ipad store demo?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 2, 2009
Does Best Buy have store displays I could use? I wanna head up there in a few minutes, just curious..

It's a loooong bike ride, so someone's answer is appreciated :)



macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 2, 2009
After 9 hard, windy miles: I played.

Pretty cool!!

My first impressions:

-Can't wait to see what they do with the large screen for App's.
-SLIM, nice form factor. Light, but heavy enough to give a nice feeling.


-GREAT screen. Really, initially from second one, wow. It's very iPod touch similar, but it's some how different. Can't quiet put my finger on it, no pun intended.
-FAST! I was honestly surprised at the performance and how cool it stayed. Even play with Apps I considered heavy load(CNN, NBA)
-The keyboard is quiet nice, I don't know why some reviews didn't like it, I did.


-Wish it were a teeny tiny bit smaller. Definitely nothing worth docking Apple for, it's just a little too large.
-I don't think enough developers have taken advantage of the screen that's now available, even though it's been out only a week. This really is not an Apple thing, but they could've motivated developers a little more.
-If it were $100 cheaper, Apple would sale a LOT more I think. I think it'd also conflict with iPod touch sales also though.
-Lack of camera. 'Nuff said. But I think they did this to leave room for future upgrades that would be obligations for second time buyers.

Some Apps I used..

Safari - Pretty fast/ slow.... I think it was due to the Best Buy wifi. Nice layout, when I opened the browser, it was on Macrumors!

Numbers - I am an Silver Power seller Ebayer, and I use Numbers on my Macbook to keep track of sales. Maybe it was due to my lack of knowledge, but can you adjust box sizes on spreadsheets, or not? That's a big one for me, personally.

NBA basketball games(sorry if wrong title) - Pretty cool! It was still in ipod size, and I stretched it. Not a ton of quality loss, but still a little pixleated. It was like the first NBA games on PS2.

That Driving Game - Fun to use as a steering wheel. Didn't see myself wasting hours playing that one though.

Mail - I TRIED, but NO WAY would I put my info in a store display unit, but it have been nice to actually use it...

CNN - Ironically, the iPad smashing video was on it, but it wouldn't let me load it.. (Look into that Mr. CNN developer)

P.S. They WERE sold OUT of the iPads. All models. :cool: I was surprised there considering what I'm seeing as "sales trolling" on various boards ;)