Jetstar iPad hands on: photos

Jetstar iPad hands on: photos

Summary: Jetstar held its inaugural iPad flight from Auckland to Melbourne yesterday, surprising its passengers with the use of Apple's tablet for free.

TOPICS: Apple, iPad, Travel Tech

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    Under the settings tab, passengers can adjust the volume and choose between English or Japanese.

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    Not very well hidden on one of the home screen pages was a folder named "Do Not Use", which had another settings menu, calendar, music and messenger.

    In the settings section, a user can make some changes to the iPad's configuration, which include changing the passcode lock functions and the ability to delete Jetstar's pre-installed configuration profiles. There were also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options.

    Jestar has stated that the iPads do not have Wi-Fi connectivity, and it is unlikely the airline will offer it, as it can still interfere with aircraft equipment in-flight.

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    Another folder, which was found to be empty, was Newsstand. Jetstar said that it is unable to remove or hide these folders, as Apple will not allow it.

Topics: Apple, iPad, Travel Tech

Irene Mickaiel

About Irene Mickaiel

Irene is product manager in Australia for CBS Interactive sites such as CNET Australia, GameSpot,, ZDNet and TechRepublic. Before Irene became hooked on IT media, she worked on illustrated reference, lifestyle and education books.

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