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Have Apple Dropped The iPad 3?

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It certainly looks like it, if you visit the Apple App Store now you will see three iPads avaialble, the iPad Mini, the iPad 2 and the fourth generaion iPad but no iPad 3?

Looks like it’s gone but why keep the iPad 2 going instead?

Take a look here and you’ll see what we mean.

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

3 replies on “Have Apple Dropped The iPad 3?”

Anyone interested in a 3 week old, 32GB iPad3 (Verizon) can contact me. Quantity is limited so act now!

There never were a an iPad 3. The second iPad was the last one with an official number (even if some people call it iPad 3). See the presentation video for the third iPad and you will see that they just call it “the new iPad” (with a retina display).

You are right, there never quite was an iPad 3, per se. That third iteration was the one they simply dubbed “The New iPad” that had retina display. They didn’t necessarily drop that third iteration iPad. What was done was they redesigned that same version to now have the lightning connector. This is to be consistent with the connector of choice across all new iDevices. The iPhone 5 has lightning, the new iPods have lightning, iPad Mini has lightning, and so the redesigned the same “iPad 3” to have lightning.

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