iPads---point me in the right direction?

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  1. msmama

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    I suggest going with 64g. It'll last longer and he won't have to fiddle with itunes as much (why I quoted the below post - it is an option if you're really trying to save $$, but it's annoying).

    I have 16g and I find myself OFTEN having to delete/re-add certain apps/songs/whatever and it's a pain. And there's NO WAY I could fit a movie on there now.

     
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  3. granmanh603

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    Wow great info , thank you so much...
     
  4. lost*in*cyberspace

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    I also recommend going with an iPad 2. Someone recommended the new Kindle Fire. It isn't close to an iPad. I also wouldn't be interested in the iPad Mini, which is supposed to be announced in October.

    You don't need 64 GB memory. I have 32 GB and that's plenty of room for apps, lots of music as well as a number of movies. Remember, lots of things can be stored in the cloud and it's easy to remove and reload stuff on your iPad. Don't waste money buying memory you don't need.
     
  5. Fjobe

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    My DS also saved his own money to purchase his iPad. He bought a brand new one last summer. He bought the iPad 2 (whichever the cheapest model was). He uses it for all the things you posted. I made a deal with him that if he saved the money and purchased it himself, then we would buy the protective cover (we bought the otterbox, but my nephew has a trident cover which I think I'd prefer).
     
  6. mymeme

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    We got our grandson the Griffin Survivor case for his iPad 2. Wanted the otterbox but at that time(last Christmas) it didn't cover the screen like the iPhone cases do. I knew with a 4 year old we had to have that. Believe me it has been through a lot and still going strong.
     
  7. cel_disney

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    We have an ipad2 and ipad3...we got the ipad 3 for the camera upgrade...it is noticably hotter and the screen improvements dont seem to matter for most things we do.

    I would recommend the ipad2 32g refurb model from apple...but you might want to wait until the ipod mini announcement to see if the price drops!
     
  8. lost*in*cyberspace

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    The release of an iPad mini will not affect the price of an iPad 2 or the new iPad. The mini is targeting a different set of customers.
     
  9. MrsJackSparrow4Life

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    I am actually really surprised with how much I like the new Kindle Fire HD. I own an iPad and the original Kindle Fire and I have to say that out of all 3 I think this new Fire is going to be my favorite.

    The size is perfect for me (the iPad gets a bit heavy after a while) and the new design is really nice IMO (not a clunky as the original Fire and much closer to the lines of an iPad). The new screen is really nice and I like that I can watch HD movies now.

    I also like that you can stream movies from the cloud so I don't need as much storage as I did with my iPad. I just download 1 to 2 movies to watch while out of wifi range and the rest of the storage can be used for apps and games. A SD movie on the iPad takes up 1-2GB and an HD movie takes around 4GB, so it is nice to watch an HD movie without having to take up all the room.

    I'm looking forward to next month and checking out how well the new Kindle FreeTime thing works. The original Kindle Fire's parental controls were useless at best but it sounds like this new application will fix that.

    It is very Amazon centered, so if you and your child do not want to be purchasing Amazon content it probably isn't for you but as a person who already had a lot of Amazon content, it works great.
     
  10. cel_disney

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    I think you will find that the price of the refurbish and the mini will be close to each other...

    if an iPod is 299 for 32gb and an iPad is 600$ for 32gb, I would think that the mini is aiming to be in e 400$ range...it will surprise me if the price below 300$.......the current price for an iPod2 refurb is also 400$....hard to imagine that it's really a different set of customers since most of them shop by price...
     
  11. lost*in*cyberspace

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    Maybe, but I wasn't talking about refurbs. The iPad mini release won't result in a price drop for the current "new" iPad. They are two different products.
     
  12. taymorel

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    We have the iPad 2 and my son loves it. I still prefer my laptop.
     
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    We just got iPad 2 32 gig AT&T off eBay for $399 shipped.
     
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    IF the Mini is coming, the point of it would be to compete with the Fire, Nexus, etc. so the industry rumors have it at a price point of $250-$300. Anything higher than that doesn't make much sense, since you can get the intro model iPad 2 (16GB, wi-fi only) NEW for $400.
     
  15. DoBug

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    Hello

    we are looking at an ipad 2 for DS10 Xmas gift. Some pp mentioned using the cloud to stream movies but I just wanted to confirm that we can use iCloud on that?

    TIA
    Dobug
     
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    Be aware that there are fees associated with iCloud. You get 5GB free and then yearly charges beyond that.

    While I despise iTunes, it's still really easy to just hook up and synch from my PC instead of using the cloud.
     
  18. MrsJackSparrow4Life

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    You can not stream movies from iCloud (at least I have not figured out how to do this if you can). You can just download them from your account, so you don't have to worry about losing them if your computer crashes or anything like that.

    It is Amazon's cloud that allows streaming of videos
     
  19. lost*in*cyberspace

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    Here is a pretty good explanation of iCloud and movie streaming:

    http://www.imore.com/movies-icloud-means
     
  20. DoBug

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    Thanks for the info. Yes, I misspoke about the movies and streaming. when I signed up for icloud you couldn't put movies on there. And I know its not really streaming but other than that I don't really understand it. :confused3

    I am already using iCloud on my iphone so already paid for the extra space. I have lots of music on there

    Also thanks for the info about movies being avail now - SWEET! I am still figuring this stuff out so will need to read up on that!
     
  21. PrincessSuzanne

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    It's a huge pain in the backside to reload anything from the iCloud. When I had to have my iPad replaced, they saved everything to iCloud and it jammed up trying to reload to my iPad. I had to just go in and reload from iTunes, it was so much easier.
     

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