I have some mildly excellent news about the iPad!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nateharr, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. nateharr macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure most of your assumed that the iPad would be capable of accessing 7.2 Mbps networks, but not all of us were sure.

    Well, being bored and inspired by the guy who asked Steve Jobs about tethering I decided to ask via email.

    Here is the total correspondence:
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    He replied very quickly, and from his iPad!

    I know it's not all that big of news, but it made me super happy that the CEO and founder of the company I love answered my simple but relevant question so abruptly. (nerdgasm) :D

    Anywho, no more wondering for me, I'm getting a 64 GB Wi-Fi + 3G.
     
  2. goobot macrumors 603

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    If you took the time to watch the 3 month old keynote you would already know this.
     
  3. nateharr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did watch it, and I didn't see anything mentioned about it being capable of accessing 7.2 Mbps networks.

    If I missed that, oh well. Steve Jobs still emailed me. :D
     
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  5. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    I just wish there was a way to read books on it.
     
  6. Sketh macrumors 6502

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    Email and ask him for some way to do this... though I have no idea how it would work. Stupid idea.
    ;)
     
  7. goobot macrumors 603

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    And use iPhone apps
     
  8. nateharr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just re-watched the keynote from the exact point that Steve Jobs mentions 3G compatibility to the end. There is NO mention of the iPad being capable of using 7.2 Mbps networks.

    Instead of being cocky and wrong, check your facts next time.
     
  9. goobot macrumors 603

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    I'll link you to where he says it 2 morrow. And I think it's also says it on apple.com
     
  10. nateharr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't waste your time. I've checked both. It's not under the tech specs or in the keynote.

    I don't understand why everyone has to be an ass. I understand it's Monday, but Jesus people.
     
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  12. jedolley macrumors 68000

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    It is under tech specs...

    UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
     
  13. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Does Steve Jobs really make a habit of responding directly to customer inquiries? If so...okay, I can't deny it, that's kind of cool, if monosyllabic.

    The cynic in me thinks that maybe it's a PA or something (if nothing else you would think the sheer volume of email would make responding impractical), but I would still ignore these folks and enjoy your cheap thrill. :)
     
  14. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    I hope you don't actually think he personally responded. He must get hundreds or thousands of emails a day.
     
  15. goobot macrumors 603

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    http://apple.com/ipad/3g
    Yep cause I'm on my phone and found this in 30 secs
     
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  17. nateharr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Even though I appear to be terribly wrong, I shall enjoy the cheap thrill.

    I understand it's probably a PA, and I never saw mention of 7.2 Mbps when I searched.

    Oh well, I concede. (I still think it was Steve.)
     
  18. Barbie macrumors regular

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    steve does read most emails, responds personally to the interesting mail, questions he can answer or problems he can sort out by forwarding the mail (like a repair gone wrong)

    he gets around 350 emails per day and they are a mix of important ideas, crazy ideas, people upset, people inspired, and totally crazy people (their was one email that said something along the lines of: I will kill your family if you don't update this product
     
  19. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I remember I read this article when it was posted on Gizmodo and I thought it was great. I'm sure Steve Jobs does reply to the emails he feels he can reply to the best himself, if he can't, he'll make sure someone can.

    "Steve Jobs Sends High School Student Free Software"

    A high school student recently wrote Apple CEO Steve Jobs an email asking for a discounted version of Final Cut Studio 2. Instead of giving the kid the discount, Jobs forwarded the email onto a colleague and sent a free copy of the video editing software the kid’s way.
    The student is a long-time Gizmodo reader who told them the story today.


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  20. redboxcar macrumors 6502

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    I'm with you, OP, on this one - enjoy the cheap thrill. I'd be so happy if Steve Jobs e-mailed me, I'd probably save it forever. =)... Even if it was 'Yep."

    Enjoy. :D
     
  21. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    "It's not all that big of news"? Can someone please explain to me how that works grammatically?
     
  22. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Nateharr:

    Hey. Thanks for sharing that with us!!! It had to be THE MAN. I don't think he would allow anyone else to answer that way.
     
  23. lamerica80 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed upon, off course it was him. Also if he wouldve deemded the question stupid/irrelevant/answer previously clearly communicated he wouldnt have answered so all you haters back off.
     
  24. nateharr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not grammatically correct. I was excited.
     
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    I emailed jobs about problems with iPhone OS 2.0 and he responded and put me in touch with a senior iTunes engineer as I believed that was the problem (and it was).

    As for 7.2mbps thing, the iPhone 3GS has this capability! I regularly get 4-6mbps on 3g on my iPhone 3GS (after the AT&T Cisco backend updates) and it was announced at the WWDC keynote last year. So of course the iPad will have it. Now what I would have asked him is if it supports the higher upload speed, as the iPhone 3GS tops out somewhere around 300-350kbps. There was some MR story last year about how the 3GS had the slower upload component in it's radio and many people were bummed. Knowing if the iPad has the faster upload is more important IMO. You should ask him about that. And if his iPad has a camera, lol. I bet it does...
     

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