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dFshadow
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that battery is the 2nd reason i bought this thing, the first being the screen. it better take its time to charge... 11666 mAh is sexxxxayyyy

3/30/2012 12:56:27 PM

AndyMac
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OH

MAH

GAWD

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/22/baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-ipad/

3/30/2012 4:40:39 PM

neodata686
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Yeah I'm pretty excited for that.

3/30/2012 5:37:09 PM

quagmire02
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"that battery is the 2nd reason i bought this thing"

at 10-11 hours run time, how shitty was the ipad 2's battery life that the new ipad is all zomgwtfbbq! ?

3/30/2012 6:30:12 PM

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ipad 2's battery is fine; I charge mine maybe once a week with regular usage. Of course I'd rather have a 3.

3/30/2012 6:59:16 PM

BIGcementpon
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I've decided to sell my iPad 2 and I'm going to pick up a new one Sunday. Probably not the best decision, but oh well. It's going to a good home, one of a good friend and fellow TWW user.

3/30/2012 11:41:35 PM

neodata686
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You won't regret it.

3/31/2012 12:40:21 AM

dFshadow
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"at 10-11 hours run time, how shitty was the ipad 2's battery life that the new ipad is all zomgwtfbbq! ?"

well when the ipad 2 came out, i was still on cloud android because the hardware specs weren't that great but this shit has an amazing screen and a battery to support it...

3/31/2012 7:01:02 PM

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I'd buy one of these, if Apple didn't use slave labour to put them together

3/31/2012 9:02:04 PM

quagmire02
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show me an electronics company that DOESN'T use "slave labor" (we all know what you mean) to produce and/or assemble their products

3/31/2012 9:31:17 PM

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i think apple is one of the only ones actively attempting to do something to mitigate the fact, in so far as they can without completely disrupting their success. i suppose it's better than complete adherence to the bottom line *shrug*

that may not be true, it's just what I've read from a couple sources.

4/1/2012 10:33:21 AM

quagmire02
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i don't think apple's doing a damn thing...at least, not until they were called out over foxconn (be that true or not)

and certainly the kind of people buying apple products don't care enough to boycott them

[Edited on April 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM. Reason : .]

4/1/2012 10:41:32 AM

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I'm not saying they're a shining beacon of corporate responsibility, but I think I remember reading somewhere that they were at least acknowledging/addressing the issue in some form or fashion relative to the rest of the industry. Unfortunately, I can't source what I'm saying, so it gets the ubiquitous "I read it somewhere" citation. Someone else feel free to post a source if you read the same thing and remember where you read it.

4/1/2012 11:14:11 AM

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"show me an electronics company that DOESN'T use "slave labor" (we all know what you mean) to produce and/or assemble their products"


don't worry, they're all racing to replace their cheap human workers with even cheaper robotic workers

[Edited on April 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM. Reason : as it should be]

4/1/2012 1:06:01 PM

skokiaan
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Too bad the "slaves" want to work there more, but the idiotic liberals won't let them
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/30/apple-foxconn-workers-idUSL3E8EU4I820120330

4/1/2012 2:06:16 PM

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Quote :
"I'm not saying they're a shining beacon of corporate responsibility, but I think I remember reading somewhere that they were at least acknowledging/addressing the issue in some form or fashion relative to the rest of the industry. Unfortunately, I can't source what I'm saying, so it gets the ubiquitous "I read it somewhere" citation. Someone else feel free to post a source if you read the same thing and remember where you read it.
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The thing often not clearly reported is that the factories Apple uses are used by other companies too, but Apple being the top-dog now, they're the ones getting named.

I read an article today about policy changes at Apples factories, and the writer threw a single line in about Dell also cooperating with the policy changes.

So every electronics maker has faced these allegations. I think the perception that Apple is doing more about it is because 1)they're the biggest company yet to face the allegations 2) their core customers ARE the ones most likely to bitch about it, so Apple has to be guided by these pressures.

I have yet to see it pointed out that Apple is making less profit on the new iPad 3 than they did on the iPad 2. This would typically cause investors to freak, but they're not batting an eye... It'll be interesting to see when labor costs eat into iDevice profits more, if Apple changes their price structure.

I wonder if fears of this type of backlash is why Jobs chose to hoard that 100 billion, rather than spend it like Cook is doing.

^ it's funny they think they need to work 80 hours a week just to make ~$700/month. I feel like the world is becoming a stranger place to more i get older...

[Edited on April 1, 2012 at 2:27 PM. Reason : ]

4/1/2012 2:24:04 PM

MisterGreen
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4/2/2012 1:27:04 PM

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4/2/2012 1:36:56 PM

BobbyDigital
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"it's funny they think they need to work 80 hours a week just to make ~$700/month. I feel like the world is becoming a stranger place to more i get older...
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keep in mind that $700/month is a higher standard of living than the same wage in the US. It's also worth noting that this is still an improvement over the subsistence farming life they used to lead. It's not reasonable to expect that they will get from there to a US middle class lifestyle in a day. or a generation.

4/2/2012 2:05:20 PM

BIGcementpon
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Just picked up the new one at the store a few minutes ago... all my apps are downloading again. The screen does look damn nice. I can already tell it's a bit warmer, but I figure since things are downloading, it should be somewhat expected at this point.

4/3/2012 4:12:07 PM

moron
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^^ yeah I get that, but that's such a pathetically low payment for the companies that contract the manufacturing an for the Chinese manufacturers, but the workers dont seem to realize they are being paid what amounts to peanuts to the companies contracting the manufacturing and the manufacturers themselves.

