The It's Here Thread - 3G iPad Quick Thoughts And Comments

Discussion in 'iPad' started by w00tini, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. w00tini macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    Just arrived now


    Tearing open and will report back....
  2. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    You should be doing an unboxing video rather than tearing it open behind closed doors, so to speak.
  3. Zepaw macrumors 65816


    Apr 18, 2010
    Unboxing videos are fail. I don't need to see someone remove something from packaging. :p
  4. jamone13 macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010
    I agree. I would love to see a video of the settings app changes any anything else different from the WiFi that you notice. I'm stuck at work till 4 :(
  5. Mshilling macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2010
    amen to that. Ive opened a lot of boxes over the years and never once felt the need to share the experience with strangers on the internet. Its a box. open it already!
  6. bevobadger macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
    Sitting at McDonald's now eating breakfast right before I go across the street to FedEx to get my ipad. I am pleased I was able to intercept it and not have to wait til Monday.

    Yes, I am a dork, but, this stuff makes me happy.
  7. parkds macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2003
    Just got mine about an hour ago...but no unboxing video either. I agree with the others.
  8. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Can you sign up for the 3G service when you are not on WiFi? Inquiring minds want to know :).
  9. DougFNJ macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    Well let's hear it's the speed? Where are the quick thought's and comments? :confused:
  10. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    No unboxing video needed. Plus they have been done to death with the WIFI models.
  11. hopeman macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    Hamm, Germany
  12. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

    Apr 2, 2009
    #G Here

    I would think not since you have to fill in the CC info and a lot of other stuff and that would have to be transmitted to ATT before the 3G account can be activated. But, when you turn the pad on there is an ATT symbol in the upper left corner with bars showing signal strength so that would seem to indicate you can do it without wifi. I had already connected to my wifi when I set my account up.
  13. fjfjfjfj macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    New York, NY
    How can you eat, the anticipation would cause me to lose my appetite.
  14. PapZ macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2007
    Are you able to insert some other carrier's SIM (that is, a cut up SIM to mimick a micro-SIM) in order to see if it's unlocked?
    I'd like to have one US iPad 3G for using in Italy, but US Apple's customer service told me US iPads are AT&T locked, which seems to me quite strange...
  15. X-rated macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2010
    Un-boxing of the 3G

    Just picked it up at the local sort as soon as they opened this morn

    Attached Files:

  16. hanzoh macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2005
    Dude, I guess only some people have had it now for about an hour, how can they say anything about battery life?
  17. Saberon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2008
    Read the iPad manual on the US Site

    I quote

    iPad is unlocked, so you can choose your preferred carrier. Cellular data settings vary
    depending on the carrier. If you choose a carrier other than AT&T (U.S. only), contact
    them to set up an account and to obtain a compatible micro-SIM card.
    [You cant use it on any other carrier than ATT in US but it is still unlocked]

    Page 34
  18. jamone13 macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010
    Steve Jobs replied to a email stating that you could take a US iPad 3G international and use a local sim from the country that you are visiting. I'm not finding it with some quick searches, so this and everything else I've heard it is NOT AT&T locked.
  19. cconley11 macrumors newbie


    Apr 14, 2010
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Yee hah....time to explore. No time for pics!

    InitiatedPicked upIn transitDelivered

    Signed for by: J.MCMACKIE Shipment Dates
    Ship date Apr 29, 2010
    Delivery date Apr 30, 2010 10:09 AM
    GARDEN CITY, MIProof of Delivery

    Our journey has ended, our travels and exploration begin!
  20. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Actually I find unboxing videos handy b/c you see what is included and how it all fits together. This is especially valuable with cameras. However, I agree that once there is a good one on YouTube, etc., there isn't a need for people to keep posting new ones like they were Cabbage Patch dolls or something where each one is unique.
  21. SpeedNut macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2010
    I hope it'll work in Italy, that's one of my selling points to the wife.. we're heading there on holiday / vacation in July... :eek:
  22. Feeshy macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    #22 really couldn't wait, huh?

    Mine is at the Denver sort...but I'll hang here at home and give the FedEx man a big hug when I see him. ;)

    Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwaanza, <Holiday of Choice> to all who get their magical iPad 3G today!
  23. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    You might want to lock down an Italian cellco that uses microsims and has a data-only pre-pay plan.
  24. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

    Jan 31, 2010
    Come on people, better pictures. If any has one they can put side by side against the wifi would be great.
  25. jamone13 macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010
    You need to fix that relationship. Me: "I'm ordering a 3G iPad, do you want one?" Her: "WiFi's fine for me".

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