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  • The iPad Arrives! Modders Gear Up! Consumers Go Nuts!



    For some, the wait from January 27th until today has felt like an eternity. But April 3rd has finally arrived. And so has the iPad. But with its arrival comes the usual consumer feeding frenzy that Apple products have been known to inspire. Look no further than the Apple Store in Palo Alto, California for evidence. Despite inclement weather Friday night, people began camping out in front of the store nearly twenty-four hours ahead of today's open.

    In case you're wondering, yes, these are people who have already pre-ordered their iPads and will have the much-hyped tablet today regardless of how long they wait in line. Rational behavior? Nope. But, once again, we're talking about an Apple product release. To be fair, though, a number of folks in line aren't just your good-old-fashioned Apple fanatics. Many app developers are on the front lines of today's big reveal. Having an opportunity to see their creations on the iPad screen is, indeed, making it difficult to sleep in this Saturday.

    But while thousands of iPad buyers and app developers flood Apple Stores across the US today, scores of hackers, modders, and jailbreakers are getting pumped up about laying their hands on an iPad for the first time today. And regardless of whether you're getting an iPad this morning or not, you can still enjoy a very up close and personal look at the iPad today - both inside and out. It turns out the team at iFixit will publicly tear down an iPad this morning via a live stream on their website. At present, however, the scheduled time of the tear down still depends on "the moment we get our pre-ordered units."

    As consumers go crazy with iPad mania and the jailbreak community gears up to see what the iPad can do, a monumentally exciting journey has begun. And with weeks and months of iPad speculation now behind us, we can finally focus on the device at hand... and now shift the full weight of the rumor mill toward the 4th gen iPhone
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The iPad Arrives! Modders Gear Up! Consumers Go Nuts! started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 182 Comments
    1. geo411m's Avatar
      geo411m -
      yes it does
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      agentfubu, why would he be happy about it then?

      Sweet. I'll get one when I can get a 32 gig with 3g for $600
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      So congrats to all, is the ipad running on 3.2 or 3.1.3?
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      3.2
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Ah! The iPad is going to get to be on my high-priority list!
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      You are reading my first ever post from an iPad. Jealous? =]
      no. now go read books
    1. Luppin's Avatar
      Luppin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      This thing won't charge from powered USB ports, only wall adapters. JOOOOOOOOOBS!!!
      Well you don't see any netbooks charging via USB so it'd be pretty weird to see the iPad do so. Besides, the iPad is made for couch surfing, and I don't think too many people have desktops in their living rooms, and if you had a laptop right next to you, why wouldn't you just use that
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Santa just came to my door... oooh yes. I'll be back later!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I need to stop reading here or tech sites lol. I need to just be mad refreshing the tracking number and playing FFXIII. I am coming up on the time I get really, really tired. But to heck if I am gonna go to sleep now and have a chance of not hearing the door.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      The ipad is growing on me. $500 too much for me right now because just my luck new mbp would be released day after I bought the ipad.
    1. hnic247's Avatar
      hnic247 -
      3.2 for iphone just came out for devs..patiently waiting for the jailbreak..im about to ebay these 3 2g's i have n get the cheapest ipad hope its enough.
    1. Hypertek99's Avatar
      Hypertek99 -
      Been playing with my iPad for over 2 hours now. I can tell the battery on this is good. When i first turned it on the battery was at 95% and i have playing with it nonstop for over 2 hours now and it's at 94% now. It doesn't charge on my usb port on my desktop. Overall i like it. Very fast.
    1. Kroo's Avatar
      Kroo -
      To all those outside the US, the release date for the rest of the world was mentioned to be the 23rd. Legen....(wait for it)...dary!!!!
    1. Hypertek99's Avatar
      Hypertek99 -
      Oh I love the landscape and portrait lock. They need to put that on the new iPhone.
    1. MacDevil7334's Avatar
      MacDevil7334 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hnic247 View Post
      3.2 for iphone just came out for devs
      Anything noteworthy to report?
    1. moneybanks14's Avatar
      moneybanks14 -
      I cant understand the hype about the ipad, i have both itouch and iphone and im awaiting the 3.1.3 jailbreak for 3gs and i gotta admit the iphone is so boring without jailbreak so why the big rush for ipads which are basically oversized ebook readers/ipod touchs that would be a pain to carry everywhere in a bag. I cant seem to see where the hype is coming from, what is the most outstanding difference that makes you want to purchase one. I could understand if it had multitasking or front facing camera etc but it doesn't :S
    1. madpoet's Avatar
      madpoet -
      Mine is charging from my USB as I type... on it!
    1. geo411m's Avatar
      geo411m -
      @moneybanks14 you have to use it to understand. It's so freaking fast! Have fun with your iPod touch.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      You are reading my first ever post from an iPad. Jealous? =]
      Nope
    1. moneybanks14's Avatar
      moneybanks14 -
      Quote Originally Posted by geo411m View Post
      @moneybanks14 you have to use it to understand. It's so freaking fast! Have fun with your iPod touch.
      so thats it basically you splashed the cash for a bit more processing power? Ok it may just be me and im a huge gadget fan but am I the only one who does not see the point of the ipad at the moment?