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Ipad2 / Steve Jobs alive

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by trdrjeff, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. phrelin

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    About 90% of the reason we bought ours is to read books on them. So we'll wait to replace ours when they add the feature that makes us read faster.:sure:
     
  2. Hoosier205

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    Well, we had just purchased our iPad recently. We went with the 16GB model with WiFi & 3G. We only used it at home or places which already happen to have WiFi. So, no need for the 3G feature. Plus, we both picked up iPhones as well and we can use either as a hotspot to connect the iPad if needed.

    So, we returned the iPad last night. They were going to charge us a 15% restocking fee, but waived it if we took the entire refund as store credit. We will return on March 11th and pick up the 16GB iPad 2 with WiFi only for significantly less money than the model with 3G. The new features are not astounding, but we can go with a cheaper model and might as well get the newer model while we're at it.
     
  3. Hutchinshouse

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    Sounds like a smart move.
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

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    Yes, it's very likely iPad3 will be more of a quantum leap. But, iPad2's probably enough for me to get off the sidelines. If I had an iPad already, I wouldn't jump in.
     
  5. dpeters11

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    I think we're jumping in. With the updates to the iPad and the new DirecTV app, I want one, and the wife wants one. So we're both chipping in for it. Just have to wait to preorder.
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

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    Looks like they'll be available at Best Buy... saves me the trouble of driving to the Apple Store.
     
  7. itzme

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    Can anyone tell if they improved the glare problem? Is it any better in terms of reading in bright sunlight?
     
  8. Hoosier205

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    I'm sure that any traditional retailer who sells them now, will sell them on March 11th. I don't know they wouldn't.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    I believe Walmart will also have them.

    I don't think the glare issue would be changed, same screen. Maybe we can use the Smart Cover to shade it.
     
  10. itzme

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    The glare issue is disappointing. It's also disappointing that I have to lock into AT&T or Verizon, and (as usual) storage amount-- in fact I have to lock into one of about 24 different models/flavors. I better choose wisely.
     
  11. Stuart Sweet

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    So far only Best Buy and Apple Stores have been confirmed, and regardless of store hours, iPads will not go on sale until 5pm. No pre-orders yet.
     
  12. Chris Blount

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    People make a big deal about the glare but quite frankly it has never been an issue for me. The screen is bright enough to cut through anything unless I have the sun reflecting back at me on the screen. Of course, that would burn my retinas. LOL
     
  13. HDJulie

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    You can add WalMart & Sam's Club to the mix. From MacRumors.com:

    As noted by 9 to 5 Mac, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Sam's Club will all be carrying the device as of March 11th.
     
  14. Laxguy

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    Heh. There's that Kindle ad showing a pickup line from a dumb guy to a smart girl- in lounge chairs beach or poolside, in bright sunlight,
    "Say, how DO you read out here?"-~ "I have a Kindle".

    I plan to never take my (to be acquired) iPad onto the sand. At least for three months.
     
  15. itzme

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    So would you all say that it serves as a good e-reader outdoors, say pool-side? That would be important to 1 of the 2 users at my house. Its also something you can't test at store demos.
     
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  17. Stuart Sweet

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    AppleInsider is generally a pretty good source for that stuff, although I think it will be more telling when iFixit does their teardown.
     
  18. PatentBoy

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    I believe the ram is built into the A5 chip so it will need to be x-rayed prior to the determination. I give ifixit until the following Monday to get that job doneā€¦ : )

    Of course, they will tear it down by Saturday.
     
  19. klang

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    My wife says the iPad is almost useless in the sun by the pool or at the beach for reading. We have Kindles for reading outside.
     
  20. HDJulie

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    For me, the iPad was just too heavy & bulky to use for reading a book especially in bed so I got a Kindle. The Kindle is really nice & the 6" screen, WiFi only one is reasonably priced.
     

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