So, tomorrow I'm going to buy an iPad 32 GB 3G...

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ThatsMeRight, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    ...any things I should look after? Like is it really necessary to use a screenprotector, or does it fine without?

    Any things I should now?
  2. 3lionsbecks Suspended


    Jul 19, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I havent needed a screen protector (bought mine in June) but a case or cover is a must.

    I think the leather covers are best...they protect the iPad and can also be used to prop it up when needed.

  3. merics macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2007
    First of all, congrats on your purchase, you'll love it. Regarding screen protector, I have the 64G and when asking an Apple rep at the store, he stated that he never uses screen protectors on any of his devices, particularly on the iPad since the glass in his words is "the same as the windshield on a car".

    Well, his advice almost swayed me in not doing so, because I've always protected my iPhone from beginning. So, I bought the Powers Support Anti-Glare screen protector and first let me say, it was truly the easiest protector I've installed and secondly, it looks very good, almost darn hard to tell it's protected, zero, and I mean ZERO bubbles......

    For the best experience with apps, I only install iPad apps, no universals with exception of iBooks.

    You'll enjoy it.... I haven't used my MacBook Pro since....
  4. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I have had mine in the Apple Case since day 1. I never take it out. Somehow I developed a nasty scratch on my screen that actually affects the pixels color. Luckily it's not too bad but I immediately bought power support crystal film. I should have done it from day one. It's like its not even on there

    Anyhow, to make a long story short, definitely recommend getting a screen protector.
  5. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I just use the Apple case with no screen protector and I am fine with it
    I take pretty good care of my products, so I don't feel the need
  6. Tomple macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    New York, New York
    I only use an incase sleeve and thats perfect for me.
  7. prot0type macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
  8. mikechan1234 macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2010
    Hope you enjoy your iPad, just look out for dead pixels after opening it, if you find one then take it back for a new one. Had a dead pixel on mine and took it back without hesitation. Apple case to me is an essential if you're taking it out.
  9. Maziar macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    I have had mine for about 4 months and haven't had a single scratch on the screen, however I use a griffin grip(marware Eco vue on the way) to protect rears and the back side because they can get scratched easily.
    Hope you enjoy it ;)
  10. Touchstone64 macrumors regular

    May 10, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    For me: Apple case (essential prop-up when using travelling, esp. on airplane) but no screen protector. I used to have invisible shield on iPhone 3GS but my iPhone 4 and iPad are naked, and more enjoyable for it. Just my opinion :)

    You'll love the iPad :)
  11. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    I use a belkin grip vue at home, and a griffin folio for traveling.

    Thinking about a keyboard dock, but haven't bothered yet.
  12. Touchstone64 macrumors regular

    May 10, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    The keyboard dock is the one thing I regret - got my iPad on launch day with it and I've used the keyboard twice.
  13. EssentialParado macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2005
    If you're prone to excessive clumsiness or will be using the ipad in anything other than normal circumstances, a screen protector is not recommended. — It lowers screen fidelity ever so slightly and some argue it makes it more difficult to run your fingers easily over the screen. :)
  14. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
    I'm exactly the same!
  15. ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Thanks for all the feedback. Most likely, tomorrow around this time I will have got an iPad in my hands! :D
  16. ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Oh, one more question. When using the YouTube app over 3G, the image quality is lower (just like on the iPhone). On the iPhone I therefor use (which also does high quality image over 3G). Does also work great on the iPad? :)
  17. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    It works amazing. And the quality is good. The layout of the ipad version is really nice.
  18. ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Thanks, can't wait 'till tomorrow! :)
  19. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    I am really on the fence about buying an iPad currently. I know I will get one eventually. I would use it everyday, and it would increase productivity for both work and school. I am wondering if I should wait for gen 2. I don't care about a camera. My biggest concerns are that the current RAM and processor are not good enough for multitasking. What does everyone think about the current gen for multitasking?
  20. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2006
    Tyler, Texas
    The current 4.2 beta 1 works great on the current gen iPad. I can't detect lag but I do know the memory can fill up since the memory management program I use has shown the memory being maxed when several programs have been open.

    Again, I haven't really noticed a decrease of speed because of this but I'm sure having more memory would help the iPad. I wouldn't be concerned with the processor - and I would personally go ahead and buy an iPad if you are really wanting to purchase. I suspect the new generation won't come out till next spring and if there is a memory bump I will definitely buy the new one.
  21. ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    And I've got it! It's really awesome to use and anyone who says the ipad is just a big iPod touch or iPhone has not spent enough time with it. :)

    Posted from my 32GB 3G iPad
  22. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    Or has spent too LITTLE time with it. I kid...kinda.
  23. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
    I sincerely hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoy using mine, it's a great device! Congrats!
  24. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    i personally have the apple case and invisishield on the front. i'm just anal about scratches and such.

    i like the apple case a lot because it doesn't add a lot of bulk to the unit and ergonomically it works well. the rubber surface does pick up dirt easily and needs to be cleaned regularly.

    the invisishield has a little orange peel quality to it when the unit is off, but it's unoticeable (to me) when i'm using the ipad. the feel is a little "stickery" than the naked screen, but it doesn't bother me.

    the two things i'd consider is upgrading to the 64GB and perhaps buying the camera connector kit. the 64GB will "only" be $100 more. for me, i could never have enough space and you would make most of that back upon resale anyway. the camera connector kit is kinda of cool if you like to point, shoot and upload on the fly. i have yet to purchase this as i like to post process on the computer before i upload. and if i do need to post something on the fly, i have my iphone.
  25. ThatsMeRight thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Today I noticed a dead pixel, and it's really annoying. Apple's excuse? I quote (translated from Dutch): "Dead pixels can occure on a device with so many pixels. You can only get a replacement when more dead pixels occure (>5)."

    Alternatively I can go to the shop where I bought it (it's not an Apple Store - there are non in The Netherlands) and try to get it swopped (but changes are small). So tomorrow I'll have to go back with my iPad again :(

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