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post #196 of 736
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

I already said why.

I think you might have just gotten a bad cover. Plus, the back covers help solidify (at least the good ones do) the magnet connection.

Here's what you do, go into the Apple store once your new iPad comes, and buy a new cover in the same color. Then, in a week, bring it back and say its not working properly. Problem solved.
post #197 of 736
Most cases for iPhone have some sort of lip around the edges that keeps the glass recessed, so I see Dbear's point - I've never broken my iPhones (I think I have like, 5 or 6 of them in my house) and they have been to hell and back. Not a single crack, 3, 3G, 3GS, 4S, they've been thrown at walls, hit the floor, dropped daily (with cases on) - I don't understand the breakage. A friend's girlfriend had a 3GS that started mysteriously breaking after the contract was up and the 4 was out, but I suspected that she just wanted a new phone...
post #198 of 736
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

I think you might have just gotten a bad cover. Plus, the back covers help solidify (at least the good ones do) the magnet connection.

Here's what you do, go into the Apple store once your new iPad comes, and buy a new cover in the same color. Then, in a week, bring it back and say its not working properly. Problem solved.

I don't know. One of my best friends who has an iPad 2 had the same exact experiences with his Smart Cover. Thought it was junk and hardly ever uses it. Not a big deal for him since his iPad never leaves his apartment. For me, I will need a good case.
post #199 of 736
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Thanks for the tips guys! I'm not really feeling those options, so I am going to keep looking. I can take my time on this since I will be borrowing my rents' old Smart Cover for a while.

I only linked my iPad case to give you an idea of what I have with respect to a leather case that also covers the back of the tablet. I wasn't suggesting you get the same one.

My guess is that any iPad 2 case will work with the 'new' iPad. Otherwise you'll see a million third generation iPad cases popping up in the next 30 days.
post #200 of 736
I love my iPad but I'm getting tired of hearing from Apple's press conferences/materials that "our customers say iPad is the Internet browsing experience":

- Gimped versions of popular websites (YouTube)
- Paid versions of sites that are free on non-mobile browsers (Hulu)
- Forced mobile redirects (Slate.com uuuuuugh)
- No Flash
- No multitasking with IM clients
- No true multiple-tab browsing (if one tab uses too much memory, others unload)
- Rollover menus a total crapshoot
- Crummy popup blocking
- etc.
post #201 of 736
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Originally Posted by dusty View Post

I love my iPad but I'm getting tired of hearing from Apple's press conferences/materials that "our customers say iPad is the Internet browsing experience":
- Gimped versions of popular websites (YouTube)
- Paid versions of sites that are free on non-mobile browsers (Hulu)
- Forced mobile redirects (Slate.com uuuuuugh)
- No Flash
- No multitasking with IM clients
- No true multiple-tab browsing (if one tab uses too much memory, others unload)
- Rollover menus a total crapshoot
- Crummy popup blocking
- etc.

Every one of these can be fixed through jailbreaking.
post #202 of 736
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post #203 of 736
Meh. They're bulky IMO. I'd rather just get a separate bluetooth keyboard and take it along whenever I needed it. Unless you're a serious business traveler, the likelihood of you needing it all the time is minimal.
post #204 of 736
Forgot to add that the iP3 shipped today.
post #205 of 736
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Every one of these can be fixed through jailbreaking.

Somehow I doubt jailbreakers are the customers they're referring to.
post #206 of 736
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Originally Posted by dusty View Post

I love my iPad but I'm getting tired of hearing from Apple's press conferences/materials that "our customers say iPad is the Internet browsing experience":

- Gimped versions of popular websites (YouTube)

I don't understand what you are saying here. Are you talking about the Youtube App or the mobile version of Youtube's site? I don't see how the App is "gimped" and you can view the normal version of Youtube on your iPad and iPhone. Same as the desktop.

- Paid versions of sites that are free on non-mobile browsers (Hulu)

This is a problem, but it's Hulu's fault. They try to force this for all platforms other then on a computer and I am sure they would there too if they felt they could get away with it.

- Forced mobile redirects (Slate.com uuuuuugh)

Go to the bottom of the page and click "view desktop site/version." Problem solved. Most sites allow you to do this. I believe there is a setting you can change to have iOS's version of Safari not identify itself as such, so you don't have to worry about it.

- No Flash

Mobile FLASH is dead and soon desktop will be too. Good riddance.

- No multitasking with IM clients

puzzled.gif IM Apps have been able to multitask for years and now that we have notifications on iOS, it's not a bad experience at all.

- No true multiple-tab browsing (if one tab uses too much memory, others unload)

I can't speak for this, but have personally never run so many tabs on an iPad that this happened. How many tabs are you talking here for this to happen?

- Rollover menus a total crapshoot

On some websites, this is indeed an issue. With every iOS update things are getting better, but there is room for improvement.

- Crummy popup blocking

What? Popups are hardly ever an issue for me on my iPhone or when I use an iPad. I see it much more when I am using Chrome or Safari in OSX.

- etc.

Ok.


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post #207 of 736
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

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1. Just for YouTube: You can't load a range of qualities (and inexplicably, you can turn HQ off in the web version but not the app version?). You can't link to specific times in a video. On the web version, you can't even show all the videos from the posters you're subscribed to.
2. This isn't just Hulu.
3. If the site programmer was thoughtful enough to include it, which is hardly always the case.
4. Large parts of the internet still use it :. not the optimal browsing experience.
5. What IM app do you use? Last time I tried to use AIM, it forced you to be logged in all the time you had the program, which is self-evidently preposterous.
6. Two. I mean seriously, I just tried this. Loaded aldaily.com in one tab, opened a story from National Review in another tab, switched back to aldaily and it had to reload.
7. Um, I haven't seen a popup in years with Firefox.

It doesn't even matter if these problems can be worked around. It's hardly the oft-quoted "optimal browsing experience".
Edited by dusty - 3/9/12 at 7:35pm
post #208 of 736

^ When people stopped bitching about the big things (OMG how am I able to type w/o a keyboard?  It's impossible), they move on to little things.  

post #209 of 736
Imteresting. I am typing this on my iPad with 4 tabs currently open with no problems. I commonly have multiple tabs open.

My wife has the smart cover on her iPad and I think it works great. Protects the screen and does not add a lot of bulk. I will most likely get one when I get the 3.
post #210 of 736
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Originally Posted by dusty View Post

1. Just for YouTube: You can't load a range of qualities (and inexplicably, you can turn HQ off in the web version but not the app version?). You can't link to specific times in a video. On the web version, you can't even show all the videos from the posters you're subscribed to.
2. This isn't just Hulu.
3. If the site programmer was thoughtful enough to include it, which is hardly always the case.
4. Large parts of the internet still use it :. not the optimal browsing experience.
5. What IM app do you use? Last time I tried to use AIM, it forced you to be logged in all the time you had the program, which is self-evidently preposterous.
6. Two. I mean seriously, I just tried this. Loaded aldaily.com in one tab, opened a story from National Review in another tab, switched back to aldaily and it had to reload.
7. Um, I haven't seen a popup in years with Firefox.
It doesn't even matter if these problems can be worked around. It's hardly the oft-quoted "optimal browsing experience".

The iPad isn't perfect but no device is. Any personal gripes I have about it are nothing when you keep in mind all the things the device does have going for itself.

The only issue that you brought up that I would agree is a (somewhat) serious one is the lack of ad blockers. I forget how invaluable something like AdBlock is in Chrome until I use my iPad at times. But is it enough to really piss me off? Personally, no.
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