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#101 of 207 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 01 2014 - 08:48 PM

If you don't want to play around with mounting screws there are

arms that will mount in the cup holder such as this:

 

http://www.amazon.co...M1YSTREZQ&psc=1

 

So, that is a way to use your iPad as a navigation device.

 

I also hooked up with a guy that started a kickstarter project to mount

iPads in the CD player of the car:

 

 

I am happy to see that he is now selling the kit on Amazon.  Only thing is, for my

next trip, I need the CD player.

 

I am going to be driving to Canada.  I hear that none of the three big map programs

(Waze, Google, Apple Maps) offer offline mapping.  So, even with the cellular GPS
chip I may out of luck once I enter Canada.


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#102 of 207 OFFLINE   Dave Upton

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Posted June 02 2014 - 04:49 PM

edit*: I think that the best app is called Sygic



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Posted June 02 2014 - 05:18 PM

If you don't want to play around with mounting screws there are

arms that will mount in the cup holder such as this:

 

http://www.amazon.co...M1YSTREZQ&psc=1

 

Hrmm...That requires you taking your eyes off the road to read the map. It's better than the Bad Old Days when I'd try to flip printouts of MapQuest while driving my rental down the 405 ;) And I do it with  my iPhone when I forget to pack the windshield mount on a trip. But definitely not my preferred approach.

 

Naysaying aside, how does it work for you? Why go at it that way instead of with your phone?



#104 of 207 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 11 2014 - 08:46 AM

Looks to be some movement on iPad Air Production

 

I am glad I held off purchasing.  A slight bump in processing

and a fingerprint scanner on the home button will be welcomed.


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#105 of 207 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted June 11 2014 - 12:21 PM

Here's the thing, Apple has yet to do a 'spec bump' on iPad other than the one time they updated it for just Lightning. Every other year has been a massive jump. Buying an Air today is likely to be the worst decision a tech enthusiast could make. Normal people won't care, but those in the know will kick themselves. I am glad you have held off.
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Posted June 11 2014 - 02:42 PM

I've got an iPad 3 and my wife, an iPad 2. If the new iPad Air gets the fingerprint reader this Fall, I will be hard-pressed to not upgrade from my 3. (And the 3 goes to the wife, and the 2 goes to eBay / Gazelle).

 

I thought the mini might be the way to go for me, but I really like the 10" screen. It's great for movies and web browsing. And the iPad Air's lighter weight would be great for bed use. And also shave a 1/2 lb from my travel satchel; a small, but noticeable improvement.



#107 of 207 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 23 2014 - 12:59 AM

New pictures of rumored iPad Air 2 seem to confirm Touch ID.

 

http://www.macrumors...-with-touch-id/

 

Glad I decided to wait till September/October for purchase.

 

Already have set money aside for...

 

1. New iPad 2 Air

2. iWatch (Pending buying decision of #3)

3. 5.5" iPhone 6 or Galaxy Note 4


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#108 of 207 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted June 23 2014 - 07:43 AM

Touch ID could be cool but what I really really really want is rear camera parity with iPhone. They make such GREAT cams for the phones it kills me that they refuse to put it on the pads.
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Posted June 23 2014 - 03:46 PM

Now that folks are using their iPads as cameras, just like an iPhone, Apple owes it to their customers to do that.
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Posted June 26 2014 - 11:39 AM

I'm pretty much ready to purchase the upcoming iPad Air with the thumbprint scanner, because it's tiring to have to type in your password all the time. ☺️ And, a larger iPhone is a definite purchase for me. 😀

#111 of 207 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 27 2014 - 05:21 AM

I'm pretty much ready to purchase the upcoming iPad Air with the thumbprint scanner, because it's tiring to have to type in your password all the time. ☺️ And, a larger iPhone is a definite purchase for me. 😀


Pawl, September can't come soon enough.

Saving my money for Apple and/or Android goodies.

This has got to be one of the most exciting years for electronic innovations.

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Posted July 01 2014 - 06:02 AM

Me too Ron, saving up on purchasing my new iPhone 6 and iPad Scanner...hehe! 😃

#113 of 207 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 01 2014 - 12:07 PM

Yeah, going to be an expensive September.


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Posted July 13 2014 - 06:20 PM

I figured I was safe this Fall, but there's a growing sentiment that I'm going to buy a new iPad this year and replace the wife's iPad 2. The question then will be whether I get the new iPad and she gets my iPad 3, or she gets the new iPad and I keep the iPad 3.

 

If the new iPad Air has fingerprint reader, I'm pretty much sunk :)


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Posted July 13 2014 - 09:23 PM

If the new iPad Air has fingerprint reader, I'm pretty much sunk 

 

You are sunk.


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Posted July 13 2014 - 09:28 PM

Get ready to pull out the credit card, Dave. :)
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Posted October 16 2014 - 11:44 AM

Bump and title update.  I'll be selling off my iPad Air  (tho sadly not to Gazelle, their offer sucked) and getting up at 3AM to order: iPad Air 2, Space Grey, Verizon, 128GB.

 

Good to know:

 


Which Smart Cover or Smart Case should I use with my iPad?

The iPad Air Smart Cover is compatible with both iPad Air 2 and iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 Smart Case fits only iPad Air 2. The iPad Air Smart Case fits only iPad Air. The iPad mini Smart Cover and the iPad mini Smart Case work with all iPad mini models.


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Posted October 16 2014 - 12:02 PM

This is neat:

Historically, users purchasing cellular versions of iPads have had to choose their carrier at the time of purchase, with Apple shipping a device specifically configured for use on that carrier. But with the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, Apple is launching a new "Apple SIM" included with devices purchased in the United States and United Kingdom.

For U.S. users in particular, the Apple SIM allows users to easily move among AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint by taking advantage of short-term data plans as needed.

http://www.macrumors...ir-2-apple-sim/

 

But....

 

Apple notes in an explanatory pop up on its iPad Air 2 store page that Verizon is not a participating carrier and Verizon customers will need to visit Verizon stores to activate cellular service on their devices.

 

Oh for Fs sake Verizon....


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#119 of 207 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 16 2014 - 12:18 PM

The mini is the exact same specs as last year with Touch ID for $100 more.  Don't buy it.


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Posted October 16 2014 - 03:12 PM

It's Verizon - not surprised sadly. I am thinking about trading up - the thinness is really really important to me, as I use it for reading. 

Decisions decisions...






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