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Old 04.04.2011, 15:05
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i got mine this way too... the model i wanted. on friday night they had about 9 out of 12 models available for a brief time. picked mine up on saturday.

helpful hint: know your itunes login and password beforehand, because when you get the chance to reserve it will ask you for it. maybe you can do it also as a guest but, you know, just to make sure.

prior to this i had simply ordered via the apple online store in the normal way, and wouldnt have received my ipad until early or mid may.

edit: oh, you can try tonight you dont have to wait until tomorrow!

ps i think this thread should be back in the technology section, not off topic... many postings concern swiss availability etc.
could you cancel the one you ordered in the apple online store?
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Old 04.04.2011, 15:13
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yes, could cancel easily.
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Old 04.04.2011, 16:22
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ps i think this thread should be back in the technology section, not off topic... many postings concern swiss availability etc.
I agree.... Maybe the mods are keeping it "hidden" until they've managed to get hold of one
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Old 06.04.2011, 08:17
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Re: The Apple iPad

see, the thread has already been buried and forgotten!
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Old 11.04.2011, 16:35
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actually, I'd love to use an iPad-like tablet as an input device for photo editing - that'd be pretty great
Looks like that's what's being released, Adobe are releasing tools to allow the iPad to be used alongside the desktop version as a control surface.
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Old 11.04.2011, 16:39
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Looks like that's what's being released, Adobe are releasing tools to allow the iPad to be used alongside the desktop version as a control surface.
I already use mine as a remote for iTunes playing on my PC.
I can also use it as a mouse/trackpad for my PC...

Adobe and Apple working together ??? Something is up.
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Old 11.04.2011, 17:04
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Re: The Apple iPad

According to appleinsider.com it is also rumoured that a pretty radical update of final cut pro is likely to be released in the next week or two, utilising ipad support as well. We will see but Im almost certain this will be the case.

Earlier in the year a whos who of the movie editing world was given a sneak preview of the upcoming final cut pro and the comments that did leak out say it is something very special.
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If i buy a second-hand ipad 1st gen say from ricardo, would i be able to buy/extend applecare under my name?
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Old 12.04.2011, 14:41
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Re: The Apple iPad

I'm really started to get tired of not being able to access flash content on my iPad. Many product websites e.g. cars, consumer electronics etc.. have flash sites which are completely indecipherable.

I think Job's has made his 'Grand' point, there should now be a toggle option in settings for those of us that wish to access this vital piece of website coding (and take whatever small hit there is on battery life).
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Old 13.04.2011, 10:53
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If i buy a second-hand ipad 1st gen say from ricardo, would i be able to buy/extend applecare under my name?

If it's still under a year old, yes. Or find one with the Applecare already included. It's transferable.
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Old 13.04.2011, 11:01
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I'm really started to get tired of not being able to access flash content on my iPad. Many product websites e.g. cars, consumer electronics etc.. have flash sites which are completely indecipherable.

I think Job's has made his 'Grand' point, there should now be a toggle option in settings for those of us that wish to access this vital piece of website coding (and take whatever small hit there is on battery life).
Apple may be winning me over, but don't you think websites that only have a flash interface with no alternate, well, a bit pretentious and rubbish? I usualy find them limiting and frustating. They had their place some years ago when it was a cool way to deliver fancy websites, but what do flash websites do now that can't be done without flash?
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Old 13.04.2011, 11:05
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Apple may be winning me over, but don't you think websites that only have a flash interface with no alternate, well, a bit pretentious and rubbish? I usualy find them limiting and frustating. They had their place some years ago when it was a cool way to deliver fancy websites, but what do flash websites do now that can't be done without flash?
All youtube videos aren't available through the youtube app on phones so I find going to the full youtube site a lot more fruitful usually

Although I don't enjoy flash sites, i do like to have the choice. Android has a 'plug in on demand' feature, so the flash content only appears when you click on it.
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Old 13.04.2011, 11:19
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All youtube videos aren't available through the youtube app on phones so I find going to the full youtube site a lot more fruitful usually
'Tis annoying when my iPhone can't open a video, it seems to have improved a lot over the last year or so. Generally now I just get annoyed at the website for putting the video in some stupid format. I believe there's now a vimeo app for iOS, which is the only alternative to youtube that seems to have anything decent on it.
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Old 13.04.2011, 11:29
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'Tis annoying when my iPhone can't open a video, it seems to have improved a lot over the last year or so. Generally now I just get annoyed at the website for putting the video in some stupid format. I believe there's now a vimeo app for iOS, which is the only alternative to youtube that seems to have anything decent on it.

At first I thought it was ok that Apple didn't support Flash on the iPhone. Then I started getting irritated about it when I got an iPad. I sometimes blamed the site, when it was a crappy site anyway, but sometimes blamed Apple when it seemed they made their point and were just being stubborn- ok, enough, we get it, give us an option now.

But now I think their point is an incredibly important one. Flash needs to shape up or ship out. Delivering video is not a good enough reason to use flash. It's like sending a dump truck to deliver a wheelbarrow's worth of dirt. If Apple allowed the option, their image of stellor battery life would start taking a hit because we would go back to assuming Flash is a given and necessary evil. It isn't. Adobe really needs to figure out how to make it stable and efficient, and until then, Apple is the only one keeping the pressure on, and developers think twice about the best method to deliver content.

