Ipad2, my First Apple computer product

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  1. Spanamana

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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?
     
  2. Hasty

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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.
     
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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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!!

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  4. Mio_BB

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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)
     
  5. the_john

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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.
     
  6. Spanamana

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    Thanks for that folks, it's nice to know I'm not alone.
     
  7. Ayrshire

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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..
     
  9. Spanamana

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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.
     
  10. Hasty

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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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