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post #41 of 68
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Originally Posted by jason98 View Post

It is really frustrating that AT&T and Verizon LTE ipads are not interchangeable.

Which one to choose?

Which has better 2G and 3G service in the area it'll be most used?
post #42 of 68
cost of my new iPad wifi 16GB, including CT sales tax:
$530.69

cost of 1 share of AAPL at close of business on the day of release:
$530.69

post #43 of 68
UK store still not live. I'm sorry but this is just poor.
post #44 of 68
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Originally Posted by ChristophB View Post

Which has better 2G and 3G service in the area it'll be most used?

Do not really care about 2G and even 3G.

AT&T model seems to offer dual LTE band (700,2100). Does it mean it could be potentially more usable while travelling once LTE is adopted in the rest of the world?
post #45 of 68
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Originally Posted by jason98 View Post

Do not really care about 2G and even 3G.

AT&T model seems to offer dual LTE band (700,2100). Does it mean it could be potentially more usable while travelling once LTE is adopted in the rest of the world?

3G speeds also factor in if you lose 4G connectivity, at which point the AT&T one is gonna be faster, assuming you get service in the area
post #46 of 68
Infuriating.

The UK store has been down consistently since the keynote started. That was over 5 hours ago.

This never would've happened under Steve Jobs... just sayin' ;-)
post #47 of 68
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Originally Posted by jason98 View Post

Do not really care about 2G and even 3G.

AT&T model seems to offer dual LTE band (700,2100). Does it mean it could be potentially more usable while travelling once LTE is adopted in the rest of the world?

The two bands are to support North America. If they only had 700 it would exclude Rogers in Canada.

There are no "World roaming" standards for LTE. There probably won't be until LTE-Advanced when they start decommissioning the 2G 800/900/1800/1900 networks and run LTE on those frequencies instead.
post #48 of 68
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Originally Posted by Misa View Post

The two bands are to support North America. If they only had 700 it would exclude Rogers in Canada.

There are no "World roaming" standards for LTE. There probably won't be until LTE-Advanced when they start decommissioning the 2G 800/900/1800/1900 networks and run LTE on those frequencies instead.

I ended up ordering AT&T model.
I am hoping if a carrier abroad will support one of the frequencies (700 or 2100) it would be compatible once I put their sim card.
post #49 of 68
[QUOTE=desarc;2065680]cost of my new iPad wifi 16GB, including CT sales tax:
$530.69

cost of 1 share of AAPL at close of business on the day of release:
$530.69 /QUOTE]




WOW DUDE!

That is some strange KARMA?

I feel glad I live in a STATE where there is NO SALES TAX, or in other countries where they have a VAT Tax. Though they get me with the income & property taxes so I guess we ALL have to pay the MAN!

Someone else asked when the "Shipping Date" is and I don't know if it has already changed because of the demand, but mine Order says it is to be "DELIVERED" on March 16.

CAN'T WAIT!!!!
post #50 of 68
well, it took some time + lotsa tries concurently on my iMac, iPad1 + iPhone! but finally my orders are in - even got lucky: apple will send me a total of 3 iPads: 2x 64GB AT&T LTE blk + 1x 32GB AT&T LTE blk.
guess, the whole system was completely overwhelmed, so many 'time outs', 'Oopps' + 'http/1.1 Service Unavailable' screens and crashes...

at one point my 'apple store' app shopping cart on my iPad contained 10x 64GB AT&T LTE iPad3s - crazy. could not modify quantity, until force quitting the app multible times!

in the end i got 3 orders confirmed, 2 via iPad [1x via safari and 1x via 'apple store'] and 1 on my iMac. let's see if apple will cancel any of these or ship 'em all.

if apple does ship all three, i will have one to many: who wants to buy my extra 64GB - AT&T LTE - blk iPad3 after march.16th?
post #51 of 68
32GB Verizon 4G Black on the way. Says delivers by Friday the 16th

15" MB Pro Early 2011 (2.0 i7 8GB RAM 240 SSD); ATV 3; iPad 3 (32GB, VZW Black); iPhone 4S (16GB AT&T Black); Airport Extreme (2011)

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15" MB Pro Early 2011 (2.0 i7 8GB RAM 240 SSD); ATV 3; iPad 3 (32GB, VZW Black); iPhone 4S (16GB AT&T Black); Airport Extreme (2011)

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post #52 of 68
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Originally Posted by darkpaw View Post

Infuriating.

The UK store has been down consistently since the keynote started. That was over 5 hours ago.

This never would've happened under Steve Jobs... just sayin' ;-)

Nope. It would and it has.

