Folks, the iPad is NOT a standalone device. Grandma and Grandpa STILL need a real PC.

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  1. Palm Pimp macrumors regular

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    ... and they still need to know how to use that real PC in order to transfer files anyway.

    So why not just get them the laptop for the price?
     
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    We get it, you're not buying one. WHO CARES!?! Do you really need to make all these threads? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Whoa this would be perfect for old people they can use it without deleting system files and other important things. They can just use it like a toy.

    Look at what the wii did with videogames, I bet the ipad can do the same thing with computers. (have a crap load of shovel ware and piss off the established fan base)
     
  6. Corruptitudes macrumors regular

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    What you seem to FAIL to realize is that the ipad isnt meant to replace a "pc". Its simply another tool for a different job.

    Do you always use a hammer to work on your cars engine? Or do you use different tools?
     
  7. Palm Pimp thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dude the Wii is just a really nice videogame system, which is already a toy.

    iPhones and iPod Touches are fun, but they aren't toys. So how can a Maxi version be one?
     
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    :confused:

    Yes I have a PC, that's how I'm posting right now.
     
  10. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Can you read?

    Do you need a PC?

    You state a PC is needed, I am asking you. Do you really need a PC for the iPad?
     
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    no you dont need a pc the app store/itunes store/bookstore are on it dumass
     
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    This is what I was getting at. I was hoping the OP would realize this by thinking about my question. This works too.
     
  13. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

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    you need it to install updates, charge it (unless you want to buy the accessory), get music and photos on or off,etc.
     
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    1. It comes with a 10w charging brick.
    2. Music can be bought and downloaded from the iTunes Store.
    3. Photos can be added from SD or via USB with the Camera kit.

    Updates, well that is true. However, this isn't very different from a computer. You need a connection to the net to get updates, so I suppose a computer isn't standalone either, eh?

    But of course, you aren't required to update.
     
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    this

    for updates go to the apple store and they will do it for you.
     
  16. calderone macrumors 68040

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    I was thinking that, but wasn't sure if they did this. However, I suppose they would have to copy the music down since that isn't included in the backups, is it?
     
  17. Palm Pimp thread starter macrumors regular

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    YES, yes you need one.

    The iPad can't download off the web, as seen with the iPhone.

    No USB or disc drives. so how else are you going to put stuff on it without plugging it to a real computer?

    Have you really thought this through?
     
  18. goobot macrumors 603

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    no music isnt in backups, tho, just a reg update wouldnt delete music, tho, I doubt a grandma/pa would have music on this kind of device
     
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    Yes, it requires a Mac or a PC

    From the Tech Specs on the Apple site

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    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    No, you don't.

    Do you know this for sure?

    Given this new file sharing directory, you may indeed be able to download files.

    So, these people without a computer, need a computer to put files on the iPad, but these files don't exist since they didn't already have a computer.

    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  22. goobot macrumors 603

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    thats requirement to sync it to a computer not to use the device. i used my 3g iphone for half a year with out a computer fine.
     
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