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Old 03-29-2013, 09:53 PM
 
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Calling all Apple IPAD owners.......is this device worth the money ?

What gripes , or missing features, do you have with it if you own one?

Would you buy another IPAD or recommend it to others??

How good is Apple phone tech support if you have a problem?

Would it take a killer deal to get you to buy one?
After one week with my iPad, I immediately went out and bought one for my college agedaughter. She uses hers even more than I use mine. I noticed that after Thanksgiving she had left her laptop home when she went back to school. She said once she got a keyboard for it, her laptop was pointless. Considering she is a majoring in a science I thought she was crazy but she says she does most of her data analyses at her office anyway so its a non-issue.

My daughter has the 2 and I have the 3. The only thing I would change is for me, I would have gotten the 3g.

As for missing, I do wish the battery lasted longer, I have to charge it every night. OTOH, I guess that means I use it a lot.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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After one week with my iPad, I immediately went out and bought one for my college agedaughter. She uses hers even more than I use mine. I noticed that after Thanksgiving she had left her laptop home when she went back to school. She said once she got a keyboard for it, her laptop was pointless. Considering she is a majoring in a science I thought she was crazy but she says she does most of her data analyses at her office anyway so its a non-issue.

My daughter has the 2 and I have the 3. The only thing I would change is for me, I would have gotten the 3g.

As for missing, I do wish the battery lasted longer, I have to charge it every night. OTOH, I guess that means I use it a lot.
You're not a galaxy s2 fan?. I think the laptop comment was quite powerful...has she even jailbroken the thing. I know see why apple makes so much money
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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No It isn't..........Seriously....

Sure....the Ipad looks amazing. But eventually you are probably going to be staying up all night trying to get work finished and get frustrated with NO Micro SB, No Bluetooth capability, Locked OS....etc\

I would only choose apple if I was given it. I would not suggest buying it.
I've been waiting for that frustration that you're talking about to happen. After a year with an iPad 2, it's still a great device!
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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I've been waiting for that frustration that you're talking about to happen. After a year with an iPad 2, it's still a great device!

It simply depends on your uses for it.....
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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It simply depends on your uses for it.....
Well, I use the hell out of it. I do much more than simple web browsing and email. I have no trouble transferring work to my laptop even in the middle of the night.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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As for missing, I do wish the battery lasted longer, I have to charge it every night. OTOH, I guess that means I use it a lot.
Not even Apple is sure about charging life or battery life other than to say replace the battery when the life is down to 50%. OK,50% of what?

My ipad 1 last about 6 hrs now per charge so I guess a new battery is in order. However, since mine is going to be a free battery due to my Applecare policy Apple is really reluctant to replace the battery for free since my policy runs out in a few days. Stall,stall stall trying to wait me out but it won't work. My Ipad 1 goes back next week just under the wire for a freebie!!
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Best Buy is offering 30 percent off on iPads. There's probably a new version coming out. If you want an iPad 2, nows a good time to get a deal.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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i just got one! i love it!! i barely use my computer anymore.. you can watch movies, music,internet,read books, there are thousands of apps, email, etc.. so far i have read 3 books and watched entire seasons of 2 shows!
there is also the webcam (face time) feature for friends/relatives...the possibilities are endless!
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:56 PM
 
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Love my iPad 3 and I'm not really an APPLE fanboi either. There's a lot of cool things I can do with it - a lot of excellent apps for it. My only gripe is it is pretty well locked down, but that's also a good thing I suppose. I don't have to worry about running antivirus on it.

there are ways...to unlock it...and you can restore it back if you don't like it

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No It isn't..........Seriously....

Sure....the Ipad looks amazing. But eventually you are probably going to be staying up all night trying to get work finished and get frustrated with NO Micro SB, No Bluetooth capability, Locked OS....etc\

I would only choose apple if I was given it. I would not suggest buying it.
mines is unlocked and has bluetooth? is this the older ipads?
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I have both an iPad 2 and a Google Nexus 7. Although there are some games I enjoy playing on the iPad, I have to admit I prefer the Nexus 7 overall for performance. It was less than half the price of the iPad.
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