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Old 17.06.2010, 14:32
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my 3G iPad has been shipped and will arrive on or before Friday
Guess what, it's before Friday and my iPad arrived this morning at work

Told my boss that I've got more important things to do and left early.

So here it is, my very first post on the forum using my new iPad via 3G..!
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Old 17.06.2010, 14:33
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Guess what, I'ts before Friday and my iPod arrived this morning at work

Told my boss that I've got more important things to do and left early.

So here it is, my very first post on the forum using my new iPad via 3G..!

Enjoy. Mine has been a pleasure so far.
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Old 17.06.2010, 14:34
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Re: The Apple iPad

Thanks for adding to the thread how about adding initial impressions?

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Guess what, it's before Friday and my iPod arrived this morning at work

Told my boss that I've got more important things to do and left early.

So here it is, my very first post on the forum using my new iPad via 3G..!
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Old 17.06.2010, 14:42
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how about adding initial impressions?
While connected to my Mac Pro via USB it doesn't charge

Have to take a look at the system preferences to see if I can change the virtual keyboard to CH instead of USA (hopefully yes).
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Re: The Apple iPad

It is fancy but I am not impressed though. Managed to repair a dropped one for friend of mine, very expensive spare parts (for now).
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Old 17.06.2010, 14:44
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While connected to my Mac Pro via USB it doesn't charge
It should charge with the screen off... but very slowly. Just take a note of the battery % before and after an hour.
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Old 17.06.2010, 15:05
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Thanks for adding to the thread how about adding initial impressions?
Positives

A pleasure to look at
A pleasure to use
Fast
Smooth
Stable
Many apps
Keeps me off the (loud, large cable ridden) PC
Better than a laptop
Battery life
Video and Picture playback


Criticisms

Slow to charge off USB / No standard USB charger
No standard external ports / limited storage capabilities.
Drops off my 'N' network a lot. 'N' network cannot be reached 20M/2 rooms away. No problems with 'G'
Some infrequent small issues with picture browser crashing
Screen needs cleaning frequently, but it's easy to clean
Charging lead supplied is a bit measly/short. I don't like the lead going in at the bottom, it inteferes with my belly balancing browsing.
Can't read the supplied literature. Print is far too small (Maybe I am going myopic)
Apps in App store are 2-3 times the price.
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Old 17.06.2010, 15:12
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Charging lead supplied is a bit measly/short. I don't like the lead going in at the bottom, it inteferes with my belly balancing browsing.
The iPad can be used in any orientation, so you could have the wire poking out the top
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how about adding initial impressions?
Or maybe even a full review ?
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Re: The Apple iPad

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Criticisms

Drops off my 'N' network a lot. 'N' network cannot be reached 20M/2 rooms away. No problems with 'G'
Some infrequent small issues with picture browser crashing

Can't read the supplied literature. Print is far too small (Maybe I am going myopic)
Dont stress it, they'll probably fix those bugs with the iOS update in september !

You can make the text font larger, from what I know...
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Old 17.06.2010, 16:38
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Drops off my 'N' network a lot. 'N' network cannot be reached 20M/2 rooms away. No problems with 'G'
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just curious... how do you tell if it is using n or g?
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Old 17.06.2010, 16:39
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Dont stress it, they'll probably fix those bugs with the iOS update in september !

You can make the text font larger, from what I know...
In the mean time he has to wait about a quarter of a year without a full functioning product.
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Old 17.06.2010, 18:37
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In the mean time he has to wait about a quarter of a year without a full functioning product.
It's called compromising...
But just because of some minor glitches you're saying it's not fully functional ?


Anywayzzz...I checked out the iPad App Store and I think that a lot of the apps are at a pretty reasonable price, but I did notice a lot of people complaining in the comments section about the apps crashing and being buggy !

And the prices of books on the iBook Store, yeah, that's a rip-off !
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Old 17.06.2010, 19:12
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It's called compromising...
But just because of some minor glitches you're saying it's not fully functional ?


Anywayzzz...I checked out the iPad App Store and I think that a lot of the apps are at a pretty reasonable price, but I did notice a lot of people complaining in the comments section about the apps crashing and being buggy !

And the prices of books on the iBook Store, yeah, that's a rip-off !
If I buy a car that suppose to go 100mph and it only went 70mph then I'd judge that as not fully functioning.

If an iPad says it works with n routers and doesn't all the time....that's not functioning as it should. So it is not fully functional....
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Old 17.06.2010, 19:59
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According to the online-store, it's 7-10 business(!)-days waiting-time.
I doubt they have anything besides the demo-units.

That said, iTunes 9.2 seems to be available - the update applet just popped up.
So, at least I can get iOS4.0 on my 3GS on time.
To bad that you can't download hardware ;-)
And on the OS X front, Security Update 20101-004 for OS X arrived late on Tuesday evening and iTunes 9.2 landed late yesterday evening.
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Old 17.06.2010, 20:08
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And the prices of books on the iBook Store, yeah, that's a rip-off !
There are literally thousands of free books which you can download and read on the iPad. Check out Project Gutenberg.
As for the latest blockbuster novels, again you can buy/download them from other sources and using very simple software convert them to the iPad compatible ePub format.
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Old 17.06.2010, 20:33
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Re: The Apple iPad

Somehow this feels like deja-vu...
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Re: The Apple iPad

I don't like iPad, no keyboard.
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Old 17.06.2010, 21:21
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I don't like iPad, no keyboard.
Can someone with an iPad please confirm
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Old 17.06.2010, 23:14
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I don't like iPad, no keyboard.
This insightful post just changed my life
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