- 03-03-2011, 10:47 AM #51
- 03-03-2011, 10:49 AM #52iPhone Intermediate
- 224 Posts
Once you move beyond fans, though, you can't just beat the crap out of people by purposefully withholding access to upgrades (at least this soon) w/o annoying the squat out of people.
If Apple did pull this, it'd incline me away from the iPad 3 and onto Android just to be shut of Apple. It wouldn't, by any means, cause me to get into a Pad 2.
- 03-03-2011, 10:51 AM #53
I bought my 1st iPad 3G not because I might need it all that much but for resale value. Apple products typically hold their value so when the next gen comes out one of the usual practices is to sell your current device to be halfway closer to getting the new one. The iPad is also not tied to a contract, atleast here in Canada, so you can only get data the months you want it. If you decide it's getting too expensive you just cut it off 5 days before the next months cycle begins. Also you might find that you start to like having a 3G model if you start to take it out with you because you'll be connected via 3G. Ofcourse if you have an iPhone with a data plan then Personal Hotspot in 4.3 means you wont need a 3G iPad and you can use the extra $130 towards a bigger storage size model.
- 03-03-2011, 11:00 AM #54iMore Intermediate
- 466 Posts
It really depends on how you'll use it. For me the iPad isn't great without connectivity. However, I don't pay for data every month. i just bought the $15 plan last Saturday but I hadn't purchased any data in two months prior to that. I like the knowing I won't ever be without data. I know that's awfully expensive to have that security, but I don't want to run down my iPhone battery with tethering.
- 03-03-2011, 11:04 AM #55
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- 03-03-2011, 12:04 PM #60
Besides local news stations have more important stuff to cover then a silly ipad launch
It's good that you don't have to have a contract, but I think they should have had a dual chip.
- 03-03-2011, 12:19 PM #61
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- 03-03-2011, 04:00 PM #64
I got caught up in the new sparkle yesterday, but found a new 64gb wifi-3G on eBay for a steal last night so I caved. This way I can hopefully break (close to) even when the next model arrives. I'm just happy as heck to finally be getting one!
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- 03-03-2011, 06:16 PM #65
- 03-03-2011, 10:17 PM #66
It is still not "free" but the price is falling. I live in the Tri-State area where the cable companies, in order to compete with the phone company broadband wireless, have gotten together to make WiFi available to their subscribers in most populated places. One only has to logon once; after that. connection is automatic. It is not "free" but its price is not discretionary; one gets it as a feature of the Internet service that one is already buying from the cable company.
When I travel I find GoGo Inflight and Boingo. Both of these now have apps to make them easy to find and pay for. Boingo is now down to $1 per hour.
(I still find T-Mobile WiFi almost impossible to use. Before I have succeeded in logging in, it is time to board my flight.)
On my trip to SF for RSA, I still took my Verizon MiFi but rarely had to use it.
So, not everywhere, not free, but, within reasonable limits, approaching both.
As you say, it is still up to the individual. The decision is still not universal but it is tipping more and more to WiFi only.
Last edited by whmurray; 03-05-2011 at 10:36 AM.
- 03-04-2011, 08:56 AM #67
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- 03-04-2011, 11:56 AM #71iPhone Nanite
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Apple is indeed good when it comes to dropping the bomb but I'm not taking it at this stage. I'd wait for the 3rd generation. With them fast enough to create products, it would be there anytime soon!
I've been hearing and reading a lot of not so good reviews about Xoom too. What do you think?
- 03-04-2011, 02:14 PM #72
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