4/3/2012 11:09:28 PM

AndyMac
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The heat issue was way overblown. Even after playing hours of Infinity Blade 2 it doesn't get anywhere near as hot as an average laptop.

4/4/2012 12:02:03 AM

jtmartin
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iPad users... tell me some cool apps to try out, please!

4/10/2012 8:09:53 PM

neodata686
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Flipboard.

4/11/2012 10:58:04 AM

sparky
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do you need to have a PC or laptop to set up the iPad or is it pretty much ready to go out of the box?

4/12/2012 10:25:42 AM

se7entythree
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do not need a computer. my mom's crashed right before she got her ipad & she's been using it fine since then.

4/12/2012 10:41:30 AM

sparky
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that's what i figured.

4/12/2012 1:43:27 PM

AndyMac
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^5

Sid Meyers Pirates! is like $2 right now, and it's exactly like the pc version.

4/14/2012 1:35:24 AM

DoeoJ
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^ ARE YOU SERIOUS.

did not realize they made an ipad version.

4/14/2012 1:16:16 PM

AndyMac
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Yeah I've been playing it all day.

4/14/2012 1:29:46 PM

jtmartin
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^^^When I checked it was $5. But I might get it anyway and try it out. I never played that game

4/14/2012 4:40:25 PM

AndyMac
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Ah I just bought it for 2 or 3 bucks the other day, it said something about a "spring sale" though so that might have been why.

4/14/2012 5:35:41 PM

DoeoJ
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playing that shit right now.

and yea it was $5, but i had itunes magic dollars someone gave me a long time ago

4/14/2012 10:03:26 PM

Budiss
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Any case recommendations for the new iPad? Who loves their current case?

4/16/2012 11:29:16 AM

DoeoJ
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i use a smartcover plus one of these for transportation: http://www.colcasac.com/ipad-sleeve/

4/16/2012 12:36:32 PM

neodata686
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^same but one of these:

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/ipad-envelope-sleeve

[Edited on April 16, 2012 at 12:53 PM. Reason : s]

4/16/2012 12:53:00 PM

El Nachó
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Well since everyone else seems to be leaning this way, I'll post mine. I have a smart cover and use an iBackflip Somersault when I take it somewhere.

4/16/2012 1:09:32 PM

JBaz
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was playing around with the new ipad and it does seem to get a bit toasty compared to ipad 1 and 2, even at idle, but it didn't really get that much hotter of what others were saying when playing games; it was noticeable, but I'll stick to my playbook and nook's. Not really an app playing kind of person. Just need simple web tasks and video playing.

Really wished apple make a damn 7" already. Ipad seems too big and the ipod too small.

4/16/2012 3:21:20 PM

AndyMac
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I cheaped out and got one of these lol http://www.amazon.com/MoKo-Slim-Fit-Folio-Stand-Apple/dp/B007CKLCSK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334631203&sr=1-1

If it sucks I'll return it and get something better, it should be here Wednesday.

4/16/2012 10:54:46 PM

DoeoJ
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been playing the hell out of sid meier's pirates. played it on genesis, PC, xbox, and now ipad

4/17/2012 8:46:52 AM

sparky
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^^ i really like that iPad cover. I wanted something that covered the front and back of the iPad and you can't beat that for $17.

4/17/2012 4:14:42 PM

AndyMac
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Yeah here's another one pretty cheap http://www.amazon.com/iPearl-Leather-Folio-Stylus-Black/dp/B004WE7UQ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334696740&sr=8-1

Almost wish I had seen that one first since it has a stylus holder and I bought one of those also.

4/17/2012 5:06:39 PM

El Nachó
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It doesn't bother you guys to put something so ugly on such a beautiful device?

4/17/2012 7:23:45 PM

MiGZ
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^ LOL.

That somersault bullshit you posted earlier is the most homo bag I have ever seen. And YOU are gonna judge these guys?

4/17/2012 7:44:56 PM

El Nachó
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Yep. Those cases look shitty and cheap. Like something you would put on an Android tablet or a touchpad. And regardless of whether or not you like my bag, it doesn't affect the look of the iPad itself.

4/17/2012 8:37:59 PM

AndyMac
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Doesn't bother me at all. I mean it's a nice looking device but i'm not staring at it lustfully while I'm using it. It doesn't cover the most beautiful part of the thing, which is the screen.

I mean I still don't even really like Apple as a company, I was just won over by the screen in the iPad.

EDIT: Besides, the only reason I'm getting a case at all is 1) so I can prop it up in movie watching or easy typing position, 2) so it doesn't automatically break if I knock it off of something onto the floor, and 3) so I don't scratch the back or screen and hurt the resale value if something I like better comes out.

[Edited on April 17, 2012 at 9:01 PM. Reason : ]

4/17/2012 8:58:12 PM

BIGcementpon
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Cheap and functional...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005E7KMH0/ref=oh_o02_s00_i00_details

Also available in several other colors.

4/17/2012 11:51:24 PM

Stein
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Ah yeah, the Apple cut-out. Gotta make sure people see the logo.

4/18/2012 12:25:31 AM

skokiaan
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same idea

4/18/2012 1:15:51 AM

AndyMac
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^^^ now THAT I wouldn't get. Logo cutout is tacky as hell.

4/18/2012 2:44:24 AM

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