GOT THE NEW iPAD TODAY!

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    Apr 03, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    It wasn't supposed to arrive until tomorrow (Tue), according to the FedEx online tracking. But that same tracking said it arrived at their nearby Fort Lauderdale center Saturday morning, so I wondered why it had to wait for a Tuesday delivery. It turned out it didn't, came this Monday afternoon, even while the Fed Ex site was still saying Tuesday. icon_question.gif

    So anyway, I've got it, and having lots of fun. It synced to my iMac perfectly, and all my contacts, calendar items, photos and other data migrated intact. As well as all my apps that werre iPad-ready. It also paired with my wireless keyboard as I expected, and that's what I'm typing this with right now, same full-size KB as I use with my iMac.

    I'll post more as I learn more, after spending some time exploring its features. The retina screen is just fabulous. I also installed some of my husband's favorite games from online, and he's thrilled. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 03, 2012 1:43 AM GMT
    Cool icon_smile.gif

    I'm sticking with my iPad 2. I only use it for games, hope you have fun with it.icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 03, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    Jewlicious saidCool icon_smile.gif

    I'm sticking with my iPad 2. I only use it for games, hope you have fun with it.icon_smile.gif

    Thanks! Games will be mostly for killing time, during all those hours the 2 of us find ourselves in doctor & hospital waiting rooms. Plus we can read magazines & newspapers, and online news sites to keep ourselves occupied, much easier than we can on our iPhones.

    BTW, the engraving I waited extra for, was done perfectly. I had this vague fear it would be in Chinese characters, or horribly mangled. But it was done exactly as I typed during the online order.
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    Apr 03, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    Well here's the app I really wanted, to bring back a feature I had on my last couple of Palm PDAs before I got a smartphone - freehand note taking directly onto the screen. It's called Penultimate.

    You save each handwritten "page" as an image file, and of course you can draw sketches, too, something that my 4S iPhone's voice record feature, or even Siri's direct-to-text voice recognition can't do.

    But there's no character recognition, which the Palms also did when entering data in defined fields, using a mix of standard cursive and Palm's own form of shorthand you had to learn.

    I was also pleased to see that many of my iPhone apps loaded when I initially synced the new iPad on iTunes. Quite a few of those apps are for both devices, and so on my first day with the iPad I had over 100 apps installed, at no additional cost. Even the ones that aren't free apparently allow you to put them on several devices. Most generous, so that I really hit the ground running. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 03, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    I hear it burns your hands off
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    Apr 03, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    I love it, absolutely love it. As a teacher, I have iPad to HDMI for the 60 inch tv in our classroom. The students are loving the quick access I have to presentations, pdfs references and heck youtube!

    I am so happy with my purchase.
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    Apr 03, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    AlexanderB saidI hear it burns your hands off

    I've read that, too. But so far I notice nothing hotter than our MacBook Pro gets. In fact, actually cooler. The reports say it happens during image-intensive gaming, which I won't be doing. Perhaps another RJer who plays lots of games can comment.
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    Apr 03, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    CONGRATS!!!

    I find the retina display perfect for viewing porn as well.
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    Apr 03, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    Pinny saidI love it, absolutely love it. As a teacher, I have iPad to HDMI for the 60 inch tv in our classroom. The students are loving the quick access I have to presentations, pdfs references and heck youtube!

    What is your favorite way to store and view PDFs?
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    Apr 03, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidThe factory in China blah blah blah blah The factory in China blah blah blah blah Enjoy your new Apple iPAD. icon_wink.gif


    you need to get laid
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    Apr 03, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    southbeach1500 saidThe factory in China blah blah blah blah The factory in China blah blah blah blah Enjoy your new Apple iPAD. icon_wink.gif


    you need to get laid

    +1

    South beach: I bet you sleep well while people die in mines for the coal to produce electricity for your air conditioning.
  • CAtoFL

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    Apr 03, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    I've had mine two and a half weeks and it doesn't get that hot. Ordered it when it was announced and got it the 16th like everyone else.

    Not sure why you thought engraving would take extra time. It didn't when I ordered it. Is that delay something new in their fulfillment process?
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    Apr 03, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidIt wasn't supposed to arrive until tomorrow (Tue), according to the FedEx online tracking. But that same tracking said it arrived at their nearby Fort Lauderdale center Saturday morning, so I wondered why it had to wait for a Tuesday delivery. It turned out I didn't, came this Monday afternoon, even while the Fed Ex site was still saying Tuesday. icon_question.gif

    So anyway, I've got it, and having lots of fun. It synced to my iMac perfectly, and all my contacts, calendar items, photos and other data migrated intact. As well as all my apps that werre iPad-ready. It also paired with my wireless keyboard as I expected, and that's what I'm typing this with right now, same full-size KB as I use with my iMac.

