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keith
24-02-2011, 07:37 AM
So it looks like the ipad 2 will be announced on the 2nd March although probably not available for a month or so after. Rumours have it being updated with facetime cameras, possibly thinner/lighter but without the major changes to the display with retina and so on which were expected.

So will you be buying or upgrading to one?

If you're an ipad 1 user, would you buy a different version this time? ie. do you wish you'd bought one with more storage? or with 3g? or without 3g because you never use it :lol:

Lisa1976
24-02-2011, 08:38 AM
Hmm, I don't think I will be buying the next model. The original ipad was expensive enough and I still find is great and does everything i need, so will be sticking with it for the time being.

How about your Keith?

Skywatcher
24-02-2011, 08:45 AM
Ditto, battery life is fine, it's thin and light enough for me. The display looks very sharp to my dreadful eyes anyway and I would never use the cameras, I have the 64 and haven't used anywhere near the capacity ,so unless there is something major I really can't see the point.

Seems quite soon to be having an upgrade and to most of the pele I know untreated the iPad is still very 'new' and most are still in the initial stages of whether to go for it or not, what the dimples of an early upgrade to the 2 seem to have done is stopped people buying the 1 for the last few months!

All a bit bizarre

Only thing I could possibly fault with the 1 is that since multitasking came in the battery life seems significantly shorter to me, it's still fine for what I use it for though

keith
24-02-2011, 08:49 AM
Hmm, I don't think I will be buying the next model. The original ipad was expensive enough and I still find is great and does everything i need, so will be sticking with it for the time being.

How about your Keith?

Really need to see what the next model brings. When I use my current one, I'm not thinking "I wish it had......" so I wonder if anything will tempt me to spend another serious amount of cash on the new one. I think thinner/lighter would be great but worth buying again?

I wouldn't get 3g again, I havent used it at all and with the iphone 4.3 working as a wifi hotspot, I just don't need that. So I'd get a larger capacity and forget the 3g next time.

Skywatcher
24-02-2011, 08:57 AM
Ipho e 4 working as a wifi hotspur??.

What did I miss???

I can convert the iPhones 3G into wife for the iPad???

keith
24-02-2011, 08:59 AM
In the forthcoming ios, which most of us are using already as a beta, it can set the phone as a wifi hotspot for a number of devices. So your ipad can then connect to it just like any wifi spot and voila!

The grrsome aspect is that you need "tethering" turned on for the phone by your cell provider which I think is usually 7quid a month or something. Still, it's a nice way to work

Skywatcher
24-02-2011, 09:05 AM
Looking at my last post :lol: will they be upgrading the predictive text?

keith
24-02-2011, 09:06 AM
Looking at my last post :lol: will they be upgrading the predictive text?

no doubt, but I can't ever imagine it being good enough to decipher a Doc's writing :taunt:

Skywatcher
24-02-2011, 09:17 AM
:lol: :dozey:

daveann
24-02-2011, 11:13 AM
i didnt get 3g and only got 32gb which still has loads of space on it. wont be upgrading as my faithful does everything i require it to do its been my best buy i use it everyday and charge it about every couple of days

i havent gone with iphone 4 or 3gs yet either still on the old iphone 3 :)

uscwest
24-02-2011, 11:47 AM
Well I didn't get an iPad 1 and can't really justify the cost right now so I'm guessing I won't be getting an iPad 2 either.

catrancher
24-02-2011, 12:36 PM
Looking at my last post :lol: will they be upgrading the predictive text?

QED (http://damnyouautocorrect.com/)

Tom (:macwave:... :ROFL:)

catrancher
24-02-2011, 12:40 PM
If they don't have more to them than the current rumors indicate, I won't be in line for one.

Heretical, I know. But what can you do. :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... still happy with my original one!)

Lisa1976
24-02-2011, 12:44 PM
QED (http://damnyouautocorrect.com/)

Tom that is soooo funny!!! :laugh2::rotfl:

Skywatcher
24-02-2011, 01:37 PM
Anyone I know who has one isn't getting one, and most are the apple faithful.

Kind of makes me wonder who the tar get audience is at this point, a there really millions of people out there saying - no way it hasn't got a camera?
Never understood the camera thing, mind you I don't video concerned a lot and when I do the iPhone is just fine, but to use as an actual camera it makes no sense at all, a camera on an iPad is much bulkier and awkward than any point and press, the reason cameras on phones are so successful is because you have them in your pocket all the time and you can whip it out and get the shot, all very odd.

