UK F1 Qualifying coverage on BBC...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by abcdefghijklmno, May 29, 2010.

  1. abcdefghijklmno macrumors member

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    Anyone else noticed Jake Humphrey waving an iPad around during the first section of this morning's coverage?!

    Will try and get a screenshot in a bit....

    ....EDIT - here we go...

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    Now that's a whole garage full of cool!
     
  2. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    He had it I think in Monaco as well. BBC importing from the US!!
     
  3. C225 macrumors regular

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    He had it in Monaco as well:)
     
  4. abcdefghijklmno thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah, didn't spot it then. Maybe I'm just all iPad-aware this week!

    Would be interesting to see what he's using it for.

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  5. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    Wonder if he has the F1 app? Can't see that he'd need it but might be using it i suppose.
     
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    He's not got a 3G. Wonder if he's tapping Bernie's wifi... :D
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    He's had it forthe last 3-4 races and he uses it for Twitter!
     
  8. ollybutch macrumors member

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    It replaced his clip board, so notes, twitter and he has mentioned the f1 app as well
     
  9. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    If you listened to the coverage carefully, you'll also know that Lewis Hamilton imported one for Heikki Kovalaninen and charged him commission!!
     
  10. Lordillingworth macrumors regular

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    Last season Martin Brundle and co were saying that they used the F1 iPhone App as it was one of the best ways to see what was going on throughout the field that they had seen. I thought that was pretty incredible really when you think about it... a commentator using an official app running on what amounts to third party hardware being better than whatever they are provided with in the commentary box!
     
  11. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    He's carrying it everywhere! he loves it! he won't let it go and I bet he slept with it!

    Ok so did he get a freebie from Apple on the basis he gave it a minimum of TV time?

    I'm not jealous...much.
     
  12. One Love 1867 macrumors regular

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    The BBC wouldn't allow it even if he did.

    I think this is just a case that the iPad may genuinely be a better, easier and more functional way of accessing reams of stats and information, or making notes, than clipboards and bits of paper. If he's using the iPad that way, then fair play I guess!
     
  13. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Everytime he looks at his watch he gives the viewers a flash of his pad.

    Now he is taking viewers emails directly from it, looks like this will be a permanent fixture for F1. Look out for the Ferrari iPad skin!

    Airlines are offering to rent them on flights with TV and Film packages together with wifi use.....nice.
     
  14. SamNeeds macrumors regular

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    Yeah, he's had it since Monaco. And I guess he's using Wifi that's pumped out at all races for journalists and people like that.
     
  15. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    He needs to put that in a Grip Vue, or I can totally see Jake dropping that, live on tv. :D
     

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