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 Actually, that IS the reality of the situation...at least as far as the iPod being open to begin with. The iPod existed before the iTunes Music Store and the only way to put music on it was from other sources. Now, this isn't going to be popular here, but please notice the big fat emphasis on the "if"... IF a user had, for example, a Real Networks, non-DRM'd MP3 in their iTunes library and it sync'd and played on their iPod. And IF that MP3 file was a standard MP3 file...
 That's great for your home town, but I don't want to have to download a separate app for each city I go to. For that matter, even for my home town, I don't want to have to go to one app to see what a public transit route/time is, then check another for how long it would take to just drive/cab, or bike, or walk even. Apple's Maps has two modes of transportation included, seems logical that it should include transit. If I want to get from point A to point B, I just want to...
 Apple sells devices outside of the US. Several years ago US only accounted for 1/3 of iPhone sales. Not sure what the current makeup is. And quite a few countries have much higher usage of public transportation than the US. And contrary to popular belief, Americans also travel to some of those countries where public transportation rules. I find Google Maps public transit information extremely useful when I travel. Of course, this has little bearing on the subject of iPads...
 Do you actually know any teachers? Most that I know use Macs and iDevices for their personal use, so they know how they work and how to use them. The concerns about the keyboard in a teaching environment are 100% valid for two reasons: efficiency in typing/editting and use of screen space. If you want your kids to learn proper grammar and use proper punctuation (commas, quotes, semicolons, etc), the iOS keyboard is pretty bad. It's fine for Twitter posts and FB updates,...
It's a nice little feature, but not really a huge improvement over what was already possible in previous iOS versions if you set up your personal hotspot in a particular way. Specifically, if you have Bluetooth turned on and wifi turned off when you turn on Personal Hotspot, then the hotspot will only be available over Bluetooth. This way you can leave Personal Hotspot turned on, and even if you turn wifi back on the hotspot will only be available over Bluetooth. Then...
Because Apple has never dropped large numbers of features when rewriting their apps? How was FCP's feature parity with the previous version. iMovie and iWorks suffered similar cuts in features when they were rewritten. I would guess that Quicken 2015 is a full rewrite of Quicken. Not just an upgrade from 2007. I'm not going to run out and purchase 2015. But I'll give them the benefit of the doubt to see if they do in fact continue to work to add features.
I have a more practical paranoia. Since the user no longer has to pay attention to where they are piloting their toys, how long before they start causing all sorts of damage. Flying into the sides of buildings, breaking windows, shorting out neighborhood electrical grids by flying into wires and transformers, etc.
 It is strange, but there are a few threads on Apple's discussion board of others having similar problems, and I have a couple of friends who also have the issue. I now have a "rule of 75". If the % battery charge + temp in F is under 75 there's a good chance my phone will shut down...and that's with it in my jacket pocket where is should be a few degrees warmer. Once it warms back up the battery charge is right where it was before I went outside. The battery has expected...
I will say my iPad is much more robust than my iPhone. Maybe because of its increased mass. But if I take my phone out of my jacket pocket in below freezing temps for more than a couple of minutes it will shut down. I've simply had to learn I can't rely on my iPhone when it's cold out.
But then is it wise to brag about its use for mountain climbing and harse conditions in official company marketing? My iPhone is extremely wimpy in cold weather. I've had it shut down in 40 deg temp with a 50% charge. Anything below freezing and it's pretty much guaranteed to shut down.
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