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Old Aug 30, 2013, 09:38 AM   #26
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What's the point of an iPad when you have other noisy unruly adult passengers ruining the flight for everyone else onboard? Can't enjoy the iPads anyway.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 01:29 PM   #27
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I'd be willing to bet these minis are thousands (each) less than the in-flight systems embedded in seat backs on other airlines and less expensive to maintain. But the gamble is whether people will need to rent them b/c they have their own. However $15 is a decent price being loaded up with movies. I wonder if it also includes internet too.

Traditional IFE system = roundabout 10k$ per seat.

iPad Mini, with IFE software...what, like $500 tops, maybe?

Question: Do the iPads come with all the content preloaded on them, or do they need a wifi streaming infrastructure on board?
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Old Aug 31, 2013, 02:23 PM   #28
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This is going to make that seat back video system seem like total garbage. It would be hard going back.
I'd say it depends on what the original seat back video system did.
  • If the seat back system included on-demand movies, then it's a draw.
  • If the seat back system had satellite TV, that's something the tablet is missing.
  • Games are probably better on the tablet (although some built-in systems have nice controllers).

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Question: Do the iPads come with all the content preloaded on them, or do they need a wifi streaming infrastructure on board?
In this case, they're preloaded.

The WSJ says the tablets will come with "more than 100 hours of the latest Hollywood releases, television shows, and a variety of exciting interactive games ..."
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Old Sep 1, 2013, 10:28 AM   #29
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Question: Do the iPads come with all the content preloaded on them, or do they need a wifi streaming infrastructure on board?
The ones that I used on the quantas flight did require wifi, but only on a local network. They did not have full access to the Internet.
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