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Got my iPad2 ordered this morning!!!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by HDTVFreak07, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Mar 12, 2011 #41 of 135
    elaclair

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    There are two from my work that are doing just that...both are giving their iPad 1s to their better halves....
     
  2. Mar 12, 2011 #42 of 135
    Chris Blount

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    You got a little taste of what it's like to wait in line at the Apple store. It's not just about getting the latest and greatest Apple gadget, It's also about chatting with some really great people who share the same interests. That's why people do it. I stood in line for 5 hours at the Apple store to get my iPhone 3G. It was great fun but I don't know if I would do it again.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2011 #43 of 135
    Steve

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    I was surprised how many folks I spoke to on line at Target were buying second iPads myself. Made me feel good about buying a first one! :)

    And I know a couple of folks who are buying the original iPads that some people are e-baying as "seconds". I considered that option, but this one's primarily for my wife, and she really wants to do "face-time" with the grandkids.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2011 #44 of 135
    spartanstew

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    Since they're getting the new ones, wouldn't they be giving them to their lesser halves.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2011 #45 of 135
    Greg Alsobrook

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    For those that haven't been able to locate one yet - Best Buy just posted this on their Facebook page....

     
  6. Mar 12, 2011 #46 of 135
    spartanstew

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    I don't think I would enjoy talking to people whose commonality is the enjoyment of standing in line.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2011 #47 of 135
    Alan Gordon

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    Yep!

    My bad knee acting up aside, I've been enjoying it considerably (as much as I can considering my knee). First iPad, first Apple product...

    Though pretty much everything has been self-explanatory, there are some things I need to figure out still... :(

    ~Alan
     
  8. Mar 12, 2011 #48 of 135
    Greg Alsobrook

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    I think the commonality is enthusiasm in Apple products. ;)

    Chris is right though. Standing in line at an Apple Store really is quite an experience. I've had pleasant conversation every time... and even made a couple friends who I am now friends with on Facebook.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2011 #49 of 135
    spartanstew

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    Yeah, wouldn't enjoy that either. ;)
     
  10. Mar 12, 2011 #50 of 135
    Alan Gordon

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    Yeah... I spent part of my time talking with a woman who was getting her second iPad, and she didn't even know what specs the second one had. :)

    LOL!! Yep.... :)

    ~Alan
     
  11. Mar 13, 2011 #51 of 135
    dpeters11

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    I did this yesterday. You pay $100, but they then give you a $100 gift card. You have 48 hours to pick it up when they call you, or it gets put on the floor.

    Only thing is they have no idea when they get shipments, even if they get Sunday deliveries or not. But even the Apple stores don't know what they get or when. It's like Steve comes in on his magic iPad delivering a case.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2011 #52 of 135
    Herdfan

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    One of my daughter's swim coaches got his Friday evening. He went to an AT&T store at 4:30 or so and there were only 3 people in line. He wanted a 3G version so it worked out well for him.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2011 #53 of 135
    flexoffset

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    Went to Wal Mart at 4:45ish. No line. Waited till 5, bought 32GB wifi black iPad 2 & left. Still no line. They got 3 of each color & spec of the wi-fi models except no 64 GB as far as I could tell.
    Mine connected to 5GHz wireless N. My iPhone 4 only sees my 2.4GHz N.
     
  14. Mar 14, 2011 #54 of 135
    jsmuga

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    Waiting for mine to arrive. I had the original one and sold it. For those who have had both is there a noticeable speed difference? I read an article stating there is a difference.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2011 #55 of 135
    mutelight

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    I went down the street to Best Buy at 5:15PM on Friday and managed to get the white 64GB Verizon 3G I wanted.

    You will immediately notice a differene in speed, it is quite significant.
     
  16. Mar 14, 2011 #56 of 135
    jsmuga

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    Thanks; that is what I wanted to hear.
     
  17. Mar 14, 2011 #57 of 135
    jsmuga

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    I was the first one to sign up at my local store on Saturday . I am curious how long it will be before a shipment arrives at the store.
     
  18. Mar 14, 2011 #58 of 135
    Chris Blount

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    Agree. This thing is much faster than the iPad 1.
     
  19. Mar 14, 2011 #59 of 135
    Steve

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    I'm guessing the on-screen keyboard may be more finicky, tho! :lol:
     
  20. Mar 14, 2011 #60 of 135
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    After you have purchased an IPad 2, what are the monthly cost for service?
     

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