iPad 2 Arrives Tomorrow, Who's Getting One?

iPad 2 Arrives Tomorrow, Who's Getting One?

Lest you might have forgotten, Apple sent out an announcement today reminding the world that its second generation magical device (and yes, Apple revived that term) -- the iPad 2 -- will be available tomorrow evening at 5 PM local time in each of its 236 Apple retail stores in the U.S, 1 AM PST online at www.apple.com, and 5 PM local time at AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, Walmart, and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

Those who march into an Apple Store to pick up an iPad 2 will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping you do things like setup your email and load new apps before you leave the store.


In case you somehow missed all the hoopla, from pre-launch rumors to Apple's March 2nd press event, the iPad 2 is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad. It sports a faster dual-core processor with much better graphics performance, it has both rear- and front-facing cameras, can record 720p HD video, and still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life, or so Apple claims. Pricing is the same as before, meaning you can grab an iPad 2 starting at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model.

So back to our original question. Show of hands, how many of you are planning to pick up an iPad 2, either on launch day (tomorrow) or sometime after? If not the iPad 2, do you plan to purchase a tablet anytime soon? Which one?
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Sorry Apple, I'll have to pass. Not interested in this product at all, or any tablet for that matter.

I just can't justify paying that much for such a limited device, especially compared to laptops in the same price range, let alone the new AMD Brazos netbooks/ultra-portables that are cheaper.

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not me, but i would love to lurk around the apple store and see the brainwashed apple zombies

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coolice:

not me, but i would love to lurk around the apple store and see the brainwashed apple zombies

me neither

coolice >> FYI in some 'cirlcles' .. 'brainwashed apple zombies' are kindly referred  to as iSheep

 

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"I want one", and coming from me, its strange. I've never been the least interested in tablets, except when Dave reviews them in video. After that, I gained interest.

As of now, I can't justify a $500 purchase of the least expensive Ipad model...there's no way that I can get a return investment.

But if I had the money to spare, Yes I would buy it, especially since its more powerful and practical.

(Sorry Apple, there's a new speaker system announced yesterday that's going to get some "Avatar Extended Collectors Edition (BD)" love in all its 5.1 glory coming soon)....now that's a return investment that's priceless.

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Count me!!!!! Out...

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I just don't see the need for to spend 500 on what my phone and nook can do better. 

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I would love to get a tablet if they would drop the prices. Someone please enlighten me on why you have to pay an extra $130 to sign a 2 year contract for 3G.

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Count me out for any tablet at this price level. In order for me to bother with what is basically a very limited media consumption device, the price would have to be $250 or below.

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I agree with you guy's if I was to get a tablet it would be first after they update Honeycomb a bit, or the Blackberry slate. I just don't get the point myself as much of you have stated, for a purchase on a limited device. If you think about it though these have as much or more (iPad2,Xoom, Blackberry) than a netbook ever had. So for a mobile device it could be very useful. The iPad has them all beat on price, but I can't even get an extra battery. I really look at Apple IOS as the ultimate ripoff as it is a proprietary Unix based device. I could grab a no name slate and put Linux on it if I wanted that for $3-400, and probably have every input I wanted and change the battery.

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If I buy a tablet in the near future it will be the Samsung Tab 10.1

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Of course for big OEM slate's Apple has them all beaten price wise so far.

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The price is what stops me from buying one. It's all market driven, and as long as the iSheep (as someone called them) keep paying whatever Apple tells them to pay, the prices are gonna be stuck in Neverland.

I like the design and the way it works. I like that it now comes in white. I like that they made it better without 'shearing' the iSheep a little closer too. I really like this device, but I don't like it $500.00-$830.00 worth. I don't have enough Wool.

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Realistically what is the point in buying an iPad if I already have an iPod touch??  Just size? Is that the real difference?  That doesn't justify paying 3 times the price... :S

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