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Re: iPad3 specs revealed
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2012, 01:02:08 PM »
One of my buddies just bought a ASUS Transformer - I anxious to see if it fits the bill and presents the both of best worlds.

Is that the one with the detachable keyboard? I saw that about a month ago in a store and it looked like it might be the right idea.

The keyboard looked tiny, though. There is a point where most folks need a minimal amount of real estate to type by feel, and it looked small.

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Re: iPad3 specs revealed
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2012, 01:03:31 PM »
What the new iPad doesn't have:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505266_162-57393098/buzz-about-what-new-ipad-i-doesnt-i-have/?tag=cbsnewsSectionContent.10

Siri is trying to kill all iPhone owners, after all. Maybe Apple finally figured that out.

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Re: iPad3 specs revealed
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2012, 01:15:56 PM »
What the new iPad doesn't have:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505266_162-57393098/buzz-about-what-new-ipad-i-doesnt-i-have/?tag=cbsnewsSectionContent.10

Siri is trying to kill all iPhone owners, after all. Maybe Apple finally figured that out.

I think what Siri is really killing is Apple's server bandwidth. Almost each Siri interaction has to phone home
to do it's thing. Adding a few million iPads to the load will probably do in the iPhone support so Apple is probably
holding off until the server situation is beefed up. Imagine a whole bunch of lonely people sitting around in their
housing units talking to Siri for hours on end  :o. Apple can always add it later in an update when they feel ready to
take on the extra load.
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Re: iPad3 specs revealed
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2012, 01:42:42 PM »
And just as the blossom on the new iPad was starting to bloom...

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Apple and five large book publishers could be hit with a lawsuit over allegedly teaming up to raise the price of e-books, according a report Thursday.

The U.S. Justice Department has warned Apple, along with Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, Macmillan, and HarperCollins, that it plans to sue them for antitrust violations, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the inquiry.

Source: http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/08/technology/apple-ebook-price/index.htm?hpt=hp_t1

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Re: iPad3 specs revealed
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2012, 03:03:42 PM »
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Almost each Siri interaction has to phone home
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Really ? That's unbelievable - the network traffic would be incredible  :o

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Re: iPad3 specs revealed
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2012, 03:11:39 PM »
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Almost each Siri interaction has to phone home
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Really ? That's unbelievable - the network traffic would be incredible  :o

Yup. In retrospect probably not the brightest of ideas, though with most things Apple, they get points for creativity. Steve must have been too ill to stop that madness.

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Re: iPad3 specs revealed
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2012, 06:03:53 PM »
I'm not terribly impressed. I'm more than happy with my iPad2 and for all the hoopalah for getting a new Apple product, the new iPad should only be for those that are looking to get an iPad. Heck its probably better to buy a used iPad2 now that people will sell them to put towards an iPad3.


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Re: iPad3 specs revealed
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2012, 07:11:51 AM »
We have an iPad 1. The only reason I can see to upgrade is if you want a camera to use their face time app or whatever. Which works perfectly well on the laptops in our house. Ergo - no need for an upgrade.

Opinions differ, but I am happier with my Fire than my iPad, for reasons expressed in another thread.

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Re: iPad3 specs revealed
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2012, 01:19:02 PM »
I never even looked at any ipads knowing they were going to churn a new model every year at inflated prices. Maybe now its worth looking at the competition's products.
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Re: iPad3 specs revealed
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2012, 10:22:30 PM »
To be honest, I bought my mom a Fire for Christmas and she loves the hell outta it. It's a tad smaller than an iPad but for a fraction of the price and how well it works, it's worth it. My only issue is that it can be difficult using the software, but I blame that on the limited hand time I have had with it.

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Re: iPad3 specs revealed
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2012, 06:43:15 AM »
I have to admit I'm looking at getting a new IPad. I have a ipod touch which I love and gave a Samsung Galaxy Tablet which is ok but The apps are pretty poor compared to the ones I have on my Touch. Obviously the games are nothing compared to a PC or console but I've always fancied one for when I'm lounging on the couch and the Ball n Chain is watching her reality garbage on the telly.
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