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Mar 2, 2011, 03:28 PM
 
WOW!
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Mar 2, 2011, 03:38 PM
 
That strikes me as an overstatement.
     
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Mar 2, 2011, 03:44 PM
 
WOW!! Just watched the vid on Apple.com and was completely blown away. They claim a 9 times improvement in graphics. Seriously. The GarageBand and iMovie apps look incredibly slick. The new cover looks really clever.
     
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Mar 2, 2011, 03:56 PM
 
It's a very impressive piece of hardware to say the least.
     
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Mar 2, 2011, 05:04 PM
 
No preorder, huh?

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Mar 2, 2011, 05:24 PM
 
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Mar 2, 2011, 05:41 PM
 
I couldn't find any specs on the back facing stills camera. I called Apple but they didn't know either, too new. I hope it's the same as iPhone 4 but I have my doubts.
     
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Mar 2, 2011, 05:56 PM
 
Will the new magnetic Smart Covers work with the original iPad?

EDIT: Apparently not. It requires those two side clips, and a check of the Apple Store mentions it works with iPad 2 but does not mention the original iPad.
Too bad.
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Mar 2, 2011, 05:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by dabbott46 View Post
I couldn't find any specs on the back facing stills camera. I called Apple but they didn't know either, too new. I hope it's the same as iPhone 4 but I have my doubts.
With 5x zoom it seems as if it's not the iPod touch camera, but it also doesn't look like the iPhone 4 camera.
     
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Mar 2, 2011, 06:29 PM
 
I'm curious about video quality.

The size would lend itself to really stable handheld shots. It'd almost be like a built-in Steadicam.

The concept (if not the execution) is the same. Have a balanced center of gravity which is significantly below the lens.
     
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Mar 2, 2011, 08:59 PM
 
Anyone else decide to get one, I did I sold my ipad 1 for 400 and am going to get in line tomorrow <jk> but I will be there to get one.

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Mar 2, 2011, 09:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Nassifer View Post
Anyone else decide to get one, I did I sold my ipad 1 for 400 and am going to get in line tomorrow <jk> but I will be there to get one.

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Get in line where? AFAIK, you can't order one until 3/11.
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Mar 2, 2011, 09:07 PM
 
There's nothing there compelling enough for me to upgrade to iPad 2.
     
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Mar 2, 2011, 09:46 PM
 
The boost in speed/graphics alone will get me to upgrade.

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Mar 2, 2011, 10:07 PM
 
Time for me to get an iPad methinks.
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Mar 2, 2011, 10:37 PM
 
I was just able to pre-order!
     
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Mar 2, 2011, 10:39 PM
 
iPad 3 this fall.
RETINA display (the A5 is already enough to power it - just the displays are not available in volumes).

That's what I'm holding out for.

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Mar 2, 2011, 10:46 PM
 
Oh gosh. Not iPad 3 rumours already.
     
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Mar 2, 2011, 10:53 PM
 
iPad 3 rumors were swirling a few weeks ago.
     
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Mar 2, 2011, 11:00 PM
 
True, but I feel like they are VERY stupid right now.
     
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Mar 2, 2011, 11:49 PM
 
well, if the rumor of a Fall release holds any water, than now is the perfect time for iPad 3 rumors.
     
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Mar 3, 2011, 12:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
True, but I feel like they are VERY stupid right now.
Keep feeling.

I see no need to jump the iPad2.

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Mar 3, 2011, 01:10 AM
 
I absolutely love the new iPad 2.
That said: I'll still probably skip a generation before upgrading. Very nice indeed Apple! Was good to see Steve Jobs again. Can't wait for the iPad 3.

Does anyone know if Verizon is going to be charging that idiotic "activation fee" on their 3G iPads?
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Mar 3, 2011, 05:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacinTommy View Post
I was just able to pre-order!
Can you share how? It doesn't go on sale until March 11th.
     
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Mar 3, 2011, 07:27 AM
 
I sent my iPad off with my xwife where there is no wifi, and added active 3g, so she has access, and now a week later I kind of miss it.
I'll let her have it and get mod2.
     
