1. hahab's Avatar
    Hi iMore,

    I am new to this forum and found that i can get alot of helps from here about Apple stuff. I am not really sure where to put this thread in, so i put on both,

    So, I am now stuck in between iPhone 4s and New iPad. I have just enough money to get either 16GB iPad or a used iPhone 16 GB 4s (already spot one with no contract in a good condition). I am a college student and do have a MBP 13" still working great. I'm still working out which option would be the best for me. I do have a blackberry and had enough with it.

    With either one of these device,I would liten to music, watch music videos, light games, photo taking, social-networking, web browsing etc. I've heard some people lately have turned to iPad for taking notes, but for me personally, I would stick with pen and papers, and probably going to scan them with some of the apps available.

    So, I am still questioning myslef, which one of these iDevices worth my money??

    I know some of you do own both, and which do you prefer the most??

    Any response would really help me out.

    Thanks
    05-04-2012 06:00 PM
  2. ebedoun's Avatar
    get the iPhone.... then a iPad later. Get rid of that Blackberry! I did the same when the iPhone 4 released and haven't looked back since.
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    05-04-2012 06:25 PM
  3. Peligro911's Avatar
    Get iPhone takes great pics also


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    05-04-2012 06:44 PM
  4. Sancho90's Avatar
    If I were you, I would definitely shoot for the iPhone first. You already have a MacBook Pro which can hold your interest till you save up more money for an iPad, and you currently have a phone you are fed up with. I say go for the phone first. Phones are more essential than tablets... Might as well have one you truly like/love.

    Not having a MacBook of any sort, I shot for my 4S/New iPad combo. But, honestly, if I already had a MacBook, I very likely would've waited a little longer to get an iPad.


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    05-04-2012 06:53 PM
  5. sherlock's Avatar
    I would get the iPhone 4s - hands down a no brainer imho.

    It's better for pics, mobile music and just more portable. The iPads are nice to have but I consider my iPhone essential. Really the thing you mention that the iPad is going to be appreciably better at is web browsing and videos (larger screen). You can always fire up your MBP when a bigger screen is warranted.
    05-04-2012 06:53 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Under the conditions you've stated, the iPhone will probably be your best bet and since you already have a MacBook Pro, the iPhone will be a smaller version of the iPad with calling capabilities so go for it.


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    Last edited by JustMe'D; 05-06-2012 at 10:11 AM.
    05-04-2012 07:04 PM
  7. hahab's Avatar
    Thanks for all the reply!!!

    Yes, i think i'd go with the iPhone 4s

    How about reading in iPhone? pleasurable? planning to use kindle or ibooks to read too!
    05-05-2012 07:26 AM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks for all the reply!!!

    Yes, i think i'd go with the iPhone 4s

    How about reading in iPhone? pleasurable? planning to use kindle or ibooks to read too!
    You're very welcome. In regard to reading via the iPhone, it is simple & quite pleasant, but not as pleasant as a dedicated e-ink reader, in my opinion. Also, the longer you have your backlight on, the more battery life you'll consume. Still, if you already have a Kindle or Nook then simply download the Kindle or Nook reader app and begin reading the e-books you've already purchased for it.


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    Last edited by JustMe'D; 05-05-2012 at 09:51 AM.
    05-05-2012 07:38 AM
  9. Angelo_Campher's Avatar
    I say iPhone 4S as well. I was in the same boat as you by having a MacBook Pro 13"... What made my decision easier was that I already had a tablet... The PlayBook...

    I have long been a MacBook user but passed up on the iOS devices for Blackberry's. That has now changed and I've fallen head over heals for iOS (except for the email experience which is archaic to say the least) and have since ordered The New iPad which I'm expecting next week.
    05-05-2012 09:44 AM
  10. MRSBROWN2006's Avatar
    Since I also own a MBP I agree that the phone appears to be the more critical need for you..iPad can wait a little longer.
    05-05-2012 10:39 PM
  11. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I have a MacBook Pro, HTC Titan, iPod Touch, and HTC Flyer. I would definitely say get the iPhone first. I have had BlackBerry up to OS 6, and they frankly are rubbish. I would recommend the windows phone personally but I don't know if you have a Windows pc, so just stick to iPhone. I personally hhave Windows on a pc so I'm fine.
    05-06-2012 07:55 AM
  12. emirozmen's Avatar
    4S looks better for your needs.
    05-06-2012 08:05 AM
  13. pilsbury's Avatar
    I have both, but in reality my 4S is more useful for obvious reasons. As stated earlier, I would go 4S first, iPad second.
    05-06-2012 08:10 AM
  14. sherlock's Avatar
    Thanks for all the reply!!!

    Yes, i think i'd go with the iPhone 4s

    How about reading in iPhone? pleasurable? planning to use kindle or ibooks to read too!
    Well for reading the iPad is definitely more pleasurable. It is one of the things it does best. For me reading on my phone is not something I do a lot so it doesn't enter into my previous recommendation.

    If I were you I'd still get the iPhone first and save up for the iPad. Personally I'd pass on the kindle.


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    05-06-2012 11:43 PM
  15. aarlene's Avatar
    I'll prefer iphone 4s!!!!
    05-07-2012 11:32 PM
  16. justinkk2005's Avatar
    iPhone.

    I recently sold my "new iPad" to buy a macbook air. Now i'm just waiting on Ivy bridge updated version to buy one
    05-08-2012 11:50 AM
  17. lunatikk's Avatar
    go with the iphone
    05-13-2012 04:04 PM
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