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Old 25th May 2010, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default Dont buy anything from Apple...

... Yet

The World wide developers conference happens on 7th June - there will definitely be new stuff - at a guess a new iPhone, update to iPad software to fix teething problems and there is always a drop in prices.

My latest purchase is an app called Blogpress - allows me to blog straight from the phone including formatted images and tags - keeps my kids mums informed...

iPad on order - Michael brought one back from America and it is a thing of beauty - has some bugs though, cant type into some text fields on web pages - they'll fix it with a software update but its an inconvenience...

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Old 25th May 2010, 10:43 AM   #2
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Which ipad did you go for, 3G?
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Old 25th May 2010, 11:30 AM   #3
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As much as I'm tempted, I'm holding off on the iPad. I wonder if this year's new 4G iPhone will lead to next year's 4G iPad. I went to a friend's home last weekend for a barbecue and I saw his. Folks were in awe as they passed it around. Leslie got real nervous.
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Old 25th May 2010, 08:01 PM   #4
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As much as I'm tempted, I'm holding off on the iPad. I wonder if this year's new 4G iPhone will lead to next year's 4G iPad. I went to a friend's home last weekend for a barbecue and I saw his. Folks were in awe as they passed it around. Leslie got real nervous.
techno-lust is a dangerous sickness
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Old 25th May 2010, 09:11 PM   #5
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Ben - I have persuaded my current employer I need one so it'll be 64GB 3G and all the peripherals - cover, camera adapters, VGA connetter, power supply - I held off on the docks as the ipad doesn't dock in it's cover - I'm sure they'll fix that - the cover is ace!!
Having spent tim on the iPhone the virtual keyboard is simply luxurious.
It is an amazing thing to use - it's the computer for the living room handy but inconspicuous - when you're not using it it's a digital photo frame - if yo have kids no need to buy an in car DVD for long journeys, if you're fed up of tv read a book, great for films on an aeroplane, or even watching something worthwhile whilst she who must be obeyed is watching the soaps.
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Old 26th May 2010, 08:54 AM   #6
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techno-lust is a dangerous sickness
..and one afflicting the majority of human-kind these days!

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Ben - I have persuaded my current employer I need one so it'll be 64GB 3G and all the peripherals - cover, camera adapters, VGA connetter, power supply - I held off on the docks as the ipad doesn't dock in it's cover - I'm sure they'll fix that - the cover is ace!!
Having spent tim on the iPhone the virtual keyboard is simply luxurious.
It is an amazing thing to use - it's the computer for the living room handy but inconspicuous - when you're not using it it's a digital photo frame - if yo have kids no need to buy an in car DVD for long journeys, if you're fed up of tv read a book, great for films on an aeroplane, or even watching something worthwhile whilst she who must be obeyed is watching the soaps.
Very nice! Still tempted... but not tempted enough yet
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Very nice! Still tempted... but not tempted enough yet
Wait while you actually handle one (and an iPad)

Resistance is futile - you will be assimilated...

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Well I'm slobbering just a little bit...
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Wait while you actually handle one (and an iPad)

Resistance is futile - you will be assimilated...

Technolust personified.
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Old 27th May 2010, 01:07 AM   #10
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Wow!
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Dont get too excited its only market capitalisation - the Evil Empire still has more droids...

And they're trying to infiltrate

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Old 27th May 2010, 10:12 AM   #12
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Not enough screen space on your laptop? no problem - park stuff on your iPad

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Old 27th May 2010, 10:35 AM   #13
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I do this with my television. It cost me the cost of a cable, €7.
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Old 27th May 2010, 11:10 AM   #14
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Dont get too excited its only market capitalisation - the Evil Empire still has more droids...

And they're trying to infiltrate
I see it more as "if you can't beat them, join them".
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I do this with my television. It cost me the cost of a cable, €7.
Ahhh Richard... you're missing the point - quite deliberately of course!!

I have the same discussion with my son as we flick from ordinary TV to HD - the story is still the same, but the emperors new clothes fit me fine!!

See you to discuss at length a fortnight tomorrow - ash cloud permitting.
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Sorry Gary - they didn´t listen to you!

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Meanwhile one man´s success = another's stress

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...except an iPad
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The World wide developers conference happens on 7th June - there will definitely be new stuff....
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