Stand by your iPad

Summary:The surprise refresh of the iPad hardware announced this week has some buyers of the previous model up in arms. Don't feel cheated you no longer own the latest iPad. Your iPad still loves you.

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Apple's announcement of the iPad mini this week surprised no one, but that can't be said about the unveiling of the newest big iPad. Refreshing the iPad's guts wasn't expected, and it has some normally rational people up in arms about it. Owners of the iPad just released months ago apparently feel they are entitled to own the latest and greatest iPad for a while longer than they did. Fact is, that iPad you bought is still the slick piece of technology today that it was on the day you bought it.

Your iPad has been there for you since the day you bought it. It's faithfully awakened each time you picked it up and hit the button. It has run every app you asked it to, and smoothly. The only thing it has asked in return is to plug it in when the tank gets low, and that's so it can continue serving you without interruption.

It may no longer be the latest iPad on the market but it is still your faithful companion. It has stood by you since you bought it through thick and thin. It just works, and will continue to do so even though there's a new iPad in town.

Some of us have asked our iPads to do extra work duty, even though it's a lowly tablet. It has taken the shame of having a keyboard attached with quiet dignity and done everything we ask. It did laptop duty before that was cool with nary a complaint.

So don't be fickle, stand by your iPad. Sure it has that old connector that we've groused about for years. Sure anybody who looks at your iPad can instantly tell it's not the very latest magical product from Apple. But it is there for you, so stand by your iPad.

You'll get another brand spanking new iPad some day, but until that day your old iPad works just as well as it did the day you bought it. That day you marveled at how well it worked. That day you bragged how responsive it was and how smoothly it ran the best apps in the world. It's still the same so stand by your iPad. It still has your back.

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Topics: iPad, Tablets

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James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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