The New iPad

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    Mar 11, 2012 12:35 PM GMT
    Order it soon. My friend just ordered his today, and he won't get it until April 7.
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    Mar 11, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
    TerraFirma saidOrder it soon. My friend just ordered his today, and he won't get it until April 7.

    I just got a ship date of April, too. Didn't place the order yet, not in a big rush. I'm still kinda on the fence as to whether I really want one. Nice if I get it before our next Key West trip, though, which may happen the end of April. My husband can use his MacBook Pro, while I'll have the iPad. We're always fighting over access to the notebook when we travel, would make for greater domestic tranquility. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 11, 2012 1:02 PM GMT
    I have an iPad 2 and it is useful but I have not found it essential. Much of my work involves writing and I simply cannot comfortably compose long emails and marketing copy using the keyboard. I don't regret buying it, but nothing about this upgrade makes it important that I replace what I have.

    Apple's always improving their products. If one upgrade isn't exciting to you, you can just wait for the next one to roll around.
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    Mar 11, 2012 10:01 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
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    TheGuyNextDoor saidYES, I'll do like last time and give my Dad this hand me down I'm on right now... He's happy to hand me back 1 and take my 2.
    I'm looking forward to 4G and the Hi Def screen the most. This one's already fast, so it will be interesting to see it be even faster.

    You give your dad your hand me downs? Wow. Way to honor your father.

    After you give it to him, do you tell him how much cooler your new one is?

    Thanks man.. well, I just got my order confirmation for "the new iPad"
    The great part about the pre-order is.. it usually arrives on your desk at work a day early. I got the 4G version since that's one of the main upgrades as well as that new screen!
    I'm sure it will be Mother's Day in May when I'll make it up there for a visit next.
    I asked him today what he thought about getting my iPad 2 and he said.. tell me no more,, I want it son, please! So, you're right, it's my way of honoring him for being the loving, caring father he's been all my life. Some items like this are worth staying in the family. My mom will probably take over his iPad 1 (my first Pad) or I'll give it to my Brother and Sister in-law one over mother's day. Then we'll all be iNerds!


    As a computer teacher, I am pleased to hear that your parents have embraced technology. My parents barely know how to answer their phones and have no desire to learn anything else.
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    Mar 11, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    ^^^ Well, I think that's great!!! I had my dad take my computer for seniors class a couple of years ago. He enjoyed the class, but honestly just doesn't care about the technology.

    But now - they are getting frustrated because everyone they see will comment about my weight loss and other things that I've posted on my facebook page and they are feeling left out of the loop because they do not have a computer or facebook.

    So their reaction is that I am wrong to be posting about my personal life online. Instead of embracing the technology - (I would be glad to get them a computer), they would rather I stop posting online completely.

    SMH

    Anyway, I think that's great. Get your mom the Kindle app and an itunes giftcard. She will love it.
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    Mar 11, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    Awwww. This is where you got good genes. She looks so young... Very cute pic.

    Oh, and I do have a minor victory with my parents. I have successfully trained my mother on how to use DVR. She thinks it is the best invention since sliced bread... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 11, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    iPads are ridiculous. I would never understand why anyone would buy one, since it is purely a luxury item for a fabricated tech trend addiction. If you have a smart phone and a laptop computer, there is absolutely no functional reason to have an iPad.

    If you choose to have one, that's fine. But I reserve the right to make fun of you icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 11, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    dancedancekj saidiPads are ridiculous. I would never understand why anyone would buy one, since it is purely a luxury item for a fabricated tech trend addiction. If you have a smart phone and a laptop computer, there is absolutely no functional reason to have an iPad.

    If you choose to have one, that's fine. But I reserve the right to make fun of you icon_smile.gif


    I have a smart phone and a lap top and an ipad issued to me from work.

    I actually have several uses for my ipad that I don't use my laptop or phone for. There are apps that are only for the ipad that I can use within the classroom. I also prefer reading books on the ipad because of the bigger screen. The tablet computers are lighter weight than the laptop and a little more portable. I take my ipad to meetings instead of a legal pad and take notes. It's easier to type than on my phone and less distracting than a laptop screen or a phone where people would think I'm texting.

    Just because you aren't interested doesn't mean you have to be an ass. I'm sure there are plenty of things you have and are interested in that I absolutely do not care about.

    I think I will exercise my right to ignore your posts.
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    Mar 11, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    A friend of mine told me he wanted to give me a new iPad, I said no for a couple of days, but he convinced me icon_smile.gif So he ordered one today.

    I have an original iPad and wasn't interested in a new one until they improved the screen.
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    Mar 11, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    To support my fundraising for the AIDS LifeCycle ride between San Francisco and Los Angeles, I'll be buying a new iPad and raffling it off to one of my donors between now and May.