Dawn
24-02-2011, 01:50 PM
when they make one that can iron school uniform I'll buy it. :rotfl:

It does seem a little soon for a newer version though. :unsure:

josh.p.
24-02-2011, 07:52 PM
When using it I can't think of anything I'd like on it that doesn't already do :shrug: Sure, a longer battery & a thinner case would be nice but would just be a nice extra rather than something that would make you want to upgrade! I am baffled!

lisaw
24-02-2011, 08:13 PM
I'm hoping when number 2 comes out number 1 drops in price a bit so I can finally get one! :lol:

Skywatcher
24-02-2011, 08:21 PM
Any thinner and they'll start cutting my hands

Britchick
24-02-2011, 09:24 PM
Just tried to sell Jon mine second hand.....he's not buying it! Lol

keith
26-02-2011, 11:52 PM
Never understood the camera thing, mind you I don't video concerned a lot and when I do the iPhone is just fine, but to use as an actual camera it makes no sense at all, a camera on an iPad is much bulkier and awkward than any point and press, the reason cameras on phones are so successful is because you have them in your pocket all the time and you can whip it out and get the shot, all very odd.

You're right, but, there's always a but :lol:

I've started actually using my ipad properly now. It's a proper work-a-day device for me. I wander round talking to people, making notes, tasklists, emailing. iphone too small, laptop too large, ipad is great and held in one hand.

Now, when emailing I often want to click a photo of something and send it off but because no camera, I tend to have to use the phone and then I'm stuck with the small keys. I guess I could use the phone, share it somehow or something but still.

We've also taken to facetiming quite a bit because one of the engineers can facetime me, show me the problem and I'll tell him how to fix. So facetime on the ipad would be cool because everyone has the ipads.

So, thinner,lighter,camera and I'd like it. I may not want to spend what I'll need to to upgrade TO it but I'll be tempted.

The other thing to remember is they're fighting for new customers who now have loads of tablets available. Android ones, webos ones and so on. Most with cameras. Some people compare directly on specs so Apple wont want to lose them on something as trivial as a camera :/

josh.p.
27-02-2011, 12:16 AM
On paper the iPad doesn't sound great- most apple products don't. I wish people could just put 'USE IT AND FIND OUT' in the specs :rotfl: As so many people are put-off by apple stuff from the high prices for seemingly low-spec stuff.

Facetime for mac is the most exciting thing ever- fantastic for me to get in touch with Niamh & Jade when I'm in Orlando :yes:

JStrickPhoto
05-03-2011, 04:39 AM
If I could find the 15-page review I read today, I'd post the link. The Android-powered Motorola Xoom and iPad went head-to-head. iPad beat it. The Motorola unit boasted a few advantages but overall, the iPad was chosen for more intuitive OS, ease of use and exceptional battery life.

Not sure why you'd say "most Apple products only sound good on paper". If you look at the specs and actually USE a Mac (desktop or laptop) or compare an iPhone to a Droid-based phone. Then you'd "get it." The Mac line of computers far outperform most consumer desktops and laptops of equivalent specs.

Yes, they tend to cost more, and in some cases double a windows-based model. But, you'll also find they tend to last longer and hold their value much longer.

Performance-wise, no way I would ever go windows again. Being a semi-professional photographer on the side who also dabbles in video, there's no substitute for the rendering power of a Mac.

JStrickPhoto
05-03-2011, 04:43 AM
Since they've announced the $100 off existing iPads, I'm surely more tempted now! We'll see how my taxes go and whether or not there will be a little left :-)

josh.p.
05-03-2011, 11:21 AM
If I could find the 15-page review I read today, I'd post the link. The Android-powered Motorola Xoom and iPad went head-to-head. iPad beat it. The Motorola unit boasted a few advantages but overall, the iPad was chosen for more intuitive OS, ease of use and exceptional battery life.

Not sure why you'd say "most Apple products only sound good on paper". If you look at the specs and actually USE a Mac (desktop or laptop) or compare an iPhone to a Droid-based phone. Then you'd "get it." The Mac line of computers far outperform most consumer desktops and laptops of equivalent specs.

Yes, they tend to cost more, and in some cases double a windows-based model. But, you'll also find they tend to last longer and hold their value much longer.

Performance-wise, no way I would ever go windows again. Being a semi-professional photographer on the side who also dabbles in video, there's no substitute for the rendering power of a Mac.
I think you've misread my post a little bit there- I was saying that they DON'T sound so good on paper :thumbsup: When you use them they are excellent.

Dizneyblonde
05-03-2011, 12:06 PM
Never got the iPad but loved it when i used a friends.

Tempted to get the second version now but anyone know the cost in the UK yet?

josh.p.
05-03-2011, 12:37 PM
Never got the iPad but loved it when i used a friends.

