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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

Not on mine.

No Winnie-the-Pooh on mine either... odd!

I want my Winnie...I want my Winnie...I want my Winnie...

Had to dl it separately

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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

No Winnie-the-Pooh on mine either... odd!

I want my Winnie...I want my Winnie...I want my Winnie...

Had to dl it separately

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So did I, free from the store. I think the idea is to get new iPad owners into the store.
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post #83 of 171
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Originally Posted by Orlando View Post

If you activate your iPad on one computer and then later connect it to a different computer what will happen? I remember the iPod never liked multiple computers.

It's not a problem at all. Activation and setting it up in iTunes are two separate actions, just as they are for the iPhone.
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

I didn't see it.

So I just went back.

Not at the top of Featured.
Not at the top of Charts.
Not at the top of Browse, which is alphabetized.
Not there in Purchases, where I found my old books.

So you have to look for it. If you don't know about it (and no matter what the publicity, there will always be people who don't know these things; like people buying new Apple products the day before the new ones come out, and then complaining about it), then you won't know to look for it either.

Even though Winnie was there for me when I downloaded iBooks, it is #1 in the Top Free books section in the Book Store.
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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

This is as good an argument for Apple branded kiosks as I've seen yet. Apple should set up these units in high-foot traffic areas (Best Buys, public libraries, bookstores, Starbucks, gas stations, airports, etc.) that would allow a person to connect their iPod, iPad and iPhone and pay about $5/5 minutes of use which would connect them to the iTunes store WITHOUT A COMPUTER and the kiosk would have a high-speed connection. They could update their software (not over wi-fi) register their device, or connect directly to customer service for simple software issues or questions.

These kiosks would multiply much faster than the average Apple Store and essentially remain "open" 24 hrs. a day.

I like your idea-- kind of an iTunes/App store ATM. Except I think the use charge should be free (there are other ways to get ROI for the Kiosk and operation expense). Knowing Apple, they'll make ti a pay-for-itself proposition-- so a fee would be likely.

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post #86 of 171
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

1) You need a computer to activate it for the first time. It doesn't require a "computer" to be used. You can activate on a Mac in an Apple Store or at a friend or family member's house.

2) You say it needs to be "solved" implying this is some obstacle Apple has been able to overcome, despite this clearly being a design choice to clearly push this as a satellite "computing" device not a replacement for a PC.

3) Why does Apple have to do anything because you say so? It's already sold 1/3 of all tablets reportedly sold in all of 2009 and it's a brand new product. Is there lead so large that you wish them to ruin their product so others can catch up?

I would like to see the ability to save files locally, and printing. There are ways to do this now but not anyway which mirrors the iPads elegance and ease of use. I hope the integration with iWork.com will be developed. iWork.com is an immature offering imo but it could be amazing. As to the point above about making the ipad 'independent' - I think this will happen over time. It may not have been designed that way but I wonder if that had more to do with uncertainty of its success and the need to tie it into an ecosystem. It now looks like the thing will be so successful it may be able to stand on its own feet. I suspect the ipad will become a laptop replacement for an awful lot of people but many households will purchase more than one. Once you do that the advantages of added services such as mm will become more apparent.
But... I agree with your points and Apple will undoubtedly do what is best for Apple. For me, more often than not proves to be best for me.
By the way - have you got an iPad yet? ;-)
post #87 of 171
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Originally Posted by jragosta View Post

No, you don't.

First, many casual users never back up their computer at all. Even those who do can use MobileMe. No need to own your own computer.

Those people are idiots and at some point in time they are likely to lose a lot of irreplaceable data.

MobileMe can backup contacts etc, but what about music and movies purchased through iTunes? What about documents and presentations you have created in Pages and Keynote? What about photos you have moved from your camera to your iPad? Whilst you can use an iPad without requiring a computer, you'd be foolish not to backup your data on a regular basis.

BTW - I have absolutely no problem with requirement to own a computer as well. It would however be nice if backups could be done via WiFi instead of USB.
post #88 of 171
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Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post

Constantly repeating a myth does not make it true.

It is not a myth, at least not 100% untrue.

