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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2011, 09:15 PM »
Apple's proprietary thinking has always been a bit of an achilles' heel.  It's the main reason the PC gained such popularity.
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2011, 12:09 AM »
When are we due for iPad 3?  I'm thinking about picking one up.  Three months or longer and I'll probably score one now but wondering if this will be a Christmas thing. 
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2011, 10:21 AM »
iPad2 was March 2011, so conventional Apple rumor logic has the iPad3 coming in sometime around March 2012 because they doubt they'd cut iPad 2 out before at least a year of release... but that is all just rumor.  It could be March, it could be later. 
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2011, 10:30 AM »
Yeah, all the rumors are Q1 of 2012.  I'm holding out until then, the screen resolution is rumored to be 2048×1536 on the 3.
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2011, 10:34 AM »
If Apple were smart. They would release the iPad 3 BEFORE the holiday buying period not three months later. That way more people will buy then for gifts.
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2011, 01:16 PM »
If Apple were smart. They would release the iPad 3 BEFORE the holiday buying period not three months later. That way more people will buy then for gifts.

I see what you're saying but he price is the same, and they'll still sell a zillion iPad 2's to people who don't know any better... then people will still go crazy for the iPad 3, and then everyone will still be buying them next year.   Also, less chance for product shortages this way.

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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2012, 10:48 AM »
It seems star wars toy replacers have moved on to iPads.

iPads replaced with clay, sold to unsuspecting Canadians
By James Trew  posted Jan 18th 2012 at 9:47PM

That fuzzy sensation we get when unboxing a new toy gadget is the fuel that keeps us going at Engadget. A feeling a few unlucky Canadian's were deprived of, after buying what they believed to be an iPad 2 actually turned out to be a slab of clay. In a calculated scam, crooks purchased real iPads, replaced them with terra-cotta tablets, then returned them to the store in re-sealed boxes. The fakes then found their way back on to the shelves, and into customer's baskets. It was Mark Sandhu who first reported the incident after gifting his wife something a little too slate-like on Christmas Eve. Initially Future Shop wouldn't refund Sandhu, possibly believing him to be the scammer; it was only after taking the story to CTV, and up to ten other cases coming to light -- including some from Best Buy -- that the retailer took the claim seriously. Future Shop has since issued a refund, and given Mark a real iPad 2 for his troubles. Next time, he might want to try an official retailer -- or not.
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2012, 11:34 AM »
What kills me about this is that they assume the guy was the scammer.  He had to contact corporate to get satisfaction.

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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2012, 11:53 PM »
Future Shop has since issued a refund, and given Mark a real iPad 2 for his troubles. Next time, he might want to try an official retailer -- or not.

I know it's not you saying it, but it should be clarified that Best Buy owns Future Shop in Canada and is an authorized retailer for Apple in Canada. 
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2012, 10:18 AM »
What kills me about this is that they assume the guy was the scammer.  He had to contact corporate to get satisfaction.

How does anyone know he wasn't the scammer?

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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2012, 03:08 PM »
Same question could be asked if you return a battle pack wtih the wrong figures that someone gave you as a gift. In our case, walmart would take it back blindly.
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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #42 on: March 8, 2012, 10:27 AM »
Dud.  Aside from a pretty screen, is there anything about New iPad that makes you go "WOW!!"?

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« Reply #43 on: March 8, 2012, 10:50 AM »
Dud.  Aside from a pretty screen, is there anything about New iPad that makes you go "WOW!!"?

How about a quad core processor and 4G LTE capabilities?

Seriously, people are so spoiled by Apple that it's incredible.

I ordered one yesterday.

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Re: The Apple iPad Thread
« Reply #44 on: March 8, 2012, 01:01 PM »
4G is nice.  I guess I just expect more, and Apple needs to know that they need to WOW! next time out or that "Can they do it without Steve" question will get louder and louder.