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  1. GKar

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    Folks, I just created a new account here however I never saw any iPAD before. I was wondering if you can help me decide if it's worth to buy one or not!

    My main use for a new iPAD would be to read lots of books, all of them in PDF format, BUT from different sources downloaded from the internet.

    I have a cheap tablet here called Coby but this thing is garbage, it can't read some ebooks, they are taking too long to load and others don't even load at all.

    And there's no way to enlarge ebooks, which is a must depending on how the whole thing was scanned, some ebooks are only available as pictures inside PDFs.

    From what I saw about iPAD it's possible to enlarge book pages and it looks like it can read most sources without lags to open the files or switch pages.

    Some ebooks are over 50 MB and they have hundreds of pages, should I expect any problems using iPAD?

    - And what about the screen, if I were to read 3-4 hours or even more a day, any fatigue?

    - The battery can last over 8 hours, is that right?

    - How are we going to upload all those PDFs to iPAD? Can you download from the internet (a website you just uploaded that PDF) or this procedure is done by using the USB connection?

    I know there are lots of other things to consider from the iPAD itself but my primary use would be to study. I need to rely on this thing basically for that, I am studying at home.

    Thank you all ;)
     
  2. KevinJS

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    You can load any PDF downloaded from the net into iBooks, and read it right there.

    I have found that reading ebooks using the night mode (white on black) is easier on the eyes, but unfortunately this option does not exist for PDFs. There is an inverse video option in accessibility settings, but it doesn't work well for pictures.

    Some of our members use GoodReader for PDFs. It may have more options. I've never gotten around to buying it but I've heard nothing but good about it.
     
  3. KevinJS

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    Sorry, missed a bit. You can download your PDFS in Safari, then use Open in... to transfer them to iBooks.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...-creating-posts-starting-new-threads-how.html
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
     
  5. smalltowngirl13

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    Welcome to the forum & good luck on your search :)!
     
  6. GKar

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    I just bought the new IPAD 4, with 64 GB and Wi-Fi only. It was priced R$ 2.250 here in Brazil (even more expensive (perhaps the highest price in the world) compared to what people in US pay), but I was pleased when I saw the image in the store.

    From Apple I only had an IPOD until now, and I never saw any IPAD before.

    The funny thing is that in my gym today I saw a guy holding one (and today I was going to the mall to look for it). Perhaps that was a sign from the powers that be for me to buy?

    A quick question: the IPAD itself comes in a plastic package. Should I remove this protection or only use with it?
     
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    That's more than $1,100 U.S., very expensive.

    You can remove the plastic packing sleeve and the peel away plastic that covers the screen.

    Purchasing a "smart cover" would be a reasonable investment to protect the screen.

    If you're mobile and taking the iPad with you frequently you may wish to consider a protective case. There are many quality products available.

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  8. GKar

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    Admiral, how do I know if this is really IPAD 4?

    I mean, the IPAD itself, and what is inside the package is not confirming this. Should I look in general settings for something, a model number, anything specific that can confirm this is really IPAD 4 and not 3 for example?
     
  9. KevinJS

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    If it has the new lightening port. It's a 4.
     
  10. AdmiralAdama

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    This is the connector cable for iPad 3.
    image-3360778238.jpg

    This is the connector cable for iPad 4 / Retina
    image-3376093047.jpg

    These identification codes may also help.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5452

    AA

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