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Old 05-22-2011, 07:13 PM
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In the apple description of the IPAD2 says it will operate up to 10,000 feet, some commercial flights are at 30,000 and above, what happens to the IPAD at these altitudes?
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:26 PM
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Hi Springfield,
Are you sure that it doesn't say you can use it above 10,000 feet? Most airlines make you turn off devices for takeoff, so during a flight you would not be able to operate it below 10,000 feet. Just guessing.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:28 PM
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Commercial flights are pressurized, so you're never anywhere close to 10,000 feet, in terms of atmospheric pressure. I've used my iPad many times at cruising altitude..

Not to worry....
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:49 PM
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At 10,000 feet, approved electronic devices can be turned on. All electronics off during take off and landing. Sometimes you'll hear the announcement as "we've reached 10,000 feet, you are now free to use approved electronic devices".
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At 10,000 feet on a mountain it's hard to breathe and the air pressure is thin. In an airplane it is pressurized to be close to gound level so everything, including us, will work properly.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:05 AM
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Default Oh ok,, thanks Vern

ah we are never to young to learn! now i can take my ipad in the restroom on the plane,, I was worried! Those angry birds better look out now,,,
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Do you all power your ipads down completely for take off and landing or put it in airplane mode? I've been putting mine in airplane mode. Once they said power down completely.
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ah we are never to young to learn! now i can take my ipad in the restroom on the plane,, I was worried! Those angry birds better look out now,,,

HMmmmmmmm...... Now, you have me worried
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HMmmmmmmm...... Now, you have me worried
Maybe I should consider flying less and driving more..........
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:03 PM
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Maybe I should consider flying less and driving more..........
Interesting.... this thread was started by Springfield, Illinois...you're in Tinley Park, IL. and I moved here from the Chicago area.

Not sure what this says about Illinoisians ????
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Hi, guys... I currently live near Champaign. I heard that it will iPlode above 10,00 ft.
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Interesting.... this thread was started by Springfield, Illinois...you're in Tinley Park, IL. and I moved here from the Chicago area.

Not sure what this says about Illinoisians ????
And now we have the Champaign connection with Champion presently living there and Avista a former resident.
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Do you all power your ipads down completely for take off and landing or put it in airplane mode? I've been putting mine in airplane mode. Once they said power down completely.
As they instruct by the FAA, you're suppose to power off all electronic devices for take-off and landing. At 10,000 feet you can use non-transmitting devices. The Airplane Mode turns off the transmitting radios, Cell radio (2G, 3G), WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. Although it's only a receiver, I think the GPS is also disabled.
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Wait. Wait. Let's go back to the restroom thing.

What's up with that?
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Wait. Wait. Let's go back to the restroom thing.

What's up with that?
I think he had it confused with his nook or Kindle and just needed something to read.

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