iPad's showing up at Starbucks

Discussion in 'iPad' started by xl1ken, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. xl1ken macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010
    I have spotted 2 iPad's owned by 2 different customers in the past 3 days at my regular Starbucks haunt (Belmont Shore/Long Beach, CA). I have 2 3G iPad's on order but will not receive mine until Friday, April 30.

    Would like to know if any of you owners (or non owners) have also spotted iPad owners at Starbucks?

    Let us know

    Oh, one more thing. I confirmed that with the iPad, to use Starbuck's WiFi you must have a Satrbucks card to get 2 hours free per day. Unlike the iPhone which has free WiFi 24/7

  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
  3. coelacanth macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    Satrbucks card? Weird. I don't need that to use their Wifi (AT&T). It automatically connects in the same way as iPhone. I don't know the time limit because I've never stayed more than 2 hours there. Maybe it's a regional thing? I'm in SF, CA.

    I've seen some iPads at local coffee shops. Well it's SF so mac vs pc laptop ratio at cafe is 9:1 to start with. :p
  4. xl1ken thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010
    I have an iPhone and an iPod Touch (soon 2 iPads:). With my iPod touch I needed to have a card and had to sign on for WiFi. In fact I watched one of the guys with a WiFi iPad he he had to sign on at my local Starbucks. Believe the AT&T WiFi is looking for a phone number and of course the iPad does not have a phone number. Perhaps I am wrong on this. Do others with WiFi iPad's automatically sign on at Starbucks? btw, my iPhone has always automatically signed on to WiFi.

  5. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I spotted one at a starbucks at UC Irvine. First one I have seen other than the apple store.
  6. teerexx52 macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
    I go with mine after walking the mall. I have Starbucks Card and get free wifi for my iPad
  7. BobRichards macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2010
    I have seen quite a few at star bucks in st Louis. Nice to see people are enjoying them
  8. stagi macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
  9. zub3qin macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    I have seen only one other person other than myself at a couple of my Starbucks with an iPad.

    I also have noted that in the first two weeks iPad was out, I did not get wifi free at Starbucks, like my iPhone does. But then starting on week 3, I DID get free wifi. I think that all iPads may get free wifi, as the 3G will. But the Starbucks routers (powered by AT&T) can't tell the diff between iPad Wifi and iPad 3G.
  10. BossHogg macrumors member


    Oct 29, 2007
    Hazzard County, GA
    Yup - I've seen several in different Starbucks around NYC. :D
    Also, I use my Starbucks card for wifi.
  11. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    I haven't been to Starbucks in years..... i don't like coffee! :eek:

    I haven't seen another iPad out anywhere, my DD attracts attention wherever she uses it. Good thing she is 14 and willing to show people!

    So i guess if i want to see one out i need to go to Starbucks huh?
  12. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    i was just thinking about going down there and getting a coffee and chill with my ipad and see if there are any others there.
  13. Soulcrux macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2008
    It's not cool to refer to your female associates by their cup size

  14. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    I saw a dude with an iPad.
  15. PCClone macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2010
    I saw a bunch of iPads at Best Buy and at apple.com.
  16. MiguelS macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2010
    San Jose
    Section 202 Row 3 seat 16, guy was typing on his ipad at the hockey game...

    Think he spent about 40 minutes on it...even during normal play.
  17. jb32828 macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    What 18 days since wifi launch, and i have had 12 unique ipads access our wifi hotspot in vegas.
  18. basement zombie macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2009
    How do you use the star bucks card for wifi acces once you're in the store? Is there some sort of code that you activate online?
  19. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    Have not seen anyone else with an iPad in the wild yet -- but I usually don't hang out at Starbucks.
  20. HERO XXL macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Nor have I...and I'm in NY. I wondered for a bit if it was probably shame associated with getting the wi-fi instead of the 3G. **shrugs**
  21. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...I spent ~2 hours in an :apple: store on 4/9/10 and saw no less than ~50 iPads being sold walking out the door... I was amazed how many people were actually buying them right after the product launch... my iPod touch and whitebook do just fine for my needs... maybe after another upgrade or two I'll feel differently...
  22. xolan99 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    In New York I'm starting to see them everywhere. Starbucks, the park, etc. even saw one guy walking down Broadway with one with no case, just pecking away with it.

    That, my friends, is how things get stolen. :)
  23. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2007
    Southern California
  24. jburns macrumors regular

    May 1, 2007
    College students have limited funds and different priorities.

    1. Beer

    2. Condoms

    3. iPad
  25. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2007
    Southern California
    I had no problem buying all three? :p

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