- 01-04-2012, 05:07 PM #2
- 01-06-2012, 06:54 AM #3
Why would someone take the time to find a forum, register, and post that they hate the product? This happens on e crackberry site all the time too. I'd like to hear the reasons behind you being so absolutely disgusted that you would invest so much time in hating it. I come from a blackberry background and I will admit, when I first purchased my iPad I wonder what the hell I was going to do with a 700 dollar toy for the first few weeks. I believe now that 1) no one actually NEEDS an iPad, and 2) iPad is what you make it, regarding the apps that you put on it. iPads are like a finger print, not one is the same. Too bad, I bet if you had given it a week or two you might have hated it less.
I adore Apple. I love their iPhones, but I always knew I didn't like the iPad. I always played with it in the store- then I finally went out and bought one. The bottom line: It's not like a computer at all- it behaves exactly like my iPhone- so for me, it's useless.
Yet every tech site seems to love it. It's actually not that great. But I believe fashions come and go. Following them can be an expensive undertaking. You're better off buying only the items that match your true style.
Last edited by motoleo; 01-06-2012 at 08:55 AM.
- 01-06-2012, 08:04 AM #5
I actually agree with you. I have played with the iPad and iPad 2 many times, both in stores and at friends' who own them.
I got bored after 30 seconds. It's a giant version of my iPhone minus the phone. I have no use for one.
That said, I don't know anyone who has bought one that doesn't love it.
I however, have no use for one. To each their own I guess.
Beamed over the interwebz from my iPhone 4S using Siri.
- 01-06-2012, 04:40 PM #6iPhone Newbie
- 12 Posts
Maybe i'm not that smart, but there is something i can't understand:
You knew you didn't like the ipad, you even played with it serveral times but still bought it only to bring it back the very next day?
If i knew you, i would just give you the finger big time, but in this case i only want to say: "you're slightly confused."
- 01-06-2012, 09:31 PM #7
- 01-06-2012, 09:49 PM #8
It wasn't. By the time I actually made the purchase, I wasn't even buying it because I wanted it, I was buying it because of influence.
- 01-09-2012, 09:54 PM #10
- 01-10-2012, 07:36 PM #11
- 01-10-2012, 08:48 PM #12
- 01-12-2012, 09:50 AM #13
I'm a dedicated Apple user and I bought the iPad- and I don't see what's so good about it.
I always thought the popularity of the iPad was just dumb. I have a device here, and the iPad is literally just a bigger version of that. How did they convince people to buy an extremely similar product- just bigger?
If I buy a tablet, it's going to have to be much, much, much different from my smartphone.
- 01-17-2012, 09:00 AM #15
On the other hand, I actually feel like the iPhone is more "functional" as an overall device, when you consider the portability, the GPS, and especially the camera. The iPad2 WiFi doesn't even have an active GPS. And while the iPad should excel as a photo editing device (Snapshot is a great app), the cameras built into the iPad2 are basically garbage. Which means you have to use it more like you would use a computer to download photos taken elsewhere, edit them, and re-save them.
Hearing rumors that they're working on improving Photo Stream with iOS 5.1, and if that's the case, it could help the iPad a great deal. But generally, I feel like the iPad's distinguishing feature is the big, beautiful screen, but other than that, the iPhone actually does a lot more as a device, and is more practical to use as a portable device.
- 01-17-2012, 09:21 AM #16
To me, if you're buying an Apple device, you might as well be "all-in" on the ecosystem. That way, when your Android buddies tell you how small your 3.5" screen is compared to their Droid, Razr, or HTC device, they don't have the benefit of using universal apps on a friggin' 10" screen with a tablet. It isn't necessary to have both devices, but if you do, they can go hand in hand.
- 01-19-2012, 03:26 PM #17
well maybe for people who already own an iphone, buying an ipad 2 doesnt make any sence since they perform the same( although they dont, in terms of screen and thus more functionality) with the same os minus the phone. But for me, being an owner of GSII Skyrocket (awesome device btw) ipad is something that i tend to use for almost 50% of the time if not even more.. I experimented with various android tablets and found them to be incomplete buggy devices. Before i bought the ipad my wife was so sure she wouldnt use it and now.. I had to order one more ipad yesterday for myself... because she is on it all the time for the past few months.. I showed her the texbooks thats been released today btw and she loved it and frankly idk about other people but my wife and I found so many uses for the ipad that i ended up selling my laptop and now have only one PC... I recently bought the Asus TF Prime to try it out and even the fact that its a quad core tablet i was barely able to use it due to horrible lag not mention the wifi problem.. I wish android tablets will reach the same level of performance and smoothenes as high end android phones. but until that happens, ipad is a #1 tablet for me.
Last edited by dalvik; 01-19-2012 at 03:36 PM.
- 01-21-2012, 08:49 PM #18iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
I got one for Christmas too and I love it. It's not that special but it does a nice job of replacing my laptop for my typical evening internet browsing and reading/writing emails. I have to spend a fair amount of time on email and I love the way all my email accounts can be used separately or blended by date, etc. I also like the "reading" apps I have, great for reading books, I love Flipboard, it's just a great little tool. I have picked up a capsule/keyboard combo and it not only protects the iPad but provides a natural size keyboard.
sorry some don't see it that special but I found my very useful. I have an iPod, iPad and iPhone, and I use them all for different uses, but with My Cloud, they are all tied together and share my emails, music and calendars.
I'm in love. simple guy I suppose but very fun too.
- 01-25-2012, 01:11 AM #19
- 02-10-2012, 07:56 PM #20
I got the iPad when the screen on my Tablet PC broke and I needed a replacement quick. The iPad is not a Tablet PC and I Struggled with note taking at first, but having the all-day battery life was a big sale for me. Since then I have been able to turn my iPad into the ultimate thin client. It is awesome as a tablet and with Remote Desktop and a Bluetooth keyboard I just log into my desktop when I need more capability. Not the full experience of a-laptop, but sufficient for my needs.
- 02-11-2012, 07:03 AM #21
- 02-19-2012, 01:32 AM #22
At first I was the same way when I got my first gen iPad. However very quickly found it to be very useful, and very quickly went from carrying my MacBook everywhere to only carrying the iPad. I currently work as a service desk technician and I can remote into my clients to resolve issues, as well as create my service desk cases all from my iPad. For someone to say that the iPad is just a bigger iPhone has not taken the time to delve deep enough to find its niche in their life </rant>
- 02-20-2012, 04:21 AM #23
- 02-20-2012, 02:15 PM #24
To me, the value of having any mobile device is just the ability to get simple information quickly. This may include checking my email, sports scores, or loading up Twitter. While I have tons of paid and free apps and games, this probably constitutes 80% of my use of the device.
For that reason, I have used our iPad 2 quite a bit less since we finally got iPhones last month. However, my wife is more of a "browser", and she uses apps like Catalouge and websites for other shopping sites (mostly just to look), which just function better on the iPad. For her, the iPad really is a desktop computer replacement. And if we ever travel anywhere, it would be infinitely more useful as a media viewer than trying to replicate that on a 3.5" iPhone.
If I had to keep one or the other, it would obviously be the iPhone. I think most people would agree with that. It does basically everything the iPad does, plus it's infinitely more portable, and the GPS ability ties into the usefulness of many of the apps.
But the iPad also does BETTER a lot of the things that they both do...and the best example of that is viewing magazines or reading news content.