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    iPad2

    Anyone able to pick one of these up yesterday? I wasn't able to take off work early enough to go stand in line, so I was out of luck. Didn't take the plunge with the first iPad, but thought I'd try it out with the second generation.



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    Re: iPad2

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff0514 View Post
    Anyone able to pick one of these up yesterday? I wasn't able to take off work early enough to go stand in line, so I was out of luck. Didn't take the plunge with the first iPad, but thought I'd try it out with the second generation.
    I'd save $100 and get the 1st gen iPad. I just don't see any must haves with the iPad 2 over the 1st model but that's my $.02.


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    Re: iPad2

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff0514 View Post
    to go stand in line,
    This has always struck me as dumb for an electronic device that will have plenty of supply within short weeks' time, especially with a toy like the ipad.



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    Re: iPad2

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    This has always struck me as dumb for an electronic device that will have plenty of supply within short weeks' time, especially with a toy like the ipad.
    Welcome to the life of the apple fanboy. Kinda like the guy who stands in line a week for a WoW update, but more hipsterish.


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    Re: iPad2

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    I'd save $100 and get the 1st gen iPad. I just don't see any must haves with the iPad 2 over the 1st model but that's my $.02.
    they are a little bit lighter, faster, and have webcams on the front and back. other than that not much has changed. not really worth the $100 more really



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    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    This has always struck me as dumb for an electronic device that will have plenty of supply within short weeks' time, especially with a toy like the ipad.
    Apple nerds aren't the only ones who stand in line for something. For example, a great many people will wait in a long line to see some blockbuster movie the first or second day it is out, while waiting just ONE WEEK the lines drop to practically nothing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugs4ISU View Post
    Apple nerds aren't the only ones who stand in line for something. For example, a great many people will wait in a long line to see some blockbuster movie the first or second day it is out, while waiting just ONE WEEK the lines drop to practically nothing.
    True. Though usually thats mostly for big movies people have waited years for, not for a product people have only known about for a couple weeks.



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    Re: iPad2

    Just goes to show how powerful the Apple hype machine is.

    Personally, I love my Mac, but seriously... no Apple product is worth the day one purchase for me.


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    Re: iPad2

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    Personally, I love my Mac
    Honestly i'd probably be more likely to get a macbook pro than an iphone\ipad.



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    Re: iPad2

    Well, I guess I'm the only idiot among you as I'm typing this from my brand new iPad2. I have held off buying any Apple product until now, and I must admit - in the 20 hours or so that I've had it, I'm really enjoying it so far. Light, fast and easy to use.

    The main reason I got it was to transform all my hard copy work binders into pdf's that I can access immediately without waiting for a boot-up - AND - get a lot of weight out of my briefcase. I think that's going to work out nicely. Plus, it's turning out to be a lot of fun, too.

    Got to the mall about 1 pm and was 36th in line. Brought a book and chilled out for a while. Hell, I've wasted more time in an airport any given day - so I consider the day to have been productive.

    I did recognize ISU22 being there as well - don't know if he was there to buy though.


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    Re: iPad2

    I got mine at best buy, only had to wait about 20 minutes



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    Re: iPad2

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Honestly i'd probably be more likely to get a macbook pro than an iphone\ipad.
    Exactly. I have one and it has all that Apple has to offer.


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    Re: iPad2

    I ordered mine on Friday online. I'll be getting mine next week and passing the old iPad on to another employee at work. I have heard that iMovie and Garageband are pretty good on the iPad 2.

    Surprised the PC nerds haven't totally taken over this thread by letting us all know why we all suck and Apple is an awful company.



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    Re: iPad2

    Does it come with super absorbent wings?



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    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Honestly i'd probably be more likely to get a macbook pro than an iphone\ipad.
    I had an eMac for a long time, so I am familiar enough with Mac OS X. Much of the draw of the iOS products (iPhones, iTouch, and iPads) is the awesome apps that are available, most for as little as 99 cents, some even free. I think it would be awesome if Apple could add touchscreen capability to the macbooks, and make them software-compatible with iOS (and Mac OS X). I think they'd be extremely popular.



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