Your iPad is not obsolete

Twitter is a simmering cauldron of Nerd Rage this morning as quivering iPad (3) owners lift their fists into the air and shout, “Obsolete!” like the Chancellor condemning Romney Wordsworth.

But they’re wrong.

Your iPad 3 is still a fantastic device, and will continue to work admirably for years. The new iPad with Retina display does not diminish your existing iPad’s usefulness. It can be disappointing not to have the very latest and greatest, but it’s not the least bit necessary.  If you bought your iPad within the last 30 days, take it back to an Apple Store. They’ll replace it with a new one for free. If not, enjoy the fantastic little computer you hold in your hands. It’s a stellar device.

This concludes First World Problems Theatre.