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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 10:06 AM   #31
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I passed on the iPad 1. I'm so getting the 2.
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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 10:15 AM   #32
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I would have needed higher storage, higher res screen and longer battery life to get me jump.
Screen is likely still a technical limitation at this point, and iPad already has the longest listed battery life in the tablet market, so you may be waiting a while :-s

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For me the facetime will be great when I'm away from home.
Yup. I already use FaceTime on my iPhone and Mac quite a bit so the iPad is a logical extension of that. Further, and this outs me as a total nerd, I have a metric shitload of comics on the various comic apps and I'm really looking forward to reading them on the big iPad screen.
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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 11:24 AM   #33
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Got iPad v.1 on the Canadian launch day so I haven't even had it for a year yet. I'm holding onto this one until iPad3. iPad 2 is nice but it's not THAT much of an upgrade, at least not enough to compel me to buy one. My 9 year old son, on the other hand, begs to differ. ;-)

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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 01:38 PM   #34
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My wife got the v1 on US launch day and I picked one up on Canadian launch day. I'm on the fence.

I use my iPad for streaming video a fair bit and am somewhat disappointed (Youtube won't play a video start to finish without several buffering interruptions, Netflix keeps downgrading video quality and stalling, Hulu the same despite all of these services working flawlessly on every other system in the house). Hoping the faster system fixes this issue.
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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 06:49 PM   #35
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Passed on 1, will be passing on 2, don't think much will change for 3, 4, 5 or 6. Now, lucky #7, that'll be the one...

No, really.
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Old Mar 8th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #37
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Hmm, the iPad 2 didn't have many surprises, no SD slot, no Retina display, and no Gorilla glass, though people say Apple iPad 2 is Faster, Thinner and with Same Price, and maybe feels and acts drastically differently from its predecessor, but it can't really appeal to me, and buy it at once, I think I would stick with the 1gen iPad, and wait the iPad 3's launching, maybe it's not called iPad 3 but iPaper?
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I was sitting on the fence about the iPad, but since I don't know a single iPad 1G owner who wasn't happy with their device, I decided to take advantage of the price drop and invest in a 1G.
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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 07:59 AM   #39
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I have the 1G, I will buy the iPad 2. I will sell the 1G to help pay for the upgrade.

The form factor is key for me. Lighter and thinner is better.

I love the iPad, it is easily the most used piece of technology that I own.
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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 08:27 AM   #40
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Looked at the specs, looked at the price and then watched for a day as the prices of the 1st gens plummeted on the Apple store. Figured the refurbs would drop as well though it was odd that Apple Canada took a full day to drop the price of the 1st gen 16GB refurb from $479 to $369 cdn while the US store dropped the price on the launch day of the iPad 2 to $349 usd. Unfortunately I couldn't have one shipped to Canada from the US store and a call to Apple got me someone who couldn't do anything which made sense...

After bricking 2 Cruz Readers (cheap Android based tablets) I got my money back and bought a refurbished iPad 1st gen. Because the cameras were still the one's from the iPod vs the iPhone 4 I thought it wasn't worth it, granted as someone else mentioned do I really want to be taking pix with an iPad? Probably not though with a decent camera I can see scanning bar codes perhaps or shooting documents that I needed to digitize in a hurry and wasn't close to a scanner.

I'm guessing the Canadian version of the iPad 2 is probably going to slot in around the $519 - $529 mark vs US $499.... grrr..... so for the $150+ difference it didn't seem worth it to me figure this time next year the iPad 3 will be out or in the rumor mill and depending on what it has then I might consider a refurb iPad 2 or jump to a 3....
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