Yet Another Newbie Intro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by LesleyAnn, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. LesleyAnn

    LesleyAnn iPF Novice

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    Hello there, welcome to yet another newbie intro thread.

    I am not new to Apple just to iPads as I own 2 different generations of iPods. The iPad always seemed like a giant iPod to me, didn't stop me wanting one, but still looked like one to me anyhow.

    I recently was able to afford to consider actually buying one for myself, originally looking at the discounted iPad 2 but finally decided if I was going to buy one I might as well spend the extra and get the latest model instead.

    My iPad actually only arrived very late afternoon today, it was actually getting so late here I was expecting to have my delivery rescheduled until tomorrow, so was surprised when it turned up just before 5pm tonight.

    As I already had an Apple ID and such and the fact the iPad arrived with over 90% battery charge I zipped through the whole set-up quite quickly.

    I like my gadgets, not as much as my techno-gadget mad brother, who I totally blame for my iPod and iPad fascination. It was my brother getting an iPod for his birthday that caught my interest originally. I got my iPod upgraded to the first one with the cameras and built in microphone the following year which tends to be my constant companion. I use it to remind me to check I've taken my daily medications I need to take, when bills are due and similar. Very helpful for me.

    Before my brother got his iPod I thought that it was just a fancy looking MP3 player. I didn't know it had games/apps and similar that you could use on it. Same for the email/web browsing. Once I learnt that I became much more interested. It was just natural that I would gravitate towards the iPad given it was a larger version of the iPod which I could more easily do this with. I didn't like the look of the first generation, it looked a little heavy to use for any real period of time. I got interested more when the second generation was released, it seemed more to my taste.

    And the rest is history.

    I did make a point to get the black model as I don't exactly trust my brother not to arrive with his gen 2 iPad and leave with my gen 3 one in it's place. :D

    Anyway, I'll stop here for now before I become completely sidetracked.

    Lesley-Ann
     
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    Hi Lesley-Ann and welcome to the Forum!

    Nice intro and smart thinking on the color. :)

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
     

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