Thursday, 15 March 2012

2Q or not 2Q

Well, son is pestering.

Wants me outside the apple shop in Reading silly'o'clock tomorrow queuing.

Do I really want to?

After all, I personally have lost over £1000, after tax, on this ADR issue. I am not sure I can afford the shiny shiny.

Decisions, decisions...

21 comments:

  1. I don't get what the new one gives you vs. the old one? Wow, slightly higher rez screen and slightly faster cpu (does the old ipad get maxed out already?)

    Unless I am missing something, what is so exciting?

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    1. No, you are right. Thicker, heavier, better res on screen and camera, and err. ... .. ... ...

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  2. Aye right. As if you'll not be down there. Expecting the review tomorrow.

    I don't understand it - it's only a piece of tech that will be outdated in 12 months.

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    1. So that means it is a "new" bit of tech?

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    2. And I don't see a 1DX shipping for at least a month.

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    3. My VAX 4000-500A is as good a space heater today as it was when new. It will be outdated not before the Sun becomes a red giant, the oceans boil dry and the atmosphere escapes into space. It also occasionally makes a stellar occasional table.

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  4. No more ADR Adrian, you promised.

    I have mine pre-ordered for delivery, but a nice shiny piece of Appleware will help to make you feel better I am sure. Go on, get yourself over there and enjoy it. If nothing else, everyone will marvel at your existing iPad. It's always a crowd pleaser.

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    1. Ooops, sorry, it slipped in somehow :-)

      Yes, the one person that would not like an orc engraved second hand iPad is my youngest daughter. Guess who managed to have her iPad break recently (out of warranty)...

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    2. :-)

      Did Apple replace it for her? Am I to guess that you went down there in the end then? Which one did you go for? 64Gb 3G + WiFi?

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    3. No, she gets to have an orc, but a pink cover.

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  5. Hmm...

    That is one helluva swing from:

    "Well, I have to put the ADR stuff behind me now" to "Take A&A to ADR and win a free iPad 3"

    I would propose the equivalent of a 'swear jar' in your office; put £1 in it every time you mention "ADR" (be it IRL, blog, IRC, e-mail, whatever).

    You'll soon have your new shiny ;-)

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  6. If you are getting a new ipad and havent already i would suggest leaving the apple store and reserver it at john lewis or argos. I reserved one at an argos near me last night so that i could stroll in tomorrow grab a coffee on the way and pick it up without all the fuss and waiting involved with the apple store launches

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    1. Was a short queue in Reading. Though apparently some had been there since 3am!

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    2. wow 3am i must admit if i wasnt in university today i would of probably headed to an apple store in the wee hours as the banter can often be fun. Is the screen on it nice?

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  7. I read in the news not so long ago about a recent study that discovered that the areas of the brain that are activated when a fan is shown the logo of a much loved brand are the same areas that are activated when religious people are shown powerful religious imagery. Seems that would be the irrational adoration neurons firing ;) Couldn't help but think of that news report when I was reading about the queues for the iPad 3. Don't get me wrong, I think Apple make some great products (I'm typing this on a MacBook Pro), but really?!

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    1. Interesting... Apple, the new religion?

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    2. I guess they have enough money and followers to count as a church ;-)

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    3. the bbc did a documentary on it as part of there series secrets of super brands - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011cr8h

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