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Ipad 2

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by BillN, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Ipad 2 - just the ordinary one with Wifi

    There seems to be a waiting list in the UK

    Can you get them in the good olde US

    my wife wants one!!!! urrrgggg ....... what is happening -
     
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  2. LisaO

    LisaO SC Regular

    123
    Jul 11, 2010
    I think most models are still a wait for. If you order online you can get one in about 2-3 weeks. Otherwise I think people are still going early to apple stores.
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I keep lusting after one. But I am controlling myself for now.
     
  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    at least you guys are lucky "over there" pricewise - the cheapest Ipad 2 16gbte Wifi in the UK is US$650 - (including UK "sales tax" [VAT] at 20%)
     
  5. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

    404
    Dec 24, 2010
    Hey Billy: I just picked one up this past weekend. The only reason I was able to get one was
    because the wife new the manager really well and he had a private stash in the back.
    Mine was the 16 gig (dont neet much) wireless only....and I really like it so far... oh, it was
    $499...he didn give me a break on the price...so much for friends
    Cheers,
    Pete
     
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  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Hi Pete - that is the model that is US$650 in the UK
     
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  7. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

    682
    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    I would want one if it could handle photos well. But once you have them on the IPad it will not connect to anything to get then off. I does not recognize flash drives or any external drives unless you are willing to use an awkward work-around. I called Apple about this and they said, Right you need to use a computer.:frown:
     
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  8. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I am still using my iPad 1. Can't stand the inability to organize my photos using the iPad itself. Totally irritated. As user friendly as Apple products are supposed to be, the umbilical chord of the iPad to iTunes is quite annoying. Why should I not be allowed to create folders, move photos around the folders, and delete photos as I wish just using the iPad???
     
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  9. topman

    topman New to SC

    3
    Apr 27, 2011
    exactly, editting photos with computer is a good choice. ipad is still somewhat weak at that, but it is a good way to show photos.
     
  10. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thanks for this link, wt21 - I think. Now I'm afraid the iPad2 will be higher up on my "want list".
     
  12. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Because then nobody would buy the MacBook Air. I agree, by the way, I won't buy an ipad without some type of file management system and easy ability to move stuff on and off the device. If I ever get something like this it would be the super light laptop instead. But I can't find a need for that either, so I just have my desktop Mac and an iphone and I'm pretty happy with that setup.

    -Ray
     
  13. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Finally got an ipad 2 - (yesterday) - the cheapest 16 gbte wifi model - (i.e. not the 3G)

    my wife already thinks that it is marvellous and has sent more email in a morning than she normally does in a couple of weeks if she has to use my MacBook - she is not a "computer" person but finds the ipad a lot easier to use than my MacBookPro

    It has a few difference to the "normal" mac, but they seem to be easily solved

    Still trying to Bluetooth "pair" the thing with my iMac and MBP - they seem to know that the ipad is around - they throw up the same "pairing" number but just will not connect

    I suppose that I am impressed with this piece of kit - the user experience, so far, is enjoyable, and, as I indicated my wife really likes it and has been using it all morning, (hey - where is my morning "cup of tea") - maybe the ipad makes that as well
     
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  14. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

    682
    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    Right on, Ray! :biggrin:
     
  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Congratulations to you, Bill - and to your wife!:bravo-009: I keep thinking it would be great for my husband (and of course I would like one, too). How does one play a DVD - do you need a separate drive or is there a slot? I'm not up-to-date on this new one.
     
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  16. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I believe that the only way to get "stuff" on the ipad is to either "wireless" it across, (Apple say use itunes), or to download it to the thing

    No CD slot or USB port - which some quote as a disadvantage

    Even after such a short time I have found that using the ipad is a slightly different way of thinking to, say, the MBP or the MacAir - but you seems to "pick it up" instinctively

    We have only had it for a day, so cannot comment with any authority - but for certain functions, and/or user types, it is very easy to use, and all that they want/need

    I am sure more apps will be released to allow the "lack of flexibility/functioality" that some complaint of, to be improved, but for me, (and my wife), if you accept this and major of it's positives, it is well worth the money.

    I have used the Motorola Xoom, (my son has one), and although (some) reviews say that it is better, in many ways, than the ipad2, I prefer the ipad

    Well done to Apple for moving forward, (some will say, "in the Apple way"), with this product

    Maybe they should start designing "conventional" digital cameras

    (PS - my wife has already said "please get one of your own and stop using mine")
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    That's what I am sure would happen here, if I bought one for my husband. Bill, I'm so glad it's worked out so well for you both!
     
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  18. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Anyone know of a decently priced protective cover? It seems there are only two choices online from Apple. The £35 piece of plastic that only covers one side or the overpriced £60 leather case! Any suggestions please :)
     
  19. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Hi Christina

    My wife has the Apple one in green

    It is pretty good, (OK - some will say overpriced) - but it is made for the job and fits really well and can be used to raise the ipad so that it can be used as at an angle whilst sitting on the "desktop"

    It protects the ipad well and what I have always found is that most of the cheaper non_OEM third party stuff does not (look) or work as well as the stuff made by Apple - (but I did say most)
     
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  20. john1027

    john1027 SC Regular

    187
    Jul 11, 2010
    Alexandria, VA
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