It is true you can use the iPad independently of a computer. However, in order to download large movies, TV, music, large Apps and iOS updates, you need a computer. Like on the iPhone, if you attempt to download any of these (especially iOS updates) you must sync to a computer. If you don't own a computer, you only have the ability to sync and download smaller files, like some music and any apps under a certain file size. Much like how it is on the iPhone.

Now, this isn't a problem with most users. I would argue that 100% of users that have an iPad probably have a computer and this discussion is a mute point.

But, my second issue with saying this is a "myth" is the fact that there is a whole population out there that would ONLY need the iPad as thier primary device. For example, school children where thier family could only afford something at this scale. People in lower-income families where they can only afford something at this scale and only need the basic tasks that this device offers. Or, people who only surf the web and email, like my elderly parents...the elderly generation entirely (the largest percentage of the US population 55-80 yr/olds). Many of them don't have computers, but could benefit from the iPad.

As a contrast. The Kindle and the Nook both are completely independant of a computer. Thier batteries last up to a week without charge. They are similar but not an 1 for 1 comparison (naturally)...but worth the comparison.
post #89 of 171
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Originally Posted by Smiles77 View Post

Supply and demand: they're only now starting to ship more iPads quicker. 1 million of those iPads were sold in the last 3 weeks, which means there is an increase. Just imagine holiday season, in addition to other international markets being added. Next year will see numbers sold in far greater excess, as Apple adds some very lust-worthy features, like Retina display, probable Facetime camera, more RAM, greater battery life, and maybe a few unknown surprises. Apple's meteoric rise is blowing the roof off of the world.

I think you are mostly correct but I don't think we will see a "retina" display on the next generation iPad simply because I think the price of such a display will still be to high. Perhaps on the 3 generation iPad?
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post #90 of 171
Good. But Apple is still alone in the park so it need to bend on its Flash stance before the market is flood with Android based tablets that are cheaper and more powerfull.

Or maybe S. Jobs is really right and flash will drain too much CPU and battery life, but imo I dont think so. Has a big APPL stock owner, I wish it allow a third party plug-in to support flash at least so the growth can continu.

I think Apple "control freak" attitude may kill the company in the long run. For example, it made a patch to the iphone Os to block OEM cables. I had a $2.99 (China bought) iphone to TV cable that suddenly stop working with the message "this cable is not supported". The Apple cable cost 50$. This kind of attitude will piss people off in the long run, even if the Apple hardware is great.
post #91 of 171
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

I didn't see it.

So I just went back.

Not at the top of Featured.
Not at the top of Charts.
Not at the top of Browse, which is alphabetized.
Not there in Purchases, where I found my old books.

So you have to look for it. If you don't know about it (and no matter what the publicity, there will always be people who don't know these things; like people buying new Apple products the day before the new ones come out, and then complaining about it), then you won't know to look for it either.

This is very interesting. I downloaded iBooks and -boom!- there was Whinnie right in my library... I honestly didn't know if it was going to be free for the iPhone but there it was!
It is strange that it is working so differently for different people--somewhat un-Apple like.
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post #92 of 171
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Originally Posted by Orlando View Post

If you activate your iPad on one computer and then later connect it to a different computer what will happen? I remember the iPod never liked multiple computers.

it works the same way, which is really frustrating. Especially for podcasts. I go through a lot of them daily and to get new ones, i have to sync to the computer that my ipod/phone/pad was initialized with.
post #93 of 171
OK.

As an informal, unscientific poll, how many of you believe this most dubious of dubious rumors:

http://www.looprumors.com/index.php?...macs_with_ios/

The only possible kernel of truth is that I have been hearing for a long time that Apple may (someday) introduce an iMac with a touch screen interface. Cocoa Touch is very mature.

Curious as to your opinions on this rumor's veracity,

defender

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post #94 of 171
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

I fully expect Apple to eventually make the iPad not need to be connected to a PC with iTunes installed to activate it, but I think we'll have to wait until at least iPad iOS v4.x and for that massive data center to have been built, with whatever they turn LaLa into up and running along with other cloud services they have planned. It will still be designed and focused as an accessory satellite device, but a physical connection to a PC won't be requirement.

