Apple event: 3-7-2012

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

  1. Devo1237

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    Almost 2p here and no word from FedEx. I'm getting antsy!
     
  2. afulkerson

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    Finnaly at 3:45 UPS showed up. Am typing on the new IPad. Yeh :):)
     
  3. Devo1237

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    Just got mine too! The FedEx guy looked tired. lol
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That explains the mis-spellings. :D
     
  5. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Got mine at 2:45. Yes, the FedEX guy looked tired.

    The screen is amazing. No visible pixels at all.

    I went to Best Buy to pick up the new AppleTV and they actually still had plenty of iPads in all models.
     
  6. Herdfan

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    Did they have it? Mine did not. But yes, plenty of iPads.
     
  7. RAD

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    Dripping...
    My BB had plenty of iPads and they must have had ATV since one of their staff asked if I wanted one also.
     
  8. TBlazer07

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    Needed something to do today so I went iPad hunting (had mine coming from preorder but wanted to check around).

    Seems all the early birds around here got up early for nothing.

    3 Best Buys were loaded with them around 2PM and no one waiting to buy one. Girl at the "iPad desk" by the door said they had "many" left.

    3 local Targets had none (well, 1 had 1 white 64GB wi-fi). All said they got in total around 12 which were gone within an hour.

    Around 1130AM Apple Store in the Menlo Park NJ Mall had about 20 blue shirt security people and AT LEAST 30 obnoxious sales people. (I hate apple store employees, most are just so annoying). Not one person in line the rope line they had setup. When I tried to walk into the store to look around some "security guy" blocked me from entering and told me I had to "check-in" with the annoying Apple employee to swear on the life of my children that I was "just looking" and not trying to buy an iPad (or else I would have to "go through the totally empty rope line"). I think they were assigning personal Apple Drones to you if you wanted to actually buy something.

    Every time I walked past one of the 12yr old looking sales drones they all so annoyingly asked if they could help me (at least 6 different times). I think they were playing a ZONE SALES OFFENSE. One of them said other then the 8AM group where there had been 50 on line waiting there were no lines and they had "loads" of iPads.

    Either the pre-order (not available for the "2") helped reduce lines or they aren't selling as many as they expected. Every TV show is showing the NYC store where zillions of smelly unwashed kids slept in tents waiting for their chance to yell "hey dude" or "baba booey" in front of a TV camera but none of the TV cameras traveled out of the city to see what really was going on, which was not so much.

    eBay prices are tanking. Many seller's buy it now prices after fees and shipping are LESS than what you could buy it for in a store. No idea why people are doing that rather than just sending them back.

    Anyway, I have 2 extra ones I'm going to send back unless someone wants them for exactly what I paid for them plus shipping out to you (~$20 w/insurance & signature). Would seem silly since they are available everywhere (at least here in Northern NJ) but in case some of you are from the boonies and can't find one let me know because I'm going to hang onto them for a few days. I have 1 each of AT&T and Verizon 16GB Black.

    New Jersey iPad reporter signing off! :lol:
     
  9. TBlazer07

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    Was just gonna ask you about that. How, didn't it fit? Too tight?
     
  10. Devo1237

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    Yeah, I tried the same cover. Doesn't fit. Just a tad to small to latch on to the new iPad.

    P.S. This is my first post from my new iPad :)
     
  11. Alan Gordon

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    I downloaded the "Supernatural" Season 7 premiere a week or so ago when iTunes had all those free WB season premieres for free... glad to hear it's 1080p as well.

    So far, I've upgraded three episodes of TV shows... it will take several months using a 6mbps speed connection... particularly with how pounded Apple's servers are probably getting for the next few weeks. ;)


    Though it's not the easiest to write on, the iPad makes up for it with a decent auto-correct feature... :)

    ~Alan
     
  12. Alan Gordon

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    WOW!!! Here in South Georgia, 9 times out of 10, you have to chase after an employee of a store (any store) to ASK for help. 4 times out of 10, they get away... :mad:

    ~Alan
     
  13. Steve

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    Yup. Can only get one pair of tabs to snap in, not both. That 1mm makes a difference!
     
  14. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    What is the big deal with waiting in line and all that? I just checked my local Best Buy, and the three others within 25 miles, and every single model is in stock at all three stores... Prices are 3X what I would pay, but lines to get one?
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    There normally aren't enough to go around. Apparently Apple finally figured out how to put out an item and not have there be a shortage within a few hours.
     
  16. TBlazer07

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    That's how it is around here too except for those obnoxious Apple-store-genius-cadets-in-training. Every time I walk into that store I just want to run out. :mad:
     
  17. Steve

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    Or it could be there wasn't as much pent-up demand for this one. They just sold a ton of iPad2s at Christmas, and original 2 owners that upgraded (like me) are probably the exception. Plus, I believe they're going to continue to sell a lot of iPad2s this year at $399. Just my .02.
     
  18. TBlazer07

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    Yes and no:

    #1) If you have an ACTIVATED iPhone SIM and put it in the VERIZON (VZW) iPad ATT Data works. However there is no way ATT will let it continue plus it is against their TOS.

    #2) If you have an ACTIVATED iPad 2 SIM from your previous iPad (or even from an iPad 3) it will also work in a VZW iPad but you may have to change the APN (easy do do).

    #3) If you have a FRESH NEW not yet activated iPad SIM and put it into the VZW iPad you cannot activate the SIM in the iPad or Online.

    So basically the VZW iPad software does lock out AT&T SIM cards. Unless you already have an activated ATT SIM you are SOL which kinda kills the deal for most people as you cannot get to the "account" page on the VZW iPad with an ATT sim and if you try it online you get an "incorrect device" message probably because of the IMEI.
     
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  20. TBlazer07

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    WHile I would love to agree with you the test was ridiculous. The fact they gave an iPad 2 to 2 "non-geeks" (disinterested persons) of course they wouldn't care or notice. If they gave them both devices and put them side-by-side it might make a difference. The "statictics" are totally "invalid."

    Considering Gizmodo=Gawker it's understandable. They do have a hard-xx against Apple after the iPhone 4 affair. I'm no Apple fan either (read my post a few back).
     

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