Random Questions: Apple iPad


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TheTiger
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4157 posts since 23/2/03

8 May 2010 09:59
Anyone know if the 3G iPads are unlocked for all international micro sims?
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

8 May 2010 10:19
The Tiger wrote: Anyone know if the 3G iPads are unlocked for all international micro sims?

well someone has already used a USA 3G iPad in the UK

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2010/05/06/ipad_sim/

TheTiger
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4157 posts since 23/2/03

8 May 2010 10:44
I guess thats a yes then - cheers HW.
AAA
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10013 posts since 15/12/02

9 May 2010 15:21
Can you purchase the ipad through the student portal to get is cheaper ?
phelen
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6752 posts since 16/8/06

9 May 2010 15:24
No you can't sadly.
Vazza
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4312 posts since 30/9/06

9 May 2010 15:25
No, because it's not for educational purposes like a laptop.
AAA
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10013 posts since 15/12/02

9 May 2010 20:25
Fair enough?

Who's pre-ordering one? Im just getting the £429 wifi one
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

9 May 2010 20:30
well without flash, a large amount of streaming websites are useless. No iPlayer either?

So i guess watching ripped films is ok, photos and so forth.

Not many apps I have seen yet to make it essential.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

9 May 2010 20:38
A sopcast type app would be awesome for watching streamed footy, as well as an iplayer app as like HW kinda mentioned.
phelen
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6752 posts since 16/8/06

10 May 2010 02:43
Pre-order on now.
troll
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3571 posts since 30/1/10

10 May 2010 02:59
phelen wrote: Pre-order on now.

Are you going for one?
Ju
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1268 posts since 5/9/09

10 May 2010 03:06
Hello World wrote: well without flash, a large amount of streaming websites are useless. No iPlayer either?

You can iPlayer on iPhone so I assume iPad can do it too.
saint nicholegs
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4355 posts since 13/10/08

10 May 2010 03:06
20p for a micro sim card Laughing out loud
Gizmo
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4421 posts since 20/10/09

10 May 2010 07:11
Was gonna get a 32gb wi-fi iPad but decided to wait for the new iPhone. It's nice but decided ultimately my use for it wouldn't justify the price.
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

10 May 2010 08:55
Ju wrote:
Hello World wrote: well without flash, a large amount of streaming websites are useless. No iPlayer either?

You can iPlayer on iPhone so I assume iPad can do it too.

yeah, you can go to the site and it plays quicktime stuff, so that works.
phelen
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6752 posts since 16/8/06

10 May 2010 09:14
troll wrote:
phelen wrote: Pre-order on now.

Are you going for one?

I was just about to order one, but I resisted.

The way I see it, I was originally going for the £429 basic 16GB/Wifi model. But you add £30 onto that for the case, and you're looking at £460. But although I won't have any music on there, when I start adding some videos (which will have to be pretty high resolution, too), photo libraries, and cbr, and then when apps start to take up more and more space, 16GB starts to look a bit weedy. So add £70 onto that for the 32GB version, because I don't want to be left with the 16GB version if it turns out it's not enough.

But then, I have this wonderful piece of kit with a great web browser and plenty of apps requiring internet access, so wouldn't it be nice to be able to use it anywhere, even if I don't have a wifi connection? And I don't want to buy a wifi model and then discover it's useless to me without 3G. So yes, it's an extra £100 for that. Plus a monthly charge.

In the end, it's over 600 quid for this thing. 600 quid. Fuck. I came to my senses and closed the browser window. I think I'm going to sit this one out, but buckly most probably.
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

10 May 2010 11:34
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2010/05/10/o2_vodafone_ipad_mobile_broadband_deals/

Throw another £10 PCM from O2 for the 3G it seems, at least you get the BT openzone wifi for that as well.

As phelen says the 3G is really useful when out and about, guess you could get by with 16GByte, but as its not upgradeable 32GByte is the sweet spot for music and films.

so your talking £720 to run it for 1 year = £60 PCM (at least the contract is only 30 days)

compared to iphone 3GS

http://shop.o2.co.uk/promo/iphoneindex

£60 PCM gets you a iphone 3GS 32GByte with unlimited everything (24s months)

for at home use, I can see no point using the ipad when I already have a laptop and a desktop PC.

For on the move use I already have a HTC desire (free - work) and a Iphone 3G 16GB

Unless I want to see something big (eg films, photos) on the move, or to take to show someone else those items and the 17" laptop is too big to carry, then the iPad has some use.

£60 PCM for that purpose is a bit niche.

Rather use the cash to get a 4G iphone in late june.

carl lewis
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23965 posts since 14/10/04

10 May 2010 12:41
Is the new Iphone defo for June
Sleuth
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5376 posts since 12/9/04

10 May 2010 12:51
carl lewis wrote: Is the new Iphone defo for June

apparently the 7th. Prob won't be out here till like sep?
Ju
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1268 posts since 5/9/09

10 May 2010 13:31
Always comes out June or July doesn't it?