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iPad 3G Unboxing


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Yes, it’s another iPad unboxing! It’s pretty much like a regular ol’ iPad unboxing, but 3G’ier. There’s really not much to see in an Apple product unboxing, though. I mean, they do a pretty good job at packing and the product quality usually speaks for itself. However, since products can’t speak, I’m forced to do the translating.

After this video, my iPad 3G said: “I really hope people leave rude comments about me in the YouTube thread. They will sound uneducated. They won’t bother to read the description, and I’ll be forced to make fun of them. Oh, and I hope Chris gets accused of being an Apple Fanboy, too – because that’s a convenient way out of any kind of coherent discussion. Attacking people because of their choices is like attacking people for the color of their skin – it’s wrong. Then again, what do I know? I’m just a talking iPad 3G.”

After having my original iPad for a few weeks, I have to admit that I’m pretty happy with it. I especially love having it to take to events with me. It’s just so easy to check email and do whatever I need to do while I’m away from home for a few hours. I appreciate that I now have the 3G model, as there have been times already that I’ve needed a connection and didn’t have an access point available.

So… the burning question is: “What am I going to do with my original iPad?” I don’t know just yet. I’m taking recommendations as to what I’ll do with it. I won’t be blending it or microwaving it. I might just lend it to friends to see if they enjoy it as much as I do.

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What Does an iPad Taste Like?

I finally have my new iPad 3G. As I was getting ready to open it live, I decided to get a feel for what was inside the beautiful box. I sniffed it to see if it smelled like an iPad. I am happy to report that the box does indeed smell like my shiny new toy.

However, it doesn’t exactly taste very good. I don’t exactly know how to describe the taste…

Thanks to UncleJohn for capturing this moment.

Apple iPad FAQ


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After unboxing the iPad and fiddling with it all day, I opened up the virtual floor for questions. Of course, I took questions from the chat room last night.

As you can see, we had several hundred people hanging out in the channel… all of whom were excited to talk about the iPad. I tried to answer as many of the relevant questions as possible, but I have a feeling I missed a few. It was impossible to keep up at times.

However, much of the information we exchanged during this session was interesting and educational for all – even me. If there’s a reason to do it again at some point – I’ll do another live Q&A over a product, service, event, etc. What are your thoughts?

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Apple iPad Unboxing


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Yes, we had quite a few of you tune in for the live delivery and unboxing of Apple’s first iPad product. Was it worth the wait? Only time will tell. There wasn’t much to the box, really – and setup was certainly a breeze. I went on to demonstrate quite a few features after unwrapping my package. *ahem*

The one that I unboxed in this video is the Wi-Fi version, of course, since it’s the only one available right now. I do have the 3G version on order already, so am likely to give THIS one away at some point in the future. Stay tuned for details on that. Even if you don’t think you want an iPad… would you really turn it down if it’s free?

To all of you who claim that the iPad is “nothing more than an iPod Touch with a bigger screen” I say: THAT IS THE POINT. Dang. Seriously, folks…

It is true that you can sync an iPhone and an iPad both to the same computer and install the same apps. However, the problem is that I have 557 apps sitting on my iPhone right now. I’m going to have to go through and de-select the ones I don’t want on my iPad.

Note: If you’re an iPad app developer (or know of one), I’m interested in reviewing your app.

I know that watching me sync the iPad for the first time may not have been an exciting experience for all of you. I also know that the true beauty of the screen didn’t translate too well in the video. However, trust me when I say this is a really nice screen.

I was shocked at how fast thing load on my iPad. I wasn’t as happy trying to type something in with the iPad on Portrait mode. My hands are just too big. I think I’ll have to use Landscape mode all the time. It’s pretty cool to see how smoothly the transformation is when switching between the two modes. You have to hold the device pretty steady, though. It seems to be almost too sensitive, and will change modes if you move the machine just a tad too much in any direction.

Did you get an iPad yesterday? If so, what apps did you get? I’m curious to know, because discovering new things is part of the fun. Let’s hear your first thoughts. Leave us a follow-up comment.

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iPad Seen in Apple Store


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I can’t believe my local Apple Store had them in stock and was selling them tonight! I took advantage of this OBVIOUS oversight and decided to buy one on the spot.

This is the $499 (16GB) model. As you can see, it runs just fine. Too bad it doesn’t support Adobe Flash.

It’s more than just an oversized iPod Touch, as you can see. It sports a speedy 1Ghz processor, support for wireless “N” networking, a backlit LED screen, will allow you to connect it to an external keyboard, substantially longer battery life, and… a screen that’s perfect for sharing with others.

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