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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by foreverducky, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. foreverducky
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    I thought I heard rumors about a new iPad coming out soon. Anyone else heard anything like this?

    My hope is to treat myself to an iPad after I complete my dissertation. Sadly, but it's coming down to bribing myself. :lol:
     
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    I've heard that on the 24th February apple are going to announce dates for the iPad 3,
     
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    That sounds promising. Do they tend to present the future prices as well? Or just the general concept?
     
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    Just to throw it out there......I bought myself an iPad2 last Oct. It's nice and I liked it a lot. However, I didn't use it nearly as much as I thought. I also had bought it as an alternative to taking my laptop to Disney but I could not connect to the internet on Disney property or at the condo. I ended up giving the iPad2 to my mother. She is using it all of the time!

    I just purchased the Kindle Fire. It works better than the iPad did for me. The screen is smaller and it's heavier but it's WAY cheaper.
     
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    Hmm, that definitely gives me something to think about Johnie. I could be open to the kindle fire too. However, I would not use it for reading my kindle books as I like the paperback book look of the original kindle.
     
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    Target carries the Kindle Fire (saw it in there tonight) so you could take a look and see if you like the feel. I was surprised I liked it so much.
     
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    That's definitely a good idea, will do. Thanks for the suggestion Johnie.
     
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    And come to think of it, I'm a prime member for Amazon, so that would add to the features of the fire.
     
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    To be honest there were rumours of an ipad3 before the 2 even came out :lol: There's bound to be one, and this year would make perfect sense (earlier than later IMHO) but as of rigth now, no one other than the people working on it in Apple know and they won't be talking.

    I love the ipad2. I didn't use it much at first, I had to come to terms with it. Things like finding the right software for it, like using an airport express at Disney to convert in room broadband to wifi for it etc. I've ALMOST got it to the point where I can walk around with it all day and use it for my calendar, contacts, email, web and specialist work stuff instead of a laptop. For books, i'm completely converted and I now buy everything as a kindle book and read it on the ipad.

    Now, all that's fine but Johnie's right, the fire is an amazing price and has great apps. Really nice size, nicer than the ipad really for most applications and really cheap! I've been really surprised how good the fire really is for the price.
     
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    So does this mean I will have trouble connecting to wifi at Disney in August on the iPad?
     
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    Teresa,

    Keith and others have been able to do it. But they have a gadget they have to use. I bought one and still couldn't get on. I *think* my problem may be that I only have the wifi for the iPad and not the added 3G. Of course, I could be completely wrong (which would not be unusual at all!)
     
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    right, now the story is that in most places Disney hasn't provided WIFI up until recently, it'd provided wired broadband which expects you to plug in an ethernet cable to your laptop. The ipad doesn't have a socket for a cable so out of luck there.

    The gadget Johnie mentioned is an airport express which takes in the cable and converts it to wifi. TA-DA all your wifi gadgets will then work, ipad, iphone, laptop etc. You just call up a webpage which will invite you to charge the broadband to the room, you answer yep and then you're online.

    Now, more recently, Disney is increasing its wifi coverage so you may find you are covered by wifi anyway but no, as standard in Disney resort rooms, you dont have wifi you have wired and would need a gadget to get the ipad to connect.

    (the other option is an ipad ethernet adapter which ought to work just fine too but I prefer the airport express)
     
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    Nah you definitely only need wifi on the ipad not 3G.

    It'll be the setup of the Airport Express. It doesn't need MUCH config but there will have been something that stopped you. Next time you're there gimme a shout and we'll get it working
     
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    May well have to get a 3 when they come out as some of the newer software is a bit clunky on the original

    Still amazed by how much I use my iPad though - I'm never more than 6 ft away from it, its beena revolution

    Saw some rumours of a 2s and a 3 being released
     
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    Teresa, we bought a portable router for between £30 and £40 to take with us, got it off amazon and it worked really well. If you need help finding one let me know
     
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    I know this is fairly unrelated, but since working at PC World I've been shocked at the range of people that look at iPads :yes: It is a bit like the wii in the fact that people of all generations look at using them, where as I really did think it would be mainly younger people or business people. :yes:
     
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    so do you reckon the 3 will have that much more that i have to have? Jon has finally seen the light and is going to take my 1 off my hands, there's a really good signal with 3 around here and 3 are doing a really competitive 13GB monthly contract. I would definitely get a 3G one next time and less storage. don't want to get the 2 now though and be jealous of the new 3 LOL
     
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    I think most of us are having trouble imagining many killer features in the 3. Perhaps more screen resolution, yet faster cpu, perhaps near field comms, definitely needs better cameras. Impossible to say until it's out though!

    I do agree about buying a 2 so close to a 3 release. Although no one knows if/when a 3 will show up, they WILL launch one and this year makes sense from a release timescsale point of view.

    In terms of 3G I've gone the other way. I had 3g on the ipad 1 but now that I can use the iphone's data for the ipad, I just use that when I need it.
     
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    Latest from the rumor mill has an iPad 3 and IOS 5.1 event scheduled for early February. :mental:

    The 3 is supposed to have near Retina screen display resolution.
    Yeah, I'd wait a few weeks. :brightidea:

    Tom :)macwave:... monger of the rumor du jour!)
     
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    Who do you use for your data Keith? I want to be not worrying about a huge bill when I do take it out and about really.

    I think you're both right really about waiting, would really like a faster CPU and looking forward to having a camera on it.
     

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