Apple event: 3-7-2012

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

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That could very well be...then again....bias is often a 2-way street.
     
  3. Sgt. Slaughter

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    While im on the Android side of things I typically look at things from an unbiased view point...I will say that most if not all of the guys reasons seem to be cost related, and if thats the case, its like saying not everyone should go buy that snazzy expensive TV too...

    the only reasons I found valid were the removable storage, aspect ratio not being 16x9, and maybe 1 or 2 others...
     
  4. Chris Blount

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    If course but he still doesn't get it and uses the same old arguments that don't make any sense.:

    Reason 10: There’s still no USB port - Don't need it.
    Reason 11: You still have to use iTunes too often - Duh, it's an Apple product.
    Reason 12: There’s still no removable storage - Don't need it.
    Reason 13: Kindles are still much less expensive - Because they do less.
    Reason 14: You can still only run software approved by Apple - Duh, it's an Apple product.
    Reason 15: It still can’t be used as a standalone computer - It wasn't meant to be.
    Reason 16: Apple still won’t let you write or run programs that execute programs. - Closed ecosystem for a reason.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

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    OKEY DOKEY.

    I understand the Apple perspective. Thank you.
     
  6. klang

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    I'll never understand the attraction to some to troll Apple related threads.:confused:
     
  7. Stewart Vernon

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    Exactly. I think it is fine to be critical of Apple products... but keep a mindful eye, as you would for any product, of what it is vs what it is supposed to be.

    An iPad isn't meant to replace a laptop. Sure, it *can* replace a laptop for how some people use one... but Apple doesn't market the iPad to replace your laptop... so talking about features it doesn't have vs a laptop is irrelevant.

    I can't cook lunch in my truck, but it doesn't make my truck a poor product.
     
  8. Chris Blount

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    By the way, here are the LTE speeds I'm getting.

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  9. Sgt. Slaughter

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    WHAT?!?!?! thought you were supposed to be getting +70Mbps??? lolo jkjk:p

    pretty solid speeds there though! ATT or VZ?
     
  10. dave29

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    That's faster than my home network. :lol:
     
  11. HDJulie

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    I picked up a new iPad at Best Buy yesterday while on the way home from Houston. Had no problem with availability at all.

    Is anyone having a problem with the D* app on it? Everytime I go to the playlist, it crashes. I thought it might be because we are on a CE release on the HR34, but my husband now has my iPad 2 & the playlist works on his.
     
  12. Chris Blount

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    LOL! Yeah, I would have been VERY surprised if I saw 70Mbps.

    Those speeds are on AT&T.
     
  13. Chris Blount

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    No issues here. Might want to try and delete the app then reload.
     
  14. HDJulie

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    Ok, that worked.
     
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    This is why I stick with laptops. Its ridiculous to have to hack a device so it will run the programs you want to run.
     
  17. klang

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    FaceTime has always been Wi-Fi only. I imagine at the carriers request.
     
  18. flopp900

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    I got the new iPad wi-fi version on Friday and it is great. This is my first tablet and could not be happier with this product.
     
  19. afulkerson

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    It seems to sum it up for me also. I have the WiFi only version because I will never have a need to use it outside of my home.
     
  20. Stewart Vernon

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    I don't know. It should be a bandwidth hog, so the carriers might not like that... but if people used it, they would blow through their limited plans and the carrier would make a lot of money.

    Personally, I try to use my data plan as little as possible and didn't even buy my iPad (original) with 3G because I only use it where there is WiFi.
     

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