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post #76 of 736
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Apple TV hits 1080p with a new interface. It's on my want list.
http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/7/2851594/apple-tv-refresh-announced

this is awesome. Thank you for the heads up. Going to get one, hopefully it is the same on jailbreaking.
post #77 of 736
so what's the consensus? i've been holding out to buy one planning on getting a 2 when the prices came down. is the 3 a big enough improvement that it's worth the extra $?
post #78 of 736
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

so what's the consensus? i've been holding out to buy one planning on getting a 2 when the prices came down. is the 3 a big enough improvement that it's worth the extra $?

Did I not already answer this? Yes! Its only $100 people. Its worth it for the whole year or more of better reading and graphics.
post #79 of 736
iPad 2 still has a very strong resale market but you need to do it quick before the market is flooded. Here are the many channels you can trade in your iPad 2 to offset the cost of iPad 3.
post #80 of 736
Im torn between 16 and 32 gigs. I might have to go for the 32 but 800 bucks with the smart cover is a lot of money..
post #81 of 736
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post

this is awesome. Thank you for the heads up. Going to get one, hopefully it is the same on jailbreaking.

Just updated my atv2 software and it's a much better experience. iOS 5.1 is nice too.
post #82 of 736
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

so what's the consensus? i've been holding out to buy one planning on getting a 2 when the prices came down. is the 3 a big enough improvement that it's worth the extra $?

Yes, for $100 more you get the single most amazing tablet screen on the market. Your eyes won't be able to see the pixels, unlike the 2 which you can.
post #83 of 736
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Did I not already answer this? Yes! Its only $100 people. Its worth it for the whole year or more of better reading and graphics.
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Yes, for $100 more you get the single most amazing tablet screen on the market. Your eyes won't be able to see the pixels, unlike the 2 which you can.

thanks rambro and mouse.
post #84 of 736
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I'm curious how long Att and Verizon can hold out at these prices with LTE. The speed increase will make it all that much easier to blow past the data amounts they are selling you. Honestly the minimum needs to be 5gig with 10 being standard.
post #85 of 736
Think I might pick up a 3 for the missus. Most use will be in the home so I'm thinking wifi with a pay as you go mifi device. At home, the wifi is plenty fast, right?

Likely will get 16 gb as it seems like the cloud/streaming will take care of most storage needs and for any real storage hungry uses the extra 16 gigs won't mean shit. For road trips and the like where we will want a lot of media stored I figure we can bring along a portable wifi HD of some sort.

What are the i/o ports like on this thing?
post #86 of 736
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Originally Posted by oneeightyseven View Post

this is awesome. Thank you for the heads up. Going to get one, hopefully it is the same on jailbreaking.

what does jailbreaking do to it? office bought an apple tv. pretty much useless beside being able to stream wireless presentations etc.

beside the free WSJ, everyone was pretty much underwhelmed

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post #87 of 736
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http://gdgt.com/discuss/ipad-3rd-gen-first-impressions-169l/
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iPad 3rd-gen first impressions
So how IS the Retina Display on the new iPad?
Amazing. Seriously amazing. I really love the Retina Display on the iPhone 4/4S, but this feels like a step forward even from that. Not because it's a better display (which it may well be), but because the much larger scale of the screen makes it feel transformative to the experience of looking at a Retina Display and using an iPad.

The brightness, color, and richness were all great. I'm reasonably sure they brought the display closer to the glass like they did with the iPhone 4/4S Retina Display, but I'm not willing to commit that to the record. The resolution is what brings it home though. Let me put it this way: when I pulled up a nice, high resolution photograph on the iPad 3rd-gen, I genuinely could not tell the difference between what I was seeing onscreen, and a nice, beautifully shot, well-printed, glossy photograph. It was seriously to that level.

It's the best display I've ever seen. Anywhere, period. And it makes a meaningful difference to the experience -- it's not just a spec.

So, is it really heavier? And thicker?
Yes, and yes, it's a little thicker and a little heavier than the iPad 2, and if you used that iPad, it's probably something you'll notice right away. The good news is the iPad 3rd-gen is not so much thicker or so much heavier that you'll really care; my guess is that by day two you won't notice the difference anymore. It's definitely not what I'd call a step back.

How's the camera?
Hard to say for sure because it was a pretty closed environment to test, but it looked great -- as good or better than the 4S camera, from what I could tell. You shouldn't really be shooting photos from your iPad because you look like a huge dork, but if you need to, this rear camera is finally worthy of the iPad.

Should I upgrade?
Man, that's such a personal question. If you have an original iPad, I say sure, why not. If you have an iPad 2 and really love it, then you probably already pre-ordered before I even posted this. If you're still on the fence, I really like Blam's (from The Wirecutter - thewirecutter.com­/2012­/03­/new­-ipad/) advice: "if you use your iPad 2 fewer than 10 hours a week, don't upgrade." Seems reasonable. I am personally well above the 10 hours per week mark on my iPad.

Which version should I get?
Unless you're pretty wild with the amount of media you bring with you at any given time, I tend to recommend people get the 16GB version. I'd definitely suggest getting it with 4G, though -- that's something that, when you need it, you simply cannot do without. I'd buy Verizon, but you probably already have an idea of whose coverage is better in your area.
post #88 of 736
Is the iPad for me if I'm concerned about typing (aka I really think I'm going to go nuts without having a physical keyboard, and no, I don't want to carry around a wireless keyboard accessory) and the lack of a track pad?
post #89 of 736
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Is the iPad for me if I'm concerned about typing (aka I really think I'm going to go nuts without having a physical keyboard, and no, I don't want to carry around a wireless keyboard accessory) and the lack of a track pad?

If it's really that big of a deal for you get something like one of these:

http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=551573

http://www.kensington.com/kensington/us/us/p/1615/K39527US/keylite%E2%84%A2-ultra-slim-touch-keyboard-folio.aspx

http://www.zagg.com/accessories/logitech-ipad-2-keyboard-case

There are more options if you do some searching.
post #90 of 736
i'm getting one. just thought you all should know
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