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First Impressions of the iPad 64GB 3G+Wifi

by on May 2nd, 2010

I’ve been trying to get my hands on an iPad since the initial release, but as we all know, they’ve been sold out and when in stock they’ve managed to vanish in matter of hours. Unfortunately for me, the closest US Apple store is a 2 hour drive and a customs headache. On Saturday, however, I decided to take the trip to Buffalo and pick up the iPad 3G.

My original intention back when the iPad launched was to save some cash and buy the 64GB WiFi version, but after experiencing the tediousness of jailbreaking my iPhone and keeping up with the Apple vs. DevTeam battles, I decided that I’d rather not have the headache of needing to jailbreak my iPad in order to use cellular data.

I’ve actually been getting pretty used to my iPhone 3GS running 3.1.3 with no Jailbreak, especially knowing that most of things I miss will be making their “official” appearance in OS 4.0.

iPad 3G First Impressions…

I didn’t want to… Actually, I was hoping I’d feel like I just wasted a thousand dollars and hock it on eBay in a few days but, as all things Apple go, I absolutely love it.

Even after a mere 10 minutes of setting up I’m noticing how amazing the screen looks. How precise the touchscreen is – it’s so precise and responsive it makes my 3GS feel “off” by comparison. Apple has certainly mastered the “feel” of the touchscreen interface.

I synced 10GB of music, movies and apps in less than 2 minutes. On my iPhone 3GS it would have taken far longer. I want to say at least 10 minutes, but I can’t be certain. I’ll conduct some speed comparisons later this week.

I wish I could say something about the 3G component but alas, I am merely a Canadian and we come last. I’m debating cutting my iPhone SIM and tossing it inside the iPad. I doubt that the Rogers network will actually be able to tell the difference between my iPhone and my iPad.

Overall, I’m floored.

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