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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. monadzback's Avatar
      monadzback -
      Dang. I wanna go get one now. Gotta throw the drumset on craigs list.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Come on UPS guy. I wants to test me some iPad before I pass out. For bed. Killing time playing FFXIII.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I'm excited for u guys!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I'm happy for all u Americans getting you're iPads today. But just release the release date in Canada already; its been saying "Coming Late April" for over a month now
      i hope it doesnt take us as long to get it as it took us to get the iPhone (which took over a year)
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Lol. Ups just rang my door bell. Nothing ipad related of course. I should have ordered on. East coast and ten a.m. Delivery would have landed me as one of the first to get one. I'll wait til I can get a 32-64 gb model for $500.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      This thing won't charge from powered USB ports, only wall adapters. JOOOOOOOOOBS!!!
    1. madpoet's Avatar
      madpoet -
      Please god tell me you're kidding...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      This thing won't charge from powered USB ports, only wall adapters. JOOOOOOOOOBS!!!
    1. DontBplayaHaten's Avatar
      DontBplayaHaten -
      is this real ??Z?Z?? cuz if it is i am sooooooooooooooooohappy
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Yeah it's real. It's all that's been talked about in the apple world for the past 4 months
    1. agentfubu's Avatar
      agentfubu -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tiger92 View Post
      Yeah it's real. It's all that's been talked about in the apple world for the past 4 months
      I think he was talking about the charging thing...
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      This thing won't charge from powered USB ports, only wall adapters. JOOOOOOOOOBS!!!
      From what I've read it will charge on "high powered" USB ports on new machines but only when in sleep mode.

      Departure scan for destination 39 mins ago.... come on baby!
    1. geo411m's Avatar
      geo411m -
      Been playing with my ipad for about an hour now. This thing is freaking fast!! I'm sync my pictures now but itunes has been "optimizing" my photo's for the ipad for like 20 minutes now.
    1. lerry's Avatar
      lerry -
      I'm pretty upset. I waited till today, not for the ipad... but for an update to my iphone 3GS... I really wanted iphoneOS 3.2 to be available to the iphone....
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      A reviewer sad something about USB charge will take twice as long to charge compared to the wall charger.
    1. madpoet's Avatar
      madpoet -
      I don't care how long, I just need it to be an option
    1. geo411m's Avatar
      geo411m -
      It charges on USB. Mine went from 90% to 92% while I'm syncing it.
    1. stfudvs's Avatar
      stfudvs -
      were the hell is greenposion
    1. NessLookAlike's Avatar
      NessLookAlike -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      This thing won't charge from powered USB ports, only wall adapters. JOOOOOOOOOBS!!!
      I lol'd.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Does it have a battery percent like iPhone 3gs?