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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. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    I ordered both as well. The one I don't keep I will flip and maybe make a couple bucks.

    Anyway, my first thought is the VZW one. Why? Because the VZW one has all the AT&T GSM radios (sans LTE) as well as the CDMA. **IF** (big IF) the VZW one will work with my AT&T SIM (I know it will outside the US but inside the US is questionable) then I have the best of both worlds.

    ATT faux 4G (non-LTE HSPA+) gives me around 5-7MBps so with the VZW one, if it works, everything is covered.

    "Technically" it should work but whether VZW locks out ATT towers in the US as they do on the iPhone it might be the problem.

    YES, the iPads are unlocked and unsubsidized so it should work but a neighbor of mine who is a VZW mobile engineer (designs and works on the towers) did some checking at work and while they are not 100% sure they think it will not work IN THE USA with an ATT SIM (like the iPhone 4S) but will outside the USA.
     
  2. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    AT&T Coverage is better down here in my area. That's the main reason I'm still with AT&T.
     
  3. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    For the most part, it's being reported that unless you had it engraved it was shipped from within the US and not direct from China. Of course there were some exceptions but from the hundreds of respondents on the various forums that has mostly been the case.
     
  4. HDJulie

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    I've been going back & forth on this but have decided to stay with AT&T because their network compared to Verizon is faster where I am. Plus, I know that I'll get the next new iPad when it comes out next year so it's not like I'm stuck with AT&T for the long term. Verizon has 4G in the Little Rock area & it's actually kind of close to my house but it's not quite there yet. A year from now might be a different story :).
     
  5. mutelight

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    Ah alright, that would explain why when I could track my shipment, the origin was southern California. (Where it has been since Sunday. :()
     
  6. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    Yea, mine have been sitting in PA since Saturday. Evidently Apple is sending secure trailers to major distribution points where they would be labeled and transferrred to Fedex by Thurs for Fri delivery. The ones coming from China are by UPS and a few of those folks probably have a chance of getting them early because UPS officially doesn't do a "delayed delivery" and some may sneak through.

    Edit: Just checked tracking info for my 2nd one and it shows delivery for TOMORROW on the Fedex site. I'm sure that will change once it starts moving but stranger things have happened. The first one still shows Friday.
     
  7. afulkerson

    afulkerson MI Citizen Corps Vol of Year

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    Well mine now shows as being in Alaska.

    Mine did have engraving.

    And at least it is in the USA. Still shows as being delivered on the 16th.
     
  8. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Mine now in MIDDLETOWN, PA.
     
  9. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh, they got smart and didn't wait to ship them all from China a day before release date this time. I guess they had them already over here before they fulfilled orders.
     
  10. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    It's about time! Mine was getting lonely there! :p
     
  11. afulkerson

    afulkerson MI Citizen Corps Vol of Year

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    Mine is now is Louisville, KY, only 400 more miles to go. :)
     
  12. Alan Gordon

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    Looks like some examples are out there now:

    Apple’s 1080p compared with Blu-ray: Can you tell the difference?

    I really hope that my apps won't balloon in size on my 16gb iPad 2 for benefits I probably won't see. Hopefully the reason is the latter:

    SOURCE

    ~Alan
     
  13. HDJulie

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    My brother just checked his tracking -- the time updated from Friday "by 3PM" to "by 10PM"!
     
  14. mutelight

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    Lame! I am hoping since I ordered mine to be delivered to work (large company with many shipments) will get it before 3PM.

    Wow! That is highly impressive considering the file size. I will have to give it a go when mine gets here.

    I won't bother watching them on my big screens but it should be quite nice on a screen less than 10".
     
  15. Steve

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    Mine still says 3PM, but you have me worried now it's gonna change! :lol:

    The Apple stores are opening at 8AM on Friday. Last year, the iPad's weren't available till 5PM. Glad they changed that. Will be interesting to see if Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Sam's, et al. will open earlier Friday.
     
  16. Herdfan

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    My BB is not. Regular 10am opening. Walmart will be open as it is 24 hours. I drop my daughter off for school at 7:20, so I may go over to WM just to see. If I can pick up a couple of WiFi units, I might put them on ebay just to see how desperate people are.
     
  17. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    I have 2 on eBay now and people aren't too desperate yet. If supplies get very low over the weekend it may go up but I think Apple has a lot of inventory for this one. There are some sellers with very low "Buy it now" prices where they barely will clear $100.
     
  18. Steve

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    Before or after eBay/PayPal's cut? Combined, they take about 10% of the total selling price, right? So a $500 iPad that sells for $600 means the seller gets ~ $540.
     
  19. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    $100 AFTER fees & shipping. For electronics usually around 9-10% after everything. Here's an excellent calculator: http://www.rolbe.com/ebay.htm (make sure you select the right CATEGORY - electronics- on the left side).

    I get a 20% discount on eBay fees due to my feedback rating and volume so last year my total "giveaway" on all my sales (shipping, eBay & PayPal fees) came to around 7.5% which really isn't that horrible. A lot less than running a "real" B&M store where you pay rent, insurance, utilities, bribes etc etc.
     
  20. SeaBeagle

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    Great detailed calculator that is.
     

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