole is known to her peers as being online all the time – while in her spare time you can find her taking footage on her phone as she’s rocking out at music festivals. She’s also training to be the new water girl at Chicago Bulls games (in her dreams).