The iPad 2 (NOT iPad3!) anticipation thread

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  1. Sam Posten

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    Looks like we are go for launch unveiling next Wednesday:

    http://kara.allthingsd.com/20110222/exclusive-apple-ipad-2-event-set-for-march-2/
     
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    $&#*!$'ing Posten, got the link in before me


    (Good thread. Here's hoping for pre-order and delivery a month earlier than I expected.)
     
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    From a different thread:



    This is going to be a difficult decision for me if you are right. And assuming there is no LTE variant. LTE variant and I am good to go, for up to $50 a month even. Hell yes it's worth $20 a month more than what I'm paying for my existing service to get that speed.


    But you know what, if it's only CDMA vs. GSM? I'd go with the AT&T modem. I have never ever ever had issues with my data service, and the speed differential would be swing me. Even on Voice I have had fewer and fewer issues, tho my parents house is a definite at&t dead zone. My new work spot is 100% dead to any service so that's not a consideration.
     
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    I've had recent travels in the Mid West where AT&T was noticeably inferior to Verizon (sections of highway in Kentucky or Tennessee where there's no AT&T service but Verizon has 3G signal). Assuming, of course, there is a CDMA iPad on Verizon. (The mifi option doesn't suit my needs.) Again, as a hedge. With both AT&T and Verizon devices, something would work. :)


    LTE...Apple has just got CDMA working. I don't see LTE coming out two months later. Maybe next year?
     
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    I think they've had CDMA working for YEARS.
     
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    The event is NOW OFFICIAL!


    On like the Wrath of Khan!

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/23/apples-holding-an-event-on-march-2nd-well-be-there-live/

    http://www.macstories.net/news/apple-confirms-media-event-on-march-2/


    KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!
     
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    Announced March 2. When will it be for sale?
     
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    It will be my precious. If something comes out with a double res screen, i'll sell my old one and get that one. I've been holding off for the iPad 2 for months now, don't want to wait till iPad 3.
     
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    That's a good question, when do things usually go on sale after they announce?
     
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    Only have 1 year to base it on, but 4 weeks is a good guess.
     
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    iPhones go on sale one or two weeks after announcement.

    iPods go on sale within a week, I think, maybe even day of.

    New Macs simply appear without notice. For sale the moment we hear about them.



    The first iPad was new; there weren't existing iPad sales to quash with an early announcement. There was also (I think???) FCC issues getting the 3G model out that need lead time. A month pre-announcement was not unreasonable to get people thinking about it, build buzz, bring on developers. blah blah.


    But today, with iPad 1 selling like hotcakes and still no notable competition, why pre-announce the iPad 2 a full month early? There's a risk of killing iPad sales for a month, which seems much greater than the risk the Xoom poses. (and we know the Tab sold maybe 5 units.)


    And the rumors suggest it's a modest revision of the first. They don't have to prepare the world for dealing with a Retina Display or the Neural Connector (iPad 3, surely).


    I'm hoping that there's no more than two weeks wait, perhaps just one week before sales.


    Of course, mostly because I want to buy one yesterday. :)
     
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    Too many compromises to put LTE in an iPhone, but not too hard for an iPad I say! =p

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/25/verizon-ceo-claims-apple-lte-products-are-coming-doesnt-specif/
     
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    http://www.tuaw.com/2011/02/25/found-footage-the-silly-season-two-videos-of-the-ipad-2/


    "The iShotGun!"
     
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    I just posted that in the other forum =p
     
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    This is the rumor I want (and believe) :)


    I'm skeptical Apple is so aggressive as to get an iPad 3 out this Fall. But I can believe they'd get their refresh a month earlier than last year's launch, in order to (nearly) pre-empt the launch of every other competitor. They will basically have the iPad 2 out before anyone else has xTablet 1 out, save the 3G Xoom.


    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/25/apple_may_surprise_with_near_immediate_availability_of_ipad_2_next_week.html


     
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    Also, when I was wondering if there would be a Verizon iPad to buy instead of an AT&T iPad...I wonder if I'm wrong. Will will it be a 3G iPad, and we'll have the choice of whether to use it on Verizon or AT&T? (fingers crossed that Apple is using an integrated GSM/CDMA chip in the iPad 2, ahead of the iPhone 5)
     
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    If there is immediate availability it will be the Wifi only model I suspect. Don't forget they have to have get FCC approval on new models.
     
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    Always gettin' hassled by the Man!
     
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    Ugh. I thought the iPad event was today. :( Aren't these things always on a Tuesday? Apple's messing with me. I was loading up Engadget and Ars to find the live blogs and...nothing. Harumph. Another day to wait.
     

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