Tempted to get the second version now but anyone know the cost in the UK yet?
It will be the same price as the original iPad :yes: The original iPad is now 100 cheaper though so add 100 to these prices:
Apple (United Kingdom) - iPad - All-new design. Video calls. HD video. And more. (http://www.apple.com/uk/ipad/)

Dizneyblonde
05-03-2011, 12:43 PM
Mmm so 429 for a 16gb without 3g...

Or do i wait for the 3 or 4 and get it at the airport next year?

What more could they possibly do or add to it?

keith
05-03-2011, 01:05 PM
Mmm so 429 for a 16gb without 3g...

Or do i wait for the 3 or 4 and get it at the airport next year?

What more could they possibly do or add to it?

Really hard to see what more could be added right now but things move on

I guess higher def screen would be on the cards perhaps better in bright sunlight even thinner and lighter is always good ;) some people want a slide out keyboard but that would be very not-apple

So yeah must admit the iPad 2 and still the 1 actually seem like the best out there

lozzy
05-03-2011, 01:08 PM
I love my iPad but can't say I would want to spend 500+ just to have a camera that I would never use and I don't think that the other extras seem worth the extra cost.
My dad is thinking of getting the iPad 2 when it comes out as he didn't get the Ipad so I will have a play with his to see what it is like.

catrancher
05-03-2011, 01:42 PM
All things considered, I'm still good with my original iPad. :yes:

About the only thing I can think of that they could add that they haven't already would be the retina display. However, having said that, I have to remember that the iPad is essentially a revolutionary device. It's literally created a market that didn't even exist for all practical purposes just a short while ago. While it may not be apparent right now, I'm sure there's an iPad 3 and 4 and 5 in the pipeline that may well revolutionize the tablet market just as surly as the original iPad created it.

Stay tuned to this station for further developments.

Tom (:macwave:... e pluribus... Apple!)

Skywatcher
05-03-2011, 02:02 PM
The ipad is the single best bit of techno gadgetry I have ever bought. 9 months on I use it more everyday now than I did when it was fresh and new. Lisa uses hers constantly as well.

Just bought numbers and all 3 of the iWork suite programmes are exceptional on it.

It is a stunning device and I love it more than I ev thought possible.

Will not be getting a 2. Just can't justify it as I have a 64 gb and would not use the 3G model.

I may get a 3 when they come out, and I'd be amazed if plans weren't already afoot somewhere for that, but the reason for upgrading then will almost certainly be improved battery life and improved processor power/ compatibility with latest apps and not because of fairly lights bells and whistles.

keith
05-03-2011, 02:20 PM
Completely agree with that :yes: I'm using mine more and more every day.

I've moved to it completely for ebooks (didnt get on with the kindle) and reference materials.

I dont LOVE the case on the ipad1 so I'm looking forward to a better one on the ipad 2 and thinner/lighter will be nice.

The upgrade isn't a MUST Do by any means and to be honest I'm kinda glad it isnt.

Now, the next thing is the iphone 5. I've stopped using my iphone 4 as the new windows mobile is "nicer" in my eyes and since I have access to all these different devices, I may as well take my pick. What will the 5 bring though! hmmm!

Dizneyblonde
05-03-2011, 02:41 PM
So i should invest in an iPad 2 then?

josh.p.
05-03-2011, 02:46 PM
I'd go with the iPad2, honestly :yes: There's no point in sitting around waiting for the next one to come out really as you may be waiting a fair while and the savings would be minimal. It wouldn't shock me if the next one went up in price and just had 'added value' through different features.

keith
05-03-2011, 02:47 PM
So i should invest in an iPad 2 then?

I think for anyone who hasn't got an ipad 1, the 2 is an utterly brilliant purchase :yes: It's the best out there by far and I've seen/played with them all.

Of course the ipad 1 is 100 cheaper now so really is even BETTER value than ever before :lol: plus people like me will be selling their 1's to get a 2 so they'll go down in value too.

If you have an ipad 1 the situation is less obvious. None of the new features are must haves for most people, it's just nicer. So it all comes down to how much you value the latest features and can get for the ipad 1.

josh.p.
05-03-2011, 02:51 PM
I look at it this way; If I was in the market for an iPad, I'd get the iPad 2, but as an upgrade, the iPad 2 just isn't nice enough :shrug:

The only thing that honestly makes me want the iPad2 is the processing power, but mainly just the case :yes:

JStrickPhoto
05-03-2011, 03:56 PM
I think you've misread my post a little bit there- I was saying that they DON'T sound so good on paper :thumbsup: When you use them they are excellent.

My apologies. You are right, I mis-interpreted your comment so thanks for clearing that up. I get what you were saying now. I read it in a different context
:-)

Dizneyblonde
05-03-2011, 03:58 PM
And of course if i got one it would come in handy for next August...