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The iPad Thread

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Jan 25, 2010.

How much will the Apple tablet cost?

  1. $199

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  2. $299

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  3. $399

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  4. $499

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  5. $599

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  6. $699

    6 vote(s)
    12.8%
  7. $799

    15 vote(s)
    31.9%
  8. $899

    10 vote(s)
    21.3%
  9. $999

    6 vote(s)
    12.8%
  1. Jul 7, 2010 #441 of 467
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    ;)

    I'm with ya. :D
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 #442 of 467
    klang

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    My wife and I have lots of Apple products but we are hanging on to our Kindle's for now. iPad is practically useless in the sun. Reading on the beach or by the pool is very difficult on the iPad. Fortunately they can both access the same material from Amazon and it isn't too bad to switch back and forth.
     
  3. dennisj00

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    The NY Times reported today that over the last 3 months, Amazon has sold more e-books for their Kindle than hardcover editions (including hardcovers that aren't in e-editions). For every 143 e-editions, they sold 100 hardcovers.

    Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble saw a big increase in sales after reducing prices on their readers. The article also acknowledges part of the increase came from iPads and smartphones.

    I think that's already greater than the 15% estimate mentioned earlier in this thread!

    I also read the article on my iPad.
     
  4. Steve

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    Microsoft had a very sexy tablet OS in Courier that could certainly compete with the iPad OS or Android, IMO, but has elected to shelve it "at this time".

    Instead, they're trying to convince tablet hardware manufacturers to license Windows, instead of using free Android and it's thousands of apps. I wonder which tablet OS and price point the consumer will prefer? :scratchin
     
  5. dmurphy

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    I have both a Kindle and an iPad.

    The Kindle has several distinct advantages when it comes to reading books -

    * It weighs less.
    * eInk is easier on the eyes, especially over a several-hour period of reading.
    * It's readable in the sun
    * Multi-week battery life
    * It costs a lot less so I'm less worried about, say, leaving it on a beach chair.

    For now, I'm planning a dual-device strategy. I fly all over the country for work quite a bit, and both the Kindle & iPad fit in my laptop carryon just fine - the Kindle adds very little additional weight so it's fine for schlepping around with me.

    Of course, the iPad does so much more than just books - and that's why I love it. But for books, I still think the Kindle has an advantage ...
     
  6. davemayo

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    I'm having a bad day with electronics.

    All of the sudden, today, my iPad won't connect to the internet. The iPad has worked flawlessly from day 1. Today, I can connect to my wireless network, but don't get a network ID assigned to the iPad. No internet connection.

    Anyone else have this problem and/or know of a fix?

    Thanks.

    BTW: My laptop and my wife's iPhone connect to the our wireless network no problem. Just the iPad has the problem.
     
  7. funhouse69

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    Just to be sure we cover all of the bases did you turn off then turn back on the wireless within the iPad? If so how about rebooting it...

    I've noticed with my iPad that it completely disconnects from the network when it is not in use and must reestablish the connection once you activate it.

    Final one just again to cover all of the bases would be to reboot your wireless router just to make sure that isn't the issue.

    I've had a similar issue at my work and it was resolved by rebooting the router even though other devices seemed to be working fine.

    If not do you have access to another wireless network just to try?

    Anything is possible so it could have died but test everything before returning it to the mothership. They will make you test / check everything anyway.

    Let us know what happens.
     
  8. Chris Blount

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    After trying all that, another option is to totally wipe the iPad and reload the firmware. Then do a restore.

    While it could be hardware, its always a good idea to cover all software bases first before contacting Apple. They will basically do the same thing.
     
  9. phrelin

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    Also make sure it isn't something involved in your wireless by trying to connect to someone else's wifi signal.
     
  10. davemayo

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    Thanks for the replies. Looks like it may be a problem with my router. My other devices now won't connect at all. I brought the iPad to work and it connects with our WiFi network here.
     
  11. funhouse69

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    Man first you with your wireless problems and no me, my iPad won't charge anymore :(

    I am at work and have my charger that isn't working but has worked since day one, I am hoping that its a cable or charger but won't know until I get home. I am not sure that is going to make a difference since it will charge my iPhone.

    When I connect it to my computer it doesn't even recognize that its connected.

    I've power cycled it and it detects that it is connected only once and says not charging as if the charger isn't powerful enough but this is the 10W Charger that came with the iPad - Arrgghh!!! :eek2:
     
  12. Oct 5, 2010 #452 of 467
    phrelin

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    Here's the kind of news that drives people around the bend:
    Huh?
     
  13. Oct 5, 2010 #453 of 467
    Steve

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    A change at the top in Redmond has been long overdue, IMHO.
     
  14. Oct 5, 2010 #454 of 467
    dennisj00

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    It's still not very close. . . (the competition, not Ballmer's outage . . )
     
  15. Oct 6, 2010 #455 of 467
    Mike Bertelson

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    The Android tablets have been in the works for a couple of years and are being released now. They will be the competition not Microsoft.

    Microsoft has a lot of work to do if they think they'll be able to compete. With all the apps available for iPad & Android, Microsoft will have to change the way they do things before they'll even have a chance. I don't see that happening by Christmas...of course I've been wrong before. :grin:

    Mike
     
  16. Oct 6, 2010 #456 of 467
    Mike Bertelson

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    I'm getting a 404 error on your link. :scratchin

    Mike
     
  17. Oct 6, 2010 #457 of 467
    Steve

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    What I get from Ballmer's comments is simply a tablet running Windows 7 by Christmas. Looks like we won't see an iOS competitor from Microsoft until Windows 8, apparently slated for Q4-11/Q1-12 commercial release.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2010 #458 of 467
    Mike Bertelson

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    By then, those that want tablets will have an iPad or an Android...a day late and a dollar short...again. !rolling

    Mike
     
  19. Oct 6, 2010 #459 of 467
    Steve

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    Funny thing is back in January, there was speculation that Microsoft would actually beat the iPad to the market with their Courier device (video below).

    Meanwhile, the iPad is the fastest selling new electronic device in history, Apple's market cap has been greater than Microsoft's ever since and it wouldn't surprise me to learn the Microsoft Courier development team left in frustration and are now working for Apple or Google!

    That's why Ballmer's got to go, IMHO.

    [YOUTUBE]rXiYtMnjAmc[/YOUTUBE]
     
  20. Oct 7, 2010 #460 of 467
    phrelin

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    In one of those mysteries Microsoft abandoned the Courier. One comment was:
    Sometimes I get the feeling that Microsoft has become Ballmer's Backyard Barbeque where they cook up lots of stuff that tastes bad.
     

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