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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. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Edit: was wrong on what I just posted that I erased.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      who has 13 ipads....nice
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      who doesnt?
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Oh snap. I just used the appleTv preset to encode with handbrake. Plays and syncs perfectly on the iPad. So you can use appletv settings.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      NOOOOOOOOOOO i almost cried watching this.

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGUppxoJUVg]YouTube - Brand new ipad getting smashed by a baseball bat[/ame]

      i cant wait 10 more days :'(
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      wow that blows
    1. dalep's Avatar
      dalep -
      It amazes me how many haters lurk on the Apple forums, Its a free world, if you dont like apple products, bugger off and buy crappy windows products instead.

      For the people who keep on and on and on and on about 'whats the difference between iPad and iPod touch' , the screen.... the screen says it all.

      I do a lot of remote support, the iPad will make this really easy, logmein is ok, but not really useable on the ipod touch the screen is too small.

      One of these is gonna live with me at all times, then when i get a support call, instant access to remote customers, instant results = happy customers!

      Enjoy!

      P.S i have a win 7 tablet atm, and its not really any better that any previous version of touch based windows...
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      ^the part they didn't show is when they picked it back up and tried to turn it on and it worked. jk lol. stupid rich kids
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      thats the plan
      I hate both of you. >_<
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      haha, y? You cleared enough cash on your last theme to buy 50 iPads
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      I had no intention of getting an iPad but alas, I just pre-ordered one.
    1. DarkDragonAn's Avatar
      DarkDragonAn -
      I'm waiting for the 3G iPad cause it have AGPS also, so I can take advantage of everything it can offer or do.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      im waiting for my birthday to come
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Stealth, did you really buy those 13 iPads? You better lock your doors...lol j/k
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I am officially in love!
    1. cashyy's Avatar
      cashyy -
      I got it wohoo like 7 seconds ago[probably later now], nothing is really in the box though.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      its melech
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I haz iPad
    1. GixxerJJ's Avatar
      GixxerJJ -
      I just got mine. I must admit. I'm not really that impressed.... It really is just a big *** itouch... Lol. I'll play with it more... Maybe it will grow on me.. But I think most people who are saying how great it is, are saying it because we are the first to actually have one. But anyway. Maybe it'll grow on me more.