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iPad: Buy it Now or Later?
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- 05-10-2010, 07:20 PM #2
- 05-10-2010, 07:37 PM #3
- 05-10-2010, 08:04 PM #4 iPhone 4 32GB
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- 05-10-2010, 08:27 PM #5
- 05-10-2010, 09:56 PM #6
- 05-10-2010, 10:49 PM #7
The iPad will drop in price next year I'm sure but probably only by $50 per unit. I say buy it now and then when the new one comes out sell the original one to someone.
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- 05-10-2010, 10:56 PM #8
- 05-11-2010, 10:56 AM #9
Price aside, you can always wait for the next model. If it follows Apple's release schedule, there would be a new one around this time next year. Then again, just like a new iPhone, you can always wait one more year to get the newer model.
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- 05-11-2010, 11:07 AM #10
- 05-15-2010, 04:50 PM #11
- 05-16-2010, 08:49 AM #12
- 05-16-2010, 09:08 AM #13
Buy it now. I made my purchase more or less by accident and haven't regretted it overall - mostly because the supply has been so funking low. I would rather own it and then get rid of it than go through the headaches many have faced waiting on the inventory to jump when I REALLY want it.
I wont lie to you, though. Depnding on the types of devices you are used to, this thing's "mono-tasking" could drive you nuts. I am used to my Pre's multitasking so may have bothered me more than an unjailbroken iPhone user.
If I couldn't use my phone to instant message people while doingn something else on the iPad, I would have had a much more negative experience with it.
I am HIGHLY anticipating the (pseudo-?)multitasking update.
- 05-16-2010, 11:47 AM #14iPhone Beginner
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As far as I understand it, we will all get the multi-tasking software update later this year. That solves that problem.
In the 2nd generation models, they'll prolly add more memory and a camera. I can live without both of those.
I don't think the price will go down. They've already started these things really low for what they do, I don't think they can go much lower.
If you can live without a camera and more storage...then get one now. I, personally, already own 3 cameras and I could care less about the storage...I have the 32 and that's enough for me for at least the next few years.
The only other up in the air for me is the ability to print direct from the iPad. Jobs said that its coming, but I don't see the printing option becoming available till generation 3. I can live with no printing for now (I just cut and paste or use the cloud). I do plan on upgrading mine in generation 3...but it works wonderfully for me now.
- 05-16-2010, 01:40 PM #15 iPhone 4 32GB
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- 05-17-2010, 05:03 AM #16
- 05-17-2010, 12:17 PM #17iPhone Newbie
- 46 Posts
It's nice to have a new product of a new kind when it's first released. This type of launch doesn't happen all the time.. the fact that it's a first gen model and it's pretty bug free and resonablely priced.. Apple made it real hard for you to sit around and wait for a second gen model when the ipad that's out now is pretty neat from all different angles.
- 05-17-2010, 02:10 PM #18
I wouldn't expect too much more from the second gen iPads other than a camera in the open slot that's already there and memory upgrades. While there's a lot that people think could be in the second gen iPad, based on Apple's history with the iPhone, it's more likely you see features added slowly over time to milk the most out of the product line -- and Apple's bottom line.
- 05-18-2010, 05:30 AM #19
I say, buy it now. I initially thought this will be "just a big ipod touch". Now, I use it everyday and it has replaced my HP MiniNote. I do look forward to the future generation iPad, but then, every year, there's always going to be a new one coming. So go and buy and enjoy the one that is out there now. It is really a good product.When in doubt...smile
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- 05-18-2010, 05:22 PM #20
My answer would turn on whether or not one is an iPhone user. The value to an iPhone user is so great as to be irresistible.
The iPad has no greater fan than me, but for others it is a tougher question. I gave one to a friend who was not an iPhone or mac user and the value was relatively low.
If you are not an iPhone user, buy an iPod touch now and an iPad later.Thanks for ending the exclusivity, Steve. it is about time.
- 05-20-2010, 09:08 AM #21iPhone Newbie
- 14 Posts
Is the iPad really justified in it current state as anything but a status symbol? As a competitor to the Kindle for it's library, yes but besides that I'll need a lot more for me to go and get it now verses second or third gen.
Then again if they load the Adobe CS5 on it I'll be first in line. oh oh or xCode, designing apps on the system it meant for. oh well one can dream.
- 05-20-2010, 09:52 AM #22
- 05-20-2010, 10:32 AM #23
- 05-20-2010, 05:19 PM #24
Last edited by whmurray; 05-20-2010 at 05:22 PM.Thanks for ending the exclusivity, Steve. it is about time.
- 05-20-2010, 05:21 PM #25