Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Apr 2010 11:55 UTC
Apple With the release day of the iPad fast approaching, it's time for the usual lucky few to shine their lights on Apple's new device. As usual, these first-hand reviews by blogging heavyweights are incredibly positive (with a few notable exceptions), and if they are correct in their predictions, then the iPad will change everything in computing.
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RE: What is with...
by henrikmk on Thu 1st Apr 2010 15:03 UTC in reply to "What is with..."
henrikmk
Member since:
2005-07-10

When the battery runs dry, Apple will send you a brand spanking new iPad for 99$. How about that?

http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/service/battery/

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RE[2]: What is with...
by darknexus on Thu 1st Apr 2010 15:13 in reply to "RE: What is with..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

And why would I want that? All of my data, my apps, my settings would be on the device I *already* have. I actually like user-replaceable batteries but for a different reason. Let's be honest, the device is likely to die before your battery does in most cases... provided it doesn't explode, of course. I like, however, to be able to carry around a spare battery if I know I'm going to need it so I can swap out and get double the battery time I'd normally get. It's a user choice... something Apple lately seems to be doing everything they possibly can to eliminate in their products. Luckily they can't take away my choice to go with other products over their own.

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RE[3]: What is with...
by twitterfire on Thu 1st Apr 2010 15:16 in reply to "RE[2]: What is with..."
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

Luckily they can't take away my choice to go with other products over their own.


There should be a law that forbids people to buy computers, tablets and mp3 players that are not Apple labelled. Large enterprises and government entities should be able to use any device, though after paying a fair fee to Apple.

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RE[3]: What is with...
by apoclypse on Thu 1st Apr 2010 15:17 in reply to "RE[2]: What is with..."
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Umm. You do know that everytime that you sync it to iTunes all of your data gets backed up, right?

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RE[3]: What is with...
by Sabon on Thu 1st Apr 2010 22:22 in reply to "RE[2]: What is with..."
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

You do know there are quite a few different battery packs out there that you can plug into the 30 pin connector and charge your internal battery back up?

Yes I know that you an then not have something else plugged into it. I wish you could daisy chain 30 pin devices. The iPad (and iTouch/iPhone) would probably get confused by that.

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RE[2]: What is with...
by spiderman on Thu 1st Apr 2010 15:27 in reply to "RE: What is with..."
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

That's 3 times the price of the battery! Why don't they sell the damn battery and let their customer replace it?

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RE[3]: What is with...
by twitterfire on Thu 1st Apr 2010 15:29 in reply to "RE[2]: What is with..."
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

That's 3 times the price of the battery! Why don't they sell the damn battery and let their customer replace it?

Because they are greedy bastards? Why do they sell their computers for 2 to 3 times more than a similar speced computer?

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RE[3]: What is with...
by kaiwai on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 09:12 in reply to "RE[2]: What is with..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

That's 3 times the price of the battery! Why don't they sell the damn battery and let their customer replace it?


Because it would end up making the device thicker and heavier because the battery would require its own special case. The decision was either a user accessible/changeable battery which makes it heavier and bulkier or charge the customer $99 which includes labour as well.

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