What i would love to see is a device, like the Airport or the TimeCapsule, that its a wireless or wired base station (or hub) for the iPad. Maybe even build it into the keyboard dock? I've been posting about this ever since January. I think it's a great way to make the iPad completely independant, yet still allow to be synced to a computer as well.
post #95 of 171
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Originally Posted by antkm1 View Post

It is not a myth, at least not 100% untrue.

It is true you can use the iPad independently of a computer. However, in order to download large movies, TV, music, large Apps and iOS updates, you need a computer. Like on the iPhone, if you attempt to download any of these (especially iOS updates) you must sync to a computer. If you don't own a computer, you only have the ability to sync and download smaller files, like some music and any apps under a certain file size. Much like how it is on the iPhone.

Now, this isn't a problem with most users. I would argue that 100% of users that have an iPad probably have a computer and this discussion is a mute point.

But, my second issue with saying this is a "myth" is the fact that there is a whole population out there that would ONLY need the iPad as thier primary device. For example, school children where thier family could only afford something at this scale. People in lower-income families where they can only afford something at this scale and only need the basic tasks that this device offers. Or, people who only surf the web and email, like my elderly parents...the elderly generation entirely (the largest percentage of the US population 55-80 yr/olds). Many of them don't have computers, but could benefit from the iPad.

As a contrast. The Kindle and the Nook both are completely independant of a computer. Thier batteries last up to a week without charge. They are similar but not an 1 for 1 comparison (naturally)...but worth the comparison.

Some of this has been discussed already, but I have to ask: what is the inherent dependency involved with downloading large files? I'm not aware of any, other than storage limitations.

As for the Kindle and the Nook, they are "completely independent" only because they are so functionally limited -- and they still need to be connected to a computer for backups. How is this an advantage?
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post #96 of 171
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

I like your idea-- kind of an iTunes/App store ATM. Except I think the use charge should be free (there are other ways to get ROI for the Kiosk and operation expense). Knowing Apple, they'll make ti a pay-for-itself proposition-- so a fee would be likely.

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It blows my mind that they don't take out one of the display tables in their smaller retail stores and put in an automated kiosk system. First time customers don't know how to buy anything. Long-time customers are frustrated (or at least I am) with not being able to walk-in, pay, and walk-out within 3 minutes when they know exactly what they want.

They could easily have half their inventory in it, even do mobile bar-codes to pick up your order from your cell phone.

...guess I am an engineer and don't really like people...
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Originally Posted by defenderjarvis View Post

OK.

As an informal, unscientific poll, how many of you believe this most dubious of dubious rumors:

http://www.looprumors.com/index.php?...macs_with_ios/

The only possible kernel of truth is that I have been hearing for a long time that Apple may (someday) introduce an iMac with a touch screen interface. Cocoa Touch is very mature.

Curious as to your opinions on this rumor's veracity,

defender

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What i'd like to see, is if the iPad could be docked to a base/keyboard station and be used as a laptop with full-OSX. Then, when you pull the ipad off the dock, it works like the current iPad does. The first hybrid computer! However, this will never happen, but an intersting idea nontheless.
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

At some point supply will catch up to demand. I suspect that will be mid-late Feb 2011. Apple has another card to play with this device-- one that will truly change the world!

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post #99 of 171
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Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post

Some of this has been discussed already, but I have to ask: what is the inherent dependency involved with downloading large files? I'm not aware of any, other than storage limitations.

As for the Kindle and the Nook, they are "completely independent" only because they are so functionally limited -- and they still need to be connected to a computer for backups. How is this an advantage?

actually, the kindle and nook don't need a computer at all. it's all done in a cloud...

"We have created a library for you on Amazon.com. We make books and periodicals you purchased from the Kindle Store available in the library for re-download wirelessly from your Kindle or from the Manage Your Kindle page. You can keep your own back-up of your content by saving a copy to your computer or another storage device.

