Roger Cheng for CNET:
Apple, I thought we had a deal. I buy one of your products, and I’m guaranteed roughly a year feeling like I’ve got the latest and greatest that Apple has to offer. That’s primarily been your product cycle, and it’s worked out fairly well for everyone.
Apple didn’t make any such deal that I know about. They’ve always released products when they were ready to — this week is no different. If you ever get such a commitment from a company, I want to know about it.
Besides, your iPad works the same as it did before the announcement. Nothing got turned off, it functions perfectly.