New iPad review embargo date?

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  1. chucknelson macrumors newbie

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    I can't remember back to last year, but is the review embargo usually a few days before official release? :confused:
     
  2. Anlino macrumors member

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    Engadget published their review two days before release last year.
     
  3. homeboy macrumors 6502

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    So an Engadget review tomorrow then. I'm sure they've played with one for the past two days anyways.
     
  4. iCarabma macrumors 6502

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    Tech reviews run in papers (nyt, wsj, usa today) in Thursday's edition. They will show up online sometime Wednesday night. As will the tech sites that got review units.

    That's way it has worked in the past anyway.
     
  5. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Im not trying to downplay the improvements, but since the new iPad is just a better version of the old one then I'm not expecting much out of the reviews beyond the 1st impression reactions:

    - The screen needs to be seen to be believed
    - Websites seem snappier with the extra memory
    - The camera is good but the iPad is awkward
    - LTE speeds are like having WiFi on the road, but with data caps
    - Something derogatory about the competitors being 2 years behind

    Im not saying I won't read the reviews. Its just that there isn't much new to say about it since everything is "better" but nothing is necessarily new.
     
  6. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I was told I could not say anything till Friday!:eek:
     
  7. dennya macrumors regular

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    Yeah, but betcha they told Walt Mossberg Thursday... :)
     
  8. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    I want to know more about the bezel gestures...there seems to be a dearth of info on it. Unless I'm overlooking it.:confused:
     
  9. powerslave12r macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but reading the review is like watching porn. You know what to expect, but it's still exciting. :D
     
  10. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    It's interesting. I'm guessing they will release the reviews at midnight if they can, probably Thursday or even Friday 12:00AM.

    I seem to recall them doing something like this last time; although I may have been dreaming (it's kinda late) :eek:
     
  11. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

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    There are no bezel gestures. That might be why you aren't finding any info on it.
     
  12. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I'm not sure if you're serious, but if you are...
     
  13. jeffg819 macrumors regular

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    I think for the iPad 2, Uncle Walt had a review up on the Thursday before the Friday launch (3/11/11).
     
  14. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    You have to turn on the haptic interface first, as that's how you can feel the virtual buttons on the bezel.

    j/k
     
  15. djrod macrumors 65816

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    I just got them with iOS 5.1, they are really hard to use :cool:
     
  16. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    I'm not imagining things. Engadget reported it on their webcast, there are references to it HERE and HERE to name a few. Apparently it was discussed in the iPad announcement in regards to iPhoto.

    What say you? :p
     
  17. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

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    Joanna Stern (formerly of The Verge) who works for ABC News tech now, tweeted something about 24 hours to go for an embargo lift. She was very generic but I think we can all figure out what she was talking about.
     
  18. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    They were talking about pulling something onto the screen from the edge. The iPad has no sensors on the bezel.
     
  19. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

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    Someone's gonna be disappointed on Friday...
     
  20. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

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    Strange that they call it "bezel gestures" and not just "gestures" though.

    Not really. All I said was I want to know more about it.
     
  21. Diiiiips macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I don't remember when reviews of the iPad came out but I remember iPhone 4S reviews didn't come out until the Friday.
     
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  23. homeboy macrumors 6502

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    Yupp. I bet they have already been written and are ready to go up. Engadget will likely draw first blood.
     
  24. Grease2310 macrumors member

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    They are swipping away from the bezel, thats the only reason I can think of to call it a bezel gesture. The function they're describing when they talk about it is available in iPhoto right now for iPhone and current iPads, so it certainly has nothing to do with a new bezel sensor etc.
     
  25. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    it looks like engadget posted at 9 pm ( i assume eastern time) on the Wednesday before. So less than 12 hours until reviews if they are the same time.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/09/ipad-2-review/
     

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