Getting a new-new iPad

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    Oct 24, 2012 2:19 PM GMT
    This one for my partner, who became so addicted to mine I can't get him away from it. Yet just this past April I wasn't sure we'd find enough use for even 1 iPad, but took a chance of buying it anyhow. Now we need 2. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Not the new mini-iPad just announced, though. A new full size model (the New-New iPad?) was also introduced, with very minor improvements like a better chip and more RAM, and the Lightning USB connector. But since we need one anyway I'm glad for any upgrades. Online orders begin placing Fri, Oct 26.

    Also was surprised to learn my partner's 76-year-old sister recently bought an iPad, too. She asked me to connect with her on FaceTime, which I've never used. She chats with family all over the US with it. So she taught ME how to use it, and now we can do video chats with her and the rest of the family.

    I try to be casual about technology, but sometimes it just thrills me. Despite having used webcams for a decade, holding a thin wireless tablet in my hand and seeing people 2000 miles away just seems so sci-fi to me.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/gadgetbox/apple-unveils-ipad-mini-new-ipad-new-imac-13-inch-1C6630274
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    Oct 24, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    My Nexus 7 continually surprises me with what it can do. It seems like everyday I discover something new about it.

    Playing with it reminds me of scenes in Star Trek: TNG where a crewman walks up to Picard, hands him a tablet, he taps a few things and hands it back. And I think; "Hey! I've got one of those!".
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    Oct 24, 2012 5:24 PM GMT
    Sungod17 saidMy Nexus 7 continually surprises me with what it can do. It seems like everyday I discover something new about it.

    Playing with it reminds me of scenes in Star Trek: TNG where a crewman walks up to Picard, hands him a tablet, he taps a few things and hands it back. And I think; "Hey! I've got one of those!".

    It's really true! And that's what I'm sorta thinking when I use a feature like FaceTime.

    Do you know I have a translator app that works with foreign language signs? I point my iPhone camera at the sign I don't understand, and it translates it! Positively Tricorder stuff.
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    Oct 24, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
    Very few people seem to realize how amazing our world is. Video calls to the other side of the planet, international travel through flight, putting people into space, and being able to see atoms. The world is amazing. I think the moment you lose that childlike wonder is the moment that you lose the most valuable trait a human has.
  • FireDoor211

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    Oct 25, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    Honestly guy, after doing some research, me and my partner opted to get a couple of ipad 2's. In terms of performance the iPad 3 really isn't that much of an improvement over the 2. The only real difference that's noticeable is the lack of retina display. The only way you can tell is by looking real close at the edge of the icons on the home screen and you can see some slight pixelation. It's ncie to get a 3 when looking at the future and being able to handle all the iOS upgrades the 3 may be the way to go, but if price is an issue you can easily save yourself $100 and get the 2.
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    Oct 25, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    FireDoor211 saidHonestly guy, after doing some research, me and my partner opted to get a couple of ipad 2's. In terms of performance the iPad 3 really isn't that much of an improvement over the 2. The only real difference that's noticeable is the lack of retina display. The only way you can tell is by looking real close at the edge of the icons on the home screen and you can see some slight pixelation. It's ncie to get a 3 when looking at the future and being able to handle all the iOS upgrades the 3 may be the way to go, but if price is an issue you can easily save yourself $100 and get the 2.

    Actually this would be an iPad "4" we're getting, although Apple stopped using numbers after the 2. And what I already have now would have been the 3, aka the "New" iPad with retina display.
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    Oct 25, 2012 2:48 AM GMT
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    Sungod17 saidMy Nexus 7 continually surprises me with what it can do. It seems like everyday I discover something new about it.

    Playing with it reminds me of scenes in Star Trek: TNG where a crewman walks up to Picard, hands him a tablet, he taps a few things and hands it back. And I think; "Hey! I've got one of those!".

    It's really true! And that's what I'm sorta thinking when I use a feature like FaceTime.

    Do you know I have a translator app that works with foreign language signs? I point my iPhone camera at the sign I don't understand, and it translates it! Positively Tricorder stuff.


    I am so gonna get that app when I go overseas. Thanks for that.
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    Oct 25, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    Medjai saidVery few people seem to realize how amazing our world is. Video calls to the other side of the planet, international travel through flight, putting people into space, and being able to see atoms. The world is amazing. I think the moment you lose that childlike wonder is the moment that you lose the most valuable trait a human has.


    is that progress? Is this what separates us from animals?
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    Oct 25, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    running11 saidI am so gonna get that app when I go overseas. Thanks for that.

    http://wordlens.com/us/
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    Oct 25, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    FireDoor211 saidHonestly guy, after doing some research, me and my partner opted to get a couple of ipad 2's. In terms of performance the iPad 3 really isn't that much of an improvement over the 2. The only real difference that's noticeable is the lack of retina display. The only way you can tell is by looking real close at the edge of the icons on the home screen and you can see some slight pixelation. It's ncie to get a 3 when looking at the future and being able to handle all the iOS upgrades the 3 may be the way to go, but if price is an issue you can easily save yourself $100 and get the 2.


    oh word, are they coming out with the 4th gen already?
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    Oct 25, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    FireDoor211 saidoh word, are they coming out with the 4th gen already?

    Yes, and that's what I'm ordering tomorrow. It's the first time Apple has introduced an update to a major core product in the same year. The normal interval is at least 12 months.
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    Oct 26, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    Placed an online iPad order today, Friday, Oct 26, for the 4th edition full-size version, not the mini. I guess there was a logjam, for a while the Apple site wouldn't respond.

    Delivery will be in 2 weeks, in time for us to take it to Key West for the SMART Ride charity HIV/AIDS bike ride. I bought online so it could have free engraving, like our current iPad.