The New iPad

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    Mar 12, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    instead of buying it in the usa, buy a ticket to china and buy it there.

    Why? Chinese children working for pennies are making these apple
    products (google it) and will sell it to you for 25 bucks.

    You get a round trip to china and ipad for same price.

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    Mar 12, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    onaquest saidAlso, you can buy a blue tooth keyboard for the iPad if you prefer a traditional keyboard.

    I checked Apple's site and it seems the iPad can use the Apple Bluetooth aluminum keyboard. I've already got 2 of them, 1 for this iMac, and 1 for the MacBook Pro, for when my partner uses it tethered on his desk to a separate monitor, speakers and mouse.

    I've pretty much decided I'll get the latest one, but as with any major technology purchase I like to let the dust settle, to see if any unforeseen issues develop that require correction before I purchase. I mainly see myself using it on trips, and as a time killer during long waits in doctor offices & hospitals for me & my partner (just had a doctor visit this morning).
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    Mar 12, 2012 4:12 PM 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.




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    Mar 12, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
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    Mar 12, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
    Meh not an Apple fan boy here at all. I'm sure the display is absolutely gorgeous at that resolution but I'd rather have a laptop thank you ! Touchscreens suck for any serious work.

    This is how I see most Apple fanboys.

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    Mar 12, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidMeh not an Apple fan boy here at all. I'm sure the display is absolutely gorgeous at that resolution but I'd rather have a laptop thank you ! Touchscreens suck for any serious work.

    This is how I see most Apple fanboys.



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    Mar 12, 2012 4:59 PM GMT
    Captain_Awesome saidFunnyYo!

    Indeed funny. But I do note the pattern, that every time Apple introduces something new the response by many is to attack Apple consumers. Yet ironically, when other manufacturers subsequently copy Apple, to produce their own touch-screen smartphones & tablets, then it's OK for these critics to themselves blindly flock to the copycat products. Hypocrisy tinged with jealousy, perhaps? icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 12, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    Augustine92 saidWho 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.


    Don't care.
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    Mar 12, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
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    Captain_Awesome saidFunnyYo!

    Indeed funny. But I do note the pattern, that every time Apple introduces something new the response by many is to attack Apple consumers. Yet ironically, when other manufacturers subsequently copy Apple, to produce their own touch-screen smartphones & tablets, then it's OK for these critics to themselves blindly flock to the copycat products. Hypocrisy tinged with jealousy, perhaps? icon_razz.gif


    Oh yeah. I mean Apple are innovative for sure. I really respect what they've managed to achieve over the years technologically and design wise.

    I guess it's the overdose of seeing poser hipster wannabes with Macbooks in Starbucks all the time icon_biggrin.gif Their marketing campaigns also rub me the wrong way..........
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    Mar 12, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
    Looking at all the comparisons on youtube today, and decided that I'm getting a Playbook, after I've saved enough money.
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    Mar 12, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
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    Augustine92 saidWho 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.


    Don't care.


    Sadly this is how most people think. Oh how i hate the majority...
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    Mar 12, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    BOSS saidinstead of buying it in the usa, buy a ticket to china and buy it there.

    Why? Chinese children working for pennies are making these apple
    products (google it) and will sell it to you for 25 bucks.

    You get a round trip to china and ipad for same price.



    Foxconn employees are not 'children'. I believe the youngest one reported was 16 years old. Also Apple's agreement through Foxconn pays each of these Chinese workers way over the average salary in China. Working at an Apple factory in china is actually one of the best jobs you can find in that country and the average employee's quality of life is better than the average 32 year old American when you consider cost of living.

    Believe it or not you have better chances of getting an iPad in the US than in China considering the fact that China is not included in the list of 10 countries where the iPad will be released this Friday. Actually you can make a profit by buying the iPad in the US and selling it in China this weekend.
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    Mar 12, 2012 5:36 PM GMT
    Augustine92 said
    7Famark said
    Augustine92 saidWho 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.


    Don't care.


    Sadly this is how most people think. Oh how i hate the majority...


    Still don't care,
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    Mar 12, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
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    Still don't care,


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    Augustine92 saidWho 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.


    Same thing I told the other misinformed poster who said something similar:

    Apple's agreement through Foxconn pays each of these Chinese workers way over the average salary in China(they even raised the salaries to up to 20% just recently). Working at an Apple factory in china is actually one of the best jobs you can find in that country and the average employee's quality of life is better than the average 32 year old American when you consider cost of living.

