Using my iPad in Switzerland, DAY ONE! A fanboy's review

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 50548, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. 50548 Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    To cut a long story short:

    I got mine yesterday from a friend that visited the US and couldn't be happier about the absolutely fantastic possibilities of this thing, EVEN for a 1.0 release.

    The iPad is just the beginning of a long and gratifying revolution - the perfect analogy? IT IS the best couch/kitchen/bedside computer ever. No more going upstairs to fire up your Mac just to check something on the more waking up your laptop and opening its lid simply to see if a certain news has arrived.

    The only problems for me? Being unable (so far) to have iBooks and purchase apps directly from the iPad here in Europe; another thing that I am still figuring is how to import files into your iPad for viewing or light editing...everything else is just awesome, with an unbelievably long battery life!

    Screen - awesome quality, no eyestrain;
    Virtual keyboard - much easier to use than expected;
    Multitouch - extremely accurate and intuitive, and what a great implementation over all apps;
    Apps - a lot available, with a lot more coming - even the free ones exude quality;
    Wi-Fi - no issues to report, fast and straightforward;
    Videos - what a great couch cinema!
    Sound - stronger than expected for such a small device;
    Form factor - may be a tiny bit heavy if you're using it for hours in one hand; two hands or on your lap are absolutely fine;
    Battery life - one hour of use and no change from 100% - this thing is amazing!

    In a nutshell, this thing is gonna cover more than 75% of my portable needs; now my good ol' iBook G3 may rest in tranquility

    Thank you, SJ, for another wonderful home run! :D
  2. epi117 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2010
  3. RMXO macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2009
    Welcome to the club. For iBooks purchases you might want to look into softwares like StrongVPN.
  4. 50548 thread starter Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    It's ok, I understand the legal constraints until official launch in other countries...will try my fiancée's home address in the US. Just one question: can I buy apps with BOTH my account and hers? Does iTunes draw any difference about this?
  5. icameleon macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    Swiss App store compatibility?

    I also had the chance to receive a US iPad and to start using it in Switzerland. When I try accessing the App Store on the iPad it tells me something close to "the AppStore is not available in this country". I was wondering if I would have any problems accessing the Swiss Appstore once it will be open here in end of April. Do you know anything about it? Will we be stuck and not able to access the AppStore? Thanks for your help!
  6. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    Its not 100% fanboy review. I agree with you on almost everything. I don't own one, but use one.
  7. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
  8. Spudracer macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2009
    Well, Switzerland is off to a good start! Seems like you grasp what the iPad is just fine. Amazingly, many people in the US are whining because they can't multitasking and use iMovie to edit video files.

    Enjoy your iPad! And let your fiancé get her hands on it once in a while.
  9. Fakejohnsculley macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2010
    How about the Kindle app? Does it work in Switzerland?

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