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Old 13.11.2012, 17:49
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Lol, good point but did it occur to you that iPad itself is useless without having proper applications on it? All application developers develop apps keep the power/specification of latest target device in account and what they can do with that power. Now you can do the math.

So explain this then: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/11...5-app-updates/



there are only 5 variants of ios screen size to my knowledge
ipad non/retina
iphone non/retina/long
compare that to all the android versions you could write for
and then consider that people can copy your app and then demand a refund, then consider that the ios ecosystem generates way more dollars for developers than the android one
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Old 13.11.2012, 17:57
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Re: New iPads released (iPad 4 and iPad Mini)

First, read it out loud for me, then I will think about explaing it for your.
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Anyone know where you can get an ipad mini?

Looks like they're out of stock everywhere and no one seems to know the next drop date.


FWIW
next ipxd annoucements:
ipad2 will get dropped due to mini selling way more - essentially the same device anyway but faster, smaller, lighter
ipad5 will be launched, thinner, faster etc
ipad mini possibly with a retina screen (though pointless - no one complained when ipad1 came out and this has a better resolution density)
ipod touch - dead, what's the point when you've got the mini? all the kids will just get a podnano instead
Which model are you looking for? I'll have a look tomorrow at the Apple Store.
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Old 13.11.2012, 18:42
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Re: New iPads released (iPad 4 and iPad Mini)

32gb schwarz wifi only

I tried calling the store directly but they said you have to go in in person which I've done a couple of times to no avail.

MediaMarket, Manor, Interdiscount XXL all empty too
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Old 13.11.2012, 18:52
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32gb schwarz wifi only

I tried calling the store directly but they said you have to go in in person which I've done a couple of times to no avail.

MediaMarket, Manor, Interdiscount XXL all empty too
My parents bought a white 32gb one in Manor in Kreuzlingen today - they have all variations in stock.
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Old 13.11.2012, 20:52
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For those complaining in this thread that you are 'left behind' or 'an upgrade has arrived' consider this:

from everything I've read on the web, when you buy a droid device, whatever version of the os is on there when purchased will be the one you are stuck with (nexus devices excepted)

ios6 has just been released and can still run on 3GS*

*3.5 year old device!!

By comparison, you cannot even get jellybean 4.1 (launched July 2012) in for Samsung's flagship S3 lauched 6 months back, never mind 4.2
The only company that even comes close to bothering to supply upgrades is Sony and even that's weak.
Calling it iOS 6 when it doesn't even support Siri (and a few more characteristics) doesnt seem like a proper support to me.

As for Android, i agree that there's huge room for improvement, however the good news is that people reward the one manufacturer that is clearly better in this (though it could do even better) and this company is not Sony but Samsung. They will even bring Jellybean to the Galaxy SII. It is also worth noting that the big headache was the jump from Android 2.3 to 4.0 (even Holy Google had trouble upgrading its Nexus S), but from 4.0 to 4.1 it i going quite better (at least for Samsung, please be informed that the Galaxy SIII got the upgrade already).
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Old 13.11.2012, 23:35
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Re: New iPads released (iPad 4 and iPad Mini)

Hi

Can anyone please let me know where the I pad mini is available in Zurich or anywhere nearby?

I checked Apple store,Media Markt.

Thanks in advance...
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Old 14.11.2012, 00:18
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They will even bring Jellybean to the Galaxy SII. .
http://www.zdnet.com/samsung-weighs-...s3-7000007321/

They hardly sound very enthusiastic

Sony originally said that all the xperia handsets would get upgrades, which they did, right up until ICS. But then they changed their minds and it's only the newer handsets.

Who'd have thought, the apple paradigm where they get money from people for the handset and then through the app store means they're more than happy to make OS upgrades, but the droid model, where the manufacturers only get a hit when a handset is sold (with 5$ irony tax going to MS in patent fees) don't want to willingly update theirs so you're forced to buy a new one get new features!
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Old 14.11.2012, 22:03
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Re: New iPads released (iPad 4 and iPad Mini)

ZH Bhfstr today

was told next week they'd have some in
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Old 20.11.2012, 09:55
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Re: New iPads released (iPad 4 and iPad Mini)

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Yesterday, Oprah tweeted: “Gotta say love that SURFACE! Have bought 12 already for Christmas gifts. #FavoriteThings” Thing is, Oprah tweeted about her love for the Surface from her iPad. So you know, I guess you can love an object that you never use. That’s cool. Well played Oprah.
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Old 20.11.2012, 14:29
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ZH Bhfstr today

was told next week they'd have some in
Do they have some out on display already?
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Old 20.11.2012, 16:11
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Has your iPad 3 stopped working? Does it still do what you knew it did when you bought it?

when you bought the iPad3, you bought the latest version. Now that there is an iPad 4, you no longer have the latest version, so in that sense you have lost something.
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Old 20.11.2012, 16:13
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From Cult of Mac:

Yesterday, Oprah tweeted: “Gotta say love that SURFACE! Have bought 12 already for Christmas gifts. #FavoriteThings” Thing is, Oprah tweeted about her love for the Surface from her iPad. So you know, I guess you can love an object that you never use. That’s cool. Well played Oprah.
I guess that Oprah has people paid to tweet for her. This staff member will be looking for a new job soon I daresay.
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Old 03.12.2012, 15:17
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Re: New iPads released (iPad 4 and iPad Mini)

got a mini in Apple Bahnhofstr Shop Zurich yesterday (2.12.12)

they're back in stock!
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Re: New iPads released (iPad 4 and iPad Mini)

When do the Sales start?
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Re: New iPads released (iPad 4 and iPad Mini)

Hi,

you all seem quite knowledgeable about iPad, so I thought I would ask. I do not have one yet but I am interested getting one for my mom for Christmas. If I buy iPad here in Switzerland, would my mom be able to use it in other country (country where she lives, Lithuania). Also, is it possible to choose other languages for interface apart from English?

Thanks. by using I mean would she be able to get internet. I presume she would need to buy some card to get connection?

thank you so much!
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Why in the world would anybody choose to have their name inscribed on a piece of disposal electronics? Isn't that like having monogrammed towels? Or your name sewn inside your gym kit??
Unlike your towels and gym kit, iPads can be stolen, so a little disincentive and personalisation helps in this instance.
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Hi,

you all seem quite knowledgeable about iPad, so I thought I would ask. I do not have one yet but I am interested getting one for my mom for Christmas. If I buy iPad here in Switzerland, would my mom be able to use it in other country (country where she lives, Lithuania). Also, is it possible to choose other languages for interface apart from English?

Thanks. by using I mean would she be able to get internet. I presume she would need to buy some card to get connection?

thank you so much!
Should not be a problem at all. Language can easily be changed. Wireless data cards can be cut to fit. WiFi is not a problem either ;-)
Nice present for mom. Mine just got one and is loving hers. :-)
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Re: New iPads released (iPad 4 and iPad Mini)

cool, thanks!

she is dragging along her huge Dell laptop so I thought she would love to have mini iPad instead!
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