Three Years Ago I Bought An iPad!
This is a discussion on Three Years Ago I Bought An iPad! within the iPad 1 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; I purchased my original iPad from a friend of my daughter Oct 27th . The friend had up graded to the 3 when it became ...
I purchased my original iPad from a friend of my daughter Oct 27th . The friend had up graded to the 3 when it became available but kept her original iPad so months I offered to buy it. They were selling for 200-250 on ebay and amazon( selling not just asking $)I did very well with a keyboard dock included. I was about to switch to an iMac in a few weeks( the new models were coming out in November) and felt it was a good introduction the apple technology as i was moving away from the PC world. Very easy to adapt. I got an iPad touch 5 as a b-day present to myself. I am glad I found this forum- so little info pertaining to first gen iPads. tons of reading material on the tables but they only remind me of what the first gen can't do compared to the 2-4 generation models. I have a nook color and found reading and apps are easier to use on the iPad . I don't think I will go with a mini- 9.7" better on these baby boomer eyes
I admit i scoffed Apple proponents believing PC products were as good and less$. Not when I was shopping for an all in one computer. Samsung or Sony were my pc's of choice and more $ for the same features- best of all, no virus issues
Imac 21" OS X
Ipod touch 5 OS 6
iPad Air 64 gig os 7.1
07-12-2013 09:43 PM
Down here I'm also still totally fine with this piece of hardware = )
Originally Posted by Dedzdedz
My 3 yr old iPad1 is still ticking.. It does everything I need it to do, so I haven't upgraded..
Just the other day I was thinking how well the batteries have lasted. I doubt they'll give me the 7+ hours they once did, but I can have it on for four or five hours and still have around 20% left..
Well, can you edit photos on the iPad ? If so pls tell me how.
Sent from my iPad using iPF
Originally Posted by jwt873
Hi Matt- thanks for the story about your iPad - I've owned mine for nearly 3 years come this spring, and have also used the device almost daily (usually along w/ my laptop); own a BT Apple KB and the combo is now our 'on the road' computer - just have the Wi-Fi model but we stay @ places that offer that option, plus most of my local trips involve places that I know well enough not to need GPS.
Originally Posted by MattIM
BUT, what really piqued my interest is the statement in bold above, i.e. your vacation description. For those who might be curious, Beaver Island is located in upper Lake Michigan (see map below); the island is just about 13 miles long & 6 miles wide (although the latter varies). I was born in Toledo, Ohio and lived there for 12 yrs before moving to southern Michigan. My paternal grandmother was born on Beaver Island in the late 1880s - at the time, the community was mainly one of Irish immigrants either directly from Ireland or elsewhere from Canada/USA or Irish descendants - she grew up speaking Gaelic (and use to swear @ us when we were small and she took care of us in Toledo). I've visited the island twice in my teens, taking the ferry from Charlevoix (the lake there is gorgeous as I recall). One of my cousins just vacationed on Beaver Island and is doing a 'family tree' - she met a number of distant 'relatives' - kind of cool!
Another interesting story of the island occurred before the Irish immigrants took over - there was a Mormon community, a side branch of the one taken to Utah by Brigham Young - this smaller group was brought to Beaver Island in the late 1840s; the leader was James Strang, who eventually claim the title of 'King of Beaver Island' (if interested, there is a book of this story shown below, which I read years ago). As you can imagined, this egomania did not go over well w/ his followers and he was assassinated in 1856 (story HERE) - Dave
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