The New iPad

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    Mar 09, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said...When mentioning that I was excited about going to 4G LTE, she mentioned that the new platform will also allow my current iPhone 4S to recieve 4G LTE in the future! That really kinda of threw me. Does this sound correct to you guys? BTW,, speaking of passing my iPad 2 on to my dad (again)... it was my Mom that's the most stoked!
    She wants to finally get iPad 1 out of my Dad's hands and into hers!
    Perfect timing since I'll do all the swapping on Mother's Day.

    They're retired and on it many more hours a day than me. I use it in my spare time here on RJ between work and play.
    Happy to see folks over 70 get a kick out of techonology and not run from it!

    Great to hear about your folks. As far as your iPhone 4S and 4G LTE, she might have meant tethering the iPhone 4S to the iPad via Bluetooth. Any device running iOS 4.3 or later can do this.

    She might have been referring to a WiFi hotspot capability:

    http://asia.cnet.com/crave/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-ipad-faq-62213812.htm

    What about the Wi-Fi hotspot capability? Will both AT&T and Verizon allow the iPad to turn into a Wi-Fi hotspot?

    The Wi-Fi hotspot capability essentially turns the iPad into a wireless modem and it allows up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices to be connected to the iPad and use the 4G LTE connection. Apple said yesterday that the functionality may not be offered by every carrier.

    Jessica Dolcourt did some digging on this question to find out if AT&T and Verizon will offer this functionality when the device launches later this month. She asked Verizon and AT&T this very question. What she found is that Verizon will support the feature for the 4G LTE iPads it starts selling on March 16, and AT&T won't.
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    Mar 09, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    Like moths to the flame.
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    Mar 09, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    but it still looks the same? Hmmm so if I get it how will everyone who still has an iPad2 know I'm better than they are?
    but for reals it's nice... not sure I'd fork out the money for one... yet icon_smile.gif
  • HPgeek934

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    Mar 09, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    Just like the 4-4s, the 2-3 isn't big enough of a change for me. I'd prefer apple would wait 2 years before releasing an upgrade instead of every 1
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    Mar 09, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    I've never owned one, so i'll wait until they go on sale or get the newer ones coming this fall. icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 09, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    bgcat57 said
    Soccerstud4 saidOMG 1080p what is this new technology?


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    Turns out the screen is considerably higher resolution than 1080p HD sets. Recording higher than 1080p would not be too useful as most devices couldn't handle it.
  • kiwi_nomad

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    Mar 09, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
    austex85 saiddid they mention something about the ipad mini? there were rumors a little while ago about that...


    ermm.. the iphone/itouch?
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    Mar 09, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    I'm holding out for the iPad 27. Don't want to rush into anything. Probably just a fad anyway, that apple thingy!
  • fitartistsf

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    Mar 09, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    I'm gonna get one, first time... but a friend of mine who is an Apple Evangelist, just texted me that orders are coming in so fast, that the date for delivery now is pushed back 3 weeks... bummer.

    Edit: Ordered March 9!!! Arriving, March 21. Woo hoo!
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    Mar 09, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    the 4G is a different freq. to that in Australia, we won't be having that frequency here until 2015, so its pretty much useless until then! ill stick the iPad 2 for a while longer!
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    Mar 09, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    austex85 saiddid they mention something about the ipad mini? there were rumors a little while ago about that...


    ipad mini? isn't that pretty much ipod?
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    Mar 09, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    I think the 7" ipad is very credible. They want to cut into Kindle market share, but can't compete against the $200 price of the Fire.
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    Mar 09, 2012 11:00 AM GMT
    I'll wait to get an iPad until it finally replaces the computer for people who work on audio and video (professionally). That will be 5 years from now.
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    Mar 09, 2012 11:08 AM GMT
    eb925guy saidI'm holding out for the iPad 27. Don't want to rush into anything. Probably just a fad anyway, that apple thingy!


    Yeah for real! iPad 27 will feature an ultra flexible shape that you can both roll up and fold without any wear or tear...but we all know that came out in the iPad 21. What really separates iPad 27 from iPad 26 is the 3-D holographic display now has the option of blowing up to a 20x20x20 cube so that you and a large group of friends can enjoy and interact with everything from watching the first Latino become president of the United States, to watching Texas becoming the last state to legalize gay marriage, to watching Madonna still not being dead but still making crappy music. It also features state-of-the-art surround sound and lighting so you can step inside and enjoy 360 degrees of sight and sound. There's rumor that iPad 28 will introduce tactile stimulation...but you know that probably won't happen until iPad 30 most likely.
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    Mar 11, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    AvadaKedavra saidI am going to get it. I sold my iPad 2 last month in anticipation of this one coming out.

    I am going to wait until Amazon starts selling it. They sell it at a discount and there is no sales tax so it'll probably come out to a $100 savings just like when I bought the iPad 2. Its going to be a month or so but no rush.

    then its obvious you really didnt need it in the first place.
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    Mar 11, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI think the 7" ipad is very credible. They want to cut into Kindle market share, but can't compete against the $200 price of the Fire.

    better yet.. get a playbook. same price and a lot more to it.
  • EricLA

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    Mar 11, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    I almost caved and got the iPad 2 a couple of times, but I resisted. I knew the Retina screen had to come to the iPad. So, after an hour on hold with Apple Wednesday, I got my pre-order in and due for delivery Friday. Woot!
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    Mar 11, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 said
    xrichx saidI think the 7" ipad is very credible. They want to cut into Kindle market share, but can't compete against the $200 price of the Fire.

    better yet.. get a playbook. same price and a lot more to it.


    Depends what you're looking for. Most would argue that Research In Motion/Blackberry, is on its death throes. It has been losing marketshare at a phenomenal rate. Their app store doesn't hold a candle to Apple's App Store.

    There are few real competitors to the iPad, but the Playbook doesn't come close.
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    Mar 11, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
    Era69er saidwill be my first tablet


    Mine too.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 11, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    No, too expensive for it's use
  • EricLA

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    Mar 11, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    seanp7 said
    Era69er saidwill be my first tablet


    Mine too.


    Mine three.
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    Mar 11, 2012 7:36 AM GMT
    On Macrumors people are discussing getting in line to get the iPad. Someone posted this,

    Woman Tries to Buy all iPhones, denied
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    Mar 11, 2012 8:12 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidOn Macrumors people are discussing getting in line to get the iPad. Someone posted this,

    Woman Tries to Buy all iPhones, denied


    Android users are smarter after all
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    Mar 11, 2012 9:36 AM GMT
    I suspect the 3G/4G cell network option will make your device easier to track using "Find my iPhone" if it gets stolen. Instead of regular GPS that only works outdoors, it will be required to have E-911 capabilities and use the cell network signal for calculating position.

    just a thought.

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    Mar 11, 2012 12:29 PM GMT
    I'm seriously thinking about getting the latest iPad. I'll wait until the Apple store mania dies down, like I did with my iPhone 4S. I bought both my most recent iMacs online for home delivery, and also my iPhone 4, but I think I might want to use the store again for the iPad.

    White 64Gig like my 4S is my preference. I can't yet get through to Apple online to see what other options I have. Will be interested in hearing impressions as guys here get them.

    EDIT: Finally got through to the Apple online store, and saw that they offer free engraving on the back of the iPad. But only for home delivery, not store pick-up. So I may do that.