Amazon also backs up annotations you make in books you purchase from us so that they will be available to you if you re-download the content from your library. Amazon.com does not back up personal documents, MP3s, or other content that you download or transfer from your computer to your Kindle which you have not purchased from the Kindle Store.
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Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post

As for the Kindle and the Nook, they are "completely independent" only because they are so functionally limited -- and they still need to be connected to a computer for backups. How is this an advantage?

I believe the Kindle is backed up to the cloud. Also unlike iTunes you can easily re-download all the content you have previously purchased.

With WiFi networks, 3G and soon 4G networks, home servers, cloud servers, etc, I cannot wait for the day when we no longer have to physically connect devices together. I want all my devices to automatically back up without me having to connect a cable (my computers already do this with Time Capsule). If I buy a new album or app from iTunes on my computer I want it automatically pushed to my iPhone (Google were showing this at Google IO recently).
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Originally Posted by paxman View Post

By the way - have you got an iPad yet? ;-)

I bought the iPad WiFi back in April but returned it after the week. Safari reloading a page i was writing in (like in a forum) simply from switching pages was too annoying to bear. Except for that I quite liked it for what it was even though with my 13" MBP as my main system and an iPhone my window of usefulness is quite narrow. I'll get the next iPad 3G when they up the RAM (assuming this resolves the issue). Plus, after using iOS 4.0 for many weeks going back to 3.x with no folders would be rough so I wouldn't consider an iPad until least the fall when IOS 4 lands.


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What i would love to see is a device, like the Airport or the TimeCapsule, that its a wireless or wired base station (or hub) for the iPad. Maybe even build it into the keyboard dock? I've been posting about this ever since January. I think it's a great way to make the iPad completely independant, yet still allow to be synced to a computer as well.

I'd like that. They did offer two keyboard options for it. I would have loved to see the Keyboard Dock accessory also have a USB port in the back to connect an external HDD or printer, etc. Having it also sync with your iPod or iPhone would be nice, but then the IPad would need to have an iTunes app on it not just iPod and Video apps. This seems like the biggest reasoning as to keep it focused as a satellite device like other iDevices.
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Originally Posted by defenderjarvis View Post

OK.

As an informal, unscientific poll, how many of you believe this most dubious of dubious rumors:

http://www.looprumors.com/index.php?...macs_with_ios/

The only possible kernel of truth is that I have been hearing for a long time that Apple may (someday) introduce an iMac with a touch screen interface. Cocoa Touch is very mature.

Curious as to your opinions on this rumor's veracity,

defender

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Actually, there is another possibility. Apple could include the iPhone simulator as part of Mac OS X (instead of just with the developer package).

With some tweaks, this would allow you to run any apps you have downloaded (free, purchased) on your desktop as widgets.

It is surprising how well this works now, with just the Apple-supplied apps and your Developer apps. If apple were to enhance the simulator, allow downloaded apps, etc... It could be really a great feature (with or without touch screen on the Mac).

Here's an example of an iOS 4.0 widget running on the desktop. The app running is one I wrote. In the Multi-Tasking tray are:

-- two apple supplied apps
-- an SDK example app
-- another app I wrote



Just imagine if you could run any of your iOS apps this way!

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post #103 of 171
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I bought the iPad WiFi back in April but returned it after the week. Safari reloading a page i was writing in (like in a forum) simply from switching pages was too annoying to bear. Except for that I quite liked it for what it was even though with my 13" MBP as my main system and an iPhone my window of usefulness is quite narrow. I'll get the next iPad 3G when they up the RAM (assuming this resolves the issue). Plus, after using iOS 4.0 for many weeks going back to 3.x with no folders would be rough so I wouldn't consider an iPad until least the fall when IOS 4 lands.

Yes, the lack of "TABS" in Safari for the ipad is ANNOYING. I also wish you could download Google Chrome on the iPad. I've been using that since it first was Beta and i've never looked back. The iGoogle Page and syncing bookmarks from Computer to Computer just from the browser is amazing! I just wish they'd let us use Chrome at work. I'm still pissed that iTunes only lets you sync bookmarks from only Safari or IE8.


