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I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: April 27, 2016 09:58AM
It is now so bad I could not give to a friend.

I should replace it.

And hide it away.

I wonder what to replace it with?

Running 9.3.1



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(Paul Valery)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/28/2016 08:52AM by Go To Top.
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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 27, 2016 10:13AM
An iPad Pro 9.7 is the obvious choice!

My iPad 2 is only a little more useful... and I'm contemplating the same upgrade.
More and more apps won't run on my iPad 2 because I won't update past iOS 7. I SHOULD have updated to 8 when it was available, but I won't try iOS 9... even the iPad Air's I have at work took a speed hit going to 9, so I'm not going to load that elephant on my old iPad 2!



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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: Spiff
Date: April 27, 2016 10:22AM
my iPad 3 took a hit with speed going to 9, but it still chugs along. Typing is annoying as there is a significant delay in the characters showing up after I type.

However, I don't have the cash to do anything but enjoy iOS 9 on my iPad 3.
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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: April 27, 2016 10:38AM
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Spiff
my iPad 3 took a hit with speed going to 9, but it still chugs along. Typing is annoying as there is a significant delay in the characters showing up after I type.

However, I don't have the cash to do anything but enjoy iOS 9 on my iPad 3.

Out iPad 3 is working quite well, even for typing. One thing you may want to consider is doing a nuke & pave, especially if you have filled it full, removed things, filled it full again, etc. We did the N&P when upgrading to iOS 8 and it made quite a difference. We'll probably do it again for iOS10.
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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: April 27, 2016 10:44AM
I'd see if there are any video streaming options (AirVideo) for a jailbroken (or not!) iPad 1 and use as a video player. It'd get a lot of use in our household.
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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 27, 2016 10:53AM
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Paul F.
I won't try iOS 9... even the iPad Air's I have at work took a speed hit going to 9, so I'm not going to load that elephant on my old iPad 2!

Same with my iPad Air. I was more than a little disappointed by this. My iPad Air was barely two years old when iOS 9 was released - IMO, there's absolutely no reason for the performance hit I took when I upgraded to that OS.



It is what it is.
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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: April 27, 2016 11:31AM
I bought one used ($50) over Christmas and put it in an iCade for my nephews. They love it.
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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: JPK
Date: April 27, 2016 12:50PM
I have one that I bought for my aging father. It has been used maybe a couple of times.

It is like new. But compared to my iPad 3 it is a pooch!

Some things are classic, some things are just old. I put an iPad 1 in the latter category.

JPK
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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 27, 2016 02:09PM
An iPad Pro 9.7 is the obvious choice!

I don't know if it's the choice for everyone, but that's how I'd roll.

I'd get it just because I could use the pencil.

The ability to sketch out ideas with some detail is huge. I wonder if there's an app that will let draw my squiggle from point A to B and then straighten it for me as I draw. Drop in various electronic components and I could knock out simple schematics in a few minutes.

Besides all it other features, the pencil is the big draw for me.




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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 27, 2016 02:37PM
Don't really give a crap about the pencil, myself... just that has more horsepower than the Air 2, and the same form factor!

The pencil is NEAT... just not something I see myself using much.



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 27, 2016 03:04PM
I didn't imply that you gave a crap about anything or that you should.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 27, 2016 03:12PM
And I didn't imply that your liking and wanting the pencil features was in any way wrong, immoral or fattening.



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

--

--

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Eureka, CA
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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 27, 2016 03:22PM
My wife corrects her students' papers using pen and ink on a paper copy. She once asked me about using a new iPad and pencil to correct Word documents but demurred when I said, "Go for it." She thought it would just take more effort on her part. She is likely right.



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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 27, 2016 03:41PM
She is likely right.[/]

As I said, it's not the choice for everyone.

For me, the Pencil would be very helpful. But my A2 is still new enough that I can't rationalize the purchase yet.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/27/2016 03:43PM by RAMd®d.
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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 27, 2016 04:19PM
Why you gotta bring rationality into this?
It's cool, you want it... you should have one!
(Doing my part to keep you as broke from buying toys as I am, lol)


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RAMd®d
She is likely right.[/]

As I said, it's not the choice for everyone.

For me, the Pencil would be very helpful. But my A2 is still new enough that I can't rationalize the purchase yet.



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
----
Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

--

--

--
Eureka, CA
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Re: I bought a brand new iPAD 1
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 27, 2016 09:28PM
My wife and son - both in college now - LOVE their Apple Pencils.
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