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    Totally disillusioned with iPad 2!

    First, regretfully, and last Apple product I will ever buy. Can't use the Bluetooth for anything except Apple products. No flash allowed. Biggest bugbear is the Bluetooth aspect due to greed by Apple. Technologically due to Apple short-sightedness with allowing certain third party apps this piece of garbage dates back to the dark ages.
    Even have hassles if you want to print something as it will not recognise the printer. Can't watch attached wmv files. I have never ever had any issue with using BT on any phone or laptop except an Apple product. Tried it for a month but just so many hassles. Only place for it now is eBay or the bin and then to buy something decent! Rant over.
    In the meantime thanks to all the people who did try and help and offer advice. Unfortunately no one is able to help with any of issues listed above.
    Last edited by Surfer01; 12-19-2011 at 06:58 AM.

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    Sorry it didnt meet your expectations. It really does do a lot of things really well but I can understand your frustrations too. There are other tablets you could try but I think you'll find they have some issues too.

    32GB Wifi iPad 2 / OS 7.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by s2mikey View Post
    Sorry it didnt meet your expectations. It really does do a lot of things really well but I can understand your frustrations too. There are other tablets you could try but I think you'll find they have some issues too.
    Not disagreeing with that but partly the blame lies with the salesman who when asked specifically whether the BT was compatible told us "Yes" and in a sense he was right. Just that he never mentoined only with Apple products. I can't remember if I asked whether it was BT compatible with Nokia phones and a Samsung laptop. Not being able to use BT to send photos from a phone to iPad is biggest bugbear and the main reason why the iPad was bought. Never even thought about wmv file issues when doing a bit of research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer01 View Post
    Not disagreeing with that but partly the blame lies with the salesman who when asked specifically whether the BT was compatible told us "Yes" and in a sense he was right. Just that he never mentoined only with Apple products. I can't remember if I asked whether it was BT compatible with Nokia phones and a Samsung laptop. Not being able to use BT to send photos from a phone to iPad is biggest bugbear and the main reason why the iPad was bought. Never even thought about wmv file issues when doing a bit of research.
    Yeah, thats kind of lame. They could be more detailed about what is really supported and whats not really supported. Good Luck with whatever you end up with!

    32GB Wifi iPad 2 / OS 7.0

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    Having never owned an Apple product until I purchased an iPhone 4 and an iPad 2, I researched the heck out of both devices to ensure they met my needs and expectations. Then I bought both with no regrets.

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    in this house!!!!!

    (3) iPhone 3G, (2) iPhone 4, Apple TV 2nd, Apple Extreme, iPad 1, iPad 2 3G, iPod touch 3rd Gen and a MacBook Air(Late '10).

    No 4S yet(because i like what Cydia has to offer).

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    Only if you learn to be patient, and learn how to use the products, you will be happy......Like Me!!!!!!

    Not bragging, just showing that if it didn't work, i wouldn't have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poser View Post
    in this house!!!!!

    (3) iPhone 3G, (2) iPhone 4, Apple TV 2nd, Apple Extreme, iPad 1, iPad 2 3G, iPod touch 3rd Gen and a MacBook Air(Late '10).

    No 4S yet(because i like what Cydia has to offer).

    Will be adding more ASAP in 2012.

    Only if you learn to be patient, and learn how to use the products, you will be happy......Like Me!!!!!!

    Not bragging, just showing that if it didn't work, i wouldn't have them.
    Have you learnt how to use Bluetooth with an Andriod phone or a windows laptop and iPad 2 or how to open websites with Flash installed or open wmv files? Simple tasks that any Andriod or Symbina based phone can do but Apple's great technology cannot! If you have please tell us how to do this as it will be appreciated by myself and thousands of others who got suckered into buying an iPad 2 thinking that a simple app would resolve any issues..
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    why you angry at breakfast?

    what time is it there?
    Waiting for that “Next Thing” means you’d never buy anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer01 View Post
    Have you learnt how to use Bluetooth with an Andriod phone or a windows laptop and iPad 2 or how to open websites with Flash installed or open wmv files? Simple tasks that any Andriod or Symbina based phone can do but Apple's great technology cannot! If you have please tell us how to do this as it will be appreciated by myself and thousands of others who got suckered into buying an iPad 2 thinking that a simple app would resolve any issues..
    I can feel your pain to some extent but it would have benefitted you to verify without question about the features and performance you were expecting. The iPad certainly does have some shortcomings but its got a heckuva lot of strengths and things it does great. It appears that your requirements happen to be in areas where the iPad is not the best choice. I wouldnt worry much about Flash support - thats a dying software package and Ive found that it matters less and less as I surf the web. As for blue tooth, not much you can do eher unless Apple increases their supprted item list. Ill admit that this is a little cheesey.... blue tooth is blue tooth and it should all work seemlessly with any BT device or theres hardly a point to supporting it.

    Hope it all works out. Why not give the iPad a chance for a little longer? Or, if you can return it for a refund then just do that.

    32GB Wifi iPad 2 / OS 7.0

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    I just bought my ipad 2 and it's working great for me. I really don't use the blutooth much because i Have my android and vaio for that. Surfing is ok even if there's no flash support...i actually think it is faster so that is fine with me. This is the first apple Product i have ever owned. I admit it takes a lot of getting used to but it gets better after a few days...the software is great for me and i pland to buy an iphone soon...i think the samsung galaxy or sony will be best for you. Their softwares are more flexible. I like android too that's why i love my phone! Good luck to your tablet conquest...

    P.S. Research on your own salesmen rarely help...they just try to sell...
    Last edited by Re_an; 12-19-2011 at 10:36 AM.


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