- 08-28-2012, 08:24 AM #2
- 08-28-2012, 08:52 AM #3
One thing to consider with the purchase of your next iPad is that only the models that support a cellular connection also include GPS functionality. While this might not be a major consideration with the current operating system, given that the next, OS 6, will include Apple's version of maps and built-in turn-by-turn directions it might be worth it. Plus with the WiFi+Cellular model you'll always have the option to sign up for just a short term (one month) data access contract if you need it while traveling.
- 08-28-2012, 10:54 AM #5iMore Intermediate
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As for it being worth it, depends what your going to use it for. I don't think I've talk to or read any posts from someone that has one that doesn't appreciate it.
- 08-28-2012, 02:58 PM #6
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- 08-28-2012, 10:16 PM #8
Go to a nearby Best Buy or other store that carries the iPad and play with both the new iPad and the iPad 2 for about 15 minutes or so. Afterwards, you may know if buying one is feasible or not. Questions to ask yourself:
1. Will I actually use it after the newness wears off?
2. When I'm at home, will I use it more than my iPhone to surf the web, check email, etcetera?
3. Do I have at least $400 to spare for it?
- 08-29-2012, 12:32 AM #9iMore Intermediate
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I've asked myself some of these questions.
1 Yes. I use Motion-X map program on my iPhone (works great!). It would be nice to use this on an iPad. Plus there are things that I can use this for when I'm not at home. Not really practical or as easy to do on the phone. Also, my kids have a LeapPad. Games cost $25.00+ each. iPad games are free, 99 cents or a few dollars. Plus with Apple TV, they can play them on the big screen. Oh yeah, DirecTV Anywhere is available for this. Not for the iPhone yet.
2 Yes again. I'm on my phone a lot when I'm not on my desktop. The iPad will get most of the use while at home.
3 No, but my new Barclay's card with 6 months no interest will take care of that. Instant gratification!
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