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Postby Sotos » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:30 pm

twinkle wrote:get the 3g model


why?
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Postby twinkle » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:34 pm

goodness sotos...you're still here. I haven't been on this forum for about 3 years and i still remember you :)
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Postby Sotos » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:41 pm

6 years soon ;)
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Postby johbee » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:08 pm

Honestly I'm pretty pissed at Apple lately. I bought a 4G phone in the US back in December and am still waiting on the unlock. Got an Ipod and just updated the software and lost the jail break. Got the wife an I-Ron for Christmas and she still hasn't figured out how it works. Apple is worse than microsoft and are really trying for a monopoly bigger than microsoft. I hope nothing goes wrong, but then again you're in the UK so you probably get decent support.
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Postby pretty-as-pink » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:32 pm

The ipad what I have ordered is a 64g with wifi and 3g the best as apparently they dont all have 3g.
Im not bothered that ipad 2 is out very soon, I will upgrade.

We have never needed support with any of our Apple products, and in our opinion they are the best, the switch of a button and they are all instant, like the previous poster mentioned you have to wait so long for windows to start up.
We use a mac pro and a mac mini (which is amazing) and an Apple tv for tube tube etc. None of them have been a problem.
The ipad is a product I can use to gain easy access to my clients records with no hassell, do accounts etc etc, im fed up with windows and untill you have tried a mac..well put it this way, you wont go back :wink:
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Postby AQ » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:03 am

I bought my I pad 6 months ago and love it too bits!

I use to read books , newspapers (the Sunday Times is particulary good)
Play games (love Ninja Fruit, World of goo, Angry Birds) surf the net, download movies and TV programs, watch TV on BBC I player (only in UK).

It also has facebook, I pod and many thousands of apps covering every conceivable interest, more being added every day.

Many apps are free to try out with the paid apps, particulary games being comparatively cheap. For instance my Times subscription costs £8 per month which include the Times/Sunday Times and is saving me a fortune, especially in Cyprus where the ST costs 5 euros.

It is by far the best gadget that I have ever bought and worth every penny. I bought my wife one for Xmas as she was increasingly stealing it too use! My 6 year old grandson is also a whizz on it.

I also find it great to pass the time on flights back and forth to Cyprus.

My advice is to crack on and buy if you are thinking of it. As with all gadgets there will always be a new improved version coming soon.

Techies may hate Apple because of the closed nature of the products but for those of us who live in the real world the I pad is fantastic!




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Postby Sotos » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:19 am

AQ, aren't you annoyed that the iPad can not display the full content of many websites because of lack of flash support? You can get all those things and more with many other android based tablets. I accept that Android is not very mature for tablets yet, but this is about to change soon with the release of Android Honeycomb. When iPad came out it was quite unique. But today it is not the right time to buy the aging original iPad, when iPad 2 and Android Honeycomb tablets are about to hit the market (unless you can buy one used for cheap).
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Postby pretty-as-pink » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:14 pm

AQ wrote:I bought my I pad 6 months ago and love it too bits!

I use to read books , newspapers (the Sunday Times is particulary good)
Play games (love Ninja Fruit, World of goo, Angry Birds) surf the net, download movies and TV programs, watch TV on BBC I player (only in UK).

It also has facebook, I pod and many thousands of apps covering every conceivable interest, more being added every day.

Many apps are free to try out with the paid apps, particulary games being comparatively cheap. For instance my Times subscription costs £8 per month which include the Times/Sunday Times and is saving me a fortune, especially in Cyprus where the ST costs 5 euros.

It is by far the best gadget that I have ever bought and worth every penny. I bought my wife one for Xmas as she was increasingly stealing it too use! My 6 year old grandson is also a whizz on it.

I also find it great to pass the time on flights back and forth to Cyprus.

My advice is to crack on and buy if you are thinking of it. As with all gadgets there will always be a new improved version coming soon.

Techies may hate Apple because of the closed nature of the products but for those of us who live in the real world the I pad is fantastic!
Thanks for the info, and yes I have ordered one and today I odered another for my hub, we both do alot on computers so they will be great, cant wait to get them.
Is yours a 64g 3g?




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Postby AQ » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:27 am

I at first bought a 32g wi-fi but found that I was filling it up too quickly so then bought a 64g wi-fi. I donated the 32g to my wife, who loves it!

One drawback with the I pad is that there is no way to expand the memory so you are stuck with it as bought.

The lack of flash player doesn't bother me at all. With 40 million I-pads predicted to be sold in 2011 I am sure that there will be a solution to this although I doubt that it will be flash player.

I have no need for 3g on the I-pad as I primarily use it at home. When out and about if I need to access e-mails etc I use my I phone.

The I pad as I see it is an additional gadget to the PC and phone. I am a late convert to Apple and am now seriously considering replacing my windows laptop with an I mac.

The question is do you really need 3g? with the additional costs involved? If you already have a 3g phone I would say no.
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Postby boomerang » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:10 pm

i perfer an android based system...i am using an android phone and it's great...

AQ are you the same person that used to post years ago on the eubusiness forum?
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