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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. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Hey, I got an idea! You could send me your's SB! Lol. Like I said, I'll get one when it's $600 for a 32gb 3g
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      You must try one out before talking crap. It truly is amazing
      + 2
      this thing is truly amazing,man I can't put it down.right now i'm at the super market with my mother and using it with mywi and the connection is fast full bars I don't what AT&T had done to their network but the speed is fast.man all the haters out there should really go to the apple store and try one and stop talking garbage .
    1. Forever Young's Avatar
      Forever Young -
      i don't understand mywi is that so you can use a 3g connection on the ipad?

      EDIT: can you also use redsnow's 0.9.3 internet tethering?... the reason I ask is cuz I wanna know if I should wait for the 3g ipad to come out or save money and just get the one that's out now
    1. PhanaticD's Avatar
      PhanaticD -
      i may go to the apple store to try this next week, but i will never buy one, i know that now
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Quote Originally Posted by mandingo2010 View Post
      can someone try to tether the ipad to an iphone running mywi?

      If the ipad gets online successfully through mywi then that saves a lot of hassle and money getting a 3g-enabled ipad.
      yes it works with mywi i'm using it now.

      Quote Originally Posted by forever young View Post
      i don't understand mywi is that so you can use a 3g connection on the ipad?
      yes
    1. AppleDummy's Avatar
      AppleDummy -
      YES THEY RELEASED THE IPAD!! we have now got a bigger ipod touch which doesnt fit in our pockets!
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Quote Originally Posted by AppleDummy View Post
      YES THEY RELEASED THE IPAD!! we have now got a bigger ipod touch which doesnt fit in our pockets!
      wow were have i heard that before? bigger ipod touch? ZOMG.

      one question, Have you acually used the iPad yet to say such thing?
    1. AppleDummy's Avatar
      AppleDummy -
      No its to ugly to use bigger ipod touch.. lol.
    1. ebrunn's Avatar
      ebrunn -
      Quote Originally Posted by AppleDummy View Post
      YES THEY RELEASED THE IPAD!! we have now got a bigger ipod touch which doesnt fit in our pockets!
      A huge iPod touch is actually pretty bad ***.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      wow were have i heard that before? bigger ipod touch? ZOMG.

      one question, Have you acually used the iPad yet to say such thing?
      gotta agree with you there. i could barely read books on my ipad mini, now that i've got the real thing, coupled with an outstanding battery life, it's really quite relaxing
    1. Mandingo2010's Avatar
      Mandingo2010 -
      Any Netflix users tried the free app yet? Opinions?

    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      gotta agree with you there. i could barely read books on my ipad mini, now that i've got the real thing, coupled with an outstanding battery life, it's really quite relaxing
      books are for noobs
    1. mrbarker's Avatar
      mrbarker -
      The Netflix app is working great for me at my house.. I have a 24mb internet connection through u-verse so im sure that helps a lot
    1. firedog341's Avatar
      firedog341 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mandingo2010 View Post
      Any Netflix users tried the free app yet? Opinions?

      App works great. It's all there. Search is what your used to, you can organize your DVD queue or watch instantly which works great. It is amazingly snappy and responsive.

      BTW, the ABC app is good too.
    1. ripped53's Avatar
      ripped53 -
      How do the iPhone Apps look on the iPad? Out of place or as good as on the iPhone?
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      books are for noobs
      what if i'm reading them on a 500 dollar magical device that exceeds your expectations?
    1. ikesmasher's Avatar
      ikesmasher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      NOOOOOOOOOOO i almost cried watching this.

      YouTube - Brand new ipad getting smashed by a baseball bat

      i cant wait 10 more days :'(
      they have to be the biggest idiots i have ever seen. what they just did is too stupid to put in words.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      i know wow
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mandingo2010 View Post
      Any Netflix users tried the free app yet? Opinions?

      The netflix app works great and has all the features of their website. But I thought it would have a cooler design. It's really just their website in an app. It still rocks tho. They will have to do some major rework to get it to work on an iPhone
    1. nbsmatambo's Avatar
      nbsmatambo -
      lol, its funny how there was so much hate when it was announced....now every1 has 1