LOST in Manhattan with my iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ChocolateApple, May 8, 2010.

  1. ChocolateApple macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010
    New York
    It was a mild night in New York City. Tourists crowded the sidewalks chatting with excitement about the Broadway plays they'd just attended. Frustrated natives whisked by them. Me. Why was I there? A friend had a birthday party in the area. It was across the street from where I used to work -- so the Google map showed. I had my iPhone and iPad out, but with such a large crowd after 10pm, I was more comfortable referring to my iPhone for directions. After all, its novelty has weaned. I wouldn't draw attention to myself for using an iPhone.

    After attempting to pull up the address on the iPhone for about 10 minutes, I reluctantly opened the previously concealed iPad case, revealing the new, expensive, popular gadget, but for a minute. I quickly dialed in the name of the venue, it came up immediately on the 3G connection, and I proceeded to attempt to find it again.

    After closing the iPad case, I looked around. Who saw me? No one noticed. They were all in their own worlds, in the middle of Manhattan, on a Friday night. They were busy catching cabs and keeping up with friends. Good.

    After going in circles, I called the venue only to learn that the Google maps address was wrong. I was a block away.

    What a night. LOST in Manhattan...
  2. iRance macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2009
  3. Liam8 macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2009
    Do people usually look at you when you pull out the iPad? I didn't think it was that big of a deal to people!
  4. youssefm macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2008
    How do you get lost in Manhattan :confused:
    LOL, jk jk, even thought it might be like the easiest city in the world :D
    Regardless, I tried the GPS on the 3G iPad, and I feel like for some reason, it is A LOT better than the my 3Gs' gps.. thank god
  5. MatthewStorm macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    Chapel Hill
    I can't pull out my iPad without at least one person coming up to me, "Ohhh, can I touch it, it's soooo cool!." One girl actually Tweeted that she finally saw an iPad in the wild. Yep, the iPad is a chick magnet.
  6. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    I showed it to my little sister, who's not really into gadgets, thinking she'd act polite for 5 minutes. It took me an hour to get it out of her hands and we ended up both trying to work the touchscreen at the same time and slapping at each other's hands :) (She's 27, lest you think I'm talking about a tweener or something)
  7. Spudracer macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2009
    I've had my iPad on planes n trains so far and no one even blinked. No reaction from anyone. None. Nada.
  8. dougb256 macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2009
    We went out for dinner Thursday night and my wife brought her iPad with her. The waiter was enthralled with it - first time he had ever seen one!
  9. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Same here. Even when I walk the streets with my iPad up in the air and shout "I've got an iPad, peoples, I've got an iPad!", still no reaction from anyone. None. Nada. Zero. Nil. Naught. Zilch. Nix. Zip. Diddly-squat.
  10. Lara F macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    So you're saying you got AT&T service on the iPad but not the iPhone? I don't get the 10 unsuccessful minutes otherwise...
  11. Simgar988 macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2009
    Really? It's an instant O for most girls.
  12. Apple all life macrumors 6502

    Apr 2, 2009
    Your in NY. I live in NY too and I would careless if you had an Ipad. Great story but it doesn't surprise me that people didn't notice.

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