Just purchase Ipad 2 need advice.....

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  1. iSIILENT macrumors regular

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    Today i finally purchased Ipad 2 wifi 64gb from bestbuy.

    i havent opened it due to that fact that am paranoid at new gadgets that i buy and i always need to make sure i do the right thing from the start (not even sure which iOS i have hopefully one that i can jailbreak ...first thing i did was purchased a smart cover (grey) at best buy and i also purchased the ZUM SC ULTIMATE from amazon but it will arrive Tomorrow. the reason i havent opened it has been because i have not purchased a screen protector, and i been looking all over on which one to purchase, i tend to have really oily fingers and tend to sometimes sweat a lil so i need something that is really good with fingerprints and ect.

    right now am stuck on picking the power support hd protector or the iVisorAG , please any advice would be great.

    now i need advice on the insurance part am looking to purchase the square trade insurance since am able to get 30% off, which it will come out about the same as apple care. now my questions is since the ipad comes with 1 year apple warranty , lets say i get the squaretrade insurance and something goes wrong with the ipad and i take it to apple and they hand me over another ipad for watever reason will that void my square trade insurance or am i able to transfer the insurance or does everything stay the same.
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    My advice is that relax and just start using your iPad.
     
  3. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    +1

    Agreed, break the seal and use it.
     
  4. iSIILENT thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh thanks ! lol makes me feel that much better, now can you atleast answer the screen protector and insurance situation....:D
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Ok. Get a screen protector, they all accomplish the same thing...reducing fingerprints and protecting the screen. I just bought whatever one the shop had.

    Squaretrade covers accidental damage, Apple Care doesn't.

    Stop worrying about the screen and just use the dang thing. I think it will survive until your protector comes.
     
  6. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Screen protector = Don't need it

    Insurance = Don't need it

    But that's just me.
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I disagree.

    I use a screen protector because my fingers don't slide smoothly over the screen coating like they do on early iPhones where the glass is not coated. This is annoying on games where my fingers have to make slight movements. I find a screen protector helps.
     
  8. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Screen protectors are such an individual thing. My suggestion for the OP is try it out without and decide.
     
  9. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I agree, screen protector provides too much friction for me (I do a lot of notetaking with a stylus) so it isn't very viable. As per the insurance, get it if you need it... if it breaks - oh well. I'm not up for buying insurance as I'm quite responsible with my equipment.
     
  10. iSIILENT thread starter macrumors regular

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    whoooo just notice i have 4.3.3 ... jailbreak for me ..
     
  11. Brianws71 macrumors newbie

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    You have until the 1 year warranty is up to get apple care so why buy it now? Apple care doesnt give you anything diffrent until your one year is up. Plus if you decide to get ipad 3 in the next year why waste your money if you not going to keep the ipad 2 for more than a year.
     
  12. iSIILENT, Sep 15, 2011
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    iSIILENT thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea i was not planning on buying apple care now, basically i wanted to know if i was to purchase the square trade insurance , and something goes wrong and i would like to go into apple store and have it fix , and for some reason they hand me over a different ipad , will it void my square trade insurance, main reason am getting square trade is for broken screen or water damage, i use apple for the 1 year for tech support and any hardware issues..
     
  13. ninerfan macrumors regular

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    To answer your questions about Square Trade:

    1. Great company!! They offer accidental coverage (dropping, spilled liquid, etc.). Apple does not provide that coverage. In order to obtain it, you must buy the coverage within 90 days of purchasing your iPad 2.

    2. Yes, the coverage is transferrable. My ipad2 was replaced by Apple and Square Trade simply took the new serial number and paperwork that Apple provided to me, done!!

    Hope this helps! Enjoy iPad 2 and let us know how the Zum works out for you!
     
  14. Lindenhurst macrumors 6502a

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    I had my iPad 1 since it came out and have no marks on screen. I hate the feeling of the screen protectors as well as the texture of some of them.

    As far as the insurance goes, if I drop mine, I pay for it.
     
  15. iSIILENT thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks !
     

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