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Totally disillusioned with iPad 2!

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Surfer01, Dec 19, 2011.

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    First, regretfully, and last Apple product I will ever buy. Can't use the Bluetooth for anything except Apple products. No flash allowed. Biggest bugbear is the Bluetooth aspect due to greed by Apple. Technologically due to Apple short-sightedness with allowing certain third party apps this piece of garbage dates back to the dark ages.
    Even have hassles if you want to print something as it will not recognise the printer. Can't watch attached wmv files. I have never ever had any issue with using BT on any phone or laptop except an Apple product. Tried it for a month but just so many hassles. Only place for it now is eBay or the bin and then to buy something decent! Rant over.
    In the meantime thanks to all the people who did try and help and offer advice. Unfortunately no one is able to help with any of issues listed above.
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    Sorry it didnt meet your expectations. It really does do a lot of things really well but I can understand your frustrations too. There are other tablets you could try but I think you'll find they have some issues too.
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    Not disagreeing with that but partly the blame lies with the salesman who when asked specifically whether the BT was compatible told us "Yes" and in a sense he was right. Just that he never mentoined only with Apple products. I can't remember if I asked whether it was BT compatible with Nokia phones and a Samsung laptop. Not being able to use BT to send photos from a phone to iPad is biggest bugbear and the main reason why the iPad was bought. Never even thought about wmv file issues when doing a bit of research.
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    Yeah, thats kind of lame. They could be more detailed about what is really supported and whats not really supported. Good Luck with whatever you end up with!
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    Having never owned an Apple product until I purchased an iPhone 4 and an iPad 2, I researched the heck out of both devices to ensure they met my needs and expectations. Then I bought both with no regrets.

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    in this house!!!!!

    (3) iPhone 3G, (2) iPhone 4, Apple TV 2nd, Apple Extreme, iPad 1, iPad 2 3G, iPod touch 3rd Gen and a MacBook Air(Late '10).

    No 4S yet(because i like what Cydia has to offer).

    Will be adding more ASAP in 2012.

    Only if you learn to be patient, and learn how to use the products, you will be happy......Like Me!!!!!!

    Not bragging, just showing that if it didn't work, i wouldn't have them.
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    Have you learnt how to use Bluetooth with an Andriod phone or a windows laptop and iPad 2 or how to open websites with Flash installed or open wmv files? Simple tasks that any Andriod or Symbina based phone can do but Apple's great technology cannot! If you have please tell us how to do this as it will be appreciated by myself and thousands of others who got suckered into buying an iPad 2 thinking that a simple app would resolve any issues..
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    why you angry at breakfast?

    what time is it there?
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    I can feel your pain to some extent but it would have benefitted you to verify without question about the features and performance you were expecting. The iPad certainly does have some shortcomings but its got a heckuva lot of strengths and things it does great. It appears that your requirements happen to be in areas where the iPad is not the best choice. I wouldnt worry much about Flash support - thats a dying software package and Ive found that it matters less and less as I surf the web. As for blue tooth, not much you can do eher unless Apple increases their supprted item list. Ill admit that this is a little cheesey.... blue tooth is blue tooth and it should all work seemlessly with any BT device or theres hardly a point to supporting it.

    Hope it all works out. Why not give the iPad a chance for a little longer? Or, if you can return it for a refund then just do that.
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    I just bought my ipad 2 and it's working great for me. I really don't use the blutooth much because i Have my android and vaio for that. Surfing is ok even if there's no flash support...i actually think it is faster so that is fine with me. This is the first apple Product i have ever owned. I admit it takes a lot of getting used to but it gets better after a few days...the software is great for me and i pland to buy an iphone soon...i think the samsung galaxy or sony will be best for you. Their softwares are more flexible. I like android too that's why i love my phone! Good luck to your tablet conquest...

    P.S. Research on your own salesmen rarely help...they just try to sell...
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    If'd you'd like to donate it to an educational organization or underpriviledged family...I am sure there would be many takers for your ipad! That might be a thought...Good luck with your finding a new tablet to fit your needs.
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    I agree with the OP, somewhat.
    Yes, the iPad is SEVERLY limited compared to the newer tablets that are coming out. If I could, I would go for the asus transformer that just came out. I will always keep an iPad though. But I am going to go for an android phone because of apple's limitations.
    But you live with what you have.

    On the contrary, because the iPad does have some limitations, it works extremely well in other areas. Yes its Bluetooth sucks, but the good really outweighs the bad here. I am very glad I bought an iPad instead of something like the HP TouchPad. (...shudders...) Yuck.

    iPad isn't for everyone, but it does appeal to the majority of people and the way that it works so well and the design are what makes it the dominant tablet on the market. Hopefully the iPad 3 will blow everyone away and make the iPad the obvious choice again.
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    Unfortunately, one of the lessons I learned during my iPad experience was to get a second opinion. Much of what I was told by salesmen was wrong (sometimes by omission). This does make doing the research more difficult.

    I still find the iPad to be pretty useful. I can work around most of the issues and can live with that.
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    OPlayerHD will open many video files. When you have it on your iPad, just tap and hold the video file until you get the option to open in OPlayerHD. There is a free lite version.
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    For what you wanna do with bluetooth, just research other ways of getting the job done....there is ways.

    The new 4S has bluetooth 4.0 and the newer Macbook Air does too. Bluetooth 4.0 have more features and better battery life.

    Maybe dropbox can assist.
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    Hello,

    To OP, some answers...
    1. Never had a problem with pairing of bluetooth to numerous non-Apple devices including Creative bluetooth speakers.
    2. You can play flash content with the aid of numerous apps including iSwifter.
    3. In order to print wirelessly, you just need to buy a $30 HP Air-print capable printer from Best Buy.
    4. As someone already mentioned, OPlayer is perfectly capable.
    If you are still frustrated with your Ipad, I will gladly offer $200 to take it off your hands.

    Regards.
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    Most of the complaints boil down to you didn't do research. There are work arounds for some of your issues though.
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    +1 on that comment.
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    -1 on that comment.
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    I'm another one who agrees with the OP it drive me nuts on some of the thing apple excludes and there is no good reason. Drag-n-drop is a major point for me. While I'm at work I would like to save a document to the iPad. Answer Dropbox ...ah no this and many other software apps are not allowed on our network. So my work around is Evernotes. It work but I still wish I could just drop file to my iPad. However I can't live without my iPad sitting next to me. In fact I wish there was a neck strap so that all I would need to do is look down a stat tapping. But to each his own.

    I'll ofer you $201.00 and pay the shipping if you want to sell it.

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