Info on OS

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by desertjim, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. desertjim

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    Hi All, Just joined this forum. I'm looking for a basic iPad for my wife real soon.

    I see "new" ones on eBay for a hundred or so dollars under normal retail. I wonder:

    1. Where did they acquire them that they can sell them at that price
    2. If the iPads are an older version or have an older OS

    Thanks for any info or recommendations. I'm sure you will see either my wife or I on here on a regular basis, soon.

    Regards,

    Jim
     
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    1. No telling.
    2. There is only one version out. The OS is easily upgradeable.
     
  3. desertjim

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    Thanks! What about the memory?

    Regards,

    Jim
     
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    Memory is not upgradeable.
     
  5. desertjim

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    Thanks!

    Ok, that being said, how many of you are "sorry" that you got one with she lesser memory :(?

    That's a lot of money for a toy to start with, but how long will 16G satisfy (smile)? Yeah, I know......depends on the use. If I restrict her memory then I will restrict her usage, right :)?

    Has anyone purchased one from somewhere other than a registered dealer? What do you think :confused:?

    Regards,

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    Not sorry at all I got 64 Gig of memory

    Would have gotten more had it been available.

    As to the price on EBay, there is something wrong with that picture, you know. There is no free lunch and Apple sells at only one price. If I chose to pay the price for mine and later put it on EBay at a reduced rate, well, that would make it used, no?
     
  7. Diane B

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    If she doesn't put a lot of music or video on it she should be fine. Depends what her usage will be. But then most of us are probably using it fairly differently from what we expected. Mine is way more than a consumer tablet. I do almost everything on it that I did with a laptop ((I do process my RAW photo files on my main computer in Lightroom and Photoshop) I did get a 64GB but am only about 1/2 full since early May wnd I have LOTS of apps of all kinds and lots of photos and other things like pdfs in Goodreader, .doc files in Office HD, etc. . I bought my husband a 32 GB and he has oodles of room but he does use it mainly for email, net surfing and reading, a few gsmes. We both have a lot of books on ours, both bought and library. I have almost no music on mine since I use my Touch for that and also for Pandora and Rhapsody. So--unless this is a surprise, I'd ask her what she "thinks" she'll use it for. I will say I think the 32GB is a good compromise.

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  8. desertjim

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    The only ones I looked were "brand new in factory sealed box". I wrote to one of the sellers, and not trying to be a smart alec, ask him why I should buy an unknown unit from an unknown seller just to save a hundred bucks. I haven't heard back from him yet. I also ask him his source for the units he is selling. I thought it was a logical question, so if he doesn't make any sense or doesn't reply, forget it. He has no feedback, but there are others selling them that do.

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    She mostly emails and surfs. She loves to "farm" on Facebook, but I hear that won't be available, thankfully <smile>. Just a toy, that's all, but I want to get it for her as a birthday present. She got me an AK-47 and I needed it like a hole in the head.....although it could become more than a toy one of these days <smile>. So, you know how it goes. Buy something they don't need as a gift.

    I'll only get the Wi-Fi, so she can use it here at home and while traveling in the RV as we take our connection (Wi-Fi) with us.

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  10. Fabytm

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    farmville works on ipad with the farmville app.:p

    It's free on the app store, it works on the iphone too!
     
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