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Originally Posted by chabig View Post
Can you share how? It doesn't go on sale until March 11th.
Most of us got the notice in the email direct from Apple.
     
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Mar 3, 2011, 07:38 AM
 
I got an email from Apple too, but nothing about preordering. The "learn more" link goes to Apple where they offer selling the iPad2 online or in store ON March 11.

I'm curious how it has Face Time without a phone, since Face Time is linked to the phone app on the iPhone 4.

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Mar 3, 2011, 08:39 AM
 
iPad 2 16GB Wifi will be £429. iPad 16Gb Wifi is £329 in the UK store now, 16GB Wifi refurb is £289...

iPad 2 is shiny shiny, but, £140 off for a refurb is a deal to think about... hmmm.

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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
I'm curious how it has Face Time without a phone, since Face Time is linked to the phone app on the iPhone 4.
Though I haven't used it, I imagine the same way the MacOS version works. I recall it's fused to your email.
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
iPad 3 this fall.
RETINA display (the A5 is already enough to power it - just the displays are not available in volumes).

That's what I'm holding out for.

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I don't think so.

If this iPad has at least 512MB RAM (how can it not since it is dual core?) then I'm in.

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Mar 3, 2011, 09:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by chabig View Post
Can you share how? It doesn't go on sale until March 11th.
I was kidding.
     
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Originally Posted by Eriamjh View Post
I don't think so.
It's the next logical step. Why on earth would you need 9x graphics power ?
It's a precursor of things to come.

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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
I'm curious how it has Face Time without a phone, since Face Time is linked to the phone app on the iPhone 4.
Same way the iPod Touch does it - it's connected to your email address.

Personally I am waiting for the iPad 3. My iPhone4 has many of the features I'd be upgrading to the iPad2 for - front facing camera etc - so there's no immediate techno-lust.

One thing I am excited about is the personal wireless hotspot creation coming down the pipes. I bought a WIFI pad, and that did turn out to be a mistake, I frequently missed the always on that 3G provides. Now I can just connect via the iPhone.
     
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Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
Same way the iPod Touch does it - it's connected to your email address.

Personally I am waiting for the iPad 3. My iPhone4 has many of the features I'd be upgrading to the iPad2 for - front facing camera etc - so there's no immediate techno-lust.

One thing I am excited about is the personal wireless hotspot creation coming down the pipes. I bought a WIFI pad, and that did turn out to be a mistake, I frequently missed the always on that 3G provides. Now I can just connect via the iPhone.
I have a Virgin Mobile MiFi. $40 pre-paid, no activation fee. When I find myself on the go, I just spin that puppy up.

Wife has the iPad 3G model. Also nice.
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Originally Posted by Nassifer View Post
Anyone else decide to get one, I did I sold my ipad 1 for 400 and am going to get in line tomorrow <jk> but I will be there to get one.
Heh. Very smart. The old iPads are now going for US$350 refurb, and $400 new.

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Mar 3, 2011, 06:48 PM
 
I saw that after I sold it to my brother inlaw, but I threw in several cases and software that is on it to make him calm down
     
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Mar 7, 2011, 09:29 PM
 
WTF ?

Edit: Previous post deleted by mods.

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Yeah. I'm confused too.
     
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I think an old user has been hacked.
     
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Yup, an established user had his account taken over, probably because his password was weak. Just a warning to everyone to make sure you're not using a really easy to guess password...

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Sorry I missed it. Haha.

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Mar 8, 2011, 05:04 PM
 
I will take TWO iPad2's thank you very much!
     
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Originally Posted by MacCompuFix View Post
I will take TWO iPad2's thank you very much!
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He needs to carry two for the purpose of multitasking.

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Originally Posted by MacinTommy View Post
I was just able to pre-order!
Really, How?
     
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Mar 9, 2011, 10:13 PM
 
I don't think I could preorder this. I'd have to play with it first to see the browsing speed first. It is probably OK because it's claimed to be twice as fast as the old one, but then again the old one is very slow. That kind of speed us OK on an iPhone, but not so much on a 10" device.
     
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Mar 9, 2011, 10:58 PM
 
Really? I always thought the iPad was very quick.
     
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