- 02-05-2010, 12:08 PM #2
- 02-05-2010, 10:25 PM #3
I will probably buy it. Probably a 32GB 3G as unfortunately I can't think of a real use for up to the minute stuff without the 3G as we can't have wifi at work due to OPSEC.
I dont need a camera, and I am hoping OS 4.0 will bring things like ink ability to notes, and hopefully a true notes sync via MobileMe, etc.
Worst thing is I will probably buy it then turn around and replace my aging iPhone 3G with the new hardware 3 months later.
- 02-06-2010, 02:40 AM #4
- 02-07-2010, 07:24 AM #5
My wife and I travel a lot, especially in the summer. We are both teachers. I take a lot of photos while likes to surf, email, and read books. We were planning on getting a MacBook for a while, but we really don't need that much computing power while we're on the road. We have two very capable desktops at home. So, it would be logical for us to get maybe the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad. Much lower cost than a MacBook, enough space to take some music and movies along with us, and perfect for our needs. I'm even willing to bet that I'll be able to tether it to my jailbroken iPhone for internet use while not near a hotspot. Besides, my birthday is in March.
- 02-07-2010, 09:20 AM #6iMore Newbie
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I'm getting one for sure; for these reasons:
1) I have a MacBook Pro, and litterally use it only to browse the web, so it fits my needs nicely
2) 2 New Apple stickers (obviously)
3) The iBookstore / iBooks App will be awesome (when it finally reaches the UK)
4) It's new and shiney
5) Excited about what new Apps will arrive for it
6) My credit card auto purchases Apple products (very odd, but learnt to live with it)
- 02-08-2010, 06:26 AM #7
- 02-08-2010, 11:09 AM #8
I'll try one out too. Am undecided on the capacity and 3G/no 3G. I don't anticipate signing up for regular 3G connectivity, but I can see myself signing up for a month when taking it on a vacation- esp. if I can get a local microSIM for Brazil.
I might even do something crazy like buy a 16 GB WiFi version in March for development use and early adopter fun and then get a 64 GB WiFi + 3G in April (or later) for real use and maybe gift the WiFi version to my mother-in-law. She's been wanting an iPod Touch for in-home use, but the iPad would be much easier for her to use.
- 02-08-2010, 12:48 PM #9
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- 02-10-2010, 12:54 PM #15iPhone Nanite
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I'll be getting one for my wife. I have an MBP and an iMac and thought about getting her a macbook air but realized that cost was a big factor. She took a job that has her traveling every day so I bought a bunch of apps (business related) for her touch about a month before they announced the iPad. We had considered getting her a nook for when she's stuck overnight in a hotel somewhere but backorder ruled that out. The iPad fits the bill nicely for what she wants, only question is to wait for 3g or go wifi only...decisions, decisions.
- 02-10-2010, 01:00 PM #16
Why Would You Want One???
I am a great fan of all of Aplle's products but when I watched the Keynote where Steve Jobs Announced the iPhone I was Really disappointed the only 2 new capabilities are iBooks and iwork which Apple could easily implement onto the iPhone as well. I for one have no Intention of buying one.
- 02-10-2010, 01:17 PM #17
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- 02-11-2010, 03:10 PM #19iPhone Newbie
- 12 Posts
After my grand daughter poured a cup of apple juice on my Mac Book Pro, then finding the repair cost would be around $1200.00, the wi-fi version in 64G will certainly be on my needs list. Wi-fi is generally available around town and with wireless networking at home its a no brainer for me. Besides, the wife will finally be able to steal the 27" I-Mac and kick me to the man cave.
- 02-12-2010, 04:21 PM #20
YES, YES, YES, GOT TO HAVE ONE.....NOW WOULD BE NICE
I'm ordering 3, 64gb for me, The more storage the better for me, I use lots of apps.
32gb for the wife, she just plays games and surfs the web
16gb for Dad, no more late nite service calls to me to fix goofy Windows problems
So lets go, My Credit Card is ready and waiting.
- 02-12-2010, 05:29 PM #21
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- 02-14-2010, 07:39 AM #24
I am going to pick three up as soon as they're available. All of them are most likely going to be the 16 GB WiFi version.
My iPhone is 16 GB too and my whole iTunes is tailor cut to fit perfectly. So I shouldn't be having any space problems.
The other two will be for my father and mother. My father just because he likes to sit in the living room and browse the internet and use Skype to chat with me (we live a 1.000 km apart).
For my mother it would be perfect too, as she does not have the patience to work with normal computers.
Now with the iPad I know she's going to use it again, since she was already fond of the iPhone and how easy it was to use. She only thought it to be too small a screen, since she has bad eyesight and with the iPhone OS you can zoom in as much as you want to. Fits the bill perfectly, I'd say.
- 02-15-2010, 08:53 PM #25