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I'd like that. They did offer two keyboard options for it. I would have loved to see the Keyboard Dock accessory also have a USB port in the back to connect an external HDD or printer, etc. Having it also sync with your iPod or iPhone would be nice, but then the IPad would need to have an iTunes app on it not just iPod and Video apps. This seems like the biggest reasoning as to keep it focused as a satellite device like other iDevices.

It does have the iTunes store App when you buy it, but what i think you mean is that you wished the FULL iTunes Applicaiton was install on it. That would be nice. Yes, access to my home network on the iPad would be nice as well! That way i would not have to sync, just upload from my desktop. Like the aTV does as well.
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Originally Posted by aaarrrgggh View Post

It blows my mind that they don't take out one of the display tables in their smaller retail stores and put in an automated kiosk system. First time customers don't know how to buy anything. Long-time customers are frustrated (or at least I am) with not being able to walk-in, pay, and walk-out within 3 minutes when they know exactly what they want.

They could easily have half their inventory in it, even do mobile bar-codes to pick up your order from your cell phone.

...guess I am an engineer and don't really like people...

I like it! And, it should improve service and reduce costs.

Also at the supermarket, or a store, gas station, etc. I'd like to pay with my iPhone and get a detail digital receipt just by bumping my iPhone with the POST device. (Notice how I avoided using POS?)

It's gonna' happen soon:

-- today leave house & take wallet, iPhone, keys

-- soon, just take iPhone

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change da world? pray tell...

Yes! There are promises to keep...

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post #106 of 171
Amazing. What a crazy start for the iPad!
This is bigger than 1984.

I think the iPad will be the new personal computer for a lot of people.
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Yes, the lack of "TABS" in Safari for the ipad is ANNOYING. I also wish you could download Google Chrome on the iPad. I've been using that since it first was Beta and i've never looked back. The iGoogle Page and syncing bookmarks from Computer to Computer just from the browser is amazing! I just wish they'd let us use Chrome at work. I'm still pissed that iTunes only lets you sync bookmarks from only Safari or IE8.

I'd also like a Bookmark's bar in Safari on iPad. I think there is plenty of room to offer that option. Maybe these will come with v4.x. I might also go with a 3rd-party iPad browser next time. They all use the same WebKit framework but have some nice features.

When i use Windows I use IE8 with the Chrom Frame plugin installed. This way I get a good browser engine with an app that is well tied to the OS and good on power savings. 3rd-party browser apps have shown to drain power significantly faster. I can't have that, plus I like the integration.

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It does have the iTunes store App when you buy it, but what i think you mean is that you wished the FULL iTunes Applicaiton was install on it. That would be nice. Yes, access to my home network on the iPad would be nice as well! That way i would not have to sync, just upload from my desktop. Like the aTV does as well.

Yes, iTunes, not iTunes Store. Without that there is no centralized DB and no way to make the iPad your primary computing device with then syncs and backs up your other iDevices.
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Originally Posted by Orlando View Post

I believe the Kindle is backed up to the cloud. Also unlike iTunes you can easily re-download all the content you have previously purchased.

With WiFi networks, 3G and soon 4G networks, home servers, cloud servers, etc, I cannot wait for the day when we no longer have to physically connect devices together. I want all my devices to automatically back up without me having to connect a cable (my computers already do this with Time Capsule). If I buy a new album or app from iTunes on my computer I want it automatically pushed to my iPhone (Google were showing this at Google IO recently).

Emphasis mine! It's a little more complex than that-- we have a household with 5 (soon to be 7) iPhones, 2 (soon to be 3) iPads, lots of iPods and 7 Macs, including a Mini Media Library with 10,000 songs, 1,000 videos (Movies, Podcasts, TV shows, Home Movies).

Everything we download doesn't go to every device.

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I'd also like a Bookmark's bar in Safari on iPad.


I believe you can activate a bookmarks bar in settings.
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I believe you can activate a bookmarks bar in settings.

Awesome! I had completely forgotten it was a feature.
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You should connect your iPad to a computer on a regular basis to backup your data. Remember, if you have to send it to Apple for repair they will actually give you a replacement iPad and you will lose all the information and content on the original.

