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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. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post

      When can we get our hands on CYDIA. damn it i want it now. lol im not even done syncing my iPad and i want cydia ASAP
    1. GTOpilot's Avatar
      GTOpilot -
      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!
      So every tv in your house a 15 inch black and white right? Because, why would you ever want a bigger one with more features?

      This device is incredible. From the speed of it's processing, to it's gorgeous display, this device is a winner.

      iPad apps look fantastic and it's easy to use. The dust is already collecting on my laptop.
    1. cunningham111's Avatar
      cunningham111 -
      Shouldn't people that are intrested in jailbreaking basically wait before they set the ipad up in itunes.

      From the pics it actually shows that the ipad was put together in 2009 if you look at the timestamp on the module.

      Doesnt that mean the boot rom is one of the older ones.

      It seems so foolish to upgrade the ipad thru itunes. let all the other testers and when you buy the ipad in the next month or two have the first thing you do be to install a blackrain-like jailbreak.

      just sort of seems like common sense. it might be harder to jailbreak if you just instantly upgrade to apples firmware
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      Quote Originally Posted by ikesmasher View Post
      they have to be the biggest idiots i have ever seen. what they just did is too stupid to put in words.
      I can't wait to make a video of me making love to my iPad later on tonight hahahahhaaa.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      whoa there stealth. what about the other 12 .haha

      but on the ipad can u do the whole take the screenshot by home and powwer button
    1. mcspiff's Avatar
      mcspiff -
      Lucky guy! Any public word on if the exploit is iPad specific or?
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      wait what the hell
      i just saw cydia
    1. swampzy's Avatar
      swampzy -
      Yeah I noticed that too. I take it it's already jailbroken. Good work guys. I would love to join you in the fun but no ipad for me . Bills come first I guess lol.
    1. chrisrotolo's Avatar
      chrisrotolo -
      awww what the he... cydia on the ipad? so its confirmed if this is one of the 3 untethered jailbreaks floating around could some one please share one we will donate,
      wait wait wait
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      This post is from my iPad on MyWi.... Boo ya!

      SB sucks for having a jail broken iPad already... Grrr
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      EDIT: Guess I was wrong about the video. Doesn't look to be the same kids that have done tis to other devices on their own launch dates.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      posiedon when u cmoome to the site, is it on mobile or regular.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      its regular
    1. PhanaticD's Avatar
      PhanaticD -
      how big exactly is it? can someone post a picture of them holding it typing or something?
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      The real question. Can you take a dump and use the ipad as easily as you can the iPhone?
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      jailbreak jailbreak jailbreak jailbreak!

    1. geo411m's Avatar
      geo411m -
      I can't figure how to enable emoji on the iPad. Does anyone know if it's possible?
    1. hoppy1028's Avatar
      hoppy1028 -
      i love the fact that my macbook pro wall pug extension works with the ipads wall plug, no need to spend the money on an extension now
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      that is nice