Which iPad2 should I get the Wife?
Hello there TiPb folks. I feel a little bit like I am behind enemy lines. I'm an Android User and former webOS fanboy, not wanting to start a fight, but my wife loves her iPhone 3GS, (gonna upgrade to 4S) and really wants an iPad. I'm here for some help.
So question for you all, which one should I get her? She wants a 3G one, not sure how that works (contract wise, not the magical streaming of data via the Gees). Is it month to month? Contract with subsidy if purchased thru carrier? Difference between Big Red and Big Blue? We live in suburban Philly so coverage is not an issue.
Then the size question. I was thinking 32 GB, especially with cloud storage etc, doubt I need the 64. Would I regret being cheap and just getting the 16?
Also she will likely throw it in her purse, not super careful. Official smart cover seems like it probably isn't enough. Any good portfolio type cases that still use smart magnet thingyajig and preferably fold for typing too.
Do you NEED a screen protector? She never scratched her phone, but you never know.
thanks in advance, I appreciate any suggestions
- 11-14-2011, 12:20 PM #2
VzW or AT&T?? Get which ever one you like more. If coverage is not an issue I would say go with AT&T since she already has a plan with them. Easier for billing etc.
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- 11-14-2011, 12:25 PM #3
I can't speak to how blue or red work down in your area. Others here would ne better at that.
Size wise bigger OS always better. That being said, cost does become an issue. Also how big is the library you have on itunes. Try to get at least if not more space that you are using now.
As for the others that's more a preference choice.
She is going to be stoked either way.
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- 11-14-2011, 01:05 PM #4
I got the 3G for many reasons... but I also have it as a backup just in case the power were to go out, I'd still have the iPad. Fortunately my lights didn't go out in the snow storm we had a couple of weeks ago, but I realize it could have easily been my house as the next house over didn't have power.
The other reason is because my Overdrive (sprint) or wifi connection isn't always available. So with my 3G on AT&T, I always have an internet connection. I choose the lowest package because more often than not, I'm on wifi.
- 11-14-2011, 01:12 PM #5
You can go month to month with AT&T. Drop it and pick it back up whenever you want, no contract. I have mine on a separate contract than my cell phone. I rarely use it, but if I am somewhere with no wifi, then it's essential. I would just get the smaller package, though.
I have a screen protector on mine so I _can_ just throw it in my purse. And a Speck Pixelskin case.
I would get at least the 32GB. She is going to LOVE it!!
Maybe get an iTunes gift card to go with it. Don't places have them on sale sometimes??
And the Apple Bluetooth keyboard is a nice accessory; works with the iPhone too.
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I just bought the 16GB WiFi version for my wife as a Christmas gift.
Bought the 16GB because we save everything to the cloud. (BTW: picked it up for about $460 on Black Friday from the Apple website.
Gmail, Picasa web albums, Google Docs.
However, I did sync some a few of her favorite photo albums to the iPad from My Pictures on her Windows XP laptop.