1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    while you are correct YOU are NOT getting what I'm talking about. No one is gonna think "oh I need to see if I need to connect this to a computer before I start using it" Only if you are an Apple fan. Not a every day general consumer. (the ones who dont spend their online life on tech sites) Its easy for you to say that because you like Apple and already know about the iPad. He did not. Theres a HUGE difference.
    Usually once I state my arguement I don't bother trying to change anyone's mind who can't see my point. However your Apple fan comment and your negative cannotation to people who spend all day on tech sites as opposed to cool people who have a real life, just really got to me. I fail to see why you have to go into the whole Apple fan aka fanboy routine so what people like Apple, so what they are loyal to a brand what does that hav to do with common sense? I guess it excuses anyone who isn't "Apple Fan" from needing to ask questions, look up stuff. Your logic doesn't hold water that regular people just walk into stores and buy over $500 items on a whim. I have seen everday people in all kinds of stores from hardware to electronics and most times it's them who ask the most questions because us lowly Apple Fans or people who are on tech sites already know more than the sales people anyway. The simple fact is the iPad was made to connect to a computer to be setup, this is it's intended programming so blaming Apple because that's not what you thought and planning to not buy their products to me is silly. There are many ways to get info by asking the sales person, by looking it up online, and all the other resources out there. I think the OP was just ranting which is cool and I was just commenting no hard judgements just saying my logic to the situation.
    Last edited by Ipheuria; 02-25-2011 at 01:16 AM.
    02-25-2011 01:12 AM
  2. cardfan's Avatar
    while you are correct YOU are NOT getting what I'm talking about. No one is gonna think "oh I need to see if I need to connect this to a computer before I start using it" Only if you are an Apple fan. Not a every day general consumer. (the ones who dont spend their online life on tech sites) Its easy for you to say that because you like Apple and already know about the iPad. He did not. Theres a HUGE difference.
    I'm not sure why you keep posting as if YOU are not an apple fan. Why else are you here? You own an ipad. You've been on here and other forums wanting an iphone. You said yourself you couldn't get one and had to settle for an Evo.
    Last edited by cardfan; 02-25-2011 at 08:55 AM.
    02-25-2011 08:32 AM
  3. cardfan's Avatar
    Upon purchasing it I was absolutely thrilled with myself. I immediately stopped at the house, opened up everything...my new Bluetooth keyboard, the iPad, the Knomo case. All of it was useless.

    I could not use the device. I bought it because my iMac wouldn't turn on for some weird reason and here I was unable to use this new device either. I was then forced to have my girlfriend bring her laptop along just so I could connect to iTunes to register the device. Quite frankly, had she not beenable to do it that night I would have returned the iPad.

    Why such absurd requirements exist on Apple devices is beyond me...but I am not convinced I will buy another one of their products for while. As much as I like the iPad, I only bought it because I was in a pinch, but had I had time to consider other devices, and had I known about the annoying setup, I likely would have chosen something else.
    It's not an absurd requirement from Apple's point of view.

    Keep in mind that iOS devices are managed with itunes for a reason. This is an advantage.

    The average person needs their hand held. Making the customer sync is step one. Which means they're also backing up their ipad, have an itunes account, etc. Trust me, apple wants you using itunes on the desktop.

    How many nontechies would be screwed if they didn't use a computer to sync their iOS device? Oops..lost my contacts. Lost everything. Umm..what apps did i have again?

    So while it could be considered a pain to have to sync with a computer for activation, updates, etc, it's also by design and for your own good. As well as Apple's.
    02-25-2011 08:40 AM
  4. fmflex's Avatar
    You don't need to be a fanboy, tech savvy, or even do research to know this info. You need to be able to read. All he had to do was read the box it came in and he would know that you need to hook it up. This reminds me of a court case I studied in college. Guy is throwing his baby in the air and catching him underneath a ceiling fan. One of the times he tosses the baby too high and the baby gets wacked by the fan blade. Guy sues the fan company for not providing a warning label about that. This country is fool of idiots and it's always someone else's fault.
    02-25-2011 10:08 AM
  5. JNM's Avatar
    Magical, revolutionary...this is what heard, read, saw on commercials. I have never been into Apple iThingies like many here have been for years. I assumed that this device would magically be of use immediately so I could join the revolution

    I had to go back to a traditional computer to make the revolution start...at which point it seemed less than magical.

    Still a very useful tool. It is my only "computer" to this day. It was just a disappointing start.
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    02-25-2011 06:17 PM
  6. touchyphone's Avatar
    Magical, revolutionary...this is what heard, read, saw on commercials. I have never been into Apple iThingies like many here have been for years. I assumed that this device would magically be of use immediately so I could join the revolution

    I had to go back to a traditional computer to make the revolution start...at which point it seemed less than magical.

    Still a very useful tool. It is my only "computer" to this day. It was just a disappointing start.
    Thats why you dont assume anything. You decided to purchase a product, look into it a little before hand. Magical, revolutionary are marketing terms. Don't ever believe any hype.

    Have fun with your iPad
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    02-25-2011 06:19 PM
  7. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I guess I'm just at loss of thought from you buying he iPad before even attempting to find out what was wrong with your iMac as if it would be the solution to your first problem. But to each his own.
    02-26-2011 07:21 PM
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