    Most electronic products you own or interact with every day have been produced under conditions way worse than that at Foxconn's. The media took the matter out of proportions in respect to Apple because Apple is the most valuable company in the whole world. Do some basic research before venting out without knowing.
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    Mar 12, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    ^omg...i need to go to the gym now after that
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    Mar 12, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
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    Mar 12, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
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    So,,,, I just found a new use for the iPad and why I was so glad I didn't have to view this on a phone. I found it in another thread and I have to say.. I can't wait to see what this looks like on Friday with the improved screen.. cause on this one.. it was damn fine!


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    Mar 14, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    Maybe this thread will get back to the iPad, after a detour onto bodybuilding. ( icon_question.gificon_question.gificon_question.gif )

    OK, I bought the New iPad online, a white 64Gig. Having it engraved for free, an exclusive online offer, so won't be shipped until mid April. Also bought some accessories, but those were available for optional pick-up at the local Apple store, which is near me. Paid online and ready for me right now, but no rush without the iPad, I presume the store will hold them for a few days, Thursday would be convenient for me to drop by there.

    I thought I could hold off a little longer, even said so above, but I really wanted it for my next Key West trip coming up. Same thing I did with the iPhone 4S last November, the day before I also left for Key West.

    I'll chat here about my impressions when it arrives (or likely in a new thread minus the bodybuilding), and why I got the Wi-Fi version without 4G LTE. Chose white cause I think it just looks classier, and matches my iPhone.
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    Mar 14, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    I found out today that the school is officially buying the faculty ipad3's. So I get to turn my ipad2 in and upgrade!!! Score....
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    Mar 14, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    sooo pretty, glad i've yet to buy one since i like the looks of that one better!
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    Mar 14, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidWell,, the black cover arrived today at work and the Pad itself is still due to arrive at work this Friday. I'll be interested to see the new Ipad next to iPad 2. I think I'll put a movie on them both and have a look at the screens, side by side.
    I noticed that the black leather folding cover is the same size as my old one even though there's a slight difference in thickness between the models.

    The online store says the cover fits both the New iPad and iPad 2, so I presume the front of the iPads that it covers are the same or very close. I got the cheaper plastic one in light grey, just like I usually get a "starter" cover with my phones, and decide later after some use what I really want. I'm thinking I'll get a slim fabric case with shoulder strap for carrying, using the magnetic cover as a screen protector and stand.
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    Mar 14, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    i am too old, and my eyes can not see. I think i will skip icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 15, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    Reading the reviews, such as this one, makes me curious about the folks who have commented that the new version is underwhelming, or words to that effect. Are they responding to the similar form factor, simplistically thinking that a major upgrade should look significantly different from across the room? Or are some just prone to be negative, whether it be about the iPad or anything else?

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304459804577281472610072322.html
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    Apple's iPad could be described as a personal display through which you see and manipulate text, graphics, photos and videos often delivered via the Internet. So, how has the company chosen to improve its wildly popular tablet? By making that display dramatically better and making the delivery of content dramatically faster.

    Apple's latest iPad could be described as like getting a new eyeglasses prescription, WSJ's Walt Mossberg says. Its dramatically better display and faster content delivery make you suddenly realize what you've been missing.

    There are other changes in the new, third-generation iPad—called simply "iPad," with no number, which goes on sale on Friday at the same base price as its predecessor, $499. But the key upgrades are to those core features—the 9.7-inch screen and the data speed over cellular networks. These upgrades are massive. Using the new display is like getting a new eyeglasses prescription—you suddenly realize what you thought looked sharp before wasn't nearly as sharp as it could be.
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    It has the most spectacular display I have ever seen in a mobile device.
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    If you already own an iPad 2, and like it, you shouldn't feel like you have to rush out to buy the new one. However, for those who use their iPads as their main e-readers, and those who use it frequently while away from Wi-Fi coverage, this new model could make a big difference.

    The optional, extra-cost, 4G LTE cellular-data capability made it feel like I was always on a fast Wi-Fi connection. I loved the photos and videos I took with the greatly improved rear camera. And the battery life degraded by just 11 minutes, a figure that is still much better than on any tablet I've tested.
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    Mar 15, 2012 5:08 AM 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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