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    Are You Aware of Apple's Lifetime Limit on iPad Purchases?



    I wasn't aware of it. My friends weren't either. How about you?

    Of course, we're all aware of Apple's limit of two iPad purchases per customer. But who knew this "limit" was iron clad for life?

    After all, if we have a booklet full of identical coupons valid one per customer, every day we can use one coupon - ultimately redeeming the full value of the booklet on a day-by-day basis as a lone customer. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that Apple plays by similar rules. And while most of us will never have a good reason to buy more than two iPads, those of us who have such needs are apparently out of luck.

    Case in point: a medical student recently chronicled his encounter with Apple's lifetime limit in his blog entitled "Protocol Snow." In a nutshell, the dude was simply buying iPads for his buddies who lived out of the country but still wanted (or needed) Apple's cool new tablet. To set the record straight, he wasn't buying the iPads and reselling them for a profit. Instead, he was reimbursed the exact cost of the purchase and shipping.

    Although the guy ultimately got away with more than two iPad purchases, the watchful eye of Apple eventually took notice. And on one fateful return trip to the Apple store to pick up an iPad that had been reserved online, the young man was promptly informed by an Apple Store employee that he couldn't buy the device. Here's how the sales rep allegedly put it: "All I can say is that you have reached your lifetime limit of iPads and will not be allowed to buy any more.”

    Perhaps the reason none of us were aware of the lifetime limit of two iPads is because the "real" lifetime limit - according to one Apple Store employee "in the know" - is actually ten. Not two. It appears the sales rep in the story got confused between the daily limit and the lifetime limit.

    So now you know. You can go crazy and buy ten iPad's if you'd really like to. You'll just have to make five trips to the Apple Store to complete your life's work.

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    Despite the iPad being severly limited and hampered in what it can do against a real netbook/laptop I kind of still fancy one, must be getting old or something. :P
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    I personally think, although the iPad currently running iPhone OS 3.2 isn't worth it. An iPad 3G running iPhone OS 4.0. iPhone OS 4.0 brings 100s of new features to the iDevice including multitasking so that might be something to look forward for.

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    Yeah and I bet they'll charge something for this OS 4.0.
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    Well in all honesty I don't think words can describe the level of fail that apple has shown with this.

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    I cant see myself buying one! Let alone ten!



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    I will say, in my defense, that fancying buying something doesn't generally translate into spending £400+ on something, unless I become wealthy overnight for sitting on my bottom answering noobs on Wiihacks (unlikely).
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Well you should all consider that there must be a limit on the sum of versions a person has. For example, if the limit is 10, and you have 3 ipads with OS 3.2, then you have 3.2+3.2+3.2 = 9.6 points. So you cannot install 4.0 one a single ipad, because then you would have 3.2+3.2+4 = 10.4 which is not allowed. Then you would have to buy some more points from the global point management system, which will sell you points, BUT globally are 6 billion points available, plus you can not buy more than one point within one week and 3.5 points per month. In the end of the month, if you have bought more than 3.2 points, a conference is held which decides wether or not you are capable of buying an extra point, for extra money of course. Every three months, the system checks if you have bought an extra ipad and it sends you a lol, because you don't need one, leta alone more. Then it subtracts the mean value of your sum of the points you buy each monthe and performs the necessary tasks to handle the versions each ipad has on it. Last it checks that each ipad's tasks in sum are less than 1.5 times the number of ipads you own. If you own 4 ipads, then you are allowed to run 6 tasks simultaneously, This means that you can have two ipads multitasking and two ipads single tasking simultaneously. Or you can have one ipad off and work three with multitasking. To add tasks, you must spent 0.2 points and have three complementary slots on your lifetime number of ipads.

    In a nutshell, this is the new system of Apple... Learn it and be the first one to have such a useless hardware with so little sense.....

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    that is all right.

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