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Buying an Ipad

by JamsKalliath / February 5, 2012 6:08 AM PST

I am planing to buy an ipad from US and I will be using it mainly in Europe. Do you think it will work well in Europe and even other parts of the world?
Secondly I hear that there is an Ipad3 coming soon, is there anything true in it?

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It will work of course
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 5, 2012 6:30 AM PST
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I don't think we in Europe can magically break an iPad just by it being here, Happy

But connecting to the internet may be a problem. Here's Apple's guide to that; http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4056

And there's another one here which might tell more; http://ask.metafilter.com/144560/Can-I-use-the-iPad-in-Europe

If no wifi networks are available the iPad will attempt to connect using a Cellular Data Network and if you have a cell phone that you would normally use to connect an iPad to the internet in the US, that network might not be available to you over here.

Make sure you have the correct chargers available and you might need an all purpose mains adapter as Europe doesn't have a unified mains voltage setup as far as I know

iPad3? As usual with Apple, rumours just rumours, like this one; http://ipad3newsblog.com/tag/ipad-3-release-date/

Apple will let us all know when it is released.

Hope that helps.


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To expand a little here,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 5, 2012 7:28 AM PST
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your iPad will work wirelessly anywhere in the world, as long as there is a WiFi signal to connect to.

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Don't forget
by birdmantd Forum moderator / February 10, 2012 9:44 PM PST

There a 2 distinct different types of iPads (with different amounts of RAM). There is a cellular version that can access cellular data and a Wifi-only model. The Wifi-only model is cheaper and does not need to be unlocked. I currently own an original Wifi-only model with 16 GB RAM and works flawlessly on any available Wifi connection.

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iPad 3
by vandersyde / February 10, 2012 5:41 PM PST
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US based iPad's have a 3G and GSM version (AT&T & Verizon) if you've got time wait till March and pick yourself an iPad 3, they aren't going to be network specific so that will help you out heaps particularly roaming around Europe. Check out this little article on what to expect out of the iPad 3 - http://insydetech.info/2012/02/10/ipad-3-in-march/

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Along with the foldout screen, ethernet jack,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 10, 2012 10:34 PM PST
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USB3 port and eSata.

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