    I'll post more as I learn more, after spending some time exploring its features. The retina screen is just fabulous. I also installed some of my husband's favorite games from online, and he's thrilled. icon_biggrin.gif


    Did anyone else hear Morgan Freeman's voiceover in their head as they read this icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 04, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    CAtoFL saidNot sure why you thought engraving would take extra time. It didn't when I ordered it. Is that delay something new in their fulfillment process?

    I thought so because it was Apple who said so, when I placed my online order for free engraving. The delivery was a little earlier than they had originally projected, but still within their stated parameters. I mentioned this in another thread when I placed the order.
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    Apr 04, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    I've been using mine daily, really loving it. I've always finally let myself dive into the world of comics. HD comics look stunning on this thing.
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    Apr 04, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    I WANT ONE NOW!!!
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    Apr 04, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    Enjoy your luxurious junk.
    Some poor Chinese kid was whipped into making that.
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    Apr 04, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    Augustine92 saidEnjoy your luxurious junk.
    Some poor Chinese kid was whipped into making that.


    SOMETHING BAD HAS HAPPENED SOMEWHERE TO SOMEONE. BE MISERABLE NOW.

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    Apr 04, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    Haaretz said
    Augustine92 saidEnjoy your luxurious junk.
    Some poor Chinese kid was whipped into making that.


    SOMETHING BAD HAS HAPPENED SOMEWHERE TO SOMEONE. BE MISERABLE NOW.



    Exactly. Acknowledge that your pleasure caused someone pain.
    And if you say "there is nothing I could do about it"... well, you supported the company who is responsible for taking advantage of the desperate Chinese people living in poverty; thanks to Colonization and Eurocentric indoctrination.
    Thanks white people, you shit on the world again.
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    Apr 04, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    You colonize, they lose.
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    Apr 04, 2012 1:58 AM GMT
    venue35 saidI heard it's actually a little bit thicker that the last one but Apple forgot to mention that. I would love to have an ipad 3. I wouldn't want an iphone though.
    Is labour really THAT cheap in China? I'm starting to hear alot about these factories in China and I'm not liking it at all. Apple makes some awesome products but they are just as money hungry as any other company/ corporation. They always act like they are the good christians of the computer universe or something. Love their designs but there are other options...Too bad the ipad is the only high resolution tablet on the market...for now.


    Yea their employees have a history of jumping off of the company buildings.
    I should digress, the entire Foxconn complex houses 400,000 employees, they all live on-site, 12 to a room, and each person gets assigned one bunk to house their belongings. They get paid $2-4/hour, so they wouldnt even be able to afford the product they produce. Also, most of them starve themselves of food to save money, even though one meal costs less than $5. on top of that they work 60 hour weeks.
    fun fun!
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    Apr 04, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
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    Apr 04, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    Haaretz said
    Augustine92 saidEnjoy your luxurious junk.
    Some poor Chinese kid was whipped into making that.


    SOMETHING BAD HAS HAPPENED SOMEWHERE TO SOMEONE. BE MISERABLE NOW.


    I find it hilarious you post this, when you have a picture of you protesting for Occupy Wallstreet.
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    Apr 04, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
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    Haaretz said
    Augustine92 saidEnjoy your luxurious junk.
    Some poor Chinese kid was whipped into making that.


    SOMETHING BAD HAS HAPPENED SOMEWHERE TO SOMEONE. BE MISERABLE NOW.


    I find it hilarious you post this, when you have a picture of you protesting for Occupy Wallstreet.


    Foxconn provides their workers with housing, cafeterias, web cafes, has increased their salaries twice, and they just announced they will double the salaries once again in exchange for getting rid of excessive over time so workers can work much less while still making the same. As a result other companies like Toshiba and Toyota might have to also increase salaries for their employees. Foxconn is currently in a hiring spree for the production of the iPhone 5 which will provide countless families in China with a steady income and benefits. All conditions in Foxconn were exposed by the FLA and not a single underage worker was reported. Not so long ago Mike Daisey admited he LIED about MANY of the things he reported on Foxconn on his 'theatrical monologue'....enough said.


    If there is a product you can buy and feel good about it, that is any Apple product as they are helping China by creating thousands of jobs and setting a precedent on salaries and benefits for other factories in that country to take as a template for future remedial action. So instead of posting crap with 0 idea of what you are talking about, please take the time to do a basic research and stop being such a dumbfuck go troll some place else and while you are at it fuck the shit out of Southbeach, he needs it bad and you guys would make such a cute couple.
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    Apr 04, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    charlitos saidAlso not a single child works at Foxconn, stop being a dumbfuck.


    Incorrect. It was reported earlier this week that schools are not allowing kids to graduate until they complete an "internship" at the factory.

    Catch up on current events, please.



    source dumbfuck