1. tecknoes's Avatar
    Just got my shiny new iPad 2 and I'm thinking about selling my laptop, is there any way of updating the firmware on the iPad without the use of the PC and iTunes?
    05-15-2011 02:28 PM
  2. JasonG's Avatar
    No there is not. I wouldn't sell your laptop if it's your only computer as things can go wrong with the iPad. Not saying they definitely will just that there's that chance that it could and you could need to restore it. Also if you want to sync music or videos or back up the iPad you need a computer to do so. iPads are great but their not computer replacements, not yet at least
    05-15-2011 02:30 PM
  3. tecknoes's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. That's a good idea down the drain,
    perhaps it's Apples ploy to keep selling Computers.
    I have a Fritzbox set up with a 1 TB drive and can watch video (only mp4), play music and edit files etc. Without the computer on, thought it might be a good idea to sell the PC.
    I can't see why Apple won't allow AVI files et cetera they seem to have a bit of a war going on over the Flash player as well.
    05-15-2011 03:09 PM
  4. JasonG's Avatar
    I don't pay much attention to the flash drama anymore. Last I heard about it flash on mobile phones drains the battery faster or something of the sorts. It's not something I really care about honestly. Most the time I don't need flash anyways
    05-15-2011 03:15 PM
  5. dragonsgoalie's Avatar
    You'll use your laptop a lot less, but it won't be replaced by the iPad. Inevitably, you will need it for something. My bigest need for the laptop is storage. I have WAY too much music and video for the iPad, so I sync and switch periodically. Plus iOS updates.

    That's why Apple smartly refers to the iPad as a "POST PC Device".... Still not quite there yet. Give me a 500G iPad, and the ability to update over the air, and I'll be on ebay selly my laptop!!!
    05-19-2011 12:32 PM
  6. derek5l's Avatar
    You'll use your laptop a lot less, but it won't be replaced by the iPad. Inevitably, you will need it for something. My bigest need for the laptop is storage. I have WAY too much music and video for the iPad, so I sync and switch periodically. Plus iOS updates.

    That's why Apple smartly refers to the iPad as a "POST PC Device".... Still not quite there yet. Give me a 500G iPad, and the ability to update over the air, and I'll be on ebay selly my laptop!!!
    Exactly my view.
    05-20-2011 10:03 PM
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