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iPad 3

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Jr Mouse, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    i've had great experience with apple service, too. granted, it's apple, so there's a bit of a cultish aspect to it, but they're genuinely helpful, knowledgeable and they let you play with the toys before you buy them.
     
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    My only problem with Apple is the strange looking workers that they employ, it's hard to take them serious. They maybe by age group, but I never fit in...

    ~Kurt
     
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  3. foodguy

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    [sigh] ok, this is a REALLY dumb question, i know. but forgive me because i'm old. i remember long-distance phone calls and WATS lines.
    if i buy a wifi only ipad, do i have to buy a data plan?
     
  4. javyn

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    Nope, wifi only means you can only connect to a wifi network. Only your standard internet charges will apply, and if you are at a Burger King or coffee shop, you'll connect for free.
     
  5. KurtS90

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    No you don't have to purchase any data plane with the WiFi only, same goes for the 4G Model. When I am traveling, I am either driving and don't need to play with the thing or on an airplane. I also have 2GB Tether package with my iPhone if I felt the need.

    ~Kurt
     
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    no.
     
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    No since a wi-fi only iPad isn't capable of connecting to a 3G/LTE network...can only connect to wi-fi networks
     
  8. foodguy

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    thanks all!
    i've got wifi at home and at work and about the only time i use 4G on my iphone is for phone calls (old school). it'll be a second computer (still have desktops at home and work), so it looks like i'm ok.
     
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    Even with a 4G-enabled iPad, you don't have to pay for a data plan if you don't use it. If you do, then you pay month-to-month. There is no contract.

    I have a 3G iPad 1, and I have never once activated the 3G. It did come with a GPS chip, which the non-3G iPad 1s doesn't have. I think all of them now have GPS.

    Having said that, I am extremely leery of using public Wi-Fi because anyone can eavesdrop on what you're doing if you're going to non-secure (no "https" in the URL) sites.
     
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    I think the keynote yesterday is a hint that the next iPhone will be called simply 'iPhone' and will be 4G. The question becomes whether Apple will give us a larger screen. (I hope so.)
     
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    I hope they make the screen size something like 4 inch. as the Evo 4G 4.3 inch is quite large for a cell phone, which I currently use.
     
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    That's interesting that you'd want it to be less than 4.3". I've never used anything bigger than an iPhone however my guess is that I'd be fine with a 4.3" device. My guess is that if the next iPhone has a larger screen, it won't be larger than 4".

    I played with a Galaxy Note last week. 5.3" screen. I expected it to be a joke and it wasn't. Stunning screen. Now I don't know about it as my everyday phone, but I think there is definitely a market for something that size. (And slightly smaller too, like 4.7".)
     
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    If they do opt for a screen larger than 4", it would not be the end of the world. I just like the sleek design of the phone and have a larger screen takes away from that stream lined look. Plus, adding a case onto my phone makes the thing monstrous in size.

    "Yes, that is a phone in my pocket and I am not happy to see you."
     
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    I still want a larger screen on my iPhone, I use it as my GPS in cars. But I don't want the phone any bigger.

    All iPads on the UK Online store is now showing 2-3 week shipments for all models.

    ~Kurt
     
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    My stepfather just order two 64GB Black 4G AT&T earlier today... I just realized it was recently pushed back and says ships by the 19th.

    ~Kurt
     
  16. Jr Mouse

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    In regards to the iPhone's screen size, there seems to be a general consumer misunderstanding that bigger means "newer/better." Apple could have gone with a 4 inch screen with the original iPhone is they had wanted. They could have gone even larger. The decision to go 3.5 inches was a design decision. Apple felt that it was the best compromise in overall phone size and usability. Now that's not to say they won't change their minds in the future, but we have no reason to believe they will. For now all we can know for certain is that the company believes strongly in their current form factor.

    Personally the largest I would ever want to see them go is 4 inches and that's only if they can slim down the bezel around the screen. The iPhone's size is nice and easy to pocket. Some of these Android phones are getting way too big for my taste.
     
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    To me, the bezell-free screen is one of my most anticipated technological advances.
     
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    Does anybody know if an Apple gift certificate could be used for an Ipad 3 purchase also using a student discount.

    I have a $500 gift certificate and I would like to buy one for my nephew (who is a student)..
     
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    i would assume so.

    gift cert is like cash, its not a discount, so it's not like you're doubling discounts.
     

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