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Any UK news on iPad?

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Skywatcher, Feb 27, 2010.

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    release dates, prices etc?

    Now that I fount the TV catchup thik we can now use it as a second TV in the house :D
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    Re: Any UK news ok iPad?

    still can't decide...................
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    Re: Any UK news ok iPad?

    Julie

    its going to happen hun

    just give in now and save time and energy later

    :macwave: :D
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    Re: Any UK news ok iPad?

    yeah but which to get ..........i pad or macbook?

    that tv thing is wicked btw!
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    Re: Any UK news ok iPad?

    They do very different things

    If it was a case of either I'd get the macbook

    But I am getting a pad for surfing on the sofa or, as you brilliantly suggested , showing photos.

    I am hoping there will be a way to link to an external hard drive wirelessly with it at some point
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    well i have the new desktop that I use to do editing and any serious stuff on so it is surfing the net etc and i already have a laptop. You can't say i haven't been patient though :yes:
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    The photoviewing thing was shown off at the keynote :yes: they've even designed a built in photo app to do it which looks great. So yeah, that one's a given.

    Still no news at all on UK anything though :( There was a rumour that the US folks would be able to order it last Thur/Fri with a delivery date of end of March but turned out to be wrong.

    The exchange rate is so rubbish right now, I could see them starting at £399 over here

    Either way I'll be queueing up at the Trafford centre to get my hands on one :D
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    Re: Any UK news ok iPad?

    Chris,

    I think that's going to be available out of the box. Since the iPad will run iPhone apps, you could probably use something like this:

    Air Sharing

    There's plenty of others that provide the same functionality.

    Tom :)macwave:... there's an app for that!)
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    it will have an airplane mode won't it?
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    They'll be sure to include a way to turn off the 3g/wifi radios for sure, not that they need to since the moaning about interference is just rubbish :) but still I'm sure it'll be there
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    any thoughts about holding this thing to use it? it's going to be a little to big to balance while you type? and if it's flat on your lap you're not going to be able to see very well. I was thinking of using it as a family web surfer that instantly switches on. will i be able to print from it?

    i guess it's what will i use it for? i think i'm talking myself round to a macbook instead
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    Watch the keynote speech on apple.com Brit I did yesterday and it has made me want one more. Kind of ironic he chose the NY Times to demonstate the web and there were obvious holes where the flash plugs were.

    I am kinda thinking amazing though the photos look will 16 gb be enough
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    will do, i was thinking that too..........and then i don't think i would get it without the 3G-
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    I'd say go with the macbook :yes: You'll be able to use it for more. Plus when you've got it you have a nice OSX machine and then you will have time to save/decide whether to go with the iPad when it's 2nd version/revision is out :yes:

    I'm betting the 2nd one will have a camera and the 'base' model will probably have a bigger memory too :yes:
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    It really does depend what you'll use it for, you're absolutely right.

    I do think that everyone will be surprised how much more can be done on the ipad than is currently expected though. For some things, a touch interface is simply a lot more intuitive and immediate than moving a mouse pointer around.

    As a family web surfer, place to show off photos, write some email and so on, it will be superb and unmatched IMHO.

    I know we've said all this before, but if you look at the Apple development kit for this thing, there's a new version coming out almost every week with more things in it. I really believe that they're improving the OS to be a "full" computer os but very carefully made to be spot on for mobile devices. (This is why windows mobile looks so very very clunky and old next to an iphone)
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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Do you reckon the ipad functions will be able to be upgraded via normal iphone updates?
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    you'll have to explain what you mean there?

    I mean I'm sure the upgrade process will be similar to the current iphone yep if that's what you meant?
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    yeah that's what i meant, was watching the key note speech whilst typing, sometimes even us women have problems multi tasking!

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