can i upgrade?

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    i currently have a 32g wifi only iPad. i was wondering if i could somehow upgrade to the 3g version thru apple w/o having to sell my currnet iPad thru ebay or w/e. any help would b awsome.
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    I would call Apple and ask them.
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    You have 30 days to exchange any purchase...so if the 3G is out within 30 days you could swap it out and pay the difference.
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    i asked on apple's forum & dude told me 14 days after original order. who is right?
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    I bought mine at the Apple store and the return date is printed on the receipt. And yes it's 2 weeks.
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    yes you can!!!!

    I did and they refunded me 74o for my 64 GB wifi and put a fresh order for wifi+3g 64 gb model.

    be Honest, Straight forward and Polite!!!! it is totally up to the customer care guy to charge you 10 % restocking fee and give you free shipping back to apple.
    I did I did not pay any restocking fee and he send me a Fedex shipping lebel in my mail so that way I dont have to spend anything and could use wifi for 2 weeks.

    Go for 3g model you will never regret it.
    Another thing tell the Apple guy that you are an student and saved money for ipad for so many month .....lol
    he will show mercy.....
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    14 days with 10% restocking
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    used to be 30 days.

    I bought the iPod Touch 1G and a few weeks later the 2G came out, they exchanged it without a fee.
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    Its 14 days
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    He may regret it if 3G turns a 10 hour battery into a 6 hour battery.
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    Just turn off the 3g except when you need it, battery usage solved.
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    Time will tell .
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    Agreed
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    From someone who has several laptops with built in 3G cards I can tell you my experience even without using the 3G connection I saw a battery drain. Not saying it will be tremendous as only time will ( not specialiation but actual real world use when the 3G is released). If you can't swing a mifi solution a 3G pad is the only real option IMO.
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    I agree that there will be a drain using 3g, however, let's hope that some proactive 3g management will keep the drain to a minimum. As you said, only time will tell.
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    But isn't there also a battery drain for the wifi? Does the wifi disable itself when the 3G is working?
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    Just for reference, I did a test for my last full charge, down to 5%. With Wi-Fi enabled the entire time, screen at 50% brightness, doing a mix of taking notes, studying my flash card app, watching YouTube videos, playing Plants vs Zombies, and browsing the Internet, I got just und 15 hours of actual usage time plus about 4 hours of standy. So Apple greatly under-rated the battery life, so I think you don't have to worry about 3G dropping the battery life to 6 hours.
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    i not really worried bout battery. was gonna get a hand-held solar charger anyway. i just want 2 know if i'd b able 2 upgrade w/o selling thru ebay or w/e. i pre-ordered it & got it the 3rd. any help? :(
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    I've had similar up times...I think apple rated it at high brightness.
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    I saw one guy talking about getting it down to just under 6 hour battery life by playing constant 3D games with everything at max settings, all which downloading and installing apps in the background. Video is on Youtube.

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