iPad 3G Support Group Thread

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  1. Greg G
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    With the the release of the iPad WiFi imminent I think it would be helpful for those of us who are waiting for the 3G version to have a place to come and vent and hate and share evil thoughts about waiting and those that are happily enjoying their WiFi versions. If you are a WiFi iPad owner, please leave this thread right now and go to a thread where you can gush about how happy you are. We don't want to hear it! :mad: This is in no way intended to disrespect you nor should anything we write in here be taken very seriously but we need a place to lick our wounds and ride out the wave of euphoria that we are missing. You can only download iBook into your iTunes Apps directory without being able to use it so many times before it gets old... We need a place where we can still feel like we are early adopters even if Apple still won't tell us exactly when we will have ours. We need to justify our decision to abuse ourselves with the wait. We need to write about how smart we are for waiting for 3G and how sad all WiFi people will be when they see how VERY COOL we are once we get ours.

    I can't wait to go find a hot-spot free zone and surf the web on my iPad. I will surf from my hotel room without having to pay $10/day for WiFi access! I will surf from my car while I wait for my wife to get her iced tea from the Starbuks that I found due to a GPS that only we have! I will read and refresh RSS feeds while sitting on the beach! I will be the coolest!!!!

    I feel better already.... ok the pain is back - please help!!! :D

    -Greg
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    I had ordered the Wifi version, then changed my mind. I'm waiting for the 3G now.
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    Thank you for starting this thread. I am going to require medication before the 3G gets released! I have prepared like a new mother for the arrival of my new addition. I have the latest iTunes, downloaded apps, did a little tidy work to my music, and have all of my accessories ordered. The anticipation is soooooooooooo painful, I'm ready to wait in line and try to get a wifi only version that I can gift to one of my kids when my 3G comes in.
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    I appreciate you starting a thread to commiserate with our fellow 3Gers. It's kinda like not being invited to big event that all your friends are going to. I have to admit I have been checking the status of my order at Apple.... several times a day. Why don't I see an Apple charge to my AmEx account? When exactly is late April? Anyway, I'm sure in the long run we will be glad we made the 3G decision. later.........:ipad-back:
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    LOL, I'd probably be more frustrated but I really sick right now and feel like crap so that has dulled my anticipation a little bit. I have been searching the app store and downloading apps and checking to see which of my iphone apps have been updated for ipad.

    My dock shipped at least.
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    I'm just glad that I am not the only one! Thank You for creating this thread! I have been filling my time (instead of working :)) by:

    1) Writing down the apps that I want to get when I get my iPad
    2) Reading everything that has been written about the iPad and watching the videos.
    3) Google terms like:
    "3G ipad ship"
    "late april"
    along with various combinations of the above.

    I need to install iTunes, but I should probably rebuild my computer first (Windows XP), since it's been awhile.

    Any other suggestions?

    BTW, I read that Canada is getting the iPad on April 24th, and they had been told "late April" soooooooo.... maybe?..........
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    Still no definite news on Apple.ca site, maybe tomorrow?


    BTW Who's the head shrink on this thread and how much is this costing us?:p
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    I am so with you on this! I will be excited to read all of the reviews, etc. but it will be a difficult month! I am painfully excited!
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    Thank you so much for this thread. Finally a place where we can get a virtual hug from those who "really" understand how painful "Late April" really feels. Amongst my own, finally.
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    Let me tell ya that the whole late April thing almost made me get the wifi only version. But I knew I'd regret it later. The wait sucks though.

    kindle updated their app today so it's now kindle for iphone and ipad
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    To those who wait come the spoils. I'm glad there's a thread.

    Look at it this way - like all day 1 product 1 rollouts - there are going to be some glitches and 'oh shoots'. Probably not a lot - but there will be some. All of those issues will be address or fixes in the works by the time our units arrive.

    Don't you all kind of feel like you're 7 years old and it's 4 days until Christmas - and it seems like a friggen eternity?
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    David , i am also waiting but i am a little more lucky as i have also order a wifi ... so the pain will be less than you
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    I'm so glad to find this thread. All those posts with a "01 Day to Ship" signature banners are just too painful to see. Here, I feel a little better! (edited to add: or I did til I saw the previous post - <sigh> - enjoy, iPadOne, and be sure to give us your impresssions!)
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    I feel like a child in the car with my parents on vacation. "ARE WE THERE YET!!!

    On Christmas time, when I used to look through closets for the gifts; shake them, and sometimes open the ends and peek. Can't do that now! :D

    Dana
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    ipad waiting

    you will laugh but from yesterday same time in ipad are stated
    GUANGZHOU, CN 04/02/2010 4:10 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN

    and i am at 30 minutes from the Guangzhou airport , but he will have to go in New-York before return to me ... so until next tuesday i can't get my hand in ... so i clearly know what you mean
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    IpadOne,

    Arrggghh! That is frustrating!

    I'm looking forward to your website opening up. The docking station looks interesting. Will you have something like the camera kit, but maybe cheaper?
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    Sure thing. I need the safe place to go (even if a few 1day people have snuck into the thread...:mad:) to vent my frustrations.

    I figured when I ordered the 3G that it would be a good thing to have time to cancel my order if the iPad ended up sucking. I really don't like the closed nature of these Apple devices much preferring the concept of Android. The problem is the execution is just not there for other devices and the closed nature does seem to lead to quality at the end of the day. What pushed me over the edge was when Apple announced that they would support DRM free ePub just like they do MP3s. The iPad will replace my Sony Reader (though I have loved my Reader without 3G... hrm...).

    Anyway, I'm glad folks are enjoying the theropy and remember - no happy wifi stories are allowed in this thread! ;)

    I considered ordering both to avoid some of the pain this month but could not justify it. I figured I'd hold onto it and return it and eat the restocking fee. I may end up getting the WiFi version at Best Buy with their good return 30 policy if I can find it in stock and Apple doesn't come up with a 3G date soon. Who knows, I may end up not missing the 3G/GPS. I also fear they are having problems since I don't understand why Apple can't be more specific than "Late April" at this point.

    Anyway, fellow sufferers, pull me in off the ledge before I leap and abandon 3G! Clearly everyone out there is nuts to be buying a WiFi only iPad!

    -Greg
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    This is exactly what I was thinking! I would much prefer either Android or the ChromeOS, but it looks like those won't be available for 6 months or more. I will probably end up selling the iPad in 6 - 8 months when something else comes along. :D

    Is anyone going to check out the iPad tomorrow anyway? I took Monday off so I could go down the Apple store and actually hold an iPad in my hands (even if it's just a wi-fi one :D)
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    Ipad waiting is frustated

    We will have something better .... in term of price our policy is to be aggressive .. so be patient

    PS: you are right is frustrating ....
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    I am embarrassed to report that I cracked and bought the WiFi iPad at Best Buy today. I went to take a look and touch one while I wait for my 3G and they had one more 64g in stock. They have a 2 week return policy (don't get 30 days on computer equipment) and while I love it I am pretty sure that it will go back in favor of the 3G version. I know it will mean having no iPad for a period of time while I wait but I think it was worth it to get the edge off. I wish everyone in the support thread the best and will be back with you in two weeks.

    -Greg
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