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I did not buy my Ipad 2 3G and wifi 32gb brand new I bought it from my friend at college who I know is reliable.
I was so excited and was really looking forward to finally getting my hands on one of these amazing and technological gadgets that I bought cases way in advance and couldn''t wait for the day to come!
However, when I bought it, I updated my iPad 2 with the new apple iOS7.1.1 software. What a huge mistake that was! I wanted to update it because as we all know, we all want to keep our electrical items up to date and in with the latest technology.
The update has completely messed with my iPad and has sent it into complete mental mode at times. I find that it goes crazy by itself and seems to have a mind of its own and flicks from apps to apps and starts opening different things and starts typing on the keyboard and goes completely crazy!
I have taken it to the Apple store and they have managed to restart it and to restore it. Which was all well and good for the first few days before it started to go wappy again!
I''m currently in a pickle about what to do with it myself. The thing is, Apple told me that if the ''wappyness'' kept happening after they had tried to do their magic, then I would have to come in and pay for someone to fox it before it would be a hardware problem, not a software. I''m in two minds whether to fix it or whether to just put up with it. I think I need help with the decision myself!
Just wanted to write a review and warn you; but it might not be everyone''s!
Ive only had my iPad for a fortnight and I already couldn't live without it. The battery life has far exceeded my expectations, lasting at least 48 hours without a charge and with regular usage. I took it on its first long car journey from Bristol to Brighton yesterday and played with it almost all the way there and all the way back - I has access to the Internet at almost all times which I found to be really impressive coverage (I'm with Three, the same people I have a mobile contract with, and would highly recommend) the availability of the apps on the app store is phenomenal, I've not yet searched for something, however obscure, and not found it. A lot of games are now available for the iPad as well as the iPhone so all the old favourites are there! The touch screen is awesome and typing (as I write this review) is sheer satisfaction and just so easy. It's actually enjoyable to type for a change. I would recommend this product to anybody whethe they want something fun to play around with on the go or ( like myself) want it to double up as a "personal assistant" keeping my day to day living in check with smart apps that help control income, bills, saving and diary. Definitely a 5* rated product, I literally cannot think of any niggling little issues that bug me with this device (and normally there are a few!) hats off to Apple, it's a truly remarkably designed machine.
I wasn't sure what to make of this product. It is basically a big ipod touch. It has all the features of an ipod touch but is a lot easier to use due to bigger screen and buttons.
I purchased my ipad2 from John Lewis - big mistake. It cost me £579. Turns out I can get it cheaper elsewhere! However, it was a spur of the moment purchase so I didn't really look around.
The battery life is average. Similar to that of an ipod.
A major problem for me is that you cannot have Flash player installed on the ipad as Apple have restrictions. Which means you cannot watch tv/films online which I often do.
The design is simple and elegant. I am however very worried about scratching it so have had to purchase a case for it (another expense).
I wouldn't advise people to rush out to buy one right now as they aren't the best thing ever. And i'm sure there will be a newer ipad out soon enough and the ipad1 and ipad2 will be much much cheaper.