    More details available on my fundraising webpage http://tofighthiv.org/goto/brett
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    Mar 12, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    I don't know if I'll go for this one. Maybe the next.
    I bought the original wifi-only iPad because I never thought I'd take it away from the hacienda. But finally, I've found a compelling application - sailing. With inexpensive apps, the iPad works as an all-around navigation and boat control tool, replacing dedicated instruments that cost ten times as much. With the cellular connection, you can access buoy data, AIS info, tide and current info, detailed charts, even the price of gas at the next marina. And general internet surfing too.

    Of course, one can (and I have been) doing most of that with the iPhone, but the screen size is pretty limiting. The laptop is a more powerful solution, but it uses a lot of power, has no cellular connectivity, and usually stays inside at the nav station.
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    Mar 12, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
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    dancedancekj saidiPads are ridiculous. I would never understand why anyone would buy one, since it is purely a luxury item for a fabricated tech trend addiction. If you have a smart phone and a laptop computer, there is absolutely no functional reason to have an iPad.

    If you choose to have one, that's fine. But I reserve the right to make fun of you icon_smile.gif

    OK,, so here's my thoughts on the iPad vs. my iPhone.
    The pad lives in my briefcase and when I'm at events or work or traveling.. I have downtime. We're talking like 2-3 hours sometimes. So, I've found that the iPad is the perfect size for viewing for extended periods. The iPhone screen is hard on my eyes after an hour or so. Plus way too small to enjoy the internet compared to a pad by any maker.
    There, I said it. I use my laptop at home.. my pad when I'm away and my phone for ,, well... making calls and listening to music in the car and at the gym.

    Like you, my iPad gets quite a bit of use. I have an iPhone 4S, a couple of laptops, and a desktop, all Macs. The other guy could be right about not having a "functional reason", meaning I presume, an absolute necessity. But it's a great convenience, and I can only laugh at those so presumptuous. An ex-member, or maybe just hidden, told us we were dummies to get iPads, because it couldn't run software such as Photoshop. He wasn't apparently aware it is possible to more than one device. Oh, the presumptuousness of some people.
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    Mar 12, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
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    dancedancekj saidiPads are ridiculous. I would never understand why anyone would buy one, since it is purely a luxury item for a fabricated tech trend addiction. If you have a smart phone and a laptop computer, there is absolutely no functional reason to have an iPad.

    If you choose to have one, that's fine. But I reserve the right to make fun of you icon_smile.gif


    I have a smart phone and a lap top and an ipad issued to me from work.

    I actually have several uses for my ipad that I don't use my laptop or phone for. There are apps that are only for the ipad that I can use within the classroom. I also prefer reading books on the ipad because of the bigger screen. The tablet computers are lighter weight than the laptop and a little more portable. I take my ipad to meetings instead of a legal pad and take notes. It's easier to type than on my phone and less distracting than a laptop screen or a phone where people would think I'm texting.

    Just because you aren't interested doesn't mean you have to be an ass. I'm sure there are plenty of things you have and are interested in that I absolutely do not care about.

    I think I will exercise my right to ignore your posts.


    Wowwwwwwww, someone got touchy touchy about that comment. I didn't mean it as an insult, but I can see why it would be taken that way perhaps (Did you not see the smiley face at the end of my post? THAT MEANS I WAS TEASING YOU ON THE INTERNETZ icon_razz.gificon_razz.gificon_razz.gif)

    The comments about personal preference are valid (using with clients, being lighter, better on the eyes) I can understand that they are suitable for many scenarios. I stated that it is a personal preference to have an iPad, and I personally do not believe in buying a device that is fulfilled by other devices I own already. I believe that the iPad should not cost the amount that it does either (waaay overpriced). I of course do not think that you are I think you're a horrible person for owning own.
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    Mar 12, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
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    dancedancekj saidiPads are ridiculous.
    If you choose to have one, that's fine. But I reserve the right to make fun of you icon_smile.gif

    Oh, behave young man or I'll exercise my right to make fun of you as well.... icon_cool.gif
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    and yes.. they are a luxury item.. but then, so's dessert!
    Behave Nancy Kerrigan,, or I'll call Tonya and she'll get her big bat....
    hehe.. only joking!


    DID SOMEONE SAY BIG BAT.
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    Mar 12, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    dancedancekj saidiPads are ridiculous. I would never understand why anyone would buy one, since it is purely a luxury item for a fabricated tech trend addiction. If you have a smart phone and a laptop computer, there is absolutely no functional reason to have an iPad.

    If you choose to have one, that's fine. But I reserve the right to make fun of you icon_smile.gif


    Smartphones are too small and laptops are too heavy and uncomfortable. Tablets are a no brainer when it comes to practicality. The sooner you understand them the better, tablets ain't going anywhere, they will eventually replace most laptops, netbooks and ultrabooks.

