How many are jumping ship? I am Weary of the hunt for ipad2 going to Xoom Sunday

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    I am just too old and cranky to keep waiting in line at the Apple Stores.
    This is ridiculous.... If my local Staples has a WiFi Xoom in stock Sunday... I am jumping ship and giving up on the ipad2.

    I ordered my ipad2 a few weeks ago online. My delivery date is April 23rd. A friend just ordered one yesterday... his Delivery date is also April 23rd.... hmmmm...
    I also put a hundred bucks down at Best Buy a few weeks ago... no word.

    Over the last few weeks I have also sat in line at Apple stores 2 hours before opening on the off chance that they might have a few available.... no luck.

    I'm too old for this nonsense... Apple really should fulfill backorders before releasing to new areas. [As in yesterdays release to other countries. From what I hear, now they have even more inventory problems. ]

    The only reason I have considered ipad2 over Xoom anyway was for GarageBand and a nicer user experience. [GUI]

    Just wondering if any other Forum users are considering jumping ship too.

    BTW - I live in Oregon.
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    When I got my IPad 2 from Best buy I heard the manager telling people to put money down to hold one but she also said the customer would have to call back or come in to see if any are in stock. They won't call you. So maybe try calling or visiting the Best Buy you put money down at.
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    Nope. I just want the best user experience.

    Sorry that you're not having a good pre-purchase experience. I understand that that is part of the overall user experience, but I'm willing to wait on the UPS truck for mine.
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    Sorry your having problems getting your hands on one, it's hit and miss if people are able to score one. A guy I work with went to the apple store in our local mall Tuesday at 10 am and managed to get one, took him about an hour in total. I waited in line on launch day at my local bestbuy, got there at 4 pm and walked out with it at 6pm so it wasn't too bad. Before jumping ship, if you haven't already done so, I would do some searches on comparisons between the xoom and the iPad 2 to make sure that it's what you want. Each device has it's good points and bad so you just need to find the one that best suits you. I like the ipad, even with it's limitations, but I think the best thing it has going for it (along with all the other i-devices) is the app store. There are a lot more apps available than the droid app store and even though it bugs the heck out of me how strict apple is with allowing apps into the app store you don't have to worry about maleware which seems to be a problem with the droid apps now and then. Either way, good luck and I hope you get a device that your happy with.
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    id get another ipad1 before a Xoom
    good luck to you


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    The iPad2 is well worth the wait.
    Just order it online and forget about it.
    Then you'll be pleasantly surprised when it arrives.

    Don't buy the xoom as better android tablets will soon be on the Market and you'll only be kicking yourself.....
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    i got a ipad 2 the only one that i would have look it is a samsung tablet the 10.1 is thiner and lighter the then i pad 2 but its not out yet but seen it on cnet looks good
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    I am an avid android user and I will tell you right now that tablet (xoom) doesn't hold a candle to the iPad 2. Aim very happy with my 2 and I have no regrets taking the xoom back.
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    I wouldn't mind having a Xoom to play with, but since I can only afford one new toy I'm waiting for the one a want.
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    don't cut off your nose to spit your face, but if you wanna jump ship, then you'll be the loser not Apple. The ipad 2 is the best tablet on the Market, the Xoom is still trying to catch up the the ipad 1 as all tablets are.

    Do you think there's long lines on opening day because the ipad 2 is...ok, do you think there's long lines still... after two weeks of release even with limited stock...people in lines of 100-200 just hoping they'll get one because its NOT the best.

    I have the ipad 2, it does it, and it does with ease. Whenever a device hits the market there's always fault with something, its too expensive, its too big, its to small, doesn't have this, or doesn't have that.

    If you don't have a iPad, then you have something less.
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    So ~ you went through all that time, money and frustration, to ultimately, bail in the end?

    For the Xoom? Last weekend I met a few people who had bought the Xoom, one of them for reasons such as your own, he had to have something, within a week three of them returned it.

    Never settle ~ you might not have that great user experience you are looking for.
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    I stood in line 14 hours. The guy beside me was retired and he did it no problem. No apple store will have them when you walk in in the morning. You have to wait for the shipment of the day. I Love it!
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    I know this is off the subject but can you point me in the right direction for the instructions on how to add/change my profile photo. It's set to default because I haven't figured out how to change it.

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    I have both the iPad and xoom, I think they're both great. I keep seeing in this forum how terrible the xoom is, but I find the user experience excellent.
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    It's your call, but it does seem rather silly to not buy a product you obviously want just because you have to wait a bit to get it. There are many things in life that are well worth waiting for.
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    I waited in line for 3 hrs yesterday morning just to exchange my from a 32gb to a 64gb. Trust me it was a loooong line but I believe everyone got one. I was lucky because I took the last 64gb too..it was freezing outside too..I got there about 6:45 a.m. And had iPad in hand and set up around 10:00 a.m. I live in NYC so I went to the Flagship store.
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    Sure! OP ~ forgive this mini hi-jack of your thread.

    Oops ~ I forgot the instructions:

    Go to Private Messages up top, right hand corner, under your name >> click and then on the left hand side, you will see a column of things to edit. Under Settings and Options, click Edit Avatar.

    If you need further instructions ~ kick me a PM, okay? Good Luck!
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    I am a former owner of iPad 1 now I have the 2 and I'm fairly sure I will buy 3. However the purchase of 2 took a little PATIENCE! On launch day I took a PTO day from work and waited in line about 10 hours for mine. I was about 30 in line and when they got to me they had run out of the white and black 64 3G att even though I had a ticket for a white 64 3G. When we began the transaction I noticed that she had not charged me enough for everything I had. Low and behold they had given me a white 32 3G thus the price difference. They apologized and asked me to take the white 32 and they would call me when the white 64 came in. On Tuesday morning I got the call that they had my iPad was in and I could pick it up at my connivence and they would throw in apple care for free. GREAT!!!! RIGHT.... Well when I arrived a few hours later to pick it up it was a black 64 3G att. Well I had been sorta rethinking the whole white device thing and so I said I will just take this as a sign be happy and roll with it and my free apple care.

    Anything worth having is worth waiting for. I felt really bad for the couple of hundred people in line behind me who got NOTHING. Ultimately the choice is yours but I don't see anyone lining up for the XOOM.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF. Torria
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    So you're too old and cranky to wait. Well, I"m old and cranky, but I'm defiantly waiting for my iPad 2. Frustrating as it is, after reading loads of comparisons and playing with each, the iPad is the one for me. Rather than spend $600 for a Xoom and maybe regret it later, I know I won't regret waiting for the Ipad 2. BTW, Eisenhower was president when I was born.
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