Time in line: 8+ hours. (Bet you can’t find me in these videos!)
Being one of the first to get their hands on an iPad 2 in Toronto: Priceless.
Mind you I didn’t come anywhere close to the 2 days some peeps spent in waiting.
As of date of this post I haven’t let go of my new iPad much. Am I an Apple product fanatic? Nope. But despite this tech toy not being able to wash my dishes, I can find all my recipes again. And my writing. And my reviews. Then there’s all the games, iTunes, messenger, Skype calls, ebook reading, note taking… I even found an app that will send a message to your iPhone with a tune. Great for distance-zapping the kids off its battery when waiting for a phone call.
I gave it a painful non-stop workout from 5am this morning to 2pm this afternoon. Watched some movies, downloaded tons of my pictures, Tweeted, Facebooked, the whole cheese, and then I finally plugged it in with 20% left in the battery which is impressive compared to my MacBook that would have died in 2 1/2 hours max. It heated up barely enough to feel unless taking specific notice to it.
It’s fast. It’s pretty. ( I got mine in white and the 16 gig/no 3G.) And if it played WoW it might actually make my MacBook and Mac Mini obsolete. Mind you, the old school Final Fantasy apps on such a gorgeous screen is fun enough to make me feel 12 years old again. The apps that I had on my iPhone already and the programs from my Mac synced without issues on top of it all.
Time saved to play more Final Fantasy: 2 hours at least.
I feel somewhat-bad for any tablet that wants to take this one on in the near future, for this just might be the Jesus Tablet after all.