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Apple event: 3-7-2012

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Mar 7, 2012 #141 of 417
    TheRatPatrol

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    Wow talk about timing. I got an iPad 2 for Christmas and an Apple TV a week later, and now I'm already outdated. ;)
     
  2. Mar 8, 2012 #142 of 417
    SeaBeagle

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    Siri is not that great. Ask a question and get a reply like Zi do not understand. Even hen speaking slowly still get the same response.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2012 #143 of 417
    Laxguy

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    It's well known that Siri has trouble with duck, goose and henspeak.

    :D
     
  4. Mar 8, 2012 #144 of 417
    TBlazer07

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    Actually both models have all the GSM frequencies. The VZW one doesn't have GSM LTE and the AT&T one doesn't have CDMA LTE but all the 3G GSM frequencies are common to both.

    • Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T model: LTE (700, 2100 MHz)3; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon model: LTE (700 MHz)3; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

    "iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G models for AT&T and for Verizon connect to GSM/UMTS networks worldwide. But if you want a local connection when you’re traveling, just pop in a local SIM card."

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

    My question is will they allow the VZW model to work in the USA on GSM or only if you are out of the country like some cell phones that are set up this same way.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2012 #145 of 417
    Steve

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    I wonder what's the bigger power drain, the A5x or the LTE radios?

    If it's the radios, does that mean the wifi-only models will have longer battery life?
     
  6. Mar 8, 2012 #146 of 417
    BubblePuppy

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    Turning off the carrier data and using wifi only for data conserves battery power. Reports that I've been reading indicates that using LTE drains the battery very quickly. AT&T Android LTE phones do not have the option to turn off LTE and to use only 3g.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2012 #147 of 417
    Chris Blount

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    There are rumors floating around that those with grandfathered unlimited data plans will be able to keep them with the new iPad. Man I hope that's true.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2012 #148 of 417
    BubblePuppy

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    If you are on AT&T that rumor "might" be true. I know that you can keep your grandfathered unlimited data plan when upgrading phones. However that doesn't mean that you won't be subjected to throttling after a certain data usage limit is reached.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2012 #149 of 417
    Sgt. Slaughter

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    Well they cited only a 1hr difference between using LTE and not...Which to me is very surprising seeing as how they evidently went with Qualcomm's 45nm process MDM9600 baseband which is the same one used by the HTC Thunderbolt which was plagued with horrid battery life with LTE according to the reviews...
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5661/the-new-ipad-4g-contains-qualcomms-mdm9600

    Was very interesting that they did not go ahead and use the Qualcomm 28nm MDM9615 baseband instead...smaller... more efficient...

    looking forward to see real world #'s here. Also wonder if the bad drain that plagued the thunderbolt reviews was mostly due to VZ being in early stages of LTE rollout and having the phone search for LTE some of the time. That in itself will crush battery life and would make sense if that was the case...but i dunno if it was.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2012 #150 of 417
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    I went over to "The Evil Empire" last October when I moved my 3-line family plan with data from Verizon. For years I'd gone with Windows Mobile for a variety of reasons that I won't go into. However, when the iPhone 4S came out, I was able to reassess my plan and see if a change was in order. I've mentioned before that I'd been a Verizon Wireless customer for 21 years - dating back to brick-sized phone guts bolted in the trunk of my car.

    When the time was right and the stars all aligned, I jumped to Sprint and Apple's environment. I saved money, got a HUGE amount of new functionality and my other two lines (wife and younger daughter) joined the iPhone ranks as well.

    So now we have the iPad announcement. In the meantime, I've had 2 Amazon e-Ink Kindles (K2 & a DX) and now have a Kindle Fire. I'm looking at selling the Fire for whatever comes up next from Amazon (something like a DX-sized Fire with some extra options). But would the "The new iPad" change those plans? I'm guessing not.

    No Sprint service. 4G/LTE is a farce because of data caps versus what the iPad does REALLY well (stream HD). Still no SD slot (nor is there likely to ever be one) for transferring pictures from my 'real' camera.

    But I'm rooting for The New iPad. Why? Because, if enough people get it and complain to their carriers about the 4G/LTE swindle that's going on, maybe the carriers will be forced to change their policies.

    I like The New iPad. I think I'll like it enough to buy it if they get a 'universal' model that does all LTE frequencies and GSM and maybe a few other functions. This, of course, depends on what Amazon does.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2012 #151 of 417
    Steve

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    Does this option not work with your particular camera? Comes with both an SD card slot, or a USB female to hook your camera in directly.

    I like to move pix on to the iPad via the iCloud control panel for Windows. I drop 'em into a "watched" folder on my PC and they automatically stream down to the iPad.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2012 #152 of 417
    dmspen

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    I pre-oredered mine just a while ago. My company gets the Employee Purchase Plan discount and I was surprised it applied to the New iPad.

    We also found out last night that one of our friends were models for some of the iPad pics. They couldn't disclose anything until last night. Pretty cool.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2012 #153 of 417
    RunnerFL

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    Get the iPad photo kit, or whatever it's called. It gives you a USB port and SD card reader that plug into the bottom of the iPad and it works great for transferring videos and pics.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2012 #154 of 417
    dennisj00

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    There's also a free app 'WiFi Photo' that lets you move any photo via your browser.
     
  15. Mar 8, 2012 #155 of 417
    TBlazer07

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    And the paid app ($2 ?) "Photosync" works great as well. Has a separate little app for your computer and you just drop the photos onto it.
     
  16. Mar 8, 2012 #156 of 417
    SeaBeagle

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    Also English.
     
  17. Mar 8, 2012 #157 of 417
    Chris Blount

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    I think the pre-paid accounts are a different beast. I have never been throttled on my iPad and I've used it quite a bit on 3G. Sometimes I have streamed my Slingbox all day for several days without any word from AT&T.
     
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    Steve

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    Chris Blount

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    I have never quite understood this issue. I simply purchased the SD card adapter for the iPad. I transfer pictures from my DSLR to the iPad all the time without so much as a hiccup.
     
  20. Mar 8, 2012 #160 of 417
    BubblePuppy

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    I don't know about the pre-paid accounts. I would imagine those won't or at least shouldn't be throttled. I do know the grandfathered unlimited data accounts are subject to throttling if the data usage exceeds a certain amount. Of course using wifi for almost all of my data use won't trigger the throttling.
     

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