To everyone complaining about Apple upgrading iPad today when your previous gen was out for just 7 months…
You bought a device most people in the world can’t afford because it provided you with some expectation of value based on your using it from the day you bought it onward. (That, or you’re an idiot.)
Guess what? It’s the same device you bought when you decided to buy it. It still works the same as it did when you bought it. (Or even better if you got to upgrade from iOS5 to iOS6.) And it will still work that way tomorrow. And the next day. And the next month. And until iOS7. And probably iOS8. (Yes, you even get to upgrade your OS to stay up to date for years to come. Try doing that with anyone other than Apple.)
Would you be happier if you’d waited for today’s announcement? Perhaps. (Knowing your crystal ball worked so well you could have been playing with that instead.) But you would have lost all the time you’ve spent with your retina display iPad. You know, the one you’ve been enjoying for months. At the same price as the new ones. The new ones that didn’t exist until a few hours ago. And that won’t be available for another month.
And if you’re really pissed, here’s a suggestion: stop buying technology. Because whatever you buy will always be surpassed either the day, month, or year after you buy it. So buy for today, or don’t buy at all, because you’re otherwise setting yourself up for disappointment.
And if you really can’t survive without upgrading right away, well, quit complaining you over privileged techno junkie; you obviously already have more than you need.