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Old 20 November 2013, 15:54   #21
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they told me they changed the plug because the pins on the plug break, bollox,
I read different and it is well documented that as things get smaller, IE iPhone 5, they needed to ditch the 30 pin connector and go to something smaller so the lightening connecter was born. I am fine with the switch as both my iPhone and iPad use the same connecter. I did loose a couple of built in 30 pin connectors on radios...oh well.

I have one of the USB connectors for the iPad, but it is only for moving photos to the iPad, off my compact flash, from my DSLR.
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Old 20 November 2013, 16:00   #22
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I switched to a MacBook Air which I don't use that much anymore and an iPad. Never looked back, they just work. I use a PC at work and it doesn't always work. The only Apple product I think they haven't got right is the iPhone, the battery life makes it not usable as I can't get through the day. The iPad and Air batteries last longer than me and the devices are built reasonably solid.

An iPad cannot do everything a computer can do, you will discover the odd website or not having USB etc, but will get you 99% of the way and it so much easier than a computer once you get the hang of it, it will be the one you reach for almost always.
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Old 20 November 2013, 17:01   #23
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Ipad is good but apple the self is crap, they change the plug on the 5, no USB ports, no adobe, I tunes try to control all your music, they told me they changed the plug because the pins on the plug break, bollox, same plug on the ipad and 4, buy the converter only 20, you've got me started now, time for a cuppa
Smaller pin connector is far better. As others said (and as I have) the damn thing works just like it should

No adobe ? ... decent web designers have learned to make sites that dont use it .. including my paltry self cos most folk know its one of the best phones and tablet out there so you know your site is gonna be accessed by an apple device eventually .. its an adobe fail really not apple.

Some teccys moan about itunes .. yes its got faults .. but.. I plug 7 devices into one computer every 3 weeks or so and I havent had a mishap yet if you learn how to use it

Ive tried many of the latest smart phones. I get phone providers offering me deals left right and centre .. currently on one where 5 phones havent paid anything for 6 months and had a 2k kit budget for gear so I get to try stuff ... have to say ... The Iphone 4s and the 5 are the best out there ... especially if your not a teccy... refuse to buy a 5s cos the 64gb is 700 ive used samsung GS4 .. awesome display but full of crap stuff and not useable in one hand .. now ... re read that last bit .. seems crap but very important .. ITS A PHONE Smaller is less visable to VOSA

but the gen 3 ipad has retina display and is simply the dogzzzzzz
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...not useable in one hand...
An important consideration for any device with access to the internet.
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Old 21 November 2013, 04:06   #25
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Still pissed that I can't get past 4gs and old pad unless I change all my dock stations, 2 motors, boat, workshop, lounge, office, kitchen, and I can't get my music back into iTunes on my new computer from my ipad, tried doing it from my iPhone and lost 2300 songs, so yes pissed the idiot at apple said it was a royalty thing, fecking funny it transferred the music I got though iTunes
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This subject is always so subjective, it's not about which one is good/bad, it should be your choice as to which one ticks most of the box's as to how you are going to use it.

I may want my tablet to do different things, and use it in different circumstances, so my opinion would not assist you in your choice.

You need to do your own proper research.

Sorry

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If your happy to sit as a browsing consumer on the sofa then either a cheap laptop or tablet will do .... I have a Lenovo laptop (work) and privately I bought a Samsung Note tablet for around 300,- which works well... but then again if your used to Apple buy an Ipad.....
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This subject is always so subjective, it's not about which one is good/bad, it should be your choice as to which one ticks most of the box's as to how you are going to use it.

I may want my tablet to do different things, and use it in different circumstances, so my opinion would not assist you in your choice.

You need to do your own proper research.

Sorry

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Wow. Never thought of that.

Thanks for your advice
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Buy a cheap laptop at Curry's/PC World if your also planning to sit on a table/desk..... Tablet not really suitable (only my view)
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take an ipad, both software and harware are made by Apple, most of apps are setup for ipads. most of people got an ipad or iphone so if you forgot your charger you will easely find someone that got one. best touch screen!!!!
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