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Master Geek


  # 451827 25-Mar-2011 16:13
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scotteffone:
cafeg: The stores I talked to all said it was apples release specs and they weren't allowed to say anything as it was apples party..
Apple wants to make it a big fanfare on release at 5pm...


And whats with 5PM! Are other countries jealous we get it so early.. I'm going to find out what Australia are doing... 


Ok so... Apple stores are selling iPads at 5PM Aus time so we beat them! 

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Uber Geek


  # 451829 25-Mar-2011 16:41

cafeg: The stores I talked to all said it was apples release specs and they weren't allowed to say anything as it was apples party..
Apple wants to make it a big fanfare on release at 5pm...


But apples own NZ online store trumped all the NZ retailers more than 12 hours earlt, by beginning to sell them online. Or do they have special pricing or deals if you go into the stores at 5pm? It sounds like hte only difference is that you may get it earlier than buying online, but you also may leave the store very diappointed.

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 451835 25-Mar-2011 17:02
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robbyp:
cafeg: The stores I talked to all said it was apples release specs and they weren't allowed to say anything as it was apples party..
Apple wants to make it a big fanfare on release at 5pm...


But apples own NZ online store trumped all the NZ retailers more than 12 hours earlt, by beginning to sell them online. Or do they have special pricing or deals if you go into the stores at 5pm? It sounds like hte only difference is that you may get it earlier than buying online, but you also may leave the store very diappointed.


I agree with your last sentence. I don't think there is any monetary advantage in getting an iPad in store, you just get it earlier... or not at all!

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Uber Geek


  # 451838 25-Mar-2011 17:25
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Hubby offered to pay halfsies on one for my birthday but I'm trying to decide if I should take the money and wait for an iphone 5 instead. I do use my ipad daily and I'm sure the hubby would love my current one but I use my phone even more. Hmmm.

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  # 451845 25-Mar-2011 17:43
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I got mine !!!!
Dick smith in hamilton soldout in 25 mins. Looked like they had about 30 in total.
I ended up with a 32gig 3G WIFI white IPad 2

Drove past the big queue still waiting at the Apple store on the way home....

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  # 451850 25-Mar-2011 18:41
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Maybe this has been already talked about, but why does the 3G radio cost $200, when in the US it costs $30.  

It's the same 3G Radio. 

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  # 451851 25-Mar-2011 18:46
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macuser: Maybe this has been already talked about, but why does the 3G radio cost $200, when in the US it costs $30.  

It's the same 3G Radio. 


3G version also comes with GPS chip.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 451852 25-Mar-2011 18:48
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billgates:
macuser: Maybe this has been already talked about, but why does the 3G radio cost $200, when in the US it costs $30.  

It's the same 3G Radio. 


3G version also comes with GPS chip.

And cause it's Apple. 

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Uber Geek


  # 451863 25-Mar-2011 19:34

I did go into my local DSE, just incase I could get one. There were about 10 peoplein line, and although I could have got a 32GB wifi one I declined, as I wanted the 64GB 3G one.  Apparently there were only 400 avaliable in the country from what I was told. Not sure if that was just throughout DSE stores.

If you now buy online the wait times looks to have gone up to 3-4 weeks, up from teh 2-3 weeks when I ordered mine. At least I will get my ipad cover ina few days as it has shipped.

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Master Geek


  # 451869 25-Mar-2011 20:04
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Got the ipad 32gb + 3g from JB Hifi at Slyvia Park but now I want to trade for the wifi version whether its 16, 32 or 64.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 451873 25-Mar-2011 20:25
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Got a 64 3G from hn in Wellington. They had 30 only, but not all models (I wanted wifi only)
I was first in queue arriving at 11.30 of the 5 people behind me 4 were there for their boss at work.

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  # 451876 25-Mar-2011 20:33
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can anyone tell me if you are getting screen bleeding on them?

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  # 451882 25-Mar-2011 20:46

kendog: Got a 64 3G from hn in Wellington. They had 30 only, but not all models (I wanted wifi only)

I was first in queue arriving at 11.30 of the 5 people behind me 4 were there for their boss at work.


 

Was it black or white?

 

They have 12 different variations, so you are unlikely to get the model you want it you buy at the launch 'party'

 

I see some people who purchased today have put them on trademe at highly inflated prices. All appear to be in chch which is strange.

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  # 451883 25-Mar-2011 20:47

th3r3turn: can anyone tell me if you are getting screen bleeding on them?


 

I heard that was only the first batch of them.

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  # 451892 25-Mar-2011 21:02
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Has anyone got a personal hotspot on their ipad 2 in the settings.
I can't see it anywhere on the ipad 2.
i thought it was supposed to turn on network sharing in 4.3 on ipad 2

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