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# 80386 30-Mar-2011 12:56
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Hi Ipad2 owners,

Now that the dust of the Ipad2 NZ launch has somewhat settled and I'm sure most of you are ejoying your ipad, i guess, this is a good chance for keen buyers of ipad2(especially first time users of ipad) to ask questions regarding ipad2 prior to purchasing one..


are there any issues/defects that you found in your ipad2 like light leaking out etc?  
does the aluminum back gets scratched easily.  


Thanks in advance

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  # 453479 30-Mar-2011 13:32
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  # 453606 30-Mar-2011 20:57
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Only issue I have encountered is the work mates who can not stop hogging it and taking it away from my hands.


 
 
 
 


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  # 453610 30-Mar-2011 21:05
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by the way the bleeding issue does exist but not to the extent of what iphonenewzealand has pointed out. It does not bother me personally it would seem that the problem is exaggerated if you press hard around the bezel.

I personally wont be replacing it yet because getting a replacement is extremely difficult for the time being

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  # 453614 30-Mar-2011 21:14
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I also have question(s). 
The first is about Memory.  I envisage that if I purchase an IPAD2 I will use it for daily consumption of
matters of interest.

I may the Herald, surfing the net, GPS, Mail, Note taking,skype, book reading.  I do not envisage I
will build up a music / video library as I use MS Media centre on my computer for that.

So I figure 16 Gb will be fine!  Have I got this wrong?  Will I require more memory than what I
envisage?





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  # 453618 30-Mar-2011 21:23
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I must of got a good one as I still can't see any light bleeding
even in a dark room with all the lights off ?

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  # 453620 30-Mar-2011 21:31
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_Allan: I also have question(s).?
The first is about Memory.? I envisage that if I purchase an IPAD2 I will use it for daily consumption of
matters of interest.

I?may the Herald, surfing the net, GPS, Mail, Note taking,skype, book reading.? I do not envisage I
will build up a music / video library as I use MS Media centre on my computer for that.

So I figure 16 Gb will be fine!? Have I got this wrong?? Will I require more memory than what I
envisage?


16gb should be absolutely fine for you. I have iPad 1 and have the 16gb. I have some songs, lots of photos, videos of family etc, work docs, emails etc and I still have around 8gb spare.

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  # 453656 30-Mar-2011 23:06
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Oddly I had a 16gb and with only apps. No videos or music. Filled about 12GB

 
 
 
 


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  # 453671 30-Mar-2011 23:58
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All LCDs I have seen do have some leakage. How often is the screen black, and you are in a dark room anyway? Consumer did an article on this very problem with iphones, and they didn't consider it a real problem. The thing is, if you do return it, you then end up with a refurbished one, which means you may as well have save a few dollars and purchased a refurbished one in the first place.

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  # 453678 31-Mar-2011 03:10
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I've read a lot of reports about the light leakage, almost all the reports I found mentioned that the brightness needed to be turned up to max.

I mean who the heck has brightness on max anyway? My gf has an iPad and the brightness at max in a dark room would fry my eyes in a week.


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  # 453682 31-Mar-2011 05:08
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my wife has used 12 GB out of 16 with apps and several audio books. Seems adequate for her needs.




that would be an ecumenical matter

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  # 453686 31-Mar-2011 06:39
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_Allan: I also have question(s). 
The first is about Memory.  I envisage that if I purchase an IPAD2 I will use it for daily consumption of
matters of interest.

I may the Herald, surfing the net, GPS, Mail, Note taking,skype, book reading.  I do not envisage I
will build up a music / video library as I use MS Media centre on my computer for that.

So I figure 16 Gb will be fine!  Have I got this wrong?  Will I require more memory than what I
envisage?


I have a 16gig 1st gen ipad, i still have about 8 gigs free, i use something called splashtop remote if i want to stream videos, its a remote desktop thing you install on your PC/Mac then remote in via ipad, its good as when you connect it transfer the sound to your ipad, i can now watch movies/tv on my ipad via my pc.
Not to good over 3g but on wireless its fine :) 

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  # 456398 7-Apr-2011 14:07
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The ipod app on the ipad presumably does home sharing if you run itunes (ie. will play the music on your computer through your ipad).

This works also for movies in your itunes library, alternatively there is an app called buzz player which will play anything it sees on your home network, it has the worst UX of any iphone/ipad app I have seen though...

This should save you some space.

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  # 456402 7-Apr-2011 14:19
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Ha, i checked the backlighting issue - this is a general problem with lcd technology.

My 46" Sony tv has this bleeding issue.

The official word for this problem is "Mura"

eg,

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1063679

Incidentally, I returned my $6500 tv because of this issue. 

However, the replacement also had the problem, so I just accept this as part of LCD screens.

Interesting to see the ipad 2 also has this issue.  



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  # 460391 19-Apr-2011 09:37
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does the aluminum back gets scratched easily like the ipod touch's?

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  # 460396 19-Apr-2011 10:02
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No.. the aluminium back is more durable than the stainless steel back on iPod Touch. Of course that doesn't mean one can just leave it on gravel road and not expected it to be scratched...




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