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One of the inevitable effects of Apple releasing a new full-sized iPad alongside the iPad Mini is the waves of Apple diehards trying to unload their now “outdated” hardware. Hardware trading sites have announced that they’ve seen as much as a one-thousand percent increase in iPad swaps in the days following Apple’s announcements. While the most fanatical of us NEED to have the latest and greatest of everything Apple, the fourth-gen iPad is one upgrade you may be smarter to avoid. Historically, Apple has launched a new iPad every spring: the first three iPad releases hit shelves in either March or April. What’s to say they won’t upgrade this new iPad again in just a few short months? With that said, however, if you don’t have a tablet at all, or something like the first-gen iPad, this is the best tablet that Apple has ever made and it’s awesome. Just don’t be ticked off when the iPad 5 hits shelves in March.

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Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on augmented intelligence and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/WsHcb

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 29, 2012" by @ShellyPalmer

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