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Mix: iPad 2 reservations, Cydia blocked, iPad 2 LCIs, iOS alarm glitch

Apple is now accepting online reservations for next-day, in-store iPad 2 pickup in Australia. MacStories reports that customers can only reserve an iPad 2 if their selected Apple retail store has them in stock. Interested customers can access the reservation system via Apple’s retail site.

Apple has reportedly blocked access to the Cydia jailbreak app store on its retail store networks. The iPhone Download Blog reports that if a user attempts to load the Cydia store while on one of Apple’s free wi-fi networks, they will be redirected to Apple’s website instead.

Apple has removed all external liquid contact indicators (LCI) on the iPad 2, according to a new report. 9to5Mac claims that Apple’s Genius database now lists checking the SIM card tray (if present) for corrosion as the only way to externally check for damage caused by liquid. iFixit’s teardown of the iPad 2’s headphone jack showed no LCIs present, as they were in the first-generation design; the first-generation iPad also had LCIs in the 30-pin connector port, whereas the iPad 2 appears to have none.

Some iPhone users in the U.K. are reporting that a glitch in iOS caused their alarms to malfunction. BBC News reports that the problem is related to the clocks going forward for British Summer Time, and left some users’ alarms coming one hour late, one hour early, or not sounding at all. The report notes that the glitch appears to have affected non-recurring alarms set within the iPhone’s calendar application, rather than its dedicated alarm clock.

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Comments

1

received the ipad in the mail yesterday.
there is one issue that leaves me less than pleased, the inability to connect to the internet.  I opted not to get an internet carrier (e.g, Verizon, Comcast) because I found it to be a waste of money.  However, unless you’re in place with wifi you’re going to have a difficult time.

Posted by cary g on March 29, 2011 at 4:40 AM (PDT)

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cary g. reached across the interwebs and stated:
“received the ipad in the mail yesterday.
there is one issue that leaves me less than pleased, the inability to connect to the internet.  I opted not to get an internet carrier (e.g, Verizon, Comcast) because I found it to be a waste of money.  However, unless you’re in place with wifi you’re going to have a difficult time.”

It seems to me that you could have alleviated that less than pleased feeling by spending the additional US$129. Not really a waste of money then if you need it?

Posted by des on March 30, 2011 at 6:45 AM (PDT)

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“Not really a waste of money then if you need it?”

Um, it’s $129 up front plus between $30-$55 per month just to use it… or you find a Starbucks, or a McDs, or a Borders, or an AT&T store, or…

... you get the idea.

What you spend on wireless connectivity everywhere for an iPad will buy you your next iPad. We just “survived” a 5 day trip away from home with no wi-fi where we were staying. Two trips to a B&N/Starbucks and $4 later we had good coffee and all our app updates, e-Books for the trip, and podcasts topped off. That’s a much better deal than the 3G data plan in my version of value.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on March 30, 2011 at 8:02 AM (PDT)

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