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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:45 AM

Mine arrived 30 minutes ago.
My wife was watching so I decided to practice self control and finish the task I was working on before opening the package.
When I did I thought 'I will just take a peek, I won't actually do anything with it right now'. Thats where self control failed me and within seconds I had the backup and restore well in hand. :yahoo:
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

It's too hard to resist waiting isn't it..:-)

Congrats on the purchase...:-)
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

Well, first impressions...

What's the difference?
I do have a 3G model, whereas my ipad2 was wifi only, I have carefully compared the screens on both, side by side, with both photos and movie. Frankly I can hardly notice the difference.
The ipad3 colors seem a bit richer, I would say there is much in the sharpness.

Speed, yet to test, may a bit faster.
I'm glad I have this, but frankly I see little reason to change from ipad2.
Perhaps I may see it diffrently after more time spent with it.

The transfer of data went quite smoothly apart from taking longer than I had hoped. After transferring all data I had to go into it again and download all purchased apps.
All my data, emails, settings,mall seems to be in place perfectly.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

Interesting graham, (now Brian don't yell at me) :P

I read today that most of the iPad 3s sold are wifi, at a ratio of 10 to 1( because 90% of people never take them out of the house) so my question is, If you own an iPhone, do you really need the extra cost of a 3G iPad, plus the price of the sim card and contract, when you can simply toggle from the iPhone to the iPad ?

Or it just a lot less hassle and stress, to just buy the 3G model and be done with it.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:32 PM

I got a 3G iPad 1 & 2 and the beauty is you don't have to get a contract. The pay as you go sim suits me very well and I only put data on it when I need it. I'm not getting an iPad 3 but if I was it would definitely be a 3G.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:18 AM

Well first.. the screen quality, I might be wrong in my initial assessment. I may have been looking at apps that are not yet optimised for ipad3. The calendar looks much better.

with iphone4 and ipad2 I have been tethering for a while, yes it works well, but what the heck, I thought I would try a 3G account. I have 1gb for $25. Pay as you go would cost $40 for 1 gig - way too much.
With the 3G and wifi there are other considerations, I can use a gps app, cannot with wifi only.

see how it goes
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:20 AM

View PostKen Gracey, on 21 March 2012 - 07:19 PM, said:

Interesting graham, (now Brian don't yell at me) :P

I read today that most of the iPad 3s sold are wifi, at a ratio of 10 to 1( because 90% of people never take them out of the house) so my question is, If you own an iPhone, do you really need the extra cost of a 3G iPad, plus the price of the sim card and contract, when you can simply toggle from the iPhone to the iPad ?

Or it just a lot less hassle and stress, to just buy the 3G model and be done with it.


true Ken, most of the time I am at home with the wifi network, it's when I go away on holiday or even for the weekend, it will be nice to have 3 G.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:52 AM

Buy a Wi-Fi and get one of these for true LTE 4G ...

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:23 PM

I don't get it...what does this device do to bring 4G to iPad3?
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:12 AM

It's a 4G wifi hotspot. It brings to 4G broadband to any connected device.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:34 PM

I had a look at the iPad 3 today, Yes its nice Yes the screen is spectacular but I really can't justify buying another iPad when my original is still working so damn well.

I think if you read a lot, it would be a must buy, but for somebody like myself who surfs the forums and does a bit online banking, plus runs a data base of, its not for me.

See brian, a genuine review without bagging it :D
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

Yay Ken, nice review...:)

I agree with you.. Yes can you believe that.

I don't see the point in upgrading if you have an iPad 2. The screen would be nice to have as I don't like that I can see the pixels on my iPad 2, but I can't justify it either. I'm happy with the speed of the 2 as well and even though the new iPad is only 1mm thicker, you can still feel the difference in the weight.

So all round, the 2 is fine with me.

If you were buying a new one, or had the iPad 1, I would say definitely get the new iPad.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

Yeah it's defiantly a worthy upgrade from the iPad 1, but from an iPad 2, it takes a bit more consideration
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

Come on you two, it's getting gushy.......:wub: :wub: :wub:
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:02 PM

View PostKen Gracey, on 25 March 2012 - 04:04 PM, said:

Yeah it's defiantly a worthy upgrade from the iPad 1, but from an iPad 2, it takes a bit more consideration


TL, you've previously stated that you have the original iPad, not the 2, and above you say that the 3 is a worthy upgrade from a 1. So why wouldnt you upgrade? WTF?
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:09 PM

Quick and dirty answer, they had none :P
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:29 PM

View PostGreumach, on 22 March 2012 - 01:18 AM, said:


with iphone4 and ipad2 I have been tethering for a while,



Question, If I go ahead and get a new ipad can I use my iphone 3GS to provide 3G connection to the ipad?
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

Shouldn't be a problem. I'm doing it with the 3GS and iPad 2.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:58 PM

good, 'cos I'm on a reasonably good plan with Telstra and now not likely to be upgrading the phone so will use it to give me internet access for the ipad when we've got it in the car.
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