Trying to decide iPad2 or not?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by Chtidio, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Mountainbikermark

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    The slavery to iTunes app


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  2. FahQ

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    This is very true and it's a big problem for Android right now. Right now tablets run "Honeycomb" as their OS and Android phones run "Gingerbread" as theirs. This is more difficult for developers as opposed to Apple where the iPad and iPhone are both running iOS.

    This will all change with the next big release of the Android OS, aka "Ice Cream Sandwich" which will be optimized for both Android Phones and Tablets.

    Late this year or early next year is when things are really going to heat up. By then the Android Tablet manufacturers will have gotten all the kinks worked out, and the developers will have had more time (and less difficulty) getting Android tablet apps on the market to consumers.

    But by then the iPad3 will be rolling out upping the ante again :)
     
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    I really have to disagree here. I've dealt with Apple's customer service twice so far and the experience hasn't been great. My first iPad was defective when I called Apple they said I would have to send it to them and then wait 3+ weeks (the shipping estimate at that time) to get a replacement. Total BS. I went to Best Buy and they swapped it out no questions asked. Exactly the same thing an android user would have to do. IMO, Black Tie Protection > Apple Care by a huge margin.

    I also got billed for an app I didn't buy. I spent hours on the phone getting the run around. Department A told me I had to talk to Department B. And guess who Department B told me I had to talk to. I never managed to get my money back.

    Maybe I just got very unlucky, maybe it's better at an actual Apple Store. While they are certainly better than, say, Sprint; calling their support second to none is absurd. I once bought a tent from Cabelas, it was missing one small piece that wasn't that critical. I got the part the day after (sent next day air) talking to them along with a hand written letter of apology from store manager and a $50 gift card. That is customer service that is second to none. Apple's is above average at best.
     
  4. hazi1610

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    From what I have heard from other forum members, or rather read on the forums, Apple seem to bend over backwards to help. My own experience at the Apple Store was a good one and better than anywhere else.

    I still stand by their customer care being second to none, although there will be a handful of people who haven't quite had the experience that most have.

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  5. RedCoil

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    Sorry Alison, rereading my post I realize it was perhaps worded a bit harsher than necessary. I didn't mean it as an attack on you or your opinion, just my disagreement with your conclusion. Appologies.
     
  6. Mountainbikermark

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    All of my experiences with Apple, whether in store, online or via phone, have been top notch. I do not try to say it's all like that but just my experience.
    I know this us an ipad forum but an app called Spare Parts causes froyo and gingerbread apps to render just fine with honeycomb on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Touch Wiz update I just installed this morning is a Just Wow, this is amazing, difference.
    If customer support was my biggest concern on which platform to get I'd be posting this on an ipad 2 instead of a Galaxy.

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  7. jmorton10

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    LOL, exactly........
     
  8. hazi1610

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    No apology needed. Lol. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and it would be a boring world if we all shared the same views :)

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    Perhaps I'm crazy but regardless of a tablets statistics, operating system or processor size nobody gets more out of less than Apple. No doubt any android product will have issues. Why mess around, iPad 2 is the perfect tablet
     
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    I just bought my Ipad2 also, and have so many questions. Thanks for your posts, I've read them and they have answered some of my questions as well.
     

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