Is it possible to use iPad entirely as a standalone device?

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  1. mobi1

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    After the initial setup, why do you need to connect with computer again?

    Assuming I can transfer files to ipad via Dropbox etc. I should never need to connect with a laptop again.

    Only occassionally I have to take a backup via computer.

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    Your right. You only need to connect to a computer to back it up if you want to and get the software updates.
     
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    It's really only the backup issue. If your iPad had to be re-initialised completely, then you could download your apps from the App Store for free, but not your movies or music. So, if you want to back those up, you need to connect occasionally.

    Or you could risk everything like I do....I connected my iPad to my PC day 1 and never again since!

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    There is an app called wifi something that let's u sync via wifi. So theoretically u could schedule syncing.
     
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    there's an app that's let you sync wirelessly? do you know what it is?
     
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    I think most people would be surprised at how much of their computer time could be done on an iPad. Most people just email, surf and facebook with the occasional casual game.

    The top of my iPad 3 wish list would be the ability to initialize without a computer and do backups via MobileMe or some similar cloud storage (box.net, etc).
     
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    Wi-Fi Sync..

    Don't have it thought, cuz it cost money.
     
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    it does? where? i thought it was JB only. and i though JB didnt cost.
     
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    It's a paid app in Cydia.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     

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