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Ipad2, my First Apple computer product

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    Well, I've finally done it, after years of rejecting Apple products (iPod excepted), I've purchased an iPad2 (64Gb 3G if anyone's counting).

    I think this may well be the end of my reputation. Over the years I have constantly taken the p*ss about BMW's and Apple computers. Now I have both, of woe is me.

    One question I must ask though is how you cope long term with the awful restrictions that Apple put upon their computer users that stop you from getting full benefit from their products: iTunes, DRM, App Strore, etc.

    Whilst looking through the App Store I noticed that there does not appear to be any "utilities" as I would expect from a PC based product. Why is this?
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    It's a gadget not a pc, but get them hooked together and you have awesome synergy.
    Plus the awful restrictions become irrelevant as there are workarounds to most problems.
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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad


    If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free.

    Apple - Support - Manuals

    Please read the rules too!!

    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

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    I'm coming from the exact same place. My iPad2 is my first Apple product as well.

    I was also surprised by the lack of system utilities but I think the basic idea behind that is that Apple believes that users should not have to manage/tweak the OS in any way or form except for the sparse setting that are available in options. In order to achieve some more control and ability to tweak I think You have to Jailbreak the device.

    I have not done that yet. I have promised myself that I would give Apple the benefit of the doubt. Therefore I'm just enjoying carefree use of the iPad accepting that things are as they are and that for a large part of my needs they can be covered with an app. (the richness of apps in the App Store was after all the reason I went with the iPad in the first place)
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    Same boat here. I love my iPad2. I write on it all the time (essays, stories, restaurant reviews) and can't wait to replace my old, worn down single core Windows 7 PC with an iMac later on this year.
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    Thanks for that folks, it's nice to know I'm not alone.
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    I too am like yourself. Other than an iPod nano,this is my first experience with Apple.
    Also thinking of replacing my PC with a Mac once it kicks the dust.
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    I order iPAD 2 WiFi+3G 64GB and I will get 3rd week of May..
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    I must admit, so far so good. I like the gesture method of navigation. My only wish is that it was on all the apps. It would be nice to stroke the screen to move back a page on Safari. Shame that.
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    There is a way to get extended gesture support, but if you're patient, we should see them as an option in the next major os upgrade.
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    Ah, that gives me hope. Whilst I can understand 3rd party apps being under functional I'm surprised that Apple products are too. I'm impressed that you recommend patience with your name ;-). You're certainly not living up to it I'm glad to see.
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    Lol Recommend but often fail to observe.

    "Post hasty and repent at leisure"
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    Just ordered my first Apple product as well - iPad 2!

    My 10 year old is an avid Mac user, as well as her iTouch, and my husband who HATED Blackberry, LOVES his iPhone, and wouldn't go without it.
    I have been waiting so long to get on board with Apple and am so excited.
    I currently have a Dell PC that is just overloaded with work and personal items.. it's a boring work horse, and a new Blackberry Torch that gives me a headache!
    Can't wait for two weeks from now to get my delayed Mother's Day present!
    I did not order the smart cover yet.. does anyone have any reviews on it?
    Thanks, and I look forward to learning alot!

    Next purchase will be a nice big screen Mac for home/family use!
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    depends one what you want, the smart cover protects just the screen, I ended up getting a third party leather case
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    Hey Sherry! and welcome to the forum, the best place for any kind of help you might need with your new iPad2. The rest of the family is TRULY going to be jealous, believe me!! Hope you are in to the SHARING thing - I could not do it and thankfully I don't have to. Again, welcome and good luck and have fun!!!

    Chiky
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    Totally untrue! Apple allows the user to choose their own apps (sytem utilities or otherwise) based on their own needs. Rather than cramming the iPad full of a ton of unneeded software that you may never use they allow you to purchase (at cut-rate prices I might add) and download what you feel you'd like to use or that you feel you need. No $200 office production suites, no $30 spyware software, no yearly subscription for virus protection, etc. Just a device built the way you want it.
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    As far as a case recommendation, mine is the Zaggmate keyboard/case by Zagg (ZAGG | invisibleSHIELD | iPhone, iPod Cases, Screen Protectors, Covers, Shields, Skins). Great bluetooth keyboard and aluminum case in one. There are three videos on the website showing how it works. I just put the unit in a neoprene sleeve case and I'm off. Love the Zaggmate. Smaller keyboard than on my iMac, but still easy to type on and great protection for my iPad 2.
    Just another thought, when you get your iMac, you might want to get a One-to-One membership. Great lessons with a trainer. You can study whatever you need help with. definitely have enjoyed mine. There are also FREE workshops for your iPad 2 at the Apple stores.
    Welcome to the forum.:)

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