Other than Youtube, the lack of flash has made me miss thousands of advertisements and stupid popup games, thankfully, and nothing else. Youtube, Vimeo, and other video sites should be the first to make a complete transition away from Flash. It's in everyone's best interest. And it's a pretty simple transition.

So while the option would be nice, it's still a good move overall to keep it off portables.
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Old 13.04.2011, 11:49
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Is this app any use??



For iPad users who can't see the youtube link it's about iSwifter a remote ("cloud-based") solution...

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At first I thought it was ok that Apple didn't support Flash on the iPhone. Then I started getting irritated about it when I got an iPad. I sometimes blamed the site, when it was a crappy site anyway, but sometimes blamed Apple when it seemed they made their point and were just being stubborn- ok, enough, we get it, give us an option now.

But now I think their point is an incredibly important one. Flash needs to shape up or ship out. Delivering video is not a good enough reason to use flash. It's like sending a dump truck to deliver a wheelbarrow's worth of dirt. If Apple allowed the option, their image of stellor battery life would start taking a hit because we would go back to assuming Flash is a given and necessary evil. It isn't. Adobe really needs to figure out how to make it stable and efficient, and until then, Apple is the only one keeping the pressure on, and developers think twice about the best method to deliver content.

Other than Youtube, the lack of flash has made me miss thousands of advertisements and stupid popup games, thankfully, and nothing else. Youtube, Vimeo, and other video sites should be the first to make a complete transition away from Flash. It's in everyone's best interest. And it's a pretty simple transition.

So while the option would be nice, it's still a good move overall to keep it off portables.
How about they give flash and allow the user to activate the plug in on demand. So if you go to a flash intensive site with lots of difference flash banners etc...none of them will appear until you touch them.

Saves battery life and you get the flash you want

That's how it works on Android.
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How about they give flash and allow the user to activate the plug in on demand. So if you go to a flash intensive site with lots of difference flash banners etc...none of them will appear until you touch them.

Saves battery life and you get the flash you want

That's how it works on Android.
I think that would be a great idea, as long as there's no always-on default. Like click to flash on the mac.

BUT, it still doesn't fix the problem of flash itself. Unfortunately, we are willing footsoldiers in the battle to pressure Adobe to fix it. So abstaining from Flash is a bit necessary from my pov.

I checked out this app AbFab is talking about. It seems pretty good. They need to make a bookmarklet in Safari the way Skyfire and Atomic do so there's no copy/pasting necessary.
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At first I thought it was ok that Apple didn't support Flash on the iPhone. Then I started getting irritated about it when I got an iPad. I sometimes blamed the site, when it was a crappy site anyway, but sometimes blamed Apple when it seemed they made their point and were just being stubborn- ok, enough, we get it, give us an option now.

But now I think their point is an incredibly important one. Flash needs to shape up or ship out. Delivering video is not a good enough reason to use flash. It's like sending a dump truck to deliver a wheelbarrow's worth of dirt. If Apple allowed the option, their image of stellor battery life would start taking a hit because we would go back to assuming Flash is a given and necessary evil. It isn't. Adobe really needs to figure out how to make it stable and efficient, and until then, Apple is the only one keeping the pressure on, and developers think twice about the best method to deliver content.

Other than Youtube, the lack of flash has made me miss thousands of advertisements and stupid popup games, thankfully, and nothing else. Youtube, Vimeo, and other video sites should be the first to make a complete transition away from Flash. It's in everyone's best interest. And it's a pretty simple transition.

So while the option would be nice, it's still a good move overall to keep it off portables.
What is it about Flash that is so unusable ? It is used by a large section of the internet for media content and the other huge player in Mobile devices supports it and we do not hear howls of anguish from these individuals. There are no The Register headlines about appalling battery life or people left in a terrible mess because of it. Saying "flash is not a necessary evil" without backing the statement up with something is like, well, a Chief Executive of some company standing on the stage and saying "we wont use flash because I dont like it", which is exactly what happened.

Other multimedia formats exist and new ones will emerge of course, but currently this is a widely used format on the Internet and excluding it out of nothing more than personal spite will do Apple no favours in the end.

Android to win at a canter if they carry on like that.
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Has anyone upgraded from the iPad 1 ? Is it worth it ?
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What is it about Flash that is so unusable ? It is used by a large section of the internet for media content and the other huge player in Mobile devices supports it and we do not hear howls of anguish from these individuals. There are no The Register headlines about appalling battery life or people left in a terrible mess because of it. Saying "flash is not a necessary evil" without backing the statement up with something is like, well, a Chief Executive of some company standing on the stage and saying "we wont use flash because I dont like it", which is exactly what happened.

Other multimedia formats exist and new ones will emerge of course, but currently this is a widely used format on the Internet and excluding it out of nothing more than personal spite will do Apple no favours in the end.

Android to win at a canter if they carry on like that.
oh come on, I'm not going into this. It's pretty ubiquitous at this point. Flash is a battery hog and has no place in its current form on portables. There are thousands of accounts of poor battery life on Android when flash is enabled/used. It's a given and if you've been paying attention you wouldn't be spouting a year-old tired argument. You've been listening to the Fandroids and Apple haters too much.
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