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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 1:35 PM

Philip Spitzer:
Wait, am I highjacking my own thread again?

Yep and don't forget padding your post count.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 2:07 PM

Kevin Becker:

Philip Spitzer:
Wait, am I highjacking my own thread again?

Yep and don't forget padding your post count.

Wonder if puppy needs a pbbbone for iPad 2 ? (here beta, beta, beta, ...)

"Five things the iPad 2 didn't get" => http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20038561-37.html - # 1 is retina display

Wonder which will arrive first: iPad retina display OR Logos mobile display engine with visual filters and highlighting ?

Edit: "iPad 2 wasn't Apple's Big March 2 Announcement" => http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/iPad-2-wasnt-Apples-big-March-2nd-announcement/1299175274

Keep Smiling Smile

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Chris Hulshof | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 5 2011 11:16 AM

I have $$ and gift cards stashed away from Christmas that is ear-marked for an iPad.  I do not own a 1st gen. iPad but I do plan on purchasing one of the 2nd gen. iPads.  I don't believe there will be a new iPad in September.  Perhaps I am reading into Mr. Jobs' words to much but he said 2011 would be the year of the iPad 2.  Putting out an iPad 3 in the fall would seem to make it the year of the iPad 2 and 3.  I assume they will keep a yearly update schedule (or something similar) with the iPad like the rest of their portable products.  I'm not planning on camping out to get an iPad 2 but I am hoping the local BB doesn't run out before I can get there.

Chris 

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Rev. D. | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 7 2011 9:10 AM

I think the iPad 2 is awesome, but my first generation iPad works just fine, so there is no real need to upgrade (I cannot even believe those words came out of my mouth - somebody show this post to my husband, quickly. He'll be amazed). However, I do love the Facetime application and would use that a lot if I had the iPad 2.

I would actually like to upgrade my iMac this year and cannot justify a new iPad and iMac this year. So, unless Logos has a wonderful iPad contest and picks me as the winner, I won't be in the market for a new iPad in 2011. 

Blessings!

Christina

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Daniel Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 8 2011 1:02 PM

Dan Francis:

Martin Folley:

Philip Spitzer:
a Retina display would have been the best thing I could think of

Agreed ... anyone know when iPad 3 is due? Smile

I have been holding out for v2 (never sure about 1st gen anything), think I will hold on a little longer.

The rumours flying around the net seem to say iPad 3 might be out in September, it is said apple had issues with the high resolution screen (not sure if it was a quality or quantity thing). It has been said the new screen will likely be double the iPad 1 & 2 screen. As for any other potential improvements in 3, I have no idea, whatever new things are incorporated in to iphone 2011 (iphone 5, iphone 4x or however apple labels it) will likely show up into iPad 3.

-Dan

Various rumor sites said the same thing about the iPod Touch camera, which never made it into iPod Touch 3rd gen (32/64GB) but into iPod Touch 4th gen (this past fall).  So I don't anticipate them switching up the cycle too much.  iPad in the spring, iPhone in the summer, iPod in the fall (before back-to-school).  We'll see if they hold that pattern.

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Daniel Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 8 2011 1:04 PM

For what it's worth, you can pick up a 1st gen iPad cheap...I'm not sure we'll see significant speed improvements for text display/web browsing (basically what the Logos app does)...maybe for local search in the future.  The main improvement of the new processor/graphics chip would be for gaming type applications, I would think.  So I'm leaning toward picking up a 1st gen iPad for the $300-350 range, until they do a retina display on the next iteration of iPad.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 8 2011 1:37 PM

Daniel Lee:
I'm not sure we'll see significant speed improvements for text display/web browsing

While iPad 2 is faster, free upgrade to iOS 4.3 noticeably improves original iPad performance using javascript (web browsing) => http://gigaom.com/apple/ipad-2-does-javascript-4x-faster-than-the-original/

