My iPad Experience
I got a 3G iPad over the weekend. I intended to use it on business trips and use it to browse/respond emails. Yes, I could do that with my iPhone, but I thought i would prefer the larger screen and, more important, the longer battery time (I always ran out of battery with my iPhone under heavy use). So far, so good. The larger screen and longer battery are definitely a plus.
I have noticed that with longer battery time comes another issue: MUCH longer charging time. It seems as if it takes well over 5 hours to fully charge the iPad (from about 5% charge)? So it is almost as if I have to charge the iPad every night just like the iPhone to make sure I have a full charge every morning.
In my opinion, the iPad is just like a bigger iPhone (sans the phone). Nothing wrong with that. I like the bigger screen and the lighter weight (as compared to a laptop/netbook). But it is perhaps just an evolutionary product (rather than revolutionary).
Do I REALLY need an iPad? No, I can do without it. Would I return it? No.
- 05-03-2010, 11:26 PM #2
- 05-04-2010, 12:34 AM #3
Do you actually use 95% battery life per day when browsing emails? I use my iPad for several hours every night for email, web, and games and only need to charge it once every 3-4 days. When it does need a charge, I usually do it overnight because, yes, it takes much longer to charge.
- 05-04-2010, 12:58 AM #4
I charge mine as a matter of habit. The power cord is next to the bed along with the iPhone. I just plug it in at bedtime. I probably wouldn't bother on a trip though. I only charge the iPhone about every third day when I travel.
I wish Apple had put the clock app in the iPad though, so I could use it as an alarm clock.
- 05-04-2010, 01:37 PM #5
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- 05-06-2010, 02:51 AM #8
I have the Wifi + 3G and JB it...first day after JB battery sucked bc of playing on Cydia. Been JB now for 3.5 days and haven't needed to charge yet. I actually was in Chili's today and used the "desktop connect" app bc i needed a powerpoint to show a co-worker. Needless to say, he was very impressed with iPad (he's an apple hater)
I barely use my Macbook Pro unless working on Microsoft Office.
- 05-06-2010, 10:05 AM #9
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- 05-06-2010, 10:57 AM #11
I find it completely unusable do to the lack of Flash. I can't even use the email and notes app because it doesn't have Flash. And those bezels are huge man, just huge. And it has no camera, therefore it's even more useless. And even if it did have a camera, it wouldn't be as good as the Hubble camera and I'd still *****. Cuz Apple users ***** about everything.
- 05-06-2010, 11:45 AM #12
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- 07-05-2010, 11:47 AM #18iPhone Nanite
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I like the original comment:
But it is perhaps just an evolutionary product (rather than revolutionary).
- 07-05-2010, 02:33 PM #19
Wow OP you are a hardcore user if you have 5% in one day the shortest I've gotten is 2 days and longest 3 1/2 days. I always charge it overnight like my phone so never noticed if it takes longer.
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