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will you be getting an ipad2?

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by keith, Feb 24, 2011.

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    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:
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Ipho e 4 working as a wifi hotspur??.

    What did I miss???

    I can convert the iPhones 3G into wife for the iPad???
     
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    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
     
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    Looking at my last post :lol: will they be upgrading the predictive text?
     
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    no doubt, but I can't ever imagine it being good enough to decipher a Doc's writing :taunt:
     
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    :lol: :dozey:
     
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    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 :)
     
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    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.
     
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    QED

    Tom :)macwave:... :ROFL:)
     
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    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!)
     
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    Tom that is soooo funny!!! :laugh2::rotfl:
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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    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!
     
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    I'm hoping when number 2 comes out number 1 drops in price a bit so I can finally get one! :lol:
     
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    Any thinner and they'll start cutting my hands
     
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    Just tried to sell Jon mine second hand.....he's not buying it! Lol
     

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