Apple has refurbished original iPad's with same warranty as new => http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad (16 GB WiFi is $ 349 USD)

For $ 50 to $ 70 more are brand new original iPad's on clearance => http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/clearance/ipad

Keep Smiling Smile

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R. Mansfield | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 23 2011 11:02 PM

I picked up an iPad 2 on the day it was released. If you teach at all, the absolute best and "must get" feature is that video out (mirror) now works with EVERY app, not just select apps like Keynote. What that means is that last week, I was teaching a college class, and rather than pre-designing slides in Keynote with Scripture, I could go to Bible software apps on my iPad and demonstrate issues in the text live. 

Again, if you don't teach and already have a first gen iPad, you're probably fine to stay with what you have. But if you regularly use your iPad in teaching settings, this is a very worthwhile upgrade. 

By the way, you don't have to get the HDMI adapter to mirror. I'm using the same VGA adapter I bought with my iPad last year, and it works flawlessly with my iPad 2 connected to a data projector. 

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 26 2011 8:11 AM

R. Mansfield:
Again, if you don't teach and already have a first gen iPad, you're probably fine to stay with what you have. But if you regularly use your iPad in teaching settings, this is a very worthwhile upgrade.

And if ou don't care about the thinner model, cameras, the mirrored display output or speed, then you can get a 16GB Wifi from Verizon for $300.

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Jeff Hendershot | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 3 2011 1:54 PM

I was going to purchase the iPad 2, but mint condition iPad 1's with cases were selling for $370 (32 GB), so I saved 45%. No flaws and I've been very happy with it! (this is my first one and I can't afford to be an "early-adopter" anymore)

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Steve Hultquist | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 3 2011 3:19 PM

I loved my original iPad (32GB AT&T) in its Apple case.

My iPad 2 in its Smart Cover just upped the ante.

It's not an essential upgrade by any stretch, but when I launched Logos on it for the first time this morning, I noticed the difference in speed. I also notice a clear difference in network speed on it, the lower weight and width (with the Smart Cover instead of the case, especially) all make it more comfortable to use.

Given the distance at which I normally hold the iPad, I'm not sure how much difference a Retina display will make, but I won't complain when an iPad shows up with one.

That said, I think that Ken Segall made a great point in his blog on March 29 (http://kensegall.com/blog/2011/03/the-mystery-of-iphone-5/): Apple now has a tight enough announcement calendar that it's very doubtful that there will be a fall iPad announcement or that the iPhone 5 announcement will be later than the WWDC. He could be wrong, but I think he makes the best point of any that I have read, and frankly trust him more than many of the so-called journalists who have been talking about the "delay" of the iPhone 5 announcement and the fall iPad 3 announcement.

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Jeff Hendershot | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 3 2011 3:59 PM

I download a few of the CNET podcasts and they've always been pretty accurate on predictions. I can't see Apple introducing a new version until next year- besides the new display, there's the '4G' compatability (iPhone will likely be the first with this), and frankly- being an engineer, though a prototype may already be in the hands of a few choice engineers, a Fall timeframe allows too short a beta testing period and from a marketing standpoint, a lot of loyal customers would be quite angry. The CNET pundits call the iPad 2 the "iPad 1.5"- a "tweener" if you will- between version 1 and version 3.....

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Steve Hultquist | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 4 2011 10:22 AM

Jeff, the one area of question I have is that Verizon actually had an untouchable LTE iPad in their booth at CES in January. I really was expecting an LTE version of the iPad, and can't imagine it being a "bump" like the Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 was. Perhaps the iPhone 5 will be LTE, but that would be a tough approach: do they then have 3 versions or do they build one that can talk to all three networks? Or...?

More questions than answers right now...

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 4 2011 1:17 PM

I just got my iPad2 in the mail. The improved speed is very noticeable in Logos. Also, the form factor isn't much but it's enough to make reading a mroe enjoyable endeavor.

Jacob Hantla
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