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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 9, 2012 #181 of 417
    Nick

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    With all the the gushing praise for the new iPad 3 from tech reviewers and fanbois alike, few have taken time to consider the (new?) reality of 4G speed combined with huge file sizes. For some, upgrading to the iPad 3 (iPad 2.3?) for margiinal improvements will bring an unexpected and unpleasant surprise.

    www.tecca.com

    You may have to stop feeding the dog to help pay for the extra bandwidth.
     
  2. Mar 9, 2012 #182 of 417
    Chris Blount

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    True but then again if you blow through your monthly allotment your connection simply stops until the next billing cylcle (you can still use wifi of course). I simply just do without. That's the good thing about the pre-paid plans on the iPad. You won't get a huge bill at the end of the month with busted bandwidth allotment charges.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2012 #183 of 417
    Sgt. Slaughter

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    Unprecedented speeds?......pretty sure I read on anandtech.com the new iPad uses the same chip as the HTC thunderbolt....they should not be allowed to post up those numbers with out a fat disclaimer at least citing its limited to carriers resources and state current carrier speeds for each...

    Dreaming if that new iPad is going to pull even 40Mbps less your the only one on the tower....

    Gotta hand it to apple marketing department as they truly deserve the biggest checks as they know how to wrap/fool the general public with things...

    ...not saying anyone here is as we all seem pretty knowledgeable on things here. Just amazed how easily so many people are fooled by their things. Had 5ppl tell me they can't wait to download things with the new iPad at 70Mbps.....smh
     
  4. Mar 9, 2012 #184 of 417
    Laxguy

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    Also, avoiding a major hit on one's 3g or 4G or LTE plan is up to the user.... a bit of intelligence is "a good thing". Those who ignore common sense help make more money for the wireless telco, possibly keeping our costs down a tad.
     
  5. mutelight

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    My 64GB Verizon model is sitting in Ontario, CA. :(
     
  6. flexoffset

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    My 64GB white wi-fi is sitting in Kentucky.
     
  7. Brandon Wedgeworth

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    Mine too, but it's just a 16 Gig Wi-Fi only...
     
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    32 g wifi Mine shows Mar 11, 2012 3:57 PM Picked up ONTARIO, CA
     
  9. Steve

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  11. Steve

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    As it turns out, no!
     
  12. Steve

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    Will be interesting to see if these iPads get warm to the touch at all. According to Engadget, I assume because of the smaller picture elements, there are twice as many LEDs required to backlight the screen. Besides LTE, that's likely another reason the battery capacity in the new iPad is 42.5 watt hours, vs. the iPad2's 25 watt hours.
     
  13. TBlazer07

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    The issue isn't only thickness, it's also the size/location of the rear camera and the (supposedly) new taper on the sides on whether it will "snap" on as that case does.

    I had that same case on my iPad 2 but sold it with it. If it fits it is a nice case and nice price. I can tell you it is a very tight fitting case on the bottom so it should be a good test of 2 vs 3 comparability.

    I have a Marware "official" iPad 3 case due to be delivered today but obviously don't have the iPad yet but I will be able to see how it fits on my friends iPad 2. If everything lines up perfectly then most "2" cases will fit. The Marware case is way too expensive (and it probably will go back) but I am anxious to see how it compares to the "2" cases. Marware supposedly is one of the few companies that gets early access to the devices for case sizing as Apple sells their products in their stores so it should be properly sized for the "3."

    Sellers are doubling and tripling prices on "2" cases and calling them "3" cases and saying they "should" fit.
     
  14. afulkerson

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    You guys are really lucky, my 64GB WiFi is sitting in Chengdu, China. :(:confused:
     
  15. Chris Blount

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    I don't even know where mine is. I have a tracking number but it comes up blank.
     
  16. Steve

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    Hopefully still scheduled to be delivered on the 16th?

    Mine's sitting in Middletown, PA, which is about 200 miles west of me. I imagine it will inch close are the week goes on. :p
     
  17. Steve

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    I'm worried about the speaker as well. Not sure if it's in exactly the same spot, and don't want the case to cover it at all.
     
  18. RunnerFL

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    The thing that sucks the most about finding a case is Apple's refusal to call it anything other than iPad. It's not like I can go to amazon.com, or other sites, and search for "ipad case" and only get cases for the new iPad.
     
  19. Steve

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    That Marware "MicroShell Folio" case looks like a beauty at $59, except for the fact it seems to cover the speaker to much. If it's not aligned perfectly, I imagine it would muffle the sound. I wonder why they didn't just make a cut-out there?

    EDITED TO ADD: By comparison, the image on the right is the rear of the Monoprice iPad 2 case. Hopefully it will fit the new iPad as well!
     

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  20. Herdfan

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    We had our state age group swim championships this past weekend, and I was surprised by how many kids had iPads on the pool deck that were not in any kind of protective case. One fall on the tile floor and bye-bye.
     

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