It's called making a product so awesome that millions of folks want it ASAP

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

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(She's family so I'm a little biased)

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post #53 of 68
Does anyone know...?? It was a little confusing but I did not see it officially listed on the website....
post #54 of 68
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Originally Posted by ko024 View Post

Does anyone know...?? It was a little confusing but I did not see it officially listed on the website....

No it won't. Otherwise they would have mentioned it during the presentation. It'll have that dictation mic, but no SIRI.
post #55 of 68
32 GB WIFI BLACK iPad (Gen 3) on the way!! I will say that it was kind of a pain in the ass to order though. Apple must have been getting slammed, taking a ton of orders from all over the place.

And I'll keep my iPad 2 also, because 2 iPads are even more useful than 1!
post #56 of 68
Got my order in for a 32GB White Wi-Fi! WOOT!!!

BTW, the old Smart Covers fit, right?
post #57 of 68
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Originally Posted by charlituna View Post

Nope. It would and it has.

It's called making a product so awesome that millions of folks want it ASAP

No, it's called creating a buzz so that we all talk about it, making even more people want the "rare" iPad.

Because Apple couldn't do an Amazon and make things a bit more responsive. Even if 100s of millions of people would order in one day, I can't imagine that they can't make an online store that doesn't "crumble" in an era of 70Mbps via LTE. I mean, how many transactions could you fit into 70 million bits per second in just one second so even if Apple's online store were connected to the internet via one LTE link (which it isn't of course, just to make a drastic example), it should be able to transfer all the data for millions of purchases in a few seconds.

Reminds me of the Futurama episode about the eyePhone.
post #58 of 68
Finally got my pre-order in for a White 32GB Wi-fi!

Very excited for March 16th!
post #59 of 68
I just managed to do the checkout process at the secure checkout page i.e. past login but *le click no response....

Apple! Y U No take my money?

BTW, buying through edu store for a £19 discount. Not much but still...
post #60 of 68
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Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post

BTW, the old Smart Covers fit, right?

New ones weren't created, so I'd imagine they do. Ah, yep.

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Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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post #61 of 68
White 32gb wifi ordered at 14:20pst.

I believe the frustration of ordering Apple products at launch is directly proportional to the desire for the product. Since this is a gift, I laughed off the first http error, made a sandwich during the second, and then sailed through the rest.

Looking forward to getting back my old 3gs as an additional household device, complimenting a 4s.

Now, when does the MacMini refresh?
post #62 of 68
i've ordered a 16GB wifi, but i'm surprised that apple is still charging $100 to go from 16 to 32GB.
that was the same cost/storage increase two years ago, and apple can't be paying more than 10-15 bucks for 16GB in the quantities they're ordering.
post #63 of 68
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Originally Posted by desarc View Post

i've ordered a 16GB wifi, but i'm surprised that apple is still charging $100 to go from 16 to 32GB.
that was the same cost/storage increase two years ago, and apple can't be paying more than 10-15 bucks for 16GB in the quantities they're ordering.

Isn't that how pretty much all products are sold? Higher end products are sold at a higher profit margin. This subsidizes the lower end models, ensuring a more viable platform and supporting future R&D.

It is true for everything from bicycles and ballpoint pens to automobiles. Tablets aren't any different.
post #64 of 68
64 gb black with VZW. Took all of five minutes. Zero delays or hassles.

Waited in line on Launch Day for iPad 1 and iPad 2. Too busy to take a day off to do that this year. I'll practice trickle down economics with my kids again with the iPad 2. Both previous models were just wifi, so I'm curious to see how the 4G LTE will do here in Southcentral Pennsylvania.

Hope you get yours!
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post #65 of 68
Anyone know how long Apple hold an item for at the store if you order online selecting instore pickup? I'll be on holiday in the US from 4th April but not sure if they'll keep it nearly 3 weeks. Thanks
post #66 of 68
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Originally Posted by Splash-reverse View Post

I just managed to do the checkout process at the secure checkout page i.e. past login but *le click no response....

Apple! Y U No take my money?

BTW, buying through edu store for a £19 discount. Not much but still...

No education discount here in the States... at least not at my university. I'm sorta' waiting for Amazon, or MacMall, or....
post #67 of 68
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Originally Posted by desarc View Post

cost of my new iPad wifi 16GB, including CT sales tax:
$530.69

cost of 1 share of AAPL at close of business on the day of release:
$530.69


Add in,

Value of one share of AAPL I bought in the nineties for $2.50 (split adjusted): $530.69.
post #68 of 68
My inboxes were bombarded with 'Pre-order the new iPad' emails from Apple, so I gave in and pre-ordered a 64GB 4G White.

Confirmation Email says delivery expected 30 March

Just two weeks after they imply you'll get it, then. Just hope it's a conservative estimate as I could really do with it before 23 March as I'm planning a trip and wanted to take it with me.
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