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PostSubject: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:45 pm

So it's offical...iPad 2 is here. Can't say I'm a big fan of the first one. Actually I thought it was pretty shit.

Just another toy.

Anyone here own an iPad? Anyone planning on getting the new one?
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:44 pm

I played around with an iPad and honestly didn't like it, just use a droid phone or get an iPhone.
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:16 pm

The iPad looks pretty, but that's about all it has goin, no flash support is terrible, no camera, way way way overpriced, and the apps are at least 3 times as much for the iPad, I'm happy with my 64 gig touch...

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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:31 pm

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The iPad looks pretty, but that's about all it has goin, no flash support is terrible, no camera, way way way overpriced, and the apps are at least 3 times as much for the iPad, I'm happy with my 64 gig touch...

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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:35 pm

ipad 2 is in white, has decent hardware, wouldnt buy it unless it were 150 bucks cheaper tho, and id still hack it and run linux Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:40 pm

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ipad 2 is in white, has decent hardware, wouldnt buy it unless it were 150 bucks cheaper tho, and id still hack it and run linux Very Happy

What do you mean by run linux? You mean a linux distro? What would you run?
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:44 pm

yeah linux distro. ios is unix based(its exact kernel osx uses) i would just compile ubuntu netbook remix or perhaps root it for android
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:37 pm

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yeah linux distro. ios is unix based(its exact kernel osx uses) i would just compile ubuntu netbook remix or perhaps root it for android

Then why would you buy an iPad when there are more powerful Android tablets on the market? Smile

In my opinion, tablets don't have a clearly defined market section. They're too big to carry around as internet and communication devices like smartphones are, you can't get enough work done on-the-go with them like you can with a portable laptop, and they don't come close to providing the performance of a decent desktop. They're kind-of useful for people who are on their feet, such as the staff at the Apple store who take orders and book-ins, and maybe to replace pen and paper in the future in education.

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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:39 pm

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yeah linux distro. ios is unix based(its exact kernel osx uses) i would just compile ubuntu netbook remix or perhaps root it for android

Then why would you buy an iPad when there are more powerful Android tablets on the market? Smile

In my opinion, tablets don't have a clearly defined market section. They're too big to carry around as internet and communication devices like smartphones are, you can't get enough work done on-the-go with them like you can with a portable laptop, and they don't come close to providing the performance of a decent desktop. They're kind-of useful for people who are on their feet, such as the staff at the Apple store who take orders and book-ins, and maybe to replace pen and paper in the future in education.

if the ipad 2 were 150 bucks cheaper like i wished, u couldnt find an android with a dualcore with same gpu power and performance for 350 bucks. ipad 2 starts at 499
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:40 pm

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yeah linux distro. ios is unix based(its exact kernel osx uses) i would just compile ubuntu netbook remix or perhaps root it for android

Then why would you buy an iPad when there are more powerful Android tablets on the market? Smile

In my opinion, tablets don't have a clearly defined market section. They're too big to carry around as internet and communication devices like smartphones are, you can't get enough work done on-the-go with them like you can with a portable laptop, and they don't come close to providing the performance of a decent desktop. They're kind-of useful for people who are on their feet, such as the staff at the Apple store who take orders and book-ins, and maybe to replace pen and paper in the future in education.

if the ipad 2 were 150 bucks cheaper like i wished, u couldnt find an android with a dualcore with same gpu power and performance for 350 bucks. ipad 2 starts at 499

~$680 in the UK ;D

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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:41 pm

im talking about the 16 gig model, the like cheapest one
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:42 pm

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im talking about the 16 gig model, the like cheapest one

So am I, unfortunately.

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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:43 pm

latest info i got had 16 as 499 here, 32 as 6 something and the 64 at around 800
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:44 pm

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latest info i got had 16 as 499 here, 32 as 6 something and the 64 at around 800

I'm talking about in the UK. The iPad starts at £419 and that's equivalent to around $680 for the 16GB WiFi model. You have it a LOT cheaper so don't complain about prices Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:45 pm

i just cant justify that price for something that has less performance than my dell laptop. cant do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:16 am

I'm happy with my selection of mobile devices. I don't see anything the ipad does better than them.
My CR-48 is great for work and web browsing, my ipod touch and android phone are useful for miscellaneous tasks.

I also wouldn't buy one because of how much I've had to work around apple when messing with my ipod. And the fact that I have to risk breaking it to replace the battery myself (or pay apple 1/3 the original price).
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:18 am

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I'm happy with my selection of mobile devices. I don't see anything the ipad does better than them.
My CR-48 is great for work and web browsing, my ipod touch and android phone are useful for miscellaneous tasks.

I also wouldn't buy one because of how much I've had to work around apple when messing with my ipod. And the fact that I have to risk breaking it to replace the battery myself (or pay apple 1/3 the original price).

how the hell u get a cr48?!? i applied and i use everything google has even buzz, and i applied like 3 times im so jelly haha
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:23 am

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My CR-48

I'm jelly. I wanted one of those so badly lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:09 am

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how the hell u get a cr48?!? i applied and i use everything google has even buzz, and i applied like 3 times im so jelly haha

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My CR-48

I'm jelly. I wanted one of those so badly lol.

Google has promised to ship out ~60,000, so far they've shipped a little over 20,000. You definitely have a chance, especially if you live in a zip code with a low geek population.

I applied as a developer about a week after the pilot program started.
I helped my sister apply shortly afterwards.

Mid-January: two unexpected boxes arrived at our door. What a Face
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If you don't feel like waiting you can always buy a cheap eee and install chrome on it... but that's not the same. (I almost shut down the cr-48 while typing this as the power button is where I'm used to delete being...)
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:44 am

I'm in Aus though and so I can't apply Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:37 am

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I'm in Aus though and so I can't apply Sad

As an Englishman I feel your pain Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Apples iPad 2   Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:01 am

in my honest, redneck opinion; it's an expensive clay pigeon. That is all.
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