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The Unveiling - my iPad

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    Well kids, I promised an unveiling and here it is! :mental:

    This is the first post from my iPad!

    To start with, here's a couple of photos of the Apple store festivities just before they brought us in.

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    Next up, we'll get to the unboxing!

    Tom :)macwave:... ain't this fun!)
     
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    It's like Christmas all over again, and Santa listened. :D
     
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    oooooooohhh! Just realised that my pay day is after the first day in the UK (that if the date is on 24th)
     
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    woo! Did they take your name/reservation on an actual iPad?
     
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    Actually Josh, I didn't have a reservation. When I got there, they split us into two lines. Those with a reservation and those without. Then, for those of us without reservations, they came along and asked what model iPad we wanted. Sorry to disappoint but they used a good, old fashioned piece of paper to do that. Turns out this was because the early inventory was very limited. While it obviously didn't happen to me, I'm fairly certain that there were people there who ended up disappointed. :thumbsdown:

    Tom :)macwave:... moving right along now!)
     
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    Oh.. did the man with an iPad just want to show off then? :rotfl:
     
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    Ok. On to the actual unboxing. First is a picture of the bag that followed me home!

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    Lo and behold, inside the bag is the actual iPad and the Incase sleeve I bought for it.

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    Open the box and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a pristine iPad. Only thing it doesn't have is my name on it. Yet... :thumbsup:

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    This is the extensive documentation that it comes with. All two page of it (front and back)

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    And, the power adapter (10 watt).

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    Tom :)macwave:... Cool, huh?)
     
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    This is so exciting. I love the apple stickers. I have about a million in my house! hah
     
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    Yep! That was a it pretty much. He was actually just giving us a chance to have a play with it.

    Tom :)macwave:... and I did!)
     
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    oh oh oh I SOOOO Want

    Which one did you decide on Tom?
     
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    Now. On to my impressions. :mental:

    I'm gonna love this thing! It's got a gorgeous interface and the keyboard is magnificent compared to the iPhone. Video on it is stunning! And iBooks aI can tell are going to be unbelievable!

    But... there's always a but, isn't there?

    It's real early in it's life. Here's the issues I've found.

    Typing on it lags. It's pretty easy to get ahead of the keyboard. I would imagine that this will be addressed in an update sometime.

    The initial sync with iTunes takes forever. Of course, that's a function of how much stuff you've got. I've got a bunch.

    Data entry can be a problem. Some of these post I've made with it here in Secrets have been difficult. Once you've entered enough to fill up the text input area, there doesn't seem to be a way to scroll up and down to edit your post. It can be challenging. Once again, I expect this will be addressed in a future update.

    That's all so far. But like I said earlier, I can tell right now that I'm gonna love this thing! :thumbsup:

    Oh. One other thing. I'll need to get some kind of plastic overlay for the screen. Much like I've got on my iPhone. The fingerprints on the glossy screen will get to be obnoxious sooner or later.

    Tom :)macwave:... go ahead, ask your questions!)
     
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    I went the whole hog, Keith. 64 gig. :surrender:

    Tom :)macwave:... Carpe Diem!)
     
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    To scroll up, do you not just hold down until you get the maginifying glass (not sure if you get this on the iPad) and move it upwards? Thats what I do on my iPhone anyway. :yes:
     
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    truly hope i will be able to owe one at the end of the month!
     
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    You do, Josh. It's just a bit difficult to get it to move correctly. It will probably get better with the subsequent software updates! :yes:

    Tom :)macwave:... it's still really cool!)
     
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    Are you getting the iworks or ilife (whichever does the keynote) package?
     
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    Couple of other things to know. The remake of some of the apps for the iPad are truly spectacular. The new Mail app is beyond belief! This may be the best mail app I've ever used.

    One more issue that I've discovered however. The iBook books use the ePub format. So, if you've got ebooks you want to use, as long as they're ePub, no problem. Maybe...
    Turns out that the ePub books on the iPad use Apple's DRM. Many of the books elsewhere use the Adobe DRM. Which doesn't work on the iPad. There goes the "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy"! :mad:

    Tom :)macwave:... curses!)
     
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    Not sure yet, Jeff. I've got it on my Mac and I'm not sure if I'll need it on my iPad or not yet. :unsure:

    Tom :)macwave:... time will tell!)
     
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    What kind of books they have in ibooks? I just had my itunes updated in time for ipad but could not find anything related to ibooks.

    Anything with Saga of seven suns?
     
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