[Unofficial] The iPad, IMO

Discussion in 'iPad' started by _JKK_, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. _JKK_

    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think there is a need for a mass thread for everyone's opinion of the iPad, before and after launch.

    Before launch, feel free to voice your concerns, thoughts, and critiques, as well as news.

    After launch, first impressions from those that receive theirs, as well as thoughts on the reviews that will definitely come.

    As the title says, this is definitely unofficial, but this should serve to keep everyone's thoughts and ideas (whether they are supportive or not) in a centralized place.

    Try to:
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    • Keep it appropriate.
    • Follow the rules.
  2. iPwn

    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    Before launch:
    OS: I think they got the right UI for a touch-screen, but they should have added more OSX features.
    Design: I think it looks great and slim, and I know the bezel is there for holding it, but fingers aren't that wide (for me atleast).
    Features: I'm disappointed, due to the lack of a webcam and a GPS (navigation would pwn on such a big screen), but it's still a great device.
    Hardware: I don't think Apple put in very good hardware inside the iPad. If multitasking will be included in OS 4.0, I would have expected nothing less than a 1.5 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM.

    Overall: Great device, could be better, and will wait for 2nd gen before purchase.
  3. Ari.

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    It does have gps
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    link/source?
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    Ari. Active Member

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    It Said on the specs for wifi+3g model on apple site.

    I think :0
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    gonna check it out (hope you are right)
  7. _JKK_

    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The 3G model does have GPS, but I believe its AGPS; it utilizes the 3G connection to triangulate, right?

    That's what I though, anyways.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A-GPS (Assisted GPS) compensates for the relatively long time it takes to contact and get data from the satellites by requesting some of this info from cell-towers, which usually are already in communication with satellites.

    Cell tower triangulation is used when satellites cannot be reached.
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, so A-GPS is used to supplement traditional GPS? And is therefore not a replacement?
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    correct.

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