    For some weird reason people who seems to be awful with computers are the ones who seem to get used to tablets(iPads mainly) faster. My uncle has never touched his laptop since he got his iPad, he uses the iPad for meetings and to show design concepts to his customers. He lost it recently and he wanted to buy a new one cause he refuses to use his laptop lol. Good thing the new one was around the corner when that happened. I think the interface that an iPad offers makes computing so easy compared to windows PC/laptop that the least tech savys with more basic demands are the ones noticing the obvious advantages.
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    Mar 12, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
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    Smartphones are too small and laptops are too heavy and uncomfortable. Tablets are a no brainer when it comes to practicality. The sooner you understand them the better, tablets ain't going anywhere, they will eventually replace most laptops, netbooks and ultrabooks.

    For some weird reason people who seems to be awful with computers are the ones who seem to get used to tablets(iPads mainly) faster. My uncle has never touched his laptop since he got his iPad, he uses the iPad for meetings and to show design concepts to his customers. He lost it recently and he wanted to buy a new one cause he refuses to use his laptop lol. Good thing the new one was around the corner when that happened. I think the interface that an iPad offers makes computing so easy compared to windows PC/laptop that the least tech savys with more basic demands are the ones noticing the obvious advantages.


    Tablet personal computers have been around since 2001 (strange that no one raise a hullabaloo until now). The iPad interface is very easy and intuitive, but I believe it's only easier for people who aren't good at using a regular computer. I type faster with a keyboard than I could ever use a touch-based table transcribe. I don't believe iPads will ever replace laptops for that reason, especially due to the cost disparity.
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    Mar 12, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
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    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.


    Its perception vs reality really.
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    Mar 12, 2012 7:46 AM GMT
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HERETablet personal computers have been around since 2001 (strange that no one raise a hullabaloo until now). The iPad interface is very easy and intuitive, but I believe it's only easier for people who aren't good at using a regular computer. I type faster with a keyboard than I could ever use a touch-based table transcribe. I don't believe iPads will ever replace laptops for that reason, especially due to the cost disparity.


    The iPad is really designed to consume content, not create content. As long as you keep that in mind you will enjoy it. When I need to do more than answer a quick email, I switch to my PC or Mac.
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    Mar 12, 2012 9:25 AM GMT
    I'm just going to wait for the iPad 5. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 12, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
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    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 12, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
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    Tablet personal computers have been around since 2001 (strange that no one raise a hullabaloo until now). The iPad interface is very easy and intuitive, but I believe it's only easier for people who aren't good at using a regular computer. I type faster with a keyboard than I could ever use a touch-based table transcribe. I don't believe iPads will ever replace laptops for that reason, especially due to the cost disparity.


    Nothing strange or surprising here, it is obvious that in 2001 tablets would not take off for 3 simple reasons:

    1 - Price
    2 - Weight(too heavy), Dimensions(too thick), Stylus interface(not practical)
    3 - Windows

    Obvious stuff. I type just as fast on screen keyboard but Ive been using my iPad for a while. Im also a software engineer so I consider myself to be relatively good with computers.
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    Mar 12, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    ZbmwM5 said
    austex85 saiddid they mention something about the ipad mini? there were rumors a little while ago about that...


    That would be something im interested in. I'd prefer something smaller than the iPad 2 / New iPad. I had an iPad 2 and I sold it after 4-5 months. Was gathering dust.



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    Mar 12, 2012 2:57 PM GMT
    Who the fuck cares?
    yea apple has decent products, but do you realize what the cost of production is?
    if you do know, and dont care, then youre a pathetic human being, capable of great evil.
    if you dont know, look up Foxconn, then tell me how great apple is.
    It's just another corporation who people buy their products just because of the apple logo. fucking trends... every time i see someone with an iphone in their hand, i just want to smack it to the ground.
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    Mar 12, 2012 3:30 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    dancedancekj said

    Tablet personal computers have been around since 2001 (strange that no one raise a hullabaloo until now). The iPad interface is very easy and intuitive, but I believe it's only easier for people who aren't good at using a regular computer. I type faster with a keyboard than I could ever use a touch-based table transcribe. I don't believe iPads will ever replace laptops for that reason, especially due to the cost disparity.


    Nothing strange or surprising here, it is obvious that in 2001 tablets would not take off for 3 simple reasons:

    1 - Price
    2 - Weight(too heavy), Dimensions(two thick), Stylus interface(not practical)
    3 - Windows

    Obvious stuff. I type just as fast on screen keyboard but Ive been using my iPad for a while. Im also a software engineer so I consider myself to be relatively good with computers.


    Also, you can buy a blue tooth keyboard for the iPad if you prefer a traditional keyboard.
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    Mar 12, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    Augustine92 saidWho the fuck cares?


    +1

    who da hell caresicon_rolleyes.gif