Just a guess but I suspect Apple are working on a cloud based system to do this.
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post #112 of 171
Make that 3 million and 1.
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"People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives," Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said. "We're working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month."

And loving it Mr Jobs I certainly am. I never thought the day would come when I choose an iPad over my beloved MacBook Pro but it's on Ebay as I type this...on my iPad of course.
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I believe you can activate a bookmarks bar in settings.

Nice tip thanks.

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I believe the Kindle is backed up to the cloud. Also unlike iTunes you can easily re-download all the content you have previously purchased.

Because the content is so minimal?
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Originally Posted by christopher126 View Post

Jobs said they have a lot of brand new products coming out! Here's hoping for a 15" iPad with a 30 pin connector on on the side for the BT keyboard stand!

That would be fabulous for presentations!

You heard it here first.

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Don't hold your breath, I think Hell is more likely to freeze over than for us to see a 15" iPad.

The move of iPhone OS to iOS shows that Apple is thinking way beyond phones & small portables. For 5 years I been sayin Apple was going to revolutionize the market & shake things up. Same old nay sayers are still at it after 5 years of being wrong! People can be so blind.
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Originally Posted by defenderjarvis View Post

OK.

As an informal, unscientific poll, how many of you believe this most dubious of dubious rumors:

http://www.looprumors.com/index.php?...macs_with_ios/

The only possible kernel of truth is that I have been hearing for a long time that Apple may (someday) introduce an iMac with a touch screen interface. Cocoa Touch is very mature.

Curious as to your opinions on this rumor's veracity,

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I think we could see iOS on a mac running OSX. However, I don't think it will be for the touch interface. My guess would be Apple TV getting iOS and Front Row on macs being replaced by the new iOS powered Apple TV UI. Apple has been slowly adding touch friendly features to OSX, and I suspect they will continue to do that for the time being, I don't think they will add a separate "tablet mode" to OSX.
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

Emphasis mine! It's a little more complex than that-- we have a household with 5 (soon to be 7) iPhones, 2 (soon to be 3) iPads, lots of iPods and 7 Macs, including a Mini Media Library with 10,000 songs, 1,000 videos (Movies, Podcasts, TV shows, Home Movies).

Everything we download doesn't go to every device.

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That is easy to solve as there are already per device settings in iTunes. For example, my iPod classic syncs my entire music collection, whilst my iPhone uses a playlist to determine what to sync as it only has room for a subset of my collection. All I'm asking is this is done automatically via WiFi instead of me having to physically connect a USB cable to my iPhone or iPad.

Using USB to copy data made sense with iPods as they didn't have wireless networking, but now we have iPads, iPhones and iPod touches we should be able to break free of the need to use cables.
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

... I'll get the next iPad 3G when they up the RAM (assuming this resolves the issue). ...

I don't think it's a memory issue. I think it was some sort of design decision that if a page was loaded x amount of time ago that it should be refreshed when activated. I'm pretty sure my iPhone 3GS doesn't do this and it has the same memory as the iPad.

It is annoying, though, but hopefully they will fix it with a software update.
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Originally Posted by Orlando View Post

That is easy to solve as there are already per device settings in iTunes. For example, my iPod classic syncs my entire music collection, whilst my iPhone uses a playlist to determine what to sync as it only has room for a subset of my collection. All I'm asking is this is done automatically via WiFi instead of me having to physically connect a USB cable to my iPhone or iPad.

Using USB to copy data made sense with iPods as they didn't have wireless networking, but now we have iPads, iPhones and iPod touches we should be able to break free of the need to use cables.

It still makes sense today. With the iPod Touch 3G having 802.11b/g and 64GB storage I don't this is viable as an all-or-nothing sync.

With 802.11n and longer better battery and faster HW I can us getting closer to offering this feature, but USB3.0 will be around shortly (next year?) and plugging in to sync 128GB will be by far the most efficient method and dog slow over WiFi, even 802.11n all while using the battery.

I think the best you can hope for with iOS v5.0 is manually WiFi syncing if and only if the connection is determined to fat enough and the estimated amount of data to be synced is within a specific amount. This would give users the option in Settings and make sure